Health Management Systems, Inc. IT Disaster Recovery Analyst in Irving, Texas

HMS makes the healthcare system work better for everyone. We fight fraud, waste, and abuse so people have access to healthcare—now and in the future. Using innovative technology and powerful data analytics, we help government and commercial payers reduce costs, increase quality, and achieve regulatory compliance. We also help consumers take a more active role in their own health. Each year, we save our clients billions of dollars while helping people live healthier lives. At HMS, you will develop new skills and build your career in a dynamic industry while making a difference in the lives of others.

We are seeking a talented individual for a Junior IT Disaster Recovery Administrator position who will be responsible for supporting overall technical resilience by managing risks that could seriously affect IT Services.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Manage the maintenance and testing of policies, procedures, and collaborate with business and IT teams to identify and plan mitigation efforts, recovery strategies and necessary resources to execute recovery procedures

  • Coordinate with other IT business units to keep technical run books up to date at all times

  • Coordinate actual, scenario-driven disaster recovery (DR) exercises as well as simulated exercises with business and technical staff

  • Assess the impact of all changes on IT Disaster Recovery plans

  • Work with the IT Disaster Recovery Administrator to coordinate functional workshops to develop process maps, procedures, methods and other associated process documentation encompassing a comprehensive IT Disaster Recovery program

  • Collect and organize information about current systems including applications, hardware, network and infrastructure as well as their dependencies to populate in the CMDB

  • Actively coordinate testing schedules, objectives, exercises and reviews

  • Obtain and leverage production system knowledge for continual improvement of Disaster Recovery documentation and planning

  • Provide support during incidents, widespread outages, disasters or crises that have the potential to require activation of response plans

  • Ensure newly introduced applications are prioritized appropriately and DR plans are created Maintenance of DR online repository

  • Work with IT Business Resiliency team to understand RTO/RPO for critical business functions and related technology

  • Work with other IT departments determine RTO/RPO recoverability options work with the IT DR Administrator to present recoverability options to business partners

  • Maintain metrics

Non-Essential Responsibilities:

  • Other duties as requested

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to find creative solutions to difficult challenges

  • Should be self-directed and able to work independently

  • Ability to collaborate with other IT staff at all levels of responsibility

  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally, in writing, and fluently in English.

  • Ability to provide a high level of problem solving skills.

  • Ability to communicate technology into business terms with customers at all levels.

  • Ability to actively collaborate with vendors and other support teams for problem resolution.

  • Ability to analyze information and use logic and process to address work-related issues and problems.

  • Ability to function effectively under pressure as well as manage multiple initiatives.

  • Ability to meet deadlines.

  • Ability to work proficiently with Microsoft Word, and Excel.

  • Working knowledge of HIPAA privacy and Security rules.

  • Ability to work weekends and overnight hours as needed.

Work Conditions and Physical Demands:

  • Primarily sedentary work in a general office environment

Minimum Education:

  • BA/BS Preferred or equivalent job experience


  • ITIL Foundations Preferred

Minimum Related Work Experience:

  • 2 Years of experience working in a Disaster Recovery capacity strongly preferred

  • 2 Years of experience in various areas of IT preferred

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Title: IT Disaster Recovery Analyst

Location: Texas-Irving

Requisition ID: 18001101

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