Disaster Recovery Lead
Location: Austin, TX or Houston, TX
Duration: 12 month contract that could extend and go Perm
Position: Disaster Recovery Lead
As a seasoned IT resiliency lead you will support IT Disaster Recovery Program by providing technical oversight and assistance to the Technical Tower Leads related to the DR Program and Planning requirements. This position will work closely with a cross section of technologies (Networks, AD, Storage, Server, Database and Applications) teams to ensure all technical issues have been reviewed and vetted for recovery gaps.
As an IT Disaster Recovery Lead you'll take the lead as you
Consult with product teams to align IT resiliency strategies with enterprise architecture solutions, representing multiple platforms, services, or tools
Guide and train others on the DR Program requirements. This position will also assist and guide the Technical Towers on DR planning procedures to ensure that all DR requirements are considered, mitigated, and validated through DR exercises.
Drive disaster recovery testing methodologies; assist with the execution of testing and exercises
Assist with the validation of Technical Recovery Plans and/or documentation
Evaluate disaster recovery strategies and solutions to identify current risks and recommend improvements
Provide recommendations for back-up processes and fail-over procedures
Consult and advise Tech Teams as they perform analysis on disaster recovery architecture to ensure it can meet Recovery Time Objectives (RTO) and Recovery point objectives (RPO)
Assess disaster recovery solution capabilities and relationships and/or 3rd parties and provide recommendations for improved resiliency
Provide technical leadership and recommendation on how to improve the DR Program procedures to streamline processes.
Support IT resiliency as needed to ensure solution work and do not break when changes are made to production.
10 years experience working in large enterprise data centers
Have work experience in multiple areas of IT or Data Center Operations area
5-7 years experience in IT disaster recovery planning or program leadership
Has in-depth knowledge of state-of-the art engineering technical approaches in design, build, testing, debugging problems as required by domain
Experience developing, implementing and testing disaster recovery strategies
Stays current with new and evolving technologies via formal training and self-directed education
Innovative mindset and willingness to push new ideas into the company
Must be knowledgeable and work within the established processes and be willing to drive improvements
Must like working with people and in a team environment
Travel 10 to 15% possible.
During activation may be required to work longer than normal hours and participate in the recovery management
Practical experience in developing and testing resiliency strategies in customer facing environments
Experience running or participating in chaos experiments, game days, or wheel of misfortune exercises.
Highly motivated individual with experience in complex IT multi-vendor and multi-team IT environment
Experience working in large enterprise IT Organizations
Ability to rapidly learn new technology, and IT frameworks.
Interested candidates please send resume in Word format to Please reference job code 53915 when responding to this ad.
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Disaster Recovery, Project Management