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R&D Systems Engineer – NAS/VTL data backup storage products


HP StorageWorks D2D Backup Systems with HP StoreOnce deduplication provide disk-based data protection for data centres and remote offices. The D2D R&D team in Bristol has responsibility both for delivering products and for providing technology, such as deduplication, to other parts of HP. This is a very high growth area for HP.

The successful candidate will join a team responsible for the R&D programme management and system engineering of these products.


The job will include the following responsibilities:

  • Investigating current and future backup and data storage technologies in order to be able to drive future product and market direction.
  • Specifying future disk based backup appliance products or technology streams.
  • Developing test strategies for products in development.
  • Preparing QA/test environments, running tests, collating/analysing results and drawing engineering conclusions
  • Providing escalation support for complex customer and internal issues relating to disk based backup products and supporting the Data Unavailable / Data Lost (DU/DL) process.
  • Providing additional system engineering bandwidth to support technical developments on the proposed D2D roadmap.
  • Working with divisions within HP and third party companies to obtain technologies and develop new products
  • Producing whitepapers and other collateral for pre-sales and marketing teams on new products.


This role is available to candidates with 2+ years’ experience.

New or recent graduates with significant work experience and high technical knowledge will also be considered for the role.

The following qualifications are required (or equivalent experience):

  • Masters or Bachelors degree in either an Electronic Engineering or Computer Science discipline (or closely related)


A good understanding/knowledge of the following:

  • Computer architecture and operating systems (Windows server and Linux)
  • SCSI, RAID, FC/SAN, file systems CIFS/NFS
  • Computer networking skills (CCNA of great benefit)
  • Software and product development life cycles (esp. Agile)
  • Engineering processes for researching new technologies and products, gathering product/customer requirements and defining new product specifications and plans
  • Product QA and test
  • The technology behind storage replication and deduplication.
  • Computer data backup processes and backup application software.

Excellent skills are required in:

  • Problem solving
  • Project and time management
  • Team working and communication
  • Motivation and self-driven working.

Additional Skills Desired

  • Experience with data storage products such as tape drives and networked storage devices NAS/SAN
  • Experience working with or presenting to customers

Location Bristol, Avon
Country England
Start Date ASAP
Recruiter technology services (NABLE-IT LTD)

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