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Senior Disaster Recovery Analyst - IT Infrastructure in Toronto, ON at Inteqna

Date Posted: 4/16/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Our client within the Financial Services Industry has grown to become an established and trusted name in insurance and financial services, with offices and operations in key markets around the world.

Role Summary

Our clients' Global Disaster Recovery Program provides DR services and oversight for their global operations. Based in Toronto this full time position reports to the Director Enterprise Services Disaster Recovery, the senior DR analyst will provide leadership, support and organizational responsibility for our clients' world wide DR program. The Sr. analyst will lead the effort to a mature DR program, deliver technical recovery capability required by our client to recover from a major incident that impacts IT service delivery and will lead the coordination and execution of Enterprise Services Disaster Recovery exercises.

This position will be located in North York Toronto

Major Accountabilities

  • IT planning, innovative technology solutions, and managing relationships with IT leaders, business partners and external vendors
  • Leading, developing, implementing and maintaining technical recovery processes to ensure continual operations in the event of a disaster or interruption
  • Leads and coordinates all disaster recovery activities required at time of an event including mainframe recovery, recovery support and distributed (open) systems recovery
  • Serves as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in evaluating and selecting disaster recovery technologies and support all projects that have disaster recovery related risks associated with them
  • Executing existing exercise test planning coordination of Data Centre and Alternate Site recovery exercises. Lead in the development of the exercise planning project plan with the goal of assuring the teams are prepared for a successful DR exercise
  • Assuring that DR plans that support the overall recovery are in place. Participate in the oversight process with the plan owners to assure that plans align between the teams into a cohesive strategy. Assure that the plans are regularly updated and maintain readiness state
  • Assure that the DR solution supports the DR strategy and remains supportable and cost effective
  • Be on call for major disaster events that would require invocation of the Disaster Recovery plans. Support Crisis management in that decision making process. Support the coordination of Sun Life’s technical recovery response to a disaster event
  • Support the development and implementation of future DR solution that might include DR automation/orchestration tools for both Open/Distributed Systems and Mainframe


  • Technology and Recovery experience across multiple technologies and platforms including: EMC Storage (SAN), Network LAN/WAN, Mainframe, Windows/Unix server, Databases (Oracle, SQL) Virtualization, backup
  • At least 10 years of proven experience in actively leading / facilitating Disaster Recovery exercises for large scale data centre(s)
  • Familiarity with storage and database remote data replication technologies
  • Business Continuity lifecycle and process experience
  • Problem solving including problem identification, cross team coordination, development of remediation actions and approaches to confirm the remediation efforts had the desired resolution
  • Leader

Education And Certifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferably in Computer Science or Management Information Systems)
  • Minimum 10 years of IT and DR Experience
  • DRI ABCP Certification (preferably CBCP certification)


Please apply directly online or submit your resume to Jamie Evans

 Inteqna would like to thank all candidates for their interest in this opportunity. Due to the volume of resumes we receive we may only be able to respond directly to those candidates being selected for an interview.

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DR, CBCP, Datacentre, Storage, Backup 

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