Senior Disaster Recovery Specialist

Posted 22 May 2024
Job type Permanent

Company's Benefits

  • Flexible Working Arrangements

    Flexible Working Arrangements

  • Equal Pay Initiatives

    Equal Pay Initiatives

  • Mentorship Program

    Mentorship Program

  • Leadership Development Program

    Leadership Development Program

  • Paid Parental Leave

    Paid Parental Leave

  • Return to Work Policy

    Return to Work Policy

  • Childcare Facilities

    Childcare Facilities

  • Breastfeeding Rooms

    Breastfeeding Rooms

  • Sponsorship Program

    Sponsorship Program

  • Coaching Program

    Coaching Program

  • Raise Numbers Of Women In Leadership

    Raise Numbers Of Women In Leadership

  • Internal Women's Networking Group

    Internal Women's Networking Group

Job Description

Who are we?

Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company®, operating over 250 data centers across the globe. Digital leaders harness Equinix's trusted platform to bring together and interconnect foundational infrastructure at software speed. Equinix enables organizations to access all the right places, partners and possibilities to scale with agility, speed the launch of digital services, deliver world-class experiences and multiply their value, while supporting their sustainability goals. 

Our culture is based on collaboration and the growth and development of our teams.  We hire hardworking people who thrive on solving challenging problems and give them opportunities to hone new skills and try new approaches, as we grow our product portfolio with new software and network architecture solutions. We embrace diversity in thought and contribution and are committed to providing an equitable work environment that is foundational to our core values as a company and is vital to our success. 

Senior Disaster Recovery Specialist

Job Summary

Build and implement detailed disaster recovery plans for crucial infrastructure components and critical applications. Fortify the resilience of our critical systems and operations. A confirmed background in disaster recovery planning, risk management, and cybersecurity is critical for success in this role.


As the Senior Disaster Recovery Specialist,

  • Responsible for designing and implementing comprehensive disaster recovery plans for infrastructure components and critical applications to ensure the resilience of our critical systems and operations

  • Own the development, maintenance, and testing of disaster recovery and business continuity plans to ensure the rapid recovery of critical systems, infrastructure, and data

  • Demonstrable ability to coordinate sophisticated integrated disaster recovery exercises

  • Coordinates with various information technology and business groups to identify critical systems and dependencies, and the potential vulnerabilities and risks that could result in catastrophic impact

  • Generate regular reports on the organization's disaster recovery capabilities and security posture for executive leadership and collaborators

  • Stay up to date with industry standards, regulations, and best practices related to disaster recovery and business continuity

  • Conduct detailed Technology Risk assessment and Business Impact Analysis

  • Develop resilience reports that identify gaps and recommendations from Technology Risk assessment and Business Impact Analysis

  • Maintains knowledge on the current and emerging developments/trends for IT Disaster Recovery technology and resilience solutions

  • Collaborate with technical engineering teams to understand the evolving architectures to plan, design and test the resilience solutions

  • Review and provide recommendations for departments Technology Disaster recovery Plans and Business Continuity/ Continuity of Operations Plans

  • Develop and maintain Business Continuity/ Continuity of Operations Plans for the department and each division

  • Review the completeness of technology recovery plans and procedures for critical technology systems and applications for completeness

  • Design, plan, coordinate and implement technology resilience test/exercise with recovery teams for all critical technology systems and applications

  • Support natural, human-caused, and technology disaster/emergencies during the activations of the Emergency Operations Center/Department Operation Center


  • 7+ years experience

  • Bachelor's or equivalent experience preferred

  • Industry certification(s) preferred