Disaster Recovery Specialist

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Disaster Recovery Specialist

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  • Technology
  • Bachelor
  • Albert Heijn Support
  • NLD
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AH Technology is hiring a Disaster Recovery Specialist to ensure IT operations are prepared for major disruptions that we cannot really prevent from happening, like an airplane crashing down on our datacenter! But when it happens protocols and procedures need to be in place and our teams need to be aware on how to act. The role involves creating automated steps for responding to incidents and disasters through the development of building blocks for automated recovery and helping teams with creation and maintenance of runbooks. Additionally, the Specialist will document and report on business continuity activities, provide training and support to staff, and promote automation to improve IT readiness. If you have a passion for business continuity and a successful track record in guiding teams through disruptions, we encourage you to apply.



  • Creating automated recovery steps that are repeatable throughout the organization’s IT landscape.  
  • Developing recovery building blocks that can be used by multiple development teams.  
  • Develop and maintain disaster recovery plans to ensure the availability and reliability of IT services and infrastructure in the event of a disaster. 
  • Ensure business requirements with regards to recovery are met by the IT teams. 
  • Identify and mitigate risks to minimize the impact of disasters on business operations. 
  • Conduct regular testing of disaster recovery plans to ensure their effectiveness and identify areas for improvement. 
  • Document and report on disaster recovery activities to provide transparency and accountability to stakeholders. 
  • Stand-by duties for major incidents within Albert Heijn Technology, approximately once in the 6 weeks. Could be more, could be less!  
  • Coordinate and communicate with stakeholders during high priority incidents to quickly mitigate customer impact and keep business stakeholders informed. 
  • Provide training and support to IT staff to ensure they are prepared to respond to disasters and understand their roles and responsibilities. 
  • Work closely with Incident Commanders to ensure alignment of disaster recovery plans with incident management and service management processes. 
  • Continuously monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of disaster recovery plans and make recommendations for improvements as needed.



  • Strong understanding of IT infrastructure and systems, including network, server, storage and cloud technologies. 
  • Experience with automation within Azure & Kubernetes environments.  
  • Strong knowledge of disaster recovery principles, methodologies, and best practices. 
  • Experience developing and maintaining disaster recovery plans, including runbooks and testing procedures. 
  • Excellent communication and coordination skills to effectively manage high priority incidents and keep stakeholders informed. 
  • Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams and guide them through disruptions to ensure business continuity.  
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in IT service management and incident management 
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, Information Technology, or related field 


The perks that come with the job: 

  • A competitive salary up to 90/000 euros based on a full-time workweek, excluding bonus (up to 10k), a travel allowance, laptop and a smartphone. 
  • Generous pension scheme (company pays 4,5x your personal contribution) and discount on (among other things) insurance policies. 
  • 20 days’ holiday entitlement, plus 12.5 days on a discretionary basis. Take it, exchange it for discounts or have it paid out in full? Your choice. 
  • A setting in which learning from your peers is an everyday reality and your personal and professional development is continuously encouraged. 
  • An employer that combines the best of both worlds: the opportunities you associate with a corporation plus the autonomy and drive to innovation that characterize scale-ups.


Ready to reinvent food retail with us?  

Click the apply button and discover how you can work together with diverse and enthusiastic colleagues to make the future of food retail a little brighter each day. 

matters to us?

Ahold Delhaize is one of the world’s largest food retail groups and a leader in both supermarkets and e-commerce. Together, we help people eat well, save time and live better – it’s how we make a difference. And we do it because we care: for our customers, our people and the world around us.

Be courageous

"I realized how much impact you can truly have as an individual, working for such a huge international company.”

Live wholeheartedly 

“The support this company has always offered means the world to me."

Keep growing

“I feel the freedom to show initiative, propose changes and try new things. Having that freedom gave me wings to fly.”

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What our selection
process looks like?



Share your enthusiasm for Ahold Delhaize or of our great local brands — explain why do you want to work for us and how you can add value. Your goal is to engage the hiring manager and to get them thinking about you as a potential new hire. Give it your all!


Job interview(s)

After you have been selected and depending on the role, you will be invited for one or more job interviews. The job interview, which is a two way conversation, will take place online (via Teams) or at the office. You will be informed by the recruiter. This is your moment to shine (but you always do ofcourse)


Online Assessment

When both parties would like to continue the conversation you will be invited for an online assessement, also known as pre-employment tests. The purpose of the test is helping hiring manager determine whether a candidate has the skills, work style, knowlegde of personality to succeed in a the role. 


Job Offer

We are thrilled to get you onboard and would like to offer you the job. In this phase we start the conversation about the details which comes with the job, such as compensation, benefits and other contract details. 


Welcome the Ahold Delhaize family

We do our utmost for you to feel at home, heard and valued and encourage you to be courageous, live wholehearted and keep growing. Therefore, we start the (pre)onboarding process as soon as you accepted the job offer. This process includes a technical and functional onboarding within Ahold Delhaize or our great familiy of local brands. 

Need help with application or orientation?

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Carly DeSantis

Carly DeSantis

Talent Acquisition Partner

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