Disaster Recovery Planning Engineer

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Disaster Recovery Planning Engineer

Introduction to Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP) Engineer

Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP) Engineer is responsible for working in collaboration with different units. The engineer will offer software delivery services from compilation to runtime in both simple and complex environments. The freelance Disaster Recovery Planning Engineer must ensure error-free configuration and zero downtime for all utilities. The freelance professional has to assist in setting up the different Software Configuration Management environments.

Job Description & Responsibilities

The Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP) Engineer should be qualified to build mechanisms in simple and complex environments. They have to provide full support and guidance in compiling, packaging and Software Configuration Management tool during all product life cycle phases. The DRP Engineer will play an active role in optimizing the build process. They have to put to use all the latest tools and improve existing utilities. The Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP) Engineer will identify and resolve any build errors.

They have to be the first one to offer quick and immediate long term solutions. The professionals will play an important role in designing, configuring, installing and upgrading various environments through the product life cycle for both internal and external users. The Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP) Engineer should also configure third-party software. The professional must support various types of environments and assist in developing conjunction with development and architecture.

The professionals must ensure the implementation and communication of business continuance.  They have to develop a disaster recovery plan and process to make sure the security and integrity of the organization. The DRP Engineer has to protect the databases, information systems, and technology. They conduct risk analysis and recognize important operations and systems. It is the responsibility of the Disaster Recovery Plan (DPR) Engineer to carry out business operations without any disruption.

The professional will test and evaluate the backup systems. They take care of contracts related to vendors, both off-site and other resources. The DRP Engineer’s duty to take charge of the training, documentation, and communication of disaster procedures. They should develop service level recovery standards with the vendors. The Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) Engineer will coordinate with the subordinates regarding the day-to-day activities. They make sure that the department is meeting goals within the approved budget.

Educational Qualification & Additional Skills

The Disaster Recovery Plan (DPR) Engineer needs to have a bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, telecommunications, electronics & electrical or any other related field. There are organizations that in search of professionals with relevant and prior work experience, but some businesses do prefer candidates with a master’s degree or a particular specialization. The professionals should have excellent organizational skills, interpersonal communication skills, knowledge of IT systems, and accessibility.

Useful Certifications

Certificate of the Business Continuity Institute (CBCI)

The Certificate of Business Continuity Institute certification mainly focusses on the step-by-step procedure of BMC lifecycle. The professionals will be trained to identify the important aspects related to development. They learn how to implement and manage the BCM program and tackle the professional practices at management and technical level that are a part of BCM lifecycle.

Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP)

The Certified Business Continuity Professional certification provides professionals with the necessary knowledge and skills for business continuity. They learn how to develop and implement appropriate business continuity planning. The professionals will have the ability to maintain and implement business continuity plans as designed. The critical areas of focus are program initiation and management, risk assessment, business impact analysis, business continuity strategies, and incident response.

Certified Business Continuity Manager (CBCM)

The Certified Business Continuity Manager certification provides professionals with the ability to create necessary incident management plans and response procedures. It offers the candidates the required knowledge and skills to oversee the deployment, evaluation, and maintenance of IMPs and response procedures.

EC-Council Disaster Recovery Professional (EDRP)

The EC-Council Disaster Recovery Professional certification verifies a candidate’s skills to recognize vulnerabilities and managing risks. It offers them an in-depth understanding of planning, designing, testing, and implementing to avoid any disruptions. The other areas of focus are preparing a disaster recovery plan, assessing risk factors, developing policy and procedure, understanding the relationships and roles among various groups.

Useful Certifications


The Indeed salary estimate states that on an average Disaster Recovery Planning (DPR) Engineer salary ranges from approximately $66,394 per year for Administrator to $109,203 per year for Storage Engineer. As per Paysa, for this position, the professional wage is about $84,428, and it ranges from $79,799 at the 25th percentile to $88,770 at the 75th percentile. The top executives earn something more than $93,130. The statistics are collected from 20 profiles taking into consideration base salary, equity, and bonus.

Job Outlook

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states that disaster recovery planning engineers will be in high demand. According to the recent statistics, there is expected to be an increase of 18 percent in the job opportunities between 2014 and 2024. The growth seems to be faster than average when compared to all other careers.

Advantages of Freelancing in this Career

Freelance professionals have better control over projects and clients. The Freelance Disaster Recovery Planning Engineer can work remotely or go to the site. The professionals will have flexible work hours and can work as per their schedule.  They can control their work relationship and workload as well.

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