This role leads the cloud adoption strategy for the public cloud in all aspects and provides architectural guidelines to build efficient cloud native applications and underlying systems (i.e. CI/CD, Containers, Infrastructure as Code, API based). The role builds a strong “Cloud Center of Excellence” (CoE) team with Agile skills to transform the Emirates Group into a full adopter of cloud technologies, processes and methodologies that enable faster delivery of business outcomes with improved quality of cloud implementation, as one of the key enablers for transforming from a traditional to a modern/digital team and digital ways of working.
JOB ACCOUNTABILITIES LINKED TO OBJECTIVE AREAS
Lead the implementation strategy/approach and implementation of hybrid cloud strategy by i ntroduc ing private cloud capabilities and technologies with strong focus on (infrastructure as a service) IaaS to enable an automated and ‘self-service’ approach.
Lead the medium term (up to 12 months) cloud adoption strategy for the public cloud in all aspects (i.e. technical implementation with adherence to security standards set by CyberSecurity team, g overnance and cost control). Provide implementation guidelines to build efficient cloud native applications and underlying systems (i.e. CI/CD, Containers, Infrastructure as Code, API based). Provide governance and leadership of end to end cloud to drive a cloud first approach across the portfolio as well as defining the strategy around reserved instances to increase efficiency and cost reduction and lead the implementation.
Build a strong “Cloud Centre of Excellence” (CoE) team with agile skills and define a skill development program to accelerate the adoption of new cloud technologies, processes and methodologies. Establish position as a thought leader on cloud and cloud usage and best practices and create awareness across all IT teams.
In partnership with the DevOps and Automation team, lead the team transformation into ‘Site Reliability Engineering’ groups that implement and promote DevOps practices using the toolchain provided by CoE function.
Lead the Cloud Adoption and Governance approach and provide leadership to manage a team across IT to establish departmental specifications, policies, procedures and standards to guide the management of public cloud usage, operating at the leading edge of cloud technology. Interact closely with IT leadership to create and execute successful cloud implementation strategies and governance policies.
Drive the introduction of specific tooling to monitor cloud platform usage/costs and produce dashboards for the different IT teams.
Introduce the mechanisms to define and monitor usage and spending for cloud infrastructure based on application efficiency and compute needs and realise cost benefits from reductions in computing power.
Systematically embed a culture of quality and continuous improvement, ensuring customer needs are met and expectations exceeded. Accountable for enhancing the customer experience through stable, available and secure cloud based systems.
Lead, coach, and mentor a team of high performing cloud implementation and governance experts, providing servant leadership and providing continuous feedback to foster a climate of continuous improvement and a climate of transparency and openness. Grow and maintain trust in the team and wider business and facilitate professional development. Build and lead a team enabling that team to flourish and maintain a high level of engagement and productivity whilst ensuring that agile concepts and principles are followed and respected as well as empowering team to become self-organizing.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
Degree or Honours (12+3 or equivalent) Computer Science or similar
10+ yrs relevant experience with at least 5+ years’ experience of managing cloud hosted systems and at minimum of 5+ years’ experience in leading a team.
Proven leadership in leading Technology change for a large organisation.
Experience in agile delivery within the context of a large technology change programme.
A track record of successful implementation of cloud at scale across multiple businesses, B2C and B2B, meeting the key business objectives in a robust, scalable, cost effective manner
Hands-on technical leader with strong operational experience of cloud and cloud governance
Experienced managing a global eco-system of on-shore employees and cloud partners
Knowledge/skills: – Good cloud architectural knowledge of large scale systems
Excellent knowledge of cloud trends, best practices and cost-saving techniques is mandatory;
Experience working with leading cloud technology providers, including Azure and AWS;
Knowledge of Cloudability, Cloudyn, Cloudhealth or Cloudcheckr;
Proven ability to develop appropriate plans to meet computing needs;
Demonstrated ability to present convincing ideas, facilitate group sessions, influe
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