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Email and Backup Specialist - Chicago
Posted by: Jeff Combs
Date: June 15, 2007 10:02AM

Location: Chicago, IL
Compensation: $75-100K base + incentive, relocation assistance may be available.

My client is a small and growing but highly reputable security services firm. One of their core practices is focused on digital forensics, electronic discovery and litigation support. They're searching for an email and backup specialist to help them develop this aspect of their practice.

In addition to the day to day responsibilities and requirements listed below, this person will be required to help my client develop their lab dedicated to this aspect of their offerings.

Position: Email and Backup Specialist

Basic Function: Specialist in Email and Backup administration. Candidates for this role will have expert level experience in enterprise messaging platform configuration and management, as well as enterprise backup deployment and data recovery.



- Manage, administer, and augment the data restoration environment.

- Support engagement specific restoration requirements including:

o requirements gathering detailing necessary system, tape, and disk requirements to mimic client enterprise environment for data restoration

o purchasing, installation, and configuration

o rigorous documented configuration and testing of project specific data restoration environment

o constant analysis and validation testing to improve and maximize data restoration methods depending on engagement specific requirements

- With support from forensics, develop and maintain unquestionable data recovery processing and delivery methodologies

Professional Services-facing

- Support data restoration and sales personnel to determine technical requirements related to a specific engagement

Required Qualifications


- Extensive hands-on experience with:

o enterprise messaging platforms, configuration, and deployment (i.e., Exchange, Lotus, Groupwise)

o enterprise backup solutions, configuration, and deployment (i.e., Veritas, Arcserv, Tivoli, Backupexec)

o storage area networks (SAN)

o tape technology (i.e., DAT, DLT, AIT, LTO)

- Understanding of network architectures and active directory

- Experience administrating and deploying enterprise backup and messaging servers:

o Windows 200x server and win32 scripting

o Unix and shell scripting

Additional Preferred Qualifications

- Knowledge of computer forensics software, hardware, and methodologies, including use of tools such as FTK, EnCase and Paraben

- Extensive experience with chain of custody preservation and evidence control (including shipping, transport, and storage)


- Ability to adhere to requirements for maintaining client confidentiality, attorney-client privilege, and work-product privilege

- Strong analytical and organizational skills

- Self-starter with ability to work independently or in teams

- Sound judgment and ability to handle conflict and ethical issues professionally and proactively and escalate appropriately

- Ability to work flexible and extended hours

- Suitable background history

Certifications (preferred, but may be obtained post-employment)

- EnCase(r) Certified Examiner (EnCEĀ®)

Other Qualifications (preferred)

- Previous qualification as data restoration expert

- Experience in developing code or scripts for analyzing large volumes of restoration data

Education Requirements

- B.A./B.S. or a technical school certificate in science-related areas or 5+ years relevant experience

Travel required, up to 10% per year

***If you're interested please send a copy of your resume along with some background information describing your experience and your contact info to jeff AT altaassociates DOT com****


Alta Associates, Inc.
(see my profile on LinkedIn)

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