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Randstad Disaster Recovery IT Director in Worcester, Massachusetts

Disaster Recovery IT Director

job details:

  • location:Worcester, MA

  • date posted:Tuesday, June 11, 2019

  • job type:Permanent

  • industry:Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

  • reference:690240

job description

Disaster Recovery IT Director

job summary:

Our Information Technology department is seeking an IT Director, Disaster Recovery to join our growing team in our Worcester, MA Corporate Headquarters.

The Disaster Recovery Director has overall accountability for internal IT Business Resiliency and Recovery Program and Plans for IT systems. They manage the development and implementation of the policies and procedures for disaster recovery plans, application recovery plans and technical recovery plans. They partner with our 3rd party vendors to deliver, manage & coordinate testing plans with various operational and support groups within IT. This is a Full-time- permanent opportunity, Exempt role.

location: Worcester, Massachusetts

job type: Permanent

work hours: 8am to 5pm

education: Bachelors


  • Develops policies, procedures, testing plans and guidelines for information systems contingency plans. Includes mobilization and damage recovery assessment for information systems-related operations. Responsible for identifying and coordinating disaster recovery policies and procedures;

  • Develops comprehensive Business Impact Analysis (BIA) plans to ensure the continuity of critical business functions and minimize information loss in the event of a disaster (e.g., fire, flood, hurricane, earthquake).

  • Institutes ongoing loss-reduction mechanisms to lessen exposure to disaster risks; conducts tests to ensure that recovery procedures and strategies are sound and effective.

  • Responsible for planning, development, evaluation, maintenance, coordination and testing of the business resiliency plans (DRPs and BIAs), policies and procedures for The Hanover.

  • Program manage the overall Hanover Disaster Recovery Plan implementation inclusive of infrastructure, application and process components.

  • Provide strategic direction for the Hanover's Disaster Recovery Plan including (but not limited to) site failover, application level failover, data center strategy, & cloud initiatives.

  • Lead the ongoing operational run of the Hanover's Disaster Recovery plan to include integration of incident, change and problem management.

  • Orchestrate the execution of the disaster recovery plan(s) when a business or IT disruption occurs, and a disaster is declared.

  • Oversee the development, maintenance, and communication of business resiliency documentation, policies, and procedures.

  • Communicate business resiliency plans, policies and technology trends throughout the organization, including management groups and professional staff.

  • Partner with Hanover's Business Continuity Director to coordinate Business Recovery Plans with the IT Disaster Recovery exercise.

  • Assume operations leadership responsibility for data center disaster recovery, with a major focus on ensuring the adequacy of end-state production recovery environments.


  • Minimum of 10 years' experience with increasing responsibilities for management and support of business resiliency programs.

  • Position requires a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, a related field or equivalent experience.

  • Certification in business continuity planning is strongly preferred. Experience should include exposure to both shared and outsourced resiliency solutions in a multi-site environment.

  • Knowledge and extensive working experience in the development of Disaster Recovery Plans (DRP) and BIAs from both a technology and business perspective - has implemented plans and has experience in testing and execution.

  • Advanced problem-solving skills including working collaboratively with peer technical and business teams to analyze business requirements and develop DRPs to meet the business needs.

  • Advanced understanding of business functions; including criticality, uptime requirements, and costs associated with outages.


Looking for a Sr Project Manager / Program Manager level profile. Won't have any direct reports. Looking for someone who comes from an infrastructure background and has worked in Disaster Recovery for 8+ years - True Disaster Recover from an IT standpoint and not the business continuity piece perse.

skills: Matrixed organization experience - server, storage, testing - business impact / assessment process

Please email your resume to and call 940-441-5907 if you or anyone you know would be interested. Manager is wanting to interview immediately!

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.