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Greater Lansing Area, United States, North America
Career Level:
Senior (5+ years of experience)
Bachelor's Degree
Job type:
Full time
Apply before:
01 Dec, 2017

Business Continuity Administrator

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Our client is a long standing, Michigan based manufacturer with an industry leading product line sold worldwide.  The company manufactures their own production equipment and raw materials used in the manufacturing process.  They are growing rapidly and incorporating corporate wide technology advancements.  They are seeking a business continuity administrator to develop and establish disaster recovery procedures for the restoration of mission-critical business applications in the event of natural disasters, technical failures, power outages, and human interference.

The following are high level requirements for the role:

  • Experience performing disaster recovery test activities
  • Technical knowledge of infrastructure technologies such as: Active Directory, VMware, Windows Servers
  • Ability to work with multiple technical teams and communicate effectively between them


  • Serve as an active participant in all disaster recovery test activities
  • Continually conduct simulations and test runs of system disruptions in order to revise and perfect plans
  • Coordinate, establish and train staff in response efforts for department-specific disaster recovery plans and provide recommendations for avoidance strategies
  • Provide recommendations for hardware or software configurations that could affect disaster recovery plans
  • Engage and build partnerships with vendors, outsourcers, and contractors to obtain protection services and products
  • Participate in the execution of the disaster recovery plan(s) when a business or IT operations disruption occurs, in coordination with the disaster recovery manager
  • Maintain an effective working knowledge of disaster recovery industry technologies, trends and best practices


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Three (3) years of I.T. project management experience or two (2) years of I.T. disaster recovery/business continuity experience
  • Knowledge of all types of disasters, natural or otherwise, and their effect on company technologies
  • Excellent verbal and written skills necessary in order to communicate intricate job-related processes to internal and external customers
  • Ability to maintain composure and adapt in a dynamic, fast-paced, customer-focused work environment characterized by rapid change, minimal lead times, and multiple competing priorities
  • Travel up to 10% domestically
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid driver’s license
  • Favorable motor vehicle report upon hire
  • Ability to work additional work hours including weekends, holidays, and on-call as required
  • Preferred Skills and Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree with an emphasis in Information Technology or Business
    • Disaster Recovery certification
    • Microsoft Office Visio and SharePoint experience

Job keywords/tags:  Business Continuity Administrator , Disaster Recovery , Active Directory , VMware , Windows Servers , SQL Server , Business Continuity