Sr Engineer, IT Disaster Recovery & Resiliency


On Site
Full Time


Data-flow diagrams
Amazon Web Services
Disaster recovery
Information security
Risk analysis
Business operations
Service level
IT management
Business continuity planning
Microsoft Azure
High availability
Computer networking
Risk assessment
Microsoft Office
Computer science
Information systems
Cloud computing

Job Details


Here at Discount Tire, we celebrate the spirit of our people with extraordinary pride and enthusiasm. Our business has been growing for more than 60 years and now is the best time in our history to join us. We are opening more locations every year and we are always looking for qualified individuals to join us in our growth. We are a company that promotes from within, both in our retail and corporate operations.

The Senior Engineer, IT Disaster Recovery & Resiliency manages Disaster Recovery (DR) plans, DR testing, and ensures DR solutions are in place for mission-critical applications and systems. Provides direction to determine technical and operational feasibility of solutions are aligned with DR requirements and standards. The successful candidate must have a solid working knowledge of data center computing, SaaS, IaaS, and network environments, an understanding of system resiliency in applications (business and technical), and experience with DR design and testing. Candidates will demonstrate proficiency in managing and coordinating recovery plans from a technology perspective. Proficient in DR standard concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Works under general supervision and reports to the Chief Information Security Officer. As a subject matter expert, continually provides mentorship and servant leadership to all.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Manage and maintain application, system, and cloud DR Plans.
  • Responsible for DR standards and policies.
  • Plan and coordinate DR Testing.
  • Perform failover and failback exercises.
  • Identify application single points of failure; present recommendations to correct.
  • Recommend and present resiliency options for cloud-based applications and infrastructure.
  • Collaborate with Enterprise Data Architect on maintenance of all data flow diagrams and topologies.
  • Collaborate with Risk Segment recovery time objectives (RTO) and recovery point objectives (RPO) for mission critical applications and systems.
  • Schedule and host meetings to coordinate DR Testing and Plan updates.
  • Engage vendors as necessary to discuss HA and DR solutions.
  • Lead semi-annual DR policy and standards review.
  • Lead reoccurring risk analysis to identify critical operations and systems core to continued business operations in the event of disruption.
  • Monitor and tests the plans and backup systems.
  • Develop and deploy awareness, documentation, and communication of disaster procedures to the organization.
  • Develops service level recovery standards and agreements with vendors.
  • Function as liaison for auditing and examination of disaster recovery processes.
  • Work with IT management to ensure that the disaster recovery and business continuity plans drive DR strategy for the enterprise.
  • Establish and maintain DR procedures, understand, and document their interdependencies.

  • Minimum 7 years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and related experience required.
  • 4+ years of managing and executing Disaster Recovery Plans for a multi-billion-dollar organization.
  • 4+ years leading medium-large projects including planning, execution, and leadership presentations.
  • Experience interacting with auditors.
  • Proficient in SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS environments.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Azure, AWS and Salesforce services.
  • Proficient in Amazon Web Services (AWS) multiple availability zones and regions.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
    • DR Certified Planner, Specialist, or Expert or equivalent experience.
    • CBRM (Certified Business Resilience Manager) or CBRITP (Certified Business Resilience IT Professional) preferred and PMP certification.
    • Understanding of current recovery solutions, High Availability and Cloud Architectures.
    • Deep understanding of basic IT network and Infrastructure principles.
    • Require excellent oral and written communication skills to convey plans, exercises, and activities. Must be able to interact with technical, non-technical, and management staff.
    • Familiarity with Business Continuity program life cycle plans and source deliverables (e.g., risk assessments, continuity planning).
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Teams, Project.

Educational Requirements:

This position requires a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Security, or a related IT field.

Discount Tire provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.