Senior Analyst, IT Disaster Recovery

February 23 2021
Industries Airspace, Aviation, National Defence
Categories Aerospace, Aviation, Airport, Analyst, Information Technology, IT, Systems, Software, Telecom
Calgary, AB

Employment Type: Full Time

City: Calgary, AB (YYC)

Why WestJet:

Every WestJet journey has the potential to enrich lives; a career with us is no exception.

WestJet arrived on the Canadian airline scene in 1996 and changed the industry for the better. We made air travel more affordable for Canadians and now we’re going global.

Join us and love where you’re going.

Overview of role:

We are seeking a Disaster Recovery Analyst reporting into our Technology office. This individual can exhibit a high standard of excellence, enjoys challenges, and is results-driven. The incumbent must be highly motivated and demonstrate the ability to work in an agile environment.

As part of an industry-leading team, the IT Disaster Recovery (DR) Analyst will work in partnership with the Manager, IT Disaster Recovery and will be part of building this strategic team. The individual will be responsible for working collaboratively with various technology teams and business stakeholders to provide analysis and project management in coordinating, assessing, developing, and communicating requirements and contingency plans associated with business units to protect the enterprise in the event that technology resources are unavailable. They will also assist in managing the implementation and day to day functions related to Disaster Recovery operations across the company. 

Key deliverables include:

  • Analysis of technical systems (Infrastructure, Servers, Applications, Databases/ Platforms, and other supporting systems), assess and assist development of Disaster Recovery (DR) capabilities and processes across IT

  • Review existing technical and people recovery processes and ensure documentation is aligned with best practices and enterprise risk / audit expectations

  • Assist with planning, staging and compiling documentation for all DR related test events 

  • Responsible for maintaining up-to-date DR related system documentation in a continuously changing environment

  • Stay current on DR trends and providing recommendations for continuous improvement around our DR strategy

  • Provide DR guidance, analysis, design and implement DR processes for WestJet IT projects and initiatives

  • Creating/Updating DR governance processes, policies, operating standards, templates, and other related documents

Experience and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Technical/ Business/ Science)

  • Minimum 3- 6 years of professional experience in technology, preferably within a large technically complex organization working with IT Infrastructure or have technical experience in a Disaster Recovery role

  • Strong understanding of industry best practice for Technology Disaster Recovery planning and Business Continuity

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to convey complex technical strategies and plans

  • The ability to remain calm under unexpected circumstances / incidents with time critical pressures

The benefits of being a WestJetter:

WestJet provides all WestJetters with a competitive total rewards package. On top of that, we offer:

  • A fun and friendly culture with colleagues who work together to win
  • Travel privileges for you and your family, effective from your start date
  • Savings and Benefit programs that are flexible to meet your specific needs

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About WestJet Group of Companies

Together with WestJet's regional airline, WestJet Encore, we offer scheduled service to more than 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe and to more than 175 destinations in over 20 countries through our airline partnerships.

Our Safety Promise

At WestJet, the safety and security of our people and our guests is a core value and at the heart of what we do. As safety and security is a shared responsibility, it is expected that you will use safe work practices to ensure your well-being and the safety of others.

WestJet recognizes that the use of Alcohol and Drugs can adversely impact a safe work environment and the well-being of others including guests, suppliers and the public, as well as place WestJet's operations at risk. All roles that are identified as safety sensitive are required to pass a Pre-Employment Alcohol and Drug Test as per WestJet's Alcohol and Drug Policy. 

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

We embrace what makes us each unique, and what makes us uniquely WestJet. WestJet is committed to inclusiveness, equity and accessibility and if you require accommodation during the selection process, please let our Recruitment team know. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest in WestJet; however, only those candidates who are selected will be contacted.

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