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Disaster Recovery Manager

Job Description

Job Description

Asda Technology are building out an entirely new cloud platform to support its separation from Walmart as part of the 'Future' programme.

Asda Technology Technical Services seek a Disaster Recovery Manager to join their Service Assurance function. This is a chance to be a key colleague in one of the biggest transformation programmes working as part of the Service Assurance Team to ensure both Asda's legacy and Future operating environment has the required recovery capabilities implemented, are fit for purpose, and tested.

You will join a newly formed Service Assurance function in Tech Services leading a small team with responsibility on all DR activities and supporting the Senior Service Assurance Manager in the continuous delivery of technical assurance to the Asda Business across Disaster Recovery, OAT and Monitoring and Alerting.

You will work on a broad portfolio of projects covering Head Office, Store and Depot systems. You will collaborate closely with third-party suppliers and internal teams.

Disaster Recovery Manager Role and Responsibilities:

  • Planning facilitating and completing disaster recovery testing of all critical applications and infrastructure in the Asda environment.

  • Supporting the establishment and implementation of Service Assurance processes, standards, and policies.

  • Work with the Future programme and project teams to ensure as part of go live suitable initial testing is competed and subsequent testing regimes are implemented for each release.

  • Work closely with core digital SaaS vendors to understand and provide assurance against their DR capability and delivery.

  • Facilitate the efficient transfer of new systems into production.

  • Ensure all currently tested legacy DR activities continue.

  • Ensure that at least all Tier 0,1 and 2 systems have a DR playbook in place and processes and procedures are available in a disaster situation.

  • Ensure all Tier's map appropriately to OAT patterns based on their criticality.

  • Consult with architects and service owners to ensure DR procedures are implemented and are aligned with expectations.

  • As part of continuous assurance identify and raise risks where required recovery capability is in place and / or tested.

  • Provide continuous assurance by way of regular reporting to senior and exec management.

  • Create a business wide awareness programme for DR.

Candidate Description

  • Previous exposure to DR and BC principles (Cloud recovery beneficial).

  • Experience of OAT principles and practices.

  • Logical and methodical approach to problem solving.

  • Ability to work well under pressure.

  • Ability to engage with functional stakeholders and collaborate on the design and implementation of DR plans and processes.

  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management.

  • Self-starter, who can work autonomously, grasp requirements, and drive the portfolio of DR activities.

  • Ability to lead a small team of Service Assurance Specialists.

  • Experience collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams across the business and third parties.

  • Able to maintain professionalism, prioritise effectively and demonstrate flexibility.

Application Description

If you have any questions, then please email Alexander.Thompson@asda.co.uk

Employer Description

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