Infrastructure Operations & Delivery Manager - Platform

Job Type IT
Region South East England
Location Bracknell
Preferred Hours Full Time
Partnership Level
06
This role is at Partnership Level 6 and includes entitlement to the following additional benefits:
  • Invitation to join the AXA Private Medical Insurance scheme
  • 5 weeks holiday
Further details will be provided at interview and upon successful offer
Closing Date 21/11/2018
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Salary £51k - £76k
Salary Frequency per annum
Hours of Work
35 hours per week, M-F 9-5

Duties & Responsibilities

Do you have a passion for modern IT and would like to use your creative thinking to lead a team of innovative Platform engineers? Would you like to join one of the best employers in the country whose ultimate purpose is to balance the happiness of its staff with a successful business?

Like our stores, John Lewis Partnership IT only use the best technology and tools, and we have a team of expert Partner professionals and Consultants ready for you to lead along a journey of innovation, exciting technology projects and operational excellence.

Job Requirements

You will be responsible for the management of operations and the the delivery of infrastructure into projects, so experience in service delivery, service operations and line management would be an advantage.

This role is expected to be 75% weighted towards operational activity. With a large investment programme in infrastructure and cyber security, your experience will be invaluable in motivating a team of resources across various technologies

You will inspire and develop your Partners (employees) and support the vision of world class service delivery by installing a culture of accountability, creativity, continual-improvement and productivity.

We're innovating all the time, so you'll need to be driven and passionate to make a difference, that's why we're looking for current or future leaders with a background in making IT infrastructure work for the business.

Apply now and join a team whose vision is to be world class in IT service delivery.

Required essential experience skills and qualifications

Automation (vRA/vRO, Jenkins, Puppet, Ansible) and monitoring tools (BMC).
Public (AWS, GCP, IBM) and private cloud platforms (VMware, IBM)
Hypervisors (VMware, OVM, PowerCloud)
Operating systems (RHEL, AIX, Windows, SLES, OEL)
Storage (IBM, EMC, Pure)
Middleware (WebSphere, InfoSphere, WebLogic)
Databases (Oracle, SQL, DB2, MongoDB)

Previous line management experience in an equivalent field with a proven track record of developing people.
Previous experience in enterprise infrastructure roles with responsibilities for service delivery and a proven appreciation of a wide range of infrastructure technologies.
A strong background in ITIL disciplines, with strength in incident, problem and change management. Experience of capacity planning and asset management an additional advantage.
A demonstrable experience of delivering projects to time and budget including under high pressure.
An experienced infrastructure operations professional interested in making their mark in fully establishing the resources, processes and ways of working of a major new infrastructure team.
Experience in working to Agile and DevOps principles

Required desirable experience skills and qualifications

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