Disaster Recovery Specialist

  • Philadelphia, PA

Compensation

: $150,470.00 - $150,470.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Information Technology



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Title: Disaster Recovery Specialist Assignment Duration: 6 months with possibility to hire Work Location: Philadelphia, PA - 19103 About the project: The IT Disaster Recovery Lead will work with the Technology Infrastructure Operations (TIO) leadership and functional teams to ensure that DR capabilities across technology environment will meet the Recovery Time (RTO) and Recovery Point (RPO) objectives. The role will report to the Program Manager of Disaster Recovery and will need to be both functional and technical to handle all aspects of a DR program, and responsible for development of a sustainable DR Program across the organization. TOP 3 must-have skills: Strong experience and knowledge of DR strategies across various traditional and cloud environments, AWS experience is highly preferred Strong background in utilizing an Agile approach (SCRUM, Kanban etc for a large enterprise Experienced in doing Business Impact Analysis (BIA), identifying gaps & potential impacts of events to prepare Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and Recovery Point Objective (RPO) that meet business needs and contractual obligations Experience and Education Minimum 10+ years of IT experience 4 to 6 years of experience in planning and executing Disaster Recovery operations for a large globally distributed enterprise Strong background in utilizing an Agile approach (SCRUM, Kanban etc for a large enterprise Experienced in doing Business Impact Analysis (BIA), identifying gaps & potential impacts of events to prepare Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and Recovery Point Objective (RPO) that meet business needs and contractual obligations Proven experience in leading DR exercises, testing, maintenance, and audit program for an organization Ability to establish and maintain a company-wide disaster recovery awareness program and serve as the subject matter expert Ability to lead projects and work autonomously with minimal supervision Bachelor s degree in technology, finance, business, or equivalent experience required Key Responsibilities Implement and maintain a comprehensive IT Disaster Recovery program using an Agile approach Conduct Business Impact Analysis (BIA) exercises to ensure all plans are maintained in line with changing business requirements Maintain ownership and accountability of service continuity plans Responsible for completion of ITDR recovery procedures; work with technical teams to populate ITDR recovery procedures/plans Ensure that application/service recovery plans are up-to-date, comprehensive and reviewed periodically Actively manage and coordinate testing schedules, objectives, exercises and reviews Responsible for management of the ITDR calendar incorporating the activities designed to monitor the effectiveness of the ITDR framework Collect and document information about current systems including applications data, hardware, network and infrastructure, and their dependencies to populate in the CMDB Conduct TIO ITDR awareness and briefings Prepare, review, and support approval of contractual proposals relating to all emergency response services Support the closure of Audit and Risk Management activities Develop and maintain audit parameters for DRP Track progress of treatment activities in the ITDR risk register Track progress of activities in the incidents and actions register and the periodic review of that register Maintain compliance with corporate and public regulations Identify and make recommendations for improvement to existing processes and procedures Periodic review and update of ITDR policy and process Develop management reporting and metrics Participate in the steering committee schedules, meeting and outcomes Conduct management review, monitor and report on performance targets and service level data that provides measures of success Technical Skills Strong experience and knowledge of DR strategies across various traditional and cloud environments, AWS experience is highly preferred (Azure, Hyper-V, VMware & other environments) Familiarity with ISO 22301 Business Continuity Standard Desired continuity certifications: Associate Business Continuity Professional ABCP, Certified Functional Continuity Professional (CFCP), Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) or similar Desired project governance certifications: Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), Project Management Professional (PMP) or similar Experience in backup technologies and processes Experience with ITIL and/or ITSM is highly desired Knowledge of software development life cycle (SDLC) Excellent negotiation skills Strong stakeholder relationship management skills Experience partnering with other project stakeholders to resolve issues and to mitigate project impacts A results-oriented outlook with the ability to prioritize and deliver key initiatives Experience collaborating with others in IT management roles to deliver shared results Detail-oriented and the ability to handle multiple concurrent priorities Experience using MS Project, MS Office and MS Visio
Associated topics: chief program officer, cpo, manage, manager, management, monitor, product manager, project manager, relationship manager, task

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