Disaster Recovery Specialist
H2R Africa
Johannesburg, South Africa
5d ago
source : Job Placements

An International Mining Company has a vacancy for a Disaster Recovery Specialist


Minimum Specs

Proven working experience in Disaster Recovery

Knowledge of the COBIT, ITIL and the IT Risk Frameworks would be beneficial

3-5 years working experience in business

Preferable BSc Computer Science, BSc Information Technology, or an undergraduate qualification in a relevant IT Discipline.

Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Solid organizational skills, including attention to detail and multitasking skills

Strong working knowledge of the Mining and industrial sectors.

Familiarity with mining and mining concepts, practices, and procedures

The ability to work under pressure

  • Perform a gap analysis on existing disaster recovery capabilities, compared to the Anglo Group DR strategy to formulate viable plans to mitigate the gaps
  • Ensure that the organisation have viable, actionable, Disaster Recovery Plans to carry out business operations under adverse and emergency conditions
  • Manage and Coordinate quarterly DR tests and scheduling Governance related actions
  • Inspect Site server rooms and generate inspection reports, as well as reports on all aspects of the critical facilities operations and maintenance
  • Ensure quality of all documents and processes in the Governance team
  • Coordinating the development, training, and exercising of recovery plans
  • Establishing contacts / networks for recovery resources and support systems
  • Implementing practices to further sustainability in strategic planning initiatives
  • Validating accessibility and safety
  • Establishing internal and external contacts and contractors
  • Assessing damage
  • Pinpointing scope of repair work
  • Developing repair plans and schedules
  • Restoring operations
  • Investigate the viability of moving to DR as a Service model
  • Experience of IT Infrastructure and Application environments,
  • Highly proficient in Project Management principles, methods, techniques and tools (strong in planning and scheduling),
  • Knowledge of IT at a technical level to enable good DR test coordination,
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office O365 suite,
  • Strong Work Package management experience,
  • Good Communication skills at all levels and well versed in English,
  • Experience of innovation initiatives and projects,
  • Document management skills,
  • Knowledge of IT governance and or assurance frameworks will be an added advantage
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