Business Continuity Analyst in Houston, TX

Business Continuity Analyst Job Description

Business continuity analysts collaborate with business managers, business continuity leads/teams and infrastructure teams to identify the operations, processes and technologies required in building and maintaining optimal continuity plans. They ensure operationally effective and compliant programs are developed and in place to ensure recovery of the business. Candidates need excellent analytical, organizational, communication and documentation skills. A background in project management and/or business or systems analysis and in-depth knowledge of a business sector such as finance or securities are considered ideal. Employers typically seek five or more years of experience in IT-related positions, along with several years of business continuity planning experience. A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field is a standard educational requirement.

Typical business continuity analyst duties:

Analyzing critical business functions and defining the scope and impact of disaster scenariosDesigning, planning and implementing an enterprise-wide business continuity planAnalyzing existing systems and recommending redundant, fault-tolerant solutions to ensure business continuity and duplication of all critical dataDevising, scheduling and implementing business continuity tests and analyzing resultsDocumenting business continuity procedures and making presentations and recommendations to senior managementEnsuring that the firm and its data systems are in compliance with regulations such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act in the United States or Multilateral Instrument 52-109 in Canada

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Salary for Business Continuity Analyst in Houston, TX
106150 - 152350
25th percentile
106150
New to the role, with little or no experience; requires more than casual instruction or supervision to perform day-to-day duties
50th percentile
128425
Has the experience to consistently perform core responsibilities without direct supervision; very comfortable with processes and subject matter associated with the role
75th percentile
152350
Value to the organization goes far beyond the ability to perform normal job duties; has rare qualifications that enable consistent contribution in unique ways; ready for next career level when available
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