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Western Union Information Security - Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity in Denver, Colorado

Job Title: Information Security - Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

Requisition #: 1901745

Western Union is changing. Yes, we’re the company that moves money around the world quickly and reliably in 200 countries and territories. We are also present in over 510,000 locations bringing immense distribution convenience to our consumers. But we’re on the cusp of becoming much more than that. Our vision is to be the preferred financial services provider for the underserved – billions of people and businesses with unmet financial service needs. That means aggressively pursuing digital, mobile, ATM/kiosk and stored value card strategies that meet the needs of today’s global consumers and businesses. So if you’re looking for a company on the move – and truly one of the most diverse work environments on the planet – then Western Union could be for you.

Right now, we are seeking an InformationSecurity Specialist - Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity. The Business Continuity Management team under the Corporate Information Security function is chartered with providing support necessary to achieve business continuance in the event of disruption to normal operations. The team is responsible for the development of corporate standards and guidelines for business contingency and disaster recovery planning efforts, business process risk assessments, facilitating timely restoration of business operations or relocation to an adequate alternate facility in case of disruption to normal operations, thus positioning the company for future changes in geography, products and technology. The Information Security Specialist – Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity – will assess operational risks, develop & communicate risk mitigation and recovery environment requirements, coordinate development and exercising of contingency plans associated with the company’s technology operations and business functions. The person who fills this position is expected to interact with the various technology support groups and business function owners.

Sound interesting? Here are some specifics:

  • Performingrisk analysis of corporate functional areas to identify points of vulnerabilityand recommending disaster avoidance and reduction strategies, and improvedresilience capabilities.

  • Facilitateand coordinate the development of and routine updates to technology disasterrecovery and business continuity plans.

  • Recommendingrecovery strategies and options, and assisting with the implementation ofrecovery solutions.

  • Assessingthe Business Continuity implications of proposed technological changes, andcoordinating any revisions to existing Disaster Recovery/Business ContinuityPlans and Procedures necessitated by such changes.

  • Plan andcoordinate disaster recovery and business continuity exercises. Documenting theresults of all tests and exercises, and identifying any enhancements to theDisaster Recovery/Business Continuity Plans and Procedures.

  • Participatein architecture review and capacity planning discussions with company ITgroups, with a focus on proactively assuring an adequate recovery of networkand processing environment.

  • Provideexpertise and support to management and business functional areas when adisruption occurs.

  • Assistbusiness units with definition of critical, time-sensitive functions andassessment of potential business impact

  • Capitalizeon opportunities to refine production processes to mitigate exposure duringdisruptions of service and improve day-to-day operations.

  • Facilitatetimely identification, escalation, resolution, and follow-up for outstandingissues.

  • Sometravel for plan exercises and off-hour on-call support in case of an emergencyrequiring activation of all or part of the plans.

What you will need to succeed:

  • 5 years of IT operations, business continuity anddisaster recovery planning work experience with financial services and/or datacenter services provider.

  • Thoroughknowledge and understanding of current disaster recovery planning techniquesand methods used in performing risk assessments and business impact analyses.

  • Workingknowledge of Information Security, databases, networks, data and voicetelecommunications in order to assist in the preparation of recovery proceduresin those areas.

  • Projectmanagement skills.

  • Ability toplan, organize, and direct the testing of technology infrastructure andbusiness resumption procedures.

  • Strong verbal/ written communications.

  • Must beable to interface and coordinate work efficiently and effectively withtechnology and business partners.

  • Bachelor’sDegree in Information Management, Computer Science, Business, or a relatedfield; or the equivalent in education and work experience.

  • Formalcertifications (e.g. CBCP, MBCP, CISSP, or CISA) a plus.

  • Englishlanguage required. Additional spoken languages a plus.

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive global pay and benefits

  • Unparalleled experience as part of one of themost advanced compliance teams in the world, with opportunities to buildvaluable skills and grow your career

  • Diverse, global team with colleagues in over50 countries

Whatit’s like here:

Western Union (WU) is a company on the move! We believe that when money moves, better things can happen. From small businesses and global corporations, to families near and far, or NGO’s in the most remote communities on Earth, WU helps people and business move money globally. We have a rich legacy of innovation, and are continuing to develop new and more convenient ways for our customers to send and receive money through digital, mobile and retail channels. We have a combined digital and retail network that spans over 200 countries and territories. Some companies specialize in cash-based retail money transfer and others play only in digital. We are leaders in both!

Being on the Western Union team means being tenacious and goal-oriented. It means taking risks and quickly finding the path to success. It means having integrity, and finding ways to make things work. It means thriving as part of a diverse, global team of over 10,000 people who are committed to moving money forbetter . It means being driven to win, and to do work that makes a difference… on a global stage. Soundlike you? Apply now!

Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and success. Achieving our common vision depends on people with diverse backgrounds working together. Who knows; your unique point of view could be the key to our next groundbreaking idea. We’d love to explore that possibility!

Western Union is proud to be an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy or related medical conditions), national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status or another protected category.