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Backup and Availability Administrator

What is on offer?

Alfred H Knight has an exciting opportunity for a Backup and Availability Administrator to join our IT team based in Prescot, Liverpool. Reporting directly to the Head of Infrastructure, the Backup and Availability Administrator will ensure enterprise scalability and performance for backup environments through proactive capacity planning, performance control and configuration adjustment. You will manage, maintain, deploy, troubleshoot systems, and support servers, storage & backup systems.

The Backup and Availability Administrator will also participate in the planning and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure system provisioning and maintenance that is consistent with company goals, industry best practices, and regulatory requirements. The Backup and Availability Administrator will also perform and analyse disaster simulations for the prompt restoration of services and conduct security audits where required.


About us

Alfred H Knight is a totally independent, family owned business spanning five generations. A global network of strategically placed offices and laboratories enable global trade by providing independent inspection, analysis and consultancy services to the metals and minerals, solid fuels and agriculture industries.

We have honed & carefully crafted our reputation. Delivering knowledge and professionalism in all aspects of weighing, sampling and analysis. We thrive by continuing to re-invest in our facilities, technology and people. Click here to find out more about AHK.


Do you have what it takes?

To be successful at Alfred H Knight you will need to display the following:

Required Skills and Knowledge

  • Experience with backup packages such as Veeam or equivalent.
  • Good level of hardware knowledge around servers, SAN and NAS systems.
  • Proven ability to coordinate with network engineering, business application, and database administration functions to implement appropriate backup and recovery strategies that utilise industry best practices to meet corporate objectives.
  • Experience with data management and applicable data privacy practices and laws.
  • Experience documenting and maintaining configuration and process information.


Required Qualifications

  • A relevant degree or IT certification.


Desired Knowledge

  • Experience with various HyperVisors including VMWare and Hyper-V
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Server Operating Systems
  • Knowledge of networking within HyperV and VMWare
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to effectively prioritise and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Ability to conduct research into hardware and software issues and products as required.
  • Ability to present ideas and solutions in user-friendly language.
  • Highly self motivated and directed.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Skilled at working within a team-oriented, collaborative environment.


What are the benefits?

We are offering an excellent opportunity with a salary and benefits package to match including pension, life assurance and an employee assistance programme.

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