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Business Continuity Planning/Disaster Recovery Senior Lead

Location: US, KS, Topeka
Company: Security Benefit

Security Benefit (SB), a leader in the retirement saving and income solutions market, is seeking a Business Continuity Planning/Disaster Recovery (BCP/DR) Senior Lead to join the IT team. SB fosters strong partnerships to provide insightful and customized retirement solutions for employers and individual investors nationwide. This position is targeted to work out of the home office in Topeka, Kansas, but some part time remote work will be considered.

Job role

  • Support BCP and DR initiatives as determined by Senior Management
  • Ensure that Business Continuity Plans are fully documented, tested and executable for all critical business processes
  • Ensure that IT DR applications have fully documented, tested and executable plans
  • Ensure integration of business and technical aspects of the BCP / DR program
  • Ensure all aspects of IT infrastructure have adequate plans and are tested
  • Develop recovery priorities, timelines and strategy for proper sequence of recovery components
  • Drive organization resiliency as key component of BCP/DR
  • Lead monthly BCP/DR Steering meetings
  • Lead BCP tabletop exercises – driving functional leaders to pragmatic & effective continuity actions
  • Lead DR tabletop exercises – driving technology leaders to pragmatic & effective recovery actions
  • Advance Business Continuity Management Program with both creative solutions and pragmatic KPI’s
  • Propose and implement tooling to oversee the BCP/DR program (minimizing manual efforts)
  • Propose leverage of available technologies (e.g. AWS) to reduce costs and risk while increasing resiliency
  • Responsible for design, coordination and execution of periodic Disaster Recovery testing with internal and external vendors and Security Benefit
  • Responsible for conducting BIA with Security Benefit business units
  • Responsible for semi-annual update and dissemination of Corporate and Department BCP plans, and related updates to DRPs and ancillary plans
  • Support BCP/DR audit and examination activities
  • Partner with infrastructure and application areas to develop and maintain recovery procedures for all applications
  • Proactively identify and implement BCP/DR program and process improvements.

More details and apply.

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