Head of Hybrid Cloud Services

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    Manchester, Greater Manchester

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    Up to £105000.00 per annum

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    Jonny Mills

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    11 months ago

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Head of Hybrid Cloud Services

Location - Manchester. Although Leeds, Blackpool, Sheffield or London can be considered, but will require frequent travel to Manchester.
Salary - Circa £105,000 plus enhanced pension, 25 days holiday, child care support and much more.

This is an exciting opportunity to join DWP where you will be working across one of the biggest and most complex IT estates in Europe and will be supporting a large scale and radical technology transformation that will have a profound impact for both the customers and the staff of DWP.
Role Requirements
We are looking for an experienced IT professional who has extensive Cloud experience to take on the role as Head of Hybrid Cloud Services.

The Head of Hybrid Cloud Services will play a critical role in design, build and operation of the Department's strategic hosting environments in hyper-scale public Cloud providers as well as its on premises hosting infrastructure. They will do this in partnership with senior colleagues within DWP and other Government Departments.

They will lead the Hybrid Cloud Services function of circa 100 people which is focussed on providing portfolio of hosting products and services to support the transformation of DWP applications underpinning the delivery of the Department's services to 22 million customers and 85,000 employees.

The successful candidate must demonstrate the following key skills and experience:

  • Extensive experience of design and engineering techniques to support mission critical data at high availability and secure management
  • Extensive technical understanding of the Cloud platforms to be able to deal with escalations and make judgement calls to support the team
  • Extensive experience in design, delivery and support of Cloud infrastructure services, with real-world experience of delivery into Public and Private sector organisations
  • Experience of transitioning cloud native and legacy IT services into cloud and moving IT services between providers
  • Experience of managing multiple disciplinary agile teams consisting of internal teams and 3rd parties
  • Deep grasp of Cloud and Datacentre technology coupled with a background of delivery complex programmes
  • Expert level knowledge and successful track record of design, build and operations of Cloud and Datacentre technologies in large scale organisations
  • Strong knowledge of DevOps methodologies and tooling that are needed to manage modern estate infrastructure.
  • Effective technology transformation background and demonstrable use of Agile practices as part of infrastructure build
  • Ability to work in complex, multi stakeholder environments with credible leadership of change and Technology expertise. Effective communication at multiple levels including business leaders, C-level management and engineers
  • Focus and aptitude for delivering business value, coupled with strategic thinking, robust planning skills and financial management ability

Success profiles - Behaviours

  • Leadership
  • Communicating and influencing
  • Working together
  • Delivering at pace

Selection process details
An initial sift of your CV will be conducted against the Essential Criteria. If your CV demonstrates experience of these essential criteria you will be contacted to arrange a telephone based screen. The telephone screen will further assess your experience against the Essential Criteria and will be carried out by Experis at a time to be agreed with you. If you successfully complete this stage of the process your application will be progressed to the next stage. The applicants with the best skills and experience will be invited to interview, where you will be required to provide evidence as to how you meet the above Behaviours and technical requirements. Interviews may include an additional assessment exercise or presentation exercise. Please note that your CV MUST demonstrate evidence of the Essential Criteria for you to be progressed to telephone screen and beyond.

If you feel that you have the pre-requisite skills, please click 'apply' in the first instance. Alternatively, if you require support more information surrounding the role and application process can be found in the candidate pack or if would like to discuss how to potentially strengthen your application before applying, please contact Jonny Mills at Experis who will be able to help you.