Disaster Recovery IT Specialist at Mediro ICT

A Johannesburg-based company is seeking a Disaster Recovery Specialist on a contract position until December 2022 (renewable). How are you [Email Address Removed]

  • Perform a gap analysis on existing disaster recovery capabilities, against the DR strategy to formulate viable plans to mitigate the gaps
  • Ensure that the organization has viable and achievable disaster recovery plans to carry out business operations under adverse and emergency conditions
  • Manage and coordinate quarterly DR testing and governance related action planning
  • Inspect site server rooms and generate inspection reports, as well as reports on all aspects of operations and maintenance of critical facilities
  • Ensure the quality of all governance team documents and processes
  • Coordinate the development, training and exercise of recovery plans
  • Establish contacts/networks for recovery resources and support systems
  • Implement practices to foster sustainability in strategic planning initiatives
  • Validation of accessibility and security
  • Establish internal and external contacts and contractors
  • Damage assessment
  • Identify the extent of the repair work
  • Development of repair plans and schedules
  • Restoration of operations
  • Updated DR plans
  • Investigate the viability of moving to the DR as a Service model.

Minimum requirements

Contractor Requirements:

  • Own vehicle (to travel to different sites)
  • Personal laptop and home internet access

Minimum qualifications:

  • Proven work experience in disaster recovery
  • Knowledge of COBIT, ITIL and IT risk frameworks would be beneficial
  • 3 to 5 years of professional experience in a company
  • Preferably BSc Computer Science, BSc Information Technology or an undergraduate degree in a relevant IT discipline.
  • Excellent customer-facing and internal communication skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills, including attention to detail and multitasking skills
  • Solid working knowledge of the mining and industrial sectors.
  • Familiarity with mining and mining concepts, practices and procedures
  • The ability to work under pressure

Minimum experience:

  • Experience in IT infrastructures and application environments,
  • Excellent mastery of project management principles, methods, techniques and tools (strong in planning and scheduling),
  • Knowledge of IT at the technical level to allow good coordination of DR tests,
  • Mastery of the Microsoft Office O365 suite,
  • Strong experience in Work Package management,
  • Good communication skills at all levels and good command of English,
  • Experience in innovation initiatives and projects,
  • Document management skills,
  • Knowledge of IT governance and/or assurance frameworks will be an added advantage.

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