Business Continuity Disaster Recovery (BCDR) Engineer
General Dynamics IT has an opening for a Business Continuity Disaster Recovery (BCDR) Engineer with strong communication and technical skills that will support the Department of Commerce 2020 Decennial Census Systems of Systems hybrid cloud infrastructure and its applications. The BCDR Engineer will assist in defining evaluation criteria for determining the current availability constraints on systems supporting the Census System of Systems; working with the Systems Engineering team to decompose business level requirements into system and solution level requirements; assisting architecture with selecting the appropriate technological solutions to meet the business requirements; implementing the solution(s) required to fulfill the system and solution level requirements; and for performing test and validation activities to prove BCDR effectiveness and readiness during critical test events leading up to the 2020 survey. Specific roles & responsibilities for the position include but not limited to the following:
- Contributes to the formulation and maintenance of an enterprise-wide disaster recovery and business continuity plan to ensure timely and effective restoration of IT services and business resumption in the event of a disaster.Provides input on defining evaluation criteria and questionnaires for assessment teams to determine a system or application’s current native recoverability and availability capabilities.Provides input on the development of an Analysis of Alternatives for BCDR solution(s).Provides input on the selection of an Enterprise BCDR solution(s) which meets cost and schedule constraints and satisfies recoverability, availability and business continuity targets.Provides input on the development of implementation, user guides, and training materials.Performs training for operations staff as required.Develops and executes runbooks and functional validation workbooks for performing site-to-site failover, workload redistribution, recovery, and fail-back.Provides input on evaluation, selection, implementation and maintenance of IT systems, ensuring appropriate investment in strategic and operational systems. Provides responsive advice, counsel, education and service concerning IT issues and trends in the IT industry.Maintains knowledge and understanding of current and emerging technologies, equipment and systems.Reviews and provides input to policies and standard operating proceduresPerforms other related duties as assigned.
- 10 full-time years of experience; prior consulting, Professional Services and/or Enterprise Experience preferred.Must have knowledge of the concepts, practices and procedures of the field of specialization. Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) version 3 or higher certification required or obtained within one (1) year of accepting position.Vendor Storage and Backup certifications preferred.Relevant knowledge of current and emerging technologies.Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively with all levels of personnel, elected officials, executive leadership, senior management, users, vendors and subcontractor personnel.Ability to consistently meet and exceed expectations and incorporate customer service into all aspects of workProven judgment and problem solving skills.Solid time management skills with the ability to plan, organize and implement multiple initiatives and deadline-driven workloads while consistently providing outstanding customer service.Detail-oriented, proactive self-starter demonstrating a positive, willing attitude and excellent oral and written communication skills.Proficient in Datacenter and Cloud technologies.Proficient in supporting an Enterprise strategy for recoverability and continuity of business operations.
- Organizational Skills: Can plan and prioritize work, both their own and that of project team. Follows tasks to their logical conclusion and makes sure that everything has been done to the right standard. Good attention to detail.Team Work: Comfortable working both individually and as part of a team. Prepared to challenge ideas within a group in a constructive way.Communications: Ability to communicate clearly and efficiently to team members and clients, verbally and in writing. Able to present ideas in a variety of ways depending upon audience and context. Excellent active listening skills.Problem Solving: Natural inclination for planning strategy and tactics. Ability to analyze problems and determine root cause, generating alternatives, evaluating and selecting alternatives and implementing solutions.Results oriented: Able to drive things forward regardless of personal interest in the task.
- 10+ years of experience with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work/military experience.