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Infrastructure Lead (Europe)

Posted on Nov 24, 2021 by Exact IT Resources Ltd

Not Specified, Ireland
IT
Immediate Start
€100k - €120k Annual
Full-Time

Infrastructure Lead (Europe)

Based in Ireland. (Working from home/Flexible Working Available)

Our client is a multi-billion dollar global organisation offering exceptional career development opportunities. They are currently expanding their local IT team and are seeking an experienced Infrastructure Lead to join their team and be part of the next stage in their exciting growth plans.

As Infrastructure Lead, you will be focused on ensuring delivery of Technical Services across their European infrastructure landscape. You will lead a central team of 20+ resources (engineers and technicians) to deliver best in breed IT Services. You will ensure implementation of best practices and techniques, have deep and extensive knowledge of key infrastructure capabilities (including network, cloud technologies, data centres etc.) The ability to assess and understand existing, complex technical solutions is a must in this role along with having the vision to simplify and modernise systems, remove redundancies and improve inefficiencies.

Essential Functions:

  • Work with business and technology leaders to execute the technical strategy, future state vision and technology roadmaps to achieve strategic goals
  • Define and maintain comprehensive infrastructure views (current and future)
  • Execute the future state infrastructure vision and global infrastructure strategy, aligning with global EA standards/guidelines
  • Provide technology leadership, infrastructure oversight and high-level solution design guidance for key technology initiatives and strategic planning
  • Contribute to initial infrastructure set-up and project requirements. Assure that a long-term support process is in-place including: managed support, ongoing patching and updates, monitoring and callout alerts and support contracts with partners.
  • Stay up-to-date on emerging technologies and assist with technology vendor and product selection activities
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with business/technology stakeholders, subject-matter experts and key vendor partners
  • Execute network technology strategy and roadmap. Network technology includes: WAN, SDLAN, Wireless RF, Routers, cabling, Switches, access points, VPN, mobile phone contracts, etc.
  • Manage cloud technologies and collocated data centres strategy and roadmap.
  • Facilitate the adoption of cloud-based applications by guiding projects through the learning curve for server set-up, and turnover for ongoing management.

Experience:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer science and or equivalent work experience.
  • 7+ years of cumulative work experience in IT
  • 5+ years of Infrastructure subdomain
  • Ability to lead team of located across the region
  • Experience working in a large, multi-unit enterprise context and familiarity with mergers & acquisitions and business-unit integration processes/activities
  • Proven track record of hands-on technical delivery including systems analysis, development, project management and/or production support
  • Extensive knowledge of a wide variety of technologies including ERP, consumerfacing web/mobile, custom development, application integration, infrastructure, cloud, SaaS, and/or security technologies
  • Self-starter and ability to drive results with minimal supervisory direction
  • Strong-interpersonal and influencing skills to enable effective completion of tasks both individually and within matrixed teams
  • Ability to break down complex, multi-faceted concepts into understandable solutions/options and effectively communicate to a range of business and technical audiences
  • Experience with Agile and DevOps environments is strongly preferred

Reference: 1409245711

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