Senior IT Disaster Recovery Analyst

Posted Date: Dec-28-2021

Job ID: 21829

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: Information Technology

City: Seattle

State: Washington

Store: Seattle HQ

Remote Eligible: Yes

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What's cool about this job

This job contributes to REI’s success by managing the Disaster Recovery program, including Disaster Recovery contingency planning. The Senior IT Disaster Recovery Analyst will partner with internal Business Continuity and technical teams and IT vendors to manage the development, implementation, and maintenance of the Disaster Recovery program to include planning, risk assessment, testing and ongoing process improvement. Models and acts in accordance with REI’s guiding values and mission.


  • Maintain the Co-op’s business-critical Disaster Recovery Program to ensure high availability of IT systems and services in a 24x7 service delivery model.
  • Evaluate and provide feedback for the Co-op’s disaster recovery plans and runbooks for critical processes and systems that are core to continued business operations in the event of a disruption.
  • Partner with Business Continuity and appropriate stakeholders to help set recovery time objectives (RTO) and recovery point objectives (RPO) for business-critical application and core business services.
  • Partner with infrastructure and application support teams to develop and maintain executable disaster recovery and systems resilience plans for core business technologies they support.
  • Manage vendor support contracts and assigned vendor resources in the areas related to IT disaster recovery.
  • Design, coordinate and execute periodic disaster recovery tests for critical IT services, technology components and business processes.
  • Ensure that RPO and the RTO are met in testing, to include actual failovers to ensure readiness in the event of an actual declaration.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to conduct resilience impact analyses, validate processes, collect lessons learned and revise systems resilience plans accordingly.
  • Provide reports summarizing testing activities, outlining goals, planning efforts, scheduling, execution, results, analysis, conclusions, lessons learned and strategic recommendations to IT leadership.
  • Coordinate testing follow-ups and monitor gaps identified by testing results.
  • Facilitate disaster risk/threat vulnerability studies and impact assessments.
  • Analyze and measure the effectiveness of existing disaster recovery service delivery and develop
  • sustainable, repeatable and quantifiable improvements.
  • Support development and maintenance of Disaster Recovery policies, standards, guidance, and templates.
  • Participate in providing assurance of outsourced providers’ DR contractual provisions and validate testing through a rigorous review and challenge process.
  • Guide and provide work direction to the IT Disaster Recovery Analysts and IT subject matter experts as their roles pertain to Disaster Recovery.

Bring your passion and expertise


  • 5+ years’ experience and a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field
  • Expertise in IT Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity technologies, including DRaaS
  • Knowledge of compliance practices/regulations governing DRP/BCP


As required by the Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Act, REI provides a range of minimum compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Factors that may be used to determine your actual salary may include a wide array of factors, including: your specific skills and experience, geographic location or other relevant factors. The salary range for this position may be lower or higher in different markets.

$75,000 to $147,500 per year

To review benefits information, including medical, retirement, and time off visit

At REI we offer an enviable work environment that Fortune Magazine has recognized on the "100 Best Places to Work" list since the award's inception – 23 years in a row! Sure, we work hard, but it’s balanced with time off to play—a strategy that works for us as we continue to grow and thrive. Want to enjoy a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you? This is the place.

With more than 160 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 15,000 employees, including healthcare, gear and apparel discounts, free equipment rentals and challenge grants to help employees reach personal outdoor goals, generous retirement plan contributions, public transit subsidy, adoptions assistance, paid sabbaticals, and more.

REI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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