IT Disaster Recovery Analyst

| Chicago

The Team:

Fueling the technologies that drive our products and support our company's infrastructure, the Technology team consists of talented developers, network architects, and IT experts who help make technology one of Morningstar's core strengths. Though our technologists represent a range of skills and knowledge bases, they all view technology as a craft and care deeply about creating positive user experiences. From Agile methodologies to mobile applications, to software as a service (SaaS) delivered from our private cloud, we push technology's boundaries to build scalable, elegant solutions that help investors reach their financial goals.

 

The Role:

The IT Disaster Recovery Analyst will work directly with individuals across Morningstar to help implement disaster recovery program that meets the needs of our business units globally. The ideal candidate is a technologist with robust understanding of enterprise-scale infrastructure, technologies and applications, with a passion for Disaster Recovery. Public cloud initiatives are and will continue to be important part of Morningstar’s IT strategy, so understanding of public cloud and infrastructure are a must. This position will report to Business Continuity Management Global Lead and is based in our Chicago office.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Risk Management - identify and document areas of risk related to IT Disaster Recovery.
  • Disaster Recovery SME - act as the SME that can provide best practices, guidance and recommendations for remediation of identified DR risks. Support development of DR capabilities for new product and services in the on-premise environments as well as in public cloud, particularly AWS.
  • Communication - an influencer and a communicator. Act as a primary interface between technical and business teams throughout the entire Disaster Recovery Management process. 
  • Documentation - work with business units and product teams to assist in completing application Business Impact Analysis and end-to-end Technical Disaster Recovery Plans
  • Governance - update and maintain disaster recovery standards, templates, documents and policies
  • Exercises - assist with management, execution and documentation of disaster recovery exercises
  • Compliance - Work with IT Compliance to respond to client RFP’s, RFI’s and audit requests
  • Training and Awareness – create and maintain training and awareness programs, presentations and materials
  • Administration - Assist in management and maintenance of the enterprise BCM software and emergency notification platform

 

Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree and 3+ years of experience in enterprise IT
  • Disaster recovery experience and background preferred
  • Strong understating of enterprise-scale infrastructure, technologies and applications
  • Working knowledge of data center recovery technologies (network, storage, database, server)
  • Excellent project management, planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to deliver results while working with remote, virtual, and cross-functional teams without direct authority
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Proven ability to prioritize multiple, complex tasks and to work under stressful conditions with multiple directives
  • Ability to periodically work outside of regular business hours to support Disaster Recovery test activities

 

Morningstar is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

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Location

22 W. Washington , Chicago, IL 60602
22 W. Washington , Chicago, IL 60602

What are Morningstar Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
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401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
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Paid Volunteer Time
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Tuition Reimbursement

Additional Perks + Benefits

Compensation at Morningstar is more than a salary. It’s about making positive contributions to both life and work. We give our diverse workforce the choice and flexibility they need to maintain their health, retirement plans, time, and professional growth.

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