Business Continuity Planning & Disaster Recovery Analyst

  • Franklin, WI
  • Full-time

Company Description

You and Northwestern Mutual. We believe relationships are built on trust. That our lives and our work matter. And we’re much stronger together than we are apart. These beliefs launched our company nearly 160 years ago. Today, they’re just a few of the reasons why people choose to build careers at Northwestern Mutual.

Our business is about helping people secure their financial futures, and that starts with putting people first – our clients, our employees and our field representatives. Northwestern Mutual is known for financial strength. We’re strong, innovative and growing. Come grow with us.

Job Description

At Northwestern Mutual, we believe relationships are built on trust. That our lives and our work matter. These beliefs launched our company nearly 160 years ago. Today, they're just a few of the reasons why people choose to build careers at Northwestern Mutual.

We're strong and growing. In a company with such a long and storied history, this may be the most exciting and important time to be a part of Northwestern Mutual. We're strong, innovative and growing.

We invest in our people. We provide opportunities for employees to grow themselves, their career and in turn, our business.

We care.  We make a positive difference in our communities. Nationally, thousands have benefitted from our support of research and programs to fight childhood cancer. Each year, our Foundation, employees and financial representatives donate time, talent and financial support to causes they're passionate about.


We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.


What's the role?

As Business Continuity Planning & Disaster Recovery Analyst, you will: maintain a foundation for enabling management of systems and data risk; monitor, measure and reporting on effectiveness and efficiency of information protection processes; assess information risks and noncompliance issues to aid in making appropriate investment decisions. You hold yourself to a high standard, proactively working to attain/enhance pertinent industry knowledge.


Additional details:

An experienced Business Continuity Planning & Disaster Recovery Analyst to join the CDX Disaster Recovery (DR) Team who will be expected to learn their processes to develop, maintain and exercise technology disaster recovery plans (ex. walk throughs, functional tests). Solid understanding of Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery concepts required. Will work in a technical environment to collaborate with application support and infrastructure support teams to facilitate their disaster recovery testing. Ability to collaborate across business areas and strong communication skills (verbal and written) are required. Detailed documentation will be critical to the success of this role including completion of disaster recovery testing documentation and any discovered gaps.


Mandatory: Strong process driven mindset with ability to execute defined processes efficiently as well as drive continuous process improvement. Advanced user of SharePoint. Proficient user of LeanKit for daily planning and tracking of work via a kanban board.  Ability to work independently based from a Kanban board of available work. Team player who is committed to the success of the team. Strong attention to detail. 


Preferred: Proficient user of FrontLine Live (the application used to store Disaster Recovery plans and documentation). 


Some off hour work may be needed to support functional disaster recovery testing of our infrastructure. Scheduling is unpredictable since times are set by the infrastructure teams.


Bring Your Best! What this role needs:

  • Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in MIS, Business or related field; or related work experience beyond the minimum required
  • Three or more years of experience in information systems or systems audit with a demonstrated knowledge in technologies and processes
  • Demonstrated flexibility to adjust to changing business needs by effectively managing and prioritizing concurrent assignments
  • Demonstrated ability to independently identify and resolve critical issues through effective problem solving skills
  • Strong ability to develop and leverage relationships;
  • Ability to effectively influence and negotiate with internal and external partners
  • Excellent communication skills focused on facilitation of meetings;
  • Ability to deliver informative, well-organized documentation and ability to effectively communicate in difficult and/or sensitive situations




Req ID: 15461
Position Type: Regular Full Time
Education Experience: Bachelor's Desired
Employment Experience: 3-5 years
FLSA Status: Exempt
Posting Date: 07/17/2017