Fairview Health Services Senior Disaster Recovery Analyst in Minneapolis, Minnesota


Fairview Health Services is looking for a Sr. Disaster Recovery Analyst based out of the Fairview offices at Stinson in Minneapolis , Minnesota. This is a full time benefit eligible position; with standard business hours Monday – Friday.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The Sr Disaster Recovery Analyst role is responsible to lead the effort to develop recovery, maintenance, standards and control procedures that will be used in the event of a disaster. Responsibilities include leading, developing, implementing and maintaining policies, procedures, and programs for ensuring the security, integrity and availability of company data, databases, information systems, and technology.

  • Coordinates, tests, and administers disaster recovery and resumption plans. Assure that all of Fairview’s Data Center systems are recoverable in case of a disaster. Lead reviews and planning documents, policies, and procedures and advises recovery teams.

  • Facilitates the Disaster Recovery program awareness sessions to various levels across the organization. Serve as an advisor and technical expert to other department members. Lead contact responsible for ensuring Disaster and Operational Recovery, and Availability considerations are part of all of Fairview IT systems.

  • Defines and creates Disaster and Operational Recovery documentation. Collects and maintains data regarding the business impact. Primary contact for engaging with SME’s (Subject matter experts) from various teams throughout the organization and Disaster Recovery analysts to generate Disaster and Operational Recovery plans.

  • Leads the coordination, support and maintenance activities for Disaster and Operational Recovery inventory and plan repository systems and related support tools.

  • Develop the Disaster and Operational Recovery, and Availability Strategy and Roadmap. Consistently review and understand risks and issues and opportunities to eliminate or minimize risks. Track deliverables to the roadmap.

  • Ensure Disaster and Operational Recovery plans and IT Business Continuation plans are up-to-date and provide solid plans that meet Fairview’s business strategy. Maintain Disaster Recovery Contracts and Vendor Management agreements.

  • Develop and lead the Disaster Recovery testing activities, ensure plans for all sites are complete and executable and test runs of backup and restore at sites meet Fairview strategy.

  • Prepare Disaster Recovery training materials and provide annual training and seminars for business to ensure the required steps and processes are in place to ensure backup and recovery.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent work experience.

  • 5+ years of experience running a Disaster Recovery program.

  • Disaster Recovery certification

  • ITIL Foundations

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in related field

  • Experience within the Healthcare Industry

  • ITIL Practioner

Other Required Skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to influence others.

  • Ability to present to all levels of management.

  • Working knowledge of disaster & operational recovery, and availability management methodology and practices.

  • Understanding of the Role Disaster Recovery plays in Business Continuity planning.

  • Proven history of conducting a Business Impact Analysis.

Desired Skills

  • Ability to develop and implement Disaster & Operational Recovery and Availability Management policies

  • Developed and implemented a Business Impact Analysis process.

  • Proven history of performing Application Tier & Architecture assessments

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Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Joined by HealthEast in June 2017, Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 12 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area and north-central Minnesota.

Its broad continuum also includes 56 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.

EEO/AA Employer/Vet/DisabledAll qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to any lawfully protected status.

Requisition ID 2018-21763

Profession Non-Clinical Professional

Speciality Information Technology

Location Fairview offices at 323 Stinson

Shift day

Hours per 2 weeks 80

Department Disaster Recovery