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      Senior Disaster Recovery Coordinator

      Osagie Obaseki

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      Osagie Obaseki

      Location: London

      Contract Type: Permanent

      Senior Disaster Recovery Coordinator 

      James Adams has partnered with a fast-growing company based in the Financial Sector who are looking to hire a Senior Disaster Recovery Coordinator 

      Senior Disaster Recovery Coordinator 

      As a member of the IT Technology Operations team, the Senior DR Coordinator will be expected to own the IT Disaster Recovery Program and drive its development through continuous improvement and big-picture thinking. This highly collaborative role oversees and coordinates all elements of disaster recovery planning and testing with various members of Technology and business stakeholders. 

      What We Offer:


      • Exceptional chance to grow and thrive through opportunities uncommon in scale and scope.
      • High-achieving diversified team.
      • Excellent exposure to the latest technology.


      What You Need to Have:


      • Excellent communication and team interaction skills
      • Strong writing, presentation, listening and project management skills
      • Organised and detail-oriented, naturally curious and eager to learn, proactive and strives for continual improvement
      • Understanding of current disaster recovery and technology trends, products, and service delivery options
      • High-level understanding of application architecture, networking concepts, AWS, O365, Oracle OCI, MongoDB
      • AWS admin/operations exposure in multi a-z, multi-region environments
      • Previous exposure/experience of DR testing involving multi-AZ and multi-region environments
      • High level of proficiency in the use of Jira, Confluence, and MS Teams
      • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Management, or related field required; or a suitable combination of formal education and experience


      We’ll Count on You To:


      • Develop and execute disaster recovery and failover testing plans, with defined testing scope, timelines, objectives, and metrics that align with our disaster recovery objective
      • Schedule and lead DR testing and training exercises
      • Coordinate cross-functional planning and testing activities associated with testing processes
      • Ensure disaster recovery testing is staffed, executed, and documented
      • Establish and maintain the overall plans for executing all DR procedures and understand their interdependencies
      • Establish and maintain detailed DR communications and command and control plans



      • Manage all IT DR documentation, including policy and procedure updates, with a focus on maintaining the most up to date versions
      • Ensures all necessary testing documentation is complete, stored, reviewed for accuracy, and available for review by management, auditors, and regulators
      • Identify and track issues that arise during disaster recovery testing and ensure an appropriate remediation plan is created and enacted
      • Analyze disaster recovery test results and communicate outcomes to key stakeholders
      • Regularly report Disaster Recovery activities to upper management


      Improve/Grow the Program

      • Continually assess our disaster recovery program, processes, and practices for opportunities for improvement
      • Identify opportunities to simplify and automate where possible
      • Identify opportunities to mitigate exposure during testing windows
      • Partner with enterprise architecture and development teams to architect applications for high availability and resiliency
      • Deliver ongoing training and awareness on DR concepts and principals
      • Collaborate with technology, engineering, and product teams to ensure that disaster recovery solutions are adequate, in place, maintained, and tested as part of the regular operational life cycle



      • Help ensure compliance with all applicable internal and external regulatory requirements and compliance commitments
      • Solicit, compile, and submit responses and evidence to satisfy controls requirements
      • Assist with auditing and examination of disaster recovery processes when necessary