14 days old
2017-11-072017-12-05

Disaster Recover Specialist- Servers

Tallahassee, FL 32308
  • Job Code
    585259

The Disaster Recovery Specialist reporting to the DR Manager is responsible for coordination and helps with development of Disaster Recovery Plans and procedures to ensure the organization can respond to a disaster so that the critical IT functions can be resumed within a defined time frame. And so that the amount of loss can be minimized and the stricken facilities can be repaired or replaced as quickly as possible. This responsibility includes coordinating the maintenance, and exercising (testing) of the recovery plans for each critical functional unit.


The Disaster Recovery Specialist is responsible for:



  • Provide technical assistance and occasional leadership for enterprise backup and recovery initiatives.
  • Participate in annual BIA and risk assessment to determine interdependencies needed to define recovery plans.
  • Contribute content and provide updates to Disaster Recovery plans and documentation.
  • Participate in recovery efforts in the event of an actual disaster- Providing 24x7 on-call support for any emergency that may require activation of all or part of the Disaster Recovery plan.
  • Collaborate with the Network, Storage, Database, Disaster Recovery and Security and other teams to recommend, design and implementation of Backup Recovery solutions.
  • Validate and test Disaster Recovery environment and installations.
  • Testing, updating, and implementation of the local IT Unit DR Plans. Document the results and recommend/implement program changes.
  • Track and report on issues and metrics related to Disaster Recovery.
  • Facilitates multi-functional operational and technical meetings related to application level plan development and data center disaster recovery.
  • Analyze backup equipment performance, collect information, and prepare summary reports as required by management and proactive support of the recovery infrastructure and environment.
  • Help develop and submit audits and compliance reports, related to Disaster Recovery to management.
  • Participate in supporting any audit requests and findings relating to Backup, Data Retention and Recovery Plan.
  • Participate in vendor DR audits, reviewing their disaster recovery plans and compare the expected results to the required results (RTOs) of the systems supported.
  • Review technical details of outages to services provided by virtual and storage solutions to establish potential impact and future risk to availability of services and recommend course of action to minimize risk of future service outages.



  • Assuring adequacy of IT unit contingency plans for critical IT areas, functions & applications to maintain continued operations, asset protection and loss mitigation in the event of a disruption.
  • Working with IT and Disaster Recovery Program (DRP) management to enhance contingency plans mitigating the effect of a technology system or application failure or problem. Key objectives are that business units can operate, continue to manage the firm's assets and satisfy our regulatory obligations.
  • Performing all departmental administrative activities including staff meeting attendance, monthly status reporting, planning, expense processing, documentation and other activities, as assigned, in a timely fashion.


The Disaster Recovery Specialist will participate in an actual disaster recovery effort and will be responsible for:



  • Participation in the original site damage assessment.
  • Serving as liaison between the IT Crisis/Incident Management team (i.e. senior management) and the Disaster Recovery teams (i.e. the teams recovering operations at the alternate facilities and the teams restoring operations at the home facility).



  • Tracking and documenting recovery activities.
  • Collecting final reports and expense receipts from all recovery areas.
  • Application level recovery process.


Work experience:



  • Five (5) years of progressive IT experience with two (2) years' experience in disaster recovery/business continuity is desired.
  • Must have experience and demonstrated proficiency in DR program execution, managing process change projects, and knowledge of the disaster recovery program lifecycle.
  • Technically strong; working knowledge of system hardware, software, protocols, standards and back-up software


Knowledge, Skills and Specifications:



  • Ability to work independently and to take emergent decisions on ones own.
  • Strong ITIL Service Management knowledge around Service Design, Change Management, Incident Management, and Continuity Management.
  • Proficient using the Microsoft Office Suite including MS Visio and MS Project.


Education and Certifications:



  • Bachelors degree in Information Technology, Information Security, Computer Science, Military equivalence or a combination of education and hands-on work experience equivalence.
  • Preferred certifications: ITIL Foundation, DRII or BCI,

Categories

  • Information Technology

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