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Systems Engineer Khushhali Microfinance Bank- Islamabad


Job Objective:

  • System Engineer (Storage, Backup, AntiVirus) is responsible to provide all data center operational support related to KMBL storage, backup activities across the Bank.

Data Center Operations:

  • Analyze, design, implement and support Enterprise level storages and backup infrastructure, architecture that ensure high levels of data quality and availability.
  • Storage Arrays Administration, Configuration & management.
  • Storage firmware updating as per requirements.
  • Tuning and space reclamation on storage.
  • Creating the LUNs and resizing them.
  • Performance monitoring for storages.
  • Managing duplication.
  • Ensuring equal level of storage pools utilization.
  • LUN mapping with the servers.
  • FC Switches Administration, Management, Configuration and Monitoring.
  • Creating and managing Zones.
  • Physical FC connectivity with the hosts and FC switches.
  • Configuration and administration of Master server.
  • Configuration and administration of Media server.
  • Ensuring to back up the data of all the critical applications.
  • Policy Creation. (one time and scheduled).
  • Backup Selection. (one time and scheduled).
  • Backing on Demand data backup.
  • Agent Installation on window Linux clients.
  • Configuration of universal shares and assigning to hosts.
  • Configuration of MSDP.
  • Restoration of data.
  • Tape library management & administration (Physical and Tapes).
  • Expert backup ( NetBackup).
  • Vendor Coordination regarding issue resolution.
  • Problem escalation.
  • Agent Installation.
  • Firmware updates whenever required as per process approval.
  • Vendor coordination whenever required.
  • Patching on OS & Backup Management software on requirement.
  • Administrating Antivirus Server.
  • Monitor and update anti-virus definition files for servers and clients.
  • maintain schedules.
  • patched up the recent vulnerability to resist the 0 days attack.
  • HA maintain and replication status.
  • Creating GUPs for associated clients.
  • Defining policies and updating.
  • Installation of AV agents.
  • Pushing AV updates to clients.
  • Routine Tasks for smooth operations.
  • Vendor coordination and engagement.
  • OS & AV patching on AV server.
  • Providing AV related reports.
  • Problem escalation and resolution.
  • Monitoring and reporting for data backup management solution.
  • Assist in establishing standards, policies, and procedures that apply to the use of the data protection technologies.
  • Develop plans for keeping storage & backup systems application software, firmware and clients at latest release levels.
  • Review daily reports on the status of centralized storage and backup jobs, providing management with dashboards that provide visibility in the overall operation and performance of the storage & backup environment.
  • Prepare disaster recovery plans and enforce backup and archival procedures for security and reliability of bank data.
  • Responsible for all critical applications/systems/data backups and recoveries in bank Data Centers (both at primary and Disaster Recovery sites).
  • Maintain and reduce costs by leveraging the right solution for required storage & backup workloads.
  • Monitor all virtual environments (VMware etc.) and make adjustments as necessary in order to ensure optimum performance, reliability, disaster recovery and uptime.
  • Additional relevant duties as assigned by IT management.
  • Engaging vendors to fix and resolve the issues on SAN storage and data backup solution.
  • Taking principles in loop to ensure smooth working of storage and data backup solution (if required.).

IT Compliance & Support:

  • Implement and ensure full compliance of policy and procedures of Data Center storage and backup requirements.
  • Report regular and detailed progress reports to the senior management.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Data Center Manager.
  • Report to systems Manager, the status of all events as per the escalation procedures.
  • Assist the systems manager regarding implementation of applicable Policies and procedures.
  • Branch and Corporate User Support.
  • Administration and Management, Configuration and Monitoring VMware and Hyper-v infrastructure.
  • Creating and managing VMs.
  • Mapping Data Stores in virtual infrastructure.
  • Creating & managing virtual switches.
  • Resource allocation.
  • Storage migration .
  • Administration and Management, Configuration and Monitoring of Core Data Center Application and Servers.
  • Managing Active Directory.
  • Exchange servers.
  • Terminal Servers.
  • Print Servers.
  • GFI Servers.
  • File Servers (Corporate & Branch).


  • Master in IT/ Engineering/ Computer Science from a reputed HEC-recognized university/institution.


  • Designing building and maintaining Storage and data backup solutions in an enterprise level setup.
  • Working knowledge of SAN systems, FC, FCoE and ISCSI storage connectivity, backup, replication, security and protection of data.
  • Developed and implemented Storage replication procedures for replication of storage from primary to DR sites.
  • Skilled in Red Hat & Oracle Linux and Windows.
  • Should have ability to schedule & script the routine jobs, experience with automation tools to schedule the routine jobs and minimize manual interventions is a plus.
  • Must have worked in an enterprise environment in excess of 200 servers.
  • Ability to work independently on projects and duties without constant supervision.
  • Experience with data protection and backup solutions, business continuity/disaster recovery process, creating and maintaining disaster recovery documentation, configuration details and software’s necessary for recovery.
  • Exhibits and upholds KMBL’s values and social performance objectives.
  • Willing to work in different shifts.

Duration & Nature of Previous Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with 2-3 years of experience in a similar position or equivalent in a large organization with multi-branch architecture.

Apply by 31-Mar-2020

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