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Data Protection Engineer III


Boise, ID, US, 83702-6924

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.


The Systems Infrastructure team is responsible for global compute and data protection infrastructure for the J.R. Simplot Company. Scope includes corporate datacenters in the U.S. and Australia, as well as factories, mines, and plants around the world. The team’s pillars of expertise include physical servers, storage, hyperconverged infrastructure, hypervisors, backup, ransomware and disaster recovery.

The Data Protection Engineer III position is a senior-level technical role focused on backup and recovery technologies. Primary responsibilities are managing a large global Veritas NetBackup environment and supporting backup infrastructure. Applicants should be subject matter experts with multiple years’ experience managing complex backup and recovery environments. Linux and VMware skills are preferred

Key Responsibilities

  • Administration of Veritas NetBackup and Data Domain infrastructure
  • Lead global NetBackup SME Team
  • Work with global L1/L2 support teams, and mentor junior personnel
  • Manage code upgrades and updates
  • Automate routine tasks, monitoring, and KPI reporting
  • Ensure compliance with established RPO/RTO’s
  • Serve as a technical resource for business and IT projects
  • Work with vendors for technical and sales support

Typical Education

Bachelor's Degree or equivalent vocational training

Relevant Experience

  • 5+ years related experience
  • Veritas NetBackup 8.2/9.1
  • Dell EMC Data Domain backup appliances
  • RHEL 7.9
  • Servers – Dell, HPE, IBM
  • Hypervisors – ESXi 6.7, AHV
  • Nutanix HCI
  • Storage – Dell EMC SAN, NetApp NAS
  • Operating systems – Windows, Linux/UNIX, IBMi
  • Data Protection – Nutanix Leap, VMware Site Recovery Manager, NetApp Snap utilities and SVM-DR
  • Automation tools – Python, PowerShell, Ansible, Azure DevOps
  • Ransomware – Dell Cyber Recovery Vault, Index Engines CyberSense, ProLion CryptoSpike

Job Requisition ID: 6805

Travel Required: Less than 10%

Location(s): Simplot Headquarters - Boise 

Country: United States

**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**

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