Head of Datacentre & Cloud

Full Time
Job Sector:
Financial Services / Insurance
Swindon / Wiltshire
Salary description:
Start Date:
Cititec Associates Limited
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Job Description

My client are a leading European energy trading house and an active player on the global wholesale markets for energy and energy-related raw materials in both their physical and/or derivative forms. They now have a new opening for a Head of Datacentre & Cloud, this person will define and maintain the Datacentre and Cloud roadmap with consideration to all affiliated operating companies.

Your tasks:
* Ensuring stable and resilient Datacentre and Cloud solutions are defined, implemented and managed to
* satisfy agreed customer SLAs across all operating companies
* Defining and maintaining the Datacentre and Cloud roadmap with consideration to all operating
* companies and any specific needs
* Building and maintaining strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders. This includes the
* IT teams, business customers where interaction occurs, managed service partners and external vendors
* Defining and managing Datacentre and Cloud budgets and proactively proposing productivity measures for
* optimisation and cost effectiveness purposes as well as steering (planning, forecast, actual) of agreed
* budget and measurement of goal achievement
* Developing direct reports to create and support an environment where the employees work with high
* motivation and the skills to support the service and drive innovation
* Fostering intercultural collaboration and providing an environment where capabilities are recognised and
* put to effective use
* Managing the Cloud, server, database, storage and Collaboration Tools roadmaps from both an application
* perspective in collaboration with application domains and a technology perspective in collaboration with
* other infrastructure teams

Your profile:
* 10+ years of Datacenter & Cloud experience at a senior level in large complex organisations
* Good understanding of required IT infrastructure and excellent knowledge of Datacenter & Cloud architecture, design, operations, disaster recovery and ITIL service management processes
* Proven track record of leading and managing change, thinking creatively 'out of the box' to deliver ninnovative and cost effective strategies and roadmaps that work end-to- end and can be adapted as required as well as preparation, management and control of budgets adhering to IT Controlling processes and standards
* Experienced in influencing and working effectively in multiple cultures and at a range of levels and in leading international multi-disciplinary and multi-site operational and architecture teams as well as strong leadership and communication skills at all management levels to drive change
* Project management skills and experience in managing and steering of 3rd party providers including nmanaged service
* Strong communication skills, fluent in English and German and willingness to travel (30%)

What's on offer:
* The function is a fast moving dynamic area with extensive opportunity to personally develop and gain experience through critical IT change programmes and operations
* This continually has to adapt and change infrastructure technologies and processes in order to respond to rapid change in demands from the businesses
* The role has been designed to take responsibility for the identification and delivery of innovative infrastructure solutions to be delivered to the customer base
* Detailed employee development program and unique labor conditions (e.g. flexible work time, regular trainings, etc.)
* Appealing salary and social benefits (e.g. company pension)

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