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Disaster Recovery Coordinator


Job Description:

Disaster Recovery Coordinator 

James Adams has partnered with a fast-growing company based in the Financial Sector Our partner is looking to hire a Disaster Recovery Coordinator 

Disaster Recovery Coordinator 

As a member of the IT Technology Operations team, the 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.  Some off-hours work will be required of the DR Coordinator.


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
  • Job Type

    Permanent, Full Time

  • Work Authorisation

    United Kingdom

  • Industry Sector IT & Internet
  • Years Experience

    2+ years

  • Career Level

    Manager (Manager/Supervisor of Staff)

  • Educational level

    Bachelor's Degree

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