Program Manager – Disaster Recovery

  • Full Time
  • Toronto

Randstad Canada

Our client is looking for a dynamic Program Manager with extensive experience in implementing and executing the IT Enterprise Disaster Recovery (DR)Framework. The ideal candidate will lead a team to develop disaster recovery strategies, implement DR plans and processes, and collaborate with business units to create a comprehensive business continuity plan.

You will play a pivotal role in partnering with key stakeholders to execute proactive and effective Disaster Recovery (DR) initiatives across the organization.

Your efforts will help embed a culture of risk and resiliency management into the organization’s delivery, support, and operations, thereby enabling business objectives.

Work location: Downtown Toronto

Duration: 6 months

1. Working within the Broader Public Sector: Gain invaluable experience and contribute to the public good by working within the Broader Public Sector.

Collaborate with diverse stakeholders and make a meaningful impact on communities and society as a whole.
2. Multi-year project with option to renew: Enjoy the stability and opportunity for growth that comes with a multi-year project.

With the option to renew, you’ll have the chance to delve deeper into complex challenges, develop long-term strategies, and continue making a lasting difference beyond the initial phase.

Leading a technical team to develop and implement Disaster Recovery Plans. Create and execute strategies to
respond to and recover from IT disasters events.
Partner with IT and business stakeholders in conducting risk assessments and managing technology,
resiliency and recovery risks
Establish and oversee the coordinated DR testing work plans.

Establishing testing approaches and schedules
to ensure minimum testing activities are occurring
Regularly check on the effectiveness of disaster recovery strategies and make necessary modifications.
Provide training programs for employees on disaster recovery procedures.
Conduct evaluations after a disaster and make necessary adjustments to the recovery plans

 Undergraduate degree in Computer or Electrical Engineering, or other relevant professional designation.
 Working experience in Disaster Recovery leadership role
 Experience as a Program/Project Manager or client-facing consulting is an asset
 Project Management certification is a plus
 Ability to lead project teams
 Excellent oral, written, presentation and facilitation skills
 Self-motivated and quick learner
 Strong understanding of project management methodologies with experience in one or more of the following
IT delivery model: Waterfall, Incremental, Agile, Lean, DevOps
 Experience with build, promotion and release management processes
Required Skills:
 Strong technical knowledge in infrastructure and disaster recovery
 Technical champion with people-first mentality
 Effective oral and written communication skills and ability to work with all levels of IT staff and business
 Excellent analytical skills to assess ideas / requirements and propose solutions
 Top-to-bottom thinker
 Risk and issue management
 Writing technical documentation
 Ability in diagnosing complex problems and providing detailed analysis and recommendations
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience

If you are passionate about thriving in a dynamic, collaborative environment, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity. Come be a part of the team and contribute to shaping the future of the organization’s IT landscape.

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As a result, we are committed to developing and implementing strategies to increase the equity, diversity and inclusion within the workplace by examining our internal policies, practices, and systems throughout the entire lifecycle of our workforce, including its recruitment, retention and advancement for all employees. In addition to our deep commitment to respecting human rights, we are dedicated to positive actions to affect change to ensure everyone has full participation in the workforce free from any barriers, systemic or otherwise, especially equity-seeking groups who are usually underrepresented in Canada’s workforce, including those who identify as women or non-binary/gender non-conforming; Indigenous or Aboriginal Peoples; persons with disabilities (visible or invisible) and; members of visible minorities, racialized groups and the LGBTQ2+ community.

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