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Disaster Recovery Analyst (2019-8088)

Plano, TX, 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 either in our Plano, TX, office (near Dallas, TX) or Camas, WA, (near Portland, OR) office.  This will be a contract-to-hire or direct hire opportunity.


The IT Disaster Recovery Analyst assists to drive visibility on the planning and implementing of disaster recovery capabilities and processes throughout the organization.  This role requires working with the application development and operational teams and other stakeholders to create operational and test plans, manage / coordinate the DR operational activities, and work closely with the Business Continuity team to mitigate any effects on the ability to conduct business in the event of a disaster.


The Day-to-Day:

  • Work with Business Continuity Planning team to understand Recovery Time Objectives (RTO) and Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) for critical business functions and related technology
  • Work with other IT departments to determine recoverability options to represent business partners
  • Maintain the disaster recovery plan which includes:
    • Coordinate with application and operational teams on the creation and maintenance of DR plans
    • Review all existing plans to ensure they are complete, current, and all process steps are validated with the correct technical resources
    • Evaluate current processes and procedures for inefficiencies and make improvement recommendations
    • Testing of methodologies and plans
  • Coordinate with the IT applications and technical staff to ensure that disaster recovery solutions are adequate, in place, and maintained
  • 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 and assist with the implementation of recovery solutions
  • Regularly report Disaster Recovery activities to management
  • Maintains current knowledge of industry practices as well as key vendors


  • 5+ years of experience, knowledge, skill, and ability to establish and maintain a company-wide disaster recovery program and serve as the subject matter expert
  • Knowledge of IT infrastructure operations and familiarity with disaster recovery operations
  • Should be self-directed and able to work independently
  • Ability to collaborate with other IT staff at all levels of responsibility
  • Ability to communicate technology into business terms with customers at all levels
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education/experience
  • Financial services industry experience preferred
  • Strong verbal/written communications

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 to full-time employees 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
  • 8 week paid Primary Caregiver Parental Leave
  • 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 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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