IT Application Engineer - Disaster Recovery (16-26 yrs) Bangalore (Business Analysis and Project Management)
Quadrangle
Bangalore
4h ago
source : hirist.com

Job Description :

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of current IT Application disaster recovery planning techniques and technologies, as well as the methods used to perform risk analyses and business impact analyses
  • Working knowledge of application and data infrastructure to guide the preparation of related recovery procedures.
  • Strong oral communication and written communication skills
  • Proven experience in the use and application of IT project and program management tools"
  • Primary Responsibilities and Activities :

  • Plan, build, run and manage enterprise wide IT application disaster recovery (DR) for Cognizant including IT DR strategies, plan development, plan exercising, and manage related IT budgets (capital and operational), annual program agendas and recovery improvement metrics.
  • Participate in assessments of the impact of potential disruptions in IT services, including declaring a disaster and activating the IT Application DR plan.
  • Manage the execution and completion of all IT Application DR test activities. The person who fills this position will be expected to collaborate with business continuity management (BCM), business unit management, external business partners and key IT staff members to plan, direct, control and maintain effective DR plan testing.
  • Manage and enforce contracts, along with associated service-level agreements (SLAs), for external IT Application service providers, as required.
  • Assume management responsibility for IT Application DR, with a major focus on achieving all financial estimates, ensuring adequacy of end-state production recovery environments, meeting all strategic planning deliverables, and coordinating activities of technology resources with key business units and corporate functions, as required.
  • Initiate and manage data center recovery capacity planning coordination with key IT technology groups in support of specific business unit initiatives (current, planned and new), focusing on proactively ensuring an adequate recovery network and processing environment, as well as accurate and predictive budgeting.
  • Oversee the execution of IT Application DR plans when IT and / or major business operations disruptions occur.
  • Oversee the design, execution and continuous improvement of IT Application DR plans through rigorous exercising.
  • Interface with the IT portfolio program teams to ensure that new and ongoing projects sustain the level of recoverability consistent with business objectives.
  • Manage the creation of program status communications to internal management and external stakeholders regarding the status of the IT Application DR program, including DR calendar.
  • 2. Job Requirements :

  • BCM certifications appropriate to Cognizant's needs : , or a fellow in the Business Continuity Institute or master of the Business Continuity Institute, are definite pluses.
  • Ongoing active participation in BCM and IT DRM forums or professional bodies.
  • Understanding of and experience in applying ISO 27001, ITIL v3, DRI International (DRII) or Business Continuity Institute (BCI) professional practices, as well as industry-specific regulations and regulatory bodies.
  • 2.1 Experience :

    At least 10 years of experience in implementing IT DR plans, including :

  • Policy, organization and architecture development
  • Backup, recovery, storage systems and IT security management
  • Vendor management of external IT DR service providers
  • Recovery strategy development, and multiple plan development and maintenance
  • Recovery plan testing
  • Overall program management and governance
  • At least two years of experience in an industry similar to Cognizant
  • Experience in defining, implementing and enforcing risk-based standards, processes and procedures for responding to disruptions in business or IT operations
  • Minimum of five years of organizational management experience, including :
  • Proven strategic leadership and relationship management capabilities, including experience with internal stakeholders - particularly senior and LOB management, as well as customers, external business partners and third-party service providers
  • Proven competency in executing large projects, on time and within budget, with business and IT personnel
  • Experience leading and managing high-performance multidisciplinary workgroups or teams to meet goals across multiple projects
  • Experience in creating and defining new operational models and procedures, and explaining complex problems or situations
  • Extensive experience in leading and managing groups of self-directed professionals
  • A true business leader, not simply an IT or other operational specialist - strong leadership and communication skills are essential criteria for this position, because the IT Application DRM leader's success depends heavily on cooperation and commitment from every level of Cognizant's business, and from personnel in many different roles
  • Proven ability to work under stressful conditions, such as business-related crises
  • 2.2 Required Knowledge and Skill :

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of current IT Application DR planning techniques and technologies, as well as the methods used to perform risk analyses and business impact analyses
  • Working knowledge of application and data infrastructure to guide the preparation of related recovery procedures.
  • Strong oral communication and written communication skills
  • Proven experience in the use and application of IT project and program management tools
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