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Disaster Recovery Specialist

Company: SAIC
Location: Washington
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

Job ID:


Date Posted: 2021-11-19
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Technical Svcs
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Public Trust
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Remote Work: No

SAIC is looking for a Disaster Recovery Specialist to join our PBGC team in Washington D.C. This position is able to be worked remotely for candidates outside of the D.C. area.

Job Description:

Directs and oversees all organization-wide disaster recovery plans, processes, and procedures that ensures the security and integrity of data, databases, information systems, and technology

Develops disaster recovery and resumption plans for the critical processes and systems that are core to organizations continued business operations in the event of a disruption

Defines, tests and matures the Disaster Recovery capabilities

Lead a matrixed team of skilled professionals to ensure platform recovery strategies support DR readiness requirements. Organize review of DR recovery plan documentation to ensure adherence to the organizations DR framework

Oversee activities to ensure all Disaster Recovery procedures and plans are tested, documented and monitored and provide rapid response and recovery to system events

Oversees end to end planning and execution of platform DR plan by coordinating efforts with various technology SME's while adhering to the approved RACI

Oversees DR tests/exercises to identify gaps and ensure continuous improvement

Directs and oversees risk analysis for all Platform services to determine vulnerable points in the system and establish strategies for risk mitigation

Participate in Design meetings to ensure new designs/changes confirm to the organization's DR framework

Participate in Change Management meetings to review upcoming changes that impact DR

Participate in Incident Management meetings to review incidents that impact DR

Host weekly meetings with Platform service owners to review issues, changes and risks

Responsible for integrated plan

Ensure robust technical review plans are implemented and up to date

Plan and coordinate -DR exercises

Required Experience:-

5+ years hands-on experience in disaster recovery/business continuity/crisis management

5+ years of experience in information technology - Knowledge of Backups and Storage, Unix/Windows, VMware technologies

Project management experience

Experience facilitating group discussions, training/awareness meetings and exercise scenarios

Experience developing cross-functional/peer relationships, building team consensus

Experience managing programs in a diverse geography

Flexible schedule to accommodate occasional weekend work


Must have a minimum of 5 years of related experience performing IT Disaster Recovery (ITDR) and Business Continuity activities, such as DR testing, policy and plan development, and facilitation.

Basic knowledge of business impact analysis process.

Must be able to obtain a Public Trust Clearance.

COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees will be required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. All SAIC employees must be fully vaccinated and they must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at Contact Us and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Customer site vaccination requirements, if more strict, will take precedence over SAIC's vaccination policy.
SAIC - is a premier Fortune 500 - technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are more than 26,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a respectful work culture based on diversity, equity, and inclusion that values all contributors. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.1 billion. For more information, visit saic.com .

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