Disaster Recovery Specialist

Date: Jul 5, 2024

Location: Bethpage, NY, US

Company: PSEG

Requisition: 78494

PSEG Company: PSEG Long Island    

Salary Range: $ 101,600 - $ 160,900 

Incentive: PIP 15%   

Work Location Category: Remote Local  


PSEG operates under a Flexible Work Model where flexible work is offered when job requirements allow. In support of this model, roles have been categorized into one of four work location categories: onsite roles, hybrid roles that are a blend of onsite and remote work, remote local roles that are primarily home-based but require some level of purpose-driven in-person interaction and living within a commutable distance, and remote non-local roles that can be effectively performed remotely with the ability to work in approved states.

PSEG offers a unique experience to our more than 12,000 employees – we provide the resources and opportunities for career development that come with being a Fortune 500 company, as well as the attention, camaraderie and care for one another you might typically associate with a small business. Our focus on combatting climate change through clean energy technology, our new net zero climate vision for 2030 and enhanced commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; and supporting the communities we serve make this a particularly exciting time to join PSEG.

Job Summary

The Sr Technology Engineer - Disaster Recovery Specialist is a direct report to the Technology Group Product Manager with understanding of business goals, business processes, technology expertise in planning and developing disaster recovery solutions, design and implementation.  

This role is involved in the full Disaster Recovery life cycle and responsible for planning, testing oversight, and governance. DR Specialist works closely with IT SMEs, Product Managers & Business Teams to understand the business requirements that drive the design of disaster recovery solution.

Job Responsibilities

Primary Responsibilities are:
•    Responsible for managing all activities related to disaster recovery program, to ensure that PSEG LI is able to recover their IT systems in the event of a disaster and perform DR testing exercises.
•    Planning, design, documentation and testing of disaster recovery solutions to meet business or technology requirements. 
•    Evaluation of existing technology solutions to determine fit for purpose for the new business or technology requirements. Recommendation of technology alternatives. 
•    Provide technical guidance and expertise in disaster recovery methodologies, including backup and recovery solutions, data replication, failover/failback procedures, and recovery testing.
•    Lead the planning, execution, and delivery of IT disaster recovery projects, including risk assessments, impact analyses, and recovery plan development.
•    Maintain accurate documentation of disaster recovery plans, procedures, and test results. Prepare and present reports to senior management and stakeholders on the status of DR initiatives.
•    Drive continuous improvement initiatives to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of IT disaster recovery processes and technologies.

  • Responsible for all stages of disaster recovery, plans and testing.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, industry standards, and internal policies related to IT disaster recovery and business continuity.
  • Review the existing IT disaster recovery architecture/design and make recommendations for improvement.

Job Specific Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

•    Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related technical field
•    A minimum of 6 years of experience in IT disaster recovery, with a proven track record of managing complex DR projects in on premise and cloud data centers 
•    Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
•    Demonstrated leadership skills 
•    Strong track record of translating business outcomes, business requirements and technical requirements into technical designs for new technology solutions or enhancements Good track record of implementing technology solutions using structured methodologies such as agile (SCRUM, Kanban etc.) and waterfall. 
•    In-depth knowledge of disaster recovery methodologies, technologies, and best practices, including backup and recovery solutions, data replication, and failover/failback procedures.
•    In-depth knowledge of disaster recovery and business continuity concepts: RTO, RPO, MTPD, BIA etc.
•    Experience with cloud-based infrastructure and disaster recovery solutions, such as AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud Platform.
•    Experience with designing DR exercises to validate RTO and RPO.
•    Strong verbal written communication skills 
•    Ability to foster working relationships with the team, IT Management and Client departments,
•    Understanding of technology architecture, technology platforms and ability to explain technical concepts to the business users in the context of business requirements. 
•    Ability to define metrics that measure success of the recovery operations, in addressing business and technical requirements as well as achieving the desired outcomes.
•    Working knowledge of specific area including business process configuration and execution for assigned domains. 

Desired Qualifications:  
•    Graduate degree or MBA
•    Experience with public cloud providers
•    Experience with IT Service Management activities
•    Understanding financial principles 
•    Relevant certifications such as EC-Council Disaster Recovery Professional (EDRP), CDRE - Certified Disaster Recovery Engineer, or Project Management Professional (PMP) are preferred.

Minimum Years of Experience

6 years of experience




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