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Disaster Recovery Coordinator (2019-7693)

Camas, WA, United States
Information Technology


Job Description


It’s an exciting time to be in our IT/Technology Department; we’re investing heavily in the future of our firm’s technology. Our business is growing internationally, which emphasizes the need to build an unparalleled technology team that drives future global growth and scale through strategic solutions and continuous innovation. We play a foundational role in supporting our firm’s diverse businesses, and we’re excited to continue solidifying that foundation as we add more talented technologists to our team.


Our IT Department is now seeking a highly talented Disaster Recovery Coordinator to join our team. This position will be located in our Camas, WA (near Portland, OR) office. This will be a contract-to-hire or direct hire opportunity.


The Disaster Recovery Coordinator reports to the VP of IT and develops, maintains, and tests disaster recovery plans, including the technology associated with the recovery of the business. This individual will work closely with the Business Continuity Program Manager to manage continuity efforts, establish testing schedules, and define disaster recovery methodologies for applications based on recovery time objectives and recovery point objectives defined by the business. The Disaster Recovery Coordinator will work with IT management to determine new replication and recovery methodologies that can be implemented to better meet business needs or increase efficiency.


The Day-to-Day:

  • Work with Business Continuity Program Manager to understand RTO and RPO for business applications
  • Develop and maintain the disaster recovery plan which includes:
    • Replication methodologies
    • Ensuring server allocations for disaster recovery meet business needs
    • Testing of methodologies and plans
  • Coordinates development, reviews and updates of IT’s DR process and procedures
  • Define critical and time-sensitive functions and work to increase the firm’s capabilities to perform these functions from multiple sites
  • Work to identify, test and implement new technology or practices that would increase the efficiency of IT’s ability to recover systems in the event of a disaster
  • Recommend recovery strategies and options to Senior Management and assist with the implementation of recovery solutions
  • Develop schedules for training / awareness for IT
  • Maintains current knowledge of industry practices as well as key vendors


Your Qualifications:

  • Solid knowledge of current disaster recovery techniques and technologies
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education/experience
  • Financial services industry experience preferred
  • Strong verbal/written communications. Must be able to interface and coordinate work efficiently and effectively with business units
  • Strong administrative skills, with effectiveness in developing tasks and managing resources to achieve target dates

Why Fisher Investments?

Fisher Investments is a different kind of investment firm. We don’t come from Wall Street, nor do we believe we fit in with most of the finance industry, and we’re proud of that. We work for a bigger purpose: bettering the investment universe.


From unmatched service to innovative perspectives on investing, it’s the people that make the Fisher purpose possible. After all, it’s our people that enable us to offer the level of service that we do. And we invest in them accordingly, offering exceptional benefits like:

  • 100% coverage of premiums for health, vision and dental insurance
  • A 50% 401(k) match, up to the IRS maximum
  • 20 days of PTO*, plus 9 paid holidays
  • And much, much more

We also provide a cumulative, continuous learning and development framework customized for every employee. This emphasis on personal and professional growth has yielded an award-winning work environment; we’re Great Place to Work Certified, and The Oregonian named us as a 2017 and 2018 Top Workplace.


But in the end, it’s not the perks that keep people here. They stay because they believe in our mission of service—our employees want to make a difference in an industry that can do better.


* California employees accrue up to 17 days of PTO and 3 days of sick time per year.





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