Business Continuity Specialist

6 - 11 Years

Job Description

Sophos is seeking a highly motivated, self-driven Business Continuity Specialist to lead our business continuity program under the direction of the Sophos IT Project Management Office. In this highly visible role, you will be responsible for developing, maintaining and managing the Sophos business continuity program, supporting all activities necessary to enable the company to respond to a business interruption. You will work with internal business subject matter experts to define business continuity plans in support of their key processes. You will facilitate the preparation of disaster recovery plans for critical systems and may assist with disaster recovery efforts.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support internal business customers in the development and maintenance of business continuity plans, business impact analysis, testing and awareness training
  • Lead regular business continuity and disaster recovery meetings with internal business subject matter experts, document progress and provide reporting or escalate issues as appropriate
  • Work to identify, document, and plan for business continuity requirements as they affect IT disaster recovery planning
  • Maintain business continuity and disaster recovery documentation and provide updates to management on a regular basis
  • Review and edit documentation /policies/ procedures related to business continuity
  • Oversee the planning, coordination, and scheduling of business continuity exercises to validate plans
  • Facilitate evaluations and assessment of technology solutions to standardize and streamline maintenance, testing, and enhancements to the business continuity program
  • Support implementation of high availability solutions for critical applications or services that cannot tolerate system downtime
Required Skills & Experience:

  • 8+ years creating, implementing and maintaining enterprise-wide business continuity plans
  • University degree in computer science, information systems, engineering, or business
  • Experience managing multiple projects concurrently
  • Comprehensive understanding of business continuity and disaster recovery planning, response, and recovery
  • Understand the difference and use of types of contingency plans such as continuity of operations plan, crisis communications plan, disaster recovery plan
  • Working knowledge of BCP dependencies within IT, disaster recovery, and the ramifications of RTO, RPO and service level agreements upon business processes
  • Understanding of the types of disaster scenarios that may impact an organization and the ability to create recovery plans to address
  • Understanding of business processes and business process modeling
  • Ability to communicate information in a clear, well-organized and professional manner
  • Ability to remain calm in times of crisis and function at a high level
  • Self-starter with a can do attitude and the ability to work independently without direct supervision
  • High attention to detail and ability to multi-task
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks according to their urgency and manage time effectively
Desired Qualifications:

Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) or Associate Business Continuity Professional (ABCP)

Salary: Not Disclosed by Recruiter

Industry:IT-Software / Software Services

Functional Area:IT Software - Systems, EDP, MIS

Role Category:Senior Management

Role:Program Manager

Employment Type:Permanent Job, Full Time


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Company Profile

Sophos technologies Pvt Ltd

Sophos is a global leader in delivering complete IT security, enabling businesses to secure and control their IT infrastructure against threats such as computer viruses, spam, spyware, hackers and policy abuse. We offer award winning encryption, endpoint security, web, email, mobile and network security backed by SophosLabs - a global network of threat intelligence centers. Today, we secure more than 100 million users in 150 countries and 100,000 businesses, including Pixar, Under Armour, Northrop Grumman, Xerox, Ford, Avis, and Toshiba. As IT networks grow in complexity, Sophos is focused on keeping IT security simple and reliable. Founded in 1985 and headquartered in Oxford, UK, the company billed revenues of $450+ million in FY15. The company's stock is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol "SOPH." For more information please visit
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Recruiter Name:Afzal Girach

Contact Company:Sophos technologies Pvt Ltd


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