Intermediate Disaster Recovery Coordinator

Intermediate Disaster Recovery Coordinator

Montreal,†Quebec †-†Permanent

Job Description

The Disaster Recovery Coordinator, will ensure that essential IT operations are able to fail over and continue operations in the event of a crisis. The role will maintain a comprehensive Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) and execute DR testing to assess of the Planís effectiveness. This position will also include shared governance responsibilities to assist documenting operating procedures and managing system changes.

Key Areas of Responsibility

Make recommendations regarding recovery strategies and resources to resume IT operations after a disaster.
Coordinate, develop and maintain IT Disaster Recovery Plans (DRP) across business units to ensure that essential business operations have appropriate failover capabilities during a crisis
Assist establishing the time objectives and recovery point of acceptable recovery for infrastructure and applications.
Prepare procedures for disaster recovery exercises, scenarios and documentation.
Direct, coordinate and document the activities of members of the recovery team disaster in regards to the development of recovery procedures.
Execute and guide annual recovery exercises assessing the effectiveness of the recovery plan and procedures.
Evaluate disaster recovery exercises and to share the findings of evaluations, including improvement opportunities to management.
Participate in the IT change control process and ensure all application/platform changes are tracked and updated appropriately within the respective DRP documents.
Ensure all required documentation related to operations and changes management is properly captured as it relates to disaster planning, testing and auditing activities. Assist establishing procedures as required.
Maintain and update documentation and ensuring that it complies with the established standards.
Maintain an inventory of assets to be recovered in the event of a disaster.
Maintain the recovery plans to ensure of its continuous improvement.
Initiate and conduct periodic reviews of the disaster recovery plan with team members.

Profile & Core Competencies

5 to 8 years of experience with progressively greater responsibility as recovery plans Disaster Coordinator.
BA Degree (Business, Engineering or associated technical field)
CBCP or MBCP certification preferred
Ability to plan, manage and direct the testing response procedures for emergencies, support recovery and business continuity.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills to interact with managers, staff, customers and suppliers at all levels within companies.
Working knowledge of all areas of the organization and ability to clearly understand the resources and key business processes of companies.

Special Perks:

RRSP up to 5%
Full insurance
bonus up to 5%
3 weeks vacation (4 weeks for people cumulating more than 8 years of experience)


Starting: ASAP
Travel: 0