This week’s career memes pay cheeky tribute to disaster recovery specialists, the individuals responsible for ensuring an organisation’s data, systems and networks are recoverable in the event of a disaster.
More specifically, a disaster recovery specialist designs and implements disaster recovery and business continuity processes for re-establishing failed systems, servers, databases and operating systems in the event of any kind of disruption, runs and analyses disaster simulations to ensure those processes will work, and may conduct security audits.
A disaster recovery specialist will have good skills when it comes to leadership, communication, working independently, and constructing work plans. He or she will also require knowledge of data storage, database management, and disaster recovery tools and methodologies.
A disaster recovery specialist will usually have a bachelor’s degree in a discipline such as computer science, information technology or business administration.
The average US salary for a data recovery specialist in IT is US$63,983, according to PayScale.com.