Lead Disaster Recovery Specialist

IT - Systems Integration
Toronto, ON
Sep 23, 2023

Our client

One of the world's best pension investment funds undergoing major technology transformation and modernization


What's in it for you

Play a large part in driving the Disaster Recovery program, providing  the most innovative, efficient, and secure solutions. Learn new technologies and tools as the area rapidly expands.



  • Drive Business Continuity and resiliency across the organization Providing leadership and support. 
  • Participate in the delivery of DR and BCP solutions in collaboration with other IT groups
  • Platform owner and SME, proving our DR platform, Commvault, as a service to all other teams.
  • Partner with IT Groups to ensure success in their Backup & Recovery / DR Programs which includes, Backup & Recovery / DR Planning, Runbook readiness, Backup & Recovery / DR Testing, DR Incident Readiness across all applications and systems.
  • Provide leadership reviewing and aligning infrastructure architecture and implementations across the broader team 
  • Accountable for technical roadmap and lifecycle of DR/BC solutions.
  • Partner with Portfolio Leads on roadmap and multi-year strategy.
  • Ensure the operations of the DR /BC Solutions are run as the desired SLA’s.
  • Be an advocate and participate in the continuous improvement and automation of DR / BC solutions and other enterprise technologies involved with.
  • Partner with the Product/Service Owner to help the team to establish objectives and key results to maintain focus on high priority organizational priorities.


  • Diploma or Degree in Computer Science or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 7 years Operations experience in a progressively more senior role including:

o 3 years in Operations leadership capacity related to Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity in the DevOps space

o Developing DR Plans

o Developing DR Runbooks

o Organizing and Facilitating DR Tests / Exercises.

o Production troubleshooting and support

o Automation / Orchestration of Operations.

o Backup and DR solutions

o Security

  • Proven ability to learn and stay on top of IT trends and new technologies
  • A thought-leader in the DR / IT resilience space who can clearly express ideas, concepts and architecture to all levels
  • Detailed knowledge of enterprise applications, cloud technologies, and supporting platform technologies
  • Development and/or scripting experience in the relevant DR Technologies. (PowerShell, Terraform, Ansible, etc.) asset.
  • General knowledge of source control tools Ex. Azure DevOps, Git, others asset
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving ability focused on IT resilience
  • Strong leadership skills, such as coaching and motivating technical teams in an IT leadership role.
  • Relevant Certifications will be an asset

Technical Competencies:

  • Backup and Recovery / Disaster Recovery technologies like Commvault, Veritas, Cloud SaaS Backups.
  • Knowledge of Compute / Storage and Network Tech like, VMWARE, Nutanix, HyperV,
  • Knowledge of Enterprise and Cloud Technology, specifically Microsoft Azure backup services and technology and/or AWS backup services and technology, Azure Site Recovery, Arcserve Replication and Continuous Availability Assets
  • Knowledge of service and hosting solutions such as public cloud IaaS, PaaS and SaaS platforms (Azure, AWS) Asset.
  • Knowledge of enterprise technologies and how they integrate and work together (Firewalls, networks, Server, Storage etc.)
  • Knowledge of configuration management and automation tools such as Ansible, Terraforms, Puppet etc. An asset.

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