Disaster Recovery Lead

Req ID #:  213718
Location: 

US Montreal (Senneville), Quebec, CA, H9X 3R3 Baltimore, MD, US, 21224 Boston, MA, US, 02116 Hartford, CT, US, 06106 New Haven, CT, US, 06519-6052 Raleigh, NC, US, 27610 Morrisville, NC, US, 27560 Houston, TX, US, 77047 Mattawan, MI, US, 49071

At Charles River, we are passionate about improving the quality of people’s lives. When you join our global family, you will help create healthier lives for millions of patients and their families. 

Charles River employees are innovative thinkers, who are dedicated to continuous learning and improvement. We will empower you with the resources you need to grow and develop in your career. 

As a Charles River employee, you will be part of an industry-leading, customer-focused company at the forefront of drug development. Your skills will play a key role in bringing life-saving therapies to market faster through simpler, quicker, and more digitalized processes. Whether you are in lab operations, finance, IT, sales, or another area, when you work at Charles River, you will be the difference every day for patients across the globe.

 

IMPORTANT:   In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process.  Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.   


 

Job Summary

 

The IT Disaster Recovery Lead is a position within the Charles River Laboratories Global Technology organization that is responsible for the ongoing operational management of the Disaster Recovery Program.  This position will work across IT infrastructure, development, and business units to identify recovery and continuity needs, enhance and or create supporting documentation, and coordinate the implementation of proper testing.  The scope of this work covers technology deployed across global data centers, branch offices and a growing public cloud environment.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop the strategy and supporting roadmap for the Global Technology disaster recovery program
  • Work with technical teams to identify requirements and develop viable test plans and recovery solutions, including the sequence of restoration
  • Accountable for program governance activities, including yearly disaster recovery exercises
  • Document and maintain detailed playbooks to be followed during disaster recovery testing or real-time events
  • Drive adherence to all compliance, regulatory and continuity requirements 
  • Partner across business units to ensure compliance with continuity policies 
  • The scope of work covers technology deployed across global data centers, branch offices and public cloud environments

Job Qualifications

 

Education:  Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in computer science, engineering, business administration or related discipline.

 

Experience:  5+ years of experience in IT disaster recovery and business continuity planning. 

 

Other:  

  • IT operations or data center operations background
  • Thorough understanding of public cloud environments (Azure, AWS, GCP)
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong verbal and written skills, ability to create and maintain accurate and detailed documentation
  • Industry Certifications a plus (CBCP, MBCP, DRCS)

IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV. 
 

About Corporate Functions
The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.  

 

About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

 

With over 20,000 employees within 110 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. 
 

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.
 

Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, veteran or disability status.

If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to crrecruitment_US@crl.com. This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.
 

For more information, please visit www.criver.com.


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