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Backup Engineer II

Russell Investments

Russell Investments

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Business Unit:

Global Information Technology

Reporting To:

Senior Systems Engineer


EMEA/UK (1:30 pm - 10:30 pm IST) (India)

About Russell Investments, Mumbai:

Russell Investments is a leading outsourced financial partner and global investment solutions firm providing a wide range of investment capabilities to institutional investors, financial intermediaries, and individual investors around the world. Building on an 87-year legacy of continuous innovation to deliver exceptional value to clients, Russell Investments works every day to improve the financial security of its clients. The firm is the world’s sixth-largest investment adviser, with $1 trillion in assets under advisement (as of June 30, 2022) and $288.3 billion in assets under management (as of March 31, 2023) for clients in 30 countries. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington in the United States, Russell Investments has offices around the world, including London, New York, Toronto, Sydney, Tokyo, Shanghai – and has opened a new office in Mumbai, India in June 2023.

Joining the new Mumbai office is an incredible opportunity to work closely with global stakeholders to support the technology and infrastructure that drives the investment and trading processes of a globally recognized asset management firm. Be one of the first to join this new team based out of Goregaon (East) in Mumbai and be a part of creating the foundation and culture for the firm’s growing operations in India. The Mumbai office operates 5-days a week from Monday to Friday with varying shifts to accommodate time zones around the world.

For more information, please visit https://www.russellinvestments.com.

Job Description:

The Backup Engineer II is a technical support role responsible for managing and supporting Russell Investments’ data protection environment. This role directly supports critical backup systems across all global Russell Investments’ data centers. The Backup Engineer II partners with leadership in Seattle, WA. Technical knowledge and experience supporting Veritas NetBackup and cloud-based backup services are essential.

Years of Experience

At least 3 years of relevant industry experience


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Business or Engineering. Equivalent work experience may be considered in lieu of education.

  • Veritas NetBackup administration

  • Veritas NetBackup appliance hardware troubleshooting and support

  • Ransomware appliance management experience

  • Physical tape library support and administration

  • Knowledge of compliance reporting of backup operations to meet regulatory requirements

  • Cloud/SaaS-based backup services (e.g. KeepIT)

  • Experience in IT service delivery using the ITIL framework

  • Demonstrated experience working as part of a high performing team

  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication and collaboration skills

  • Ability to communicate complex technical details to all levels of management

  • Expertise in understanding, setting, and managing customer expectations

  • Strong organizational skills including the ability to set shifting priorities to meet deadlines

  • Ability to understand and solve complex problems quickly


  • Day-to-day operational support and maintenance (including patching and upgrading) of the data protection environments

  • Maintains detailed documentation and inventory of all managed environments

  • Responsible for timely on-call response to incidents

  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive company data without exception

  • Maintain an instant and trending view of the health of the infrastructure

  • Participate in other IT projects and/or tasks as needed

Core Values

  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication and collaboration skills with all levels of management

  • Strong organizational skills including the ability to adapt to shifting priorities and meet frequent deadlines,

  • Demonstrated proactive approach to problem-solving with strong judgment and decision-making capability.

  • Highly resourceful and collaborative team-player, with the ability to also be independently effective and exude initiative and a sense of urgency.

  • Exemplifies our customer-focused, action-oriented, results-driven culture.

  • Forward looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities, has a desire for continuous learning, and proposes solutions.

  • Ability to act with discretion and maintain complete confidentiality.

  • Dedicated to the firm’s values of non-negotiable integrity, valuing our people, exceeding client expectations, and embracing intellectual curiosity and rigor.