Disaster Recovery (DR) and Continuity of Operations (COOP) Specialist - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (www.raytheon.com)


  full-time   employee

North Carolina
United States

Raytheon is seeking to hire a Disaster Recovery (DR) and Continuity of Operations (COOP) Specialist to join the IT Security leadership team in order to support one of our clients, a major nationwide organization.

Join the Raytheon Blackbird Technologies team to build a tailored series of Disaster Recovery (DR) and Continuity of Operations (COOP) programs for many systems and locations.

This job would be located in Morrisville, NC

Relocation assistance is not provided.

Job responsibilities will include:

  • Appling a comprehensive knowledge of site, system and application DR and system high availability planning.
  • Identifying and securing back-up systems and written policies and procedures, leveraging the latest trends in technology including cloud and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) to help develop creative solutions that meet the needs of our customer.
  • Evaluating the current DR test strategy and environment and providing recommendations to close gaps and/or improve the DR test capabilities.
  • Working with Information Security specialists to conduct threat, risk, vulnerability assessments, and recommend DR strategies for both the IT and critical infrastructures supporting the business processes.
  • Collaborating with Risk Management on CR and service continuity and the development of resilience strategies and recovery procedures to ensure that critical business functions can resume within defined time frames, data loss is minimized, and failed systems are repaired and/or replaced quickly.
  • Serving as the primary DR and COOP contact to provide guidance, response, support and expertise during live events.
  • Managing and leading quarterly datacenter failover exercises, including reporting of results and applying post-exercise lessons learned.
  • Implementing strategies and processes to ensure that DR and COOP plan documentation and the risk register are kept up to date with changes to production systems.
  • Working across all aspects of the business, IT and support areas to define criticality of business functions and processes and identify alignment to technologies.
  • Ensuring that life-cycle and change management includes addressing DR requirements.

Required Skills:
  • The ability to obtain a sensitive clearance – Position of Public Trust
  • The position requires U.S. Person status or a Non-U.S. Person be eligible to obtain Authorization.
  • 4+ years of relevant work experience and a Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience successfully implementing datacenter failover/failback strategies
  • Expert knowledge of IT recovery strategies plans, crisis communication planning, testing of all plans, lessons learned, and corrective action plans
  • Strong knowledge of Public, Private, and Hybrid Cloud capabilities and their applicability to DR/COOP is a plus
  • A working knowledge of network and storage architecture
  • Advanced knowledge of FCD 1 & 2, ISO 22301, NIST 800-34 and 53, FISMA standards, and compliance relating to Business Continuity, COOP, DR, and information security
  • Strong experience in datacenter project management, and strong written and verbal communication skills across multiple levels and functions
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills; ability to prioritize and complete tasks in a timely manner, with a strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Ability to travel to domestic locations across the United States

Desired Skills:
  • Knowledge of various infrastructure technologies such server clustering, intra-site load balancing, fail-over replication and mirroring, active-active, active-passive, point-in-time data recovery, systems security, and monitoring.
  • Experience with Incident/Problem Management, Change Management, Availability Management and Configuration Management.
  • Demonstrated and proven ability to lead multi-discipline teams, analyze problems, propose solutions, drive issues to resolution, and make decisions, both individually and when leading a group to reach a conclusion.

Required Education:
Bachelor’s degree (Masters is preferred). Two years of related work experience may be substituted for each year of degree-level education

Desired Certifications:
Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP), Certified Functional Continuity Planner (CFCP), Certified Disaster Recovery Engineer (CDRE)
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Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.