Specialist, IT Service Continuity Management

Suncor - Calgary, Canada

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Job ID 23762

Are you interested in maintaining overall responsibility for the governance and operation of our information technology (IT) resiliency program for critical enterprise applications and services? If so, we have a fantastic opportunity for you, reporting to the manager, IT service continuity management. You will provide visionary, strategic direction and develop the executable roadmap to drive maturity aligned with the corporate business continuity program.

  • Establish the operating model and governance methodology to ensure that IT resiliency plans are comprehensive, documented, fully communicated and thoroughly tested
  • Assume operational leadership for the IT resiliency program and serve as the Suncor specialist to engage with stakeholder leadership (internal and external) including customers, vendors, and auditors
  • Lead and direct support of all audits and assessment of the IT resiliency program
  • Oversee external vendors supporting Suncor’s disaster recovery program to ensure alignment with expectations and audit requirements
  • Partner with enterprise business continuity  management to ensure that business impact assessments are current, complete, and accurate
  • Work with stakeholders both in the business and in IT (infrastructure and application) to develop and execute test plans, gather results, and drive any necessary remediation
  • Partner with internal organizations to ensure key process or functional integrations with IT service continuity planning are designed, documented, and tested
  • Negotiate and managing contracts with providers of third-party disaster recovery services

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of 10 to 12 years of demonstrated experience leading IT resiliency programs for large enterprises, preferably in the oil and gas sector
  • Eight or more years of experience working with senior management and business continuity teams
  • Demonstrated experience with relevant IT domains pertaining to high availability and disaster recovery (e.g. network redundancy, clustering, data replication) is preferred
  • You have a Bachelor’s Degree in computer science or a related field
  • The following certifications are strongly preferred: Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) through DRI International, or a certification through the Business Continuity Institute (BCI)

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of cloud computing concepts (i.e. IaaS, PaaS) as it pertains to high availability and disaster recovery principles and strategies
  • Proven interpersonal communication skills to collaborate with management and staff at all levels within IT and the business.
  • You are a creative thinker, with the ability to build, update and monitor our processes and procedures

Working Conditions

  • You may be required to work additional hours during testing, or in the event of a real disaster

Preferred Qualifications


Company Description

Suncor Energy is Canada's energy company - meaning rewarding opportunities for you to apply your knowledge, contribute and grow in a variety of career-building positions. Our business portfolio spans the entire energy sector, from a leadership position in oil sands development, to refining and marketing operations, natural gas, and conventional oil production, internationally and offshore East Coast Canada.

And while we are working to responsibly develop petroleum resources and contribute to the communities where we live and work, we are also developing our renewable energy portfolio, which includes wind power and biofuels.

As part of Suncor's team, you'll contribute to the ongoing success of Canada's largest energy company - one with a solid track record of growth, a focus on safety and sustainability and tremendous potential for the future. And you'll have the opportunity to learn from experts in the industry and build on your skills every day.

Suncor promotes diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Suncor is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. Suncor is committed to accessibility and accommodations will be provided to applicants upon request. At Suncor, we are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and where every team member has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

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Additional Information

  • Job ID
  • Post Date
    Jun 30, 2018
  • Employee Type
  • Relocation Eligible
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