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Infrastructure Director – Cloud

Job Reference: 17031NS2

Salary: £90000 - £95000 Per Annum excellent benefits + car allowance + bonus

Salary per: Annum

Job Duration: Permanent

Vacancy Posted: 05-03-2020

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: England, Greater London, London

Infrastructure Director – Cloud

An extremely exciting opportunity to join one of the world’s leading media organisations. Working as the Director of Infrastructure you will work closely with executive staff within Technology and key decision makers in other departments in order to identify, recommend, develop, implement, and support cost-effective compute and storage solutions for all aspects of the business. You will be responsible for the IT platforms across EMEA and as such will take on the task of defining, maintaining and overseeing that the strategy of the business is deployed within the specified domain.

This Infrastructure Director will join a team and organisation that is inclusive, encouraging and passionate about what they do. If you are looking to take a position that allows you to really make a difference then please get in touch.

Role responsibilities:

* Becomes the EMEA lead for the IT domains of Platforms
* Defines, maintains and oversees strategy for the specified domain
* Defines, develops, documents and maintains standards, best practices, and deployment frameworks
* Promotes the use of the defined IT standards within business units to both technical and non-technical customers.
* Engages with project teams to develop and agree technical infrastructure solutions for project deployments
* Provides IT Domain thought leadership and guidance to other members of the Technology teams
* Lead major infrastructure initiatives and projects regarding cloud/datacenter landscape
* Manage technical project review meetings. Ensure project technical designs meet the organisations operational requirements and are in compliance with infrastructure and security standards

Skills required:

* Proven ability to deliver key objectives within schedule and budget
* Strong working knowledge and certification of at least one public cloud provider AWS, Azure and Google
* Strong Infrastructure background
* Able to produce high-quality documentation, designs, presentations and plans, strategic roadmaps
* Solid understanding/knowledge of implementation and architectural dependencies in globally distributed, redundant, HA and DR enabled configurations, backup/recovery technology
* Solid working knowledge of hardware (SAN’s and Servers, FC Switches, iSCSI, backup appliances and at least two or more vendors (HP, Dell, IBM, Cisco etc)
* Strong knowledge of deploying and migrating solutions to cloud, VMWare 5.5+, Windows Server, MS SQL, IIS, Linux in clustered, HA, single/multi-tenanted and globally distributed deployments, RDBMS, PaaS, IaaS, SaaS, DBaaS, etc
* Experience of designing solutions and services, multi-tenanted web applications of scale, exposure to enterprise automation technologies and practices
* Experience managing infrastructure in hosted and cloud environments, especially transition to cloud
* Familiarity with the software development life cycle
* Work experience with information and application security concepts, mechanisms, and tools
* Large-scale distributed systems architecture

Benefits include:

* Group Personal Pension Scheme (between 3% and 9%)
* Private Medical Insurance
* 25 paid days of annual leave
* Interest Free Season Ticket Loan
* Holiday Purchase scheme
* Dental and Travel Insurance options
* Cycle to Work Scheme
* Salary Sacrifice Cars
* Subsidised Gym Membership
* Employee Discounts (Reward Gateway)

Infrastructure Director – Cloud

Due to the volume of applications received for positions, it will not be possible to respond to all applications and only applicants who are considered suitable for interview will be contacted.

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