Head of Cloud Engineering and Support

Recruiter
IHS Markit
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
12 Aug 2022
Closes
20 Aug 2022
Ref
16347732
Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Department overview
The Market Intelligence Platform and Channels (PC) organization provides data technology and services supporting acquisition, ingestion, content management, mastering and distribution to power our business line and customer needs. Focus on platform scale to support business lines through a common data lifecycle that accelerates business value. The office strives to provide new insight to our customers through data discovery, research, and integrated access. In certain cases, the office will utilize capital investment on key initiatives to deliver immediate value or remediate high risk areas through structured programs. Maintains a focus on innovation to keep ahead of market trends and disruptive technologies.

Position summary
Leads technical operations, cloud engineering and development enablement as part of a wider transformation of products and services leveraging cloud technology within PC. This organization is focused on enabling all PC platform teams through standardization of build pipeline capabilities, instrumentation, blueprints, cloud access patterns, shared service support, common tooling, transparency (e.g., cloud use) and subject matter expertise on various technology disciplines. Heavy focus on DevOps practices and capabilities that focus on shift-left approach to enforcing security from inception. Work with all teams on cloud journey planning in support of both migration activities and implementation of modern development pipeline strategies inclusive of ongoing support. Align with divisional and enterprise IT requirements with platform objectives partnering where appropriate. Elevate engineering skillset within the organization through engagement and structured learning. Develop future strategies that benefit long term business initiatives and transformation programs.

Duties & accountabilities
  • Leads technical operations, cloud engineering and dev enablement functions with heavy focus on cloud transformation for all platforms and channel solutions
  • Interface between divisional, corporate Enterprise IT functions on common requirements related to infrastructure, application security and ITSM processes
  • Aligned to divisional requirements, manages access, definitions, and controls to both cloud and on-premises environments
  • Defines standard infrastructure blueprints (IaC), reference implementations, immutable pipeline capabilities and other required specifications for divisional consumption
  • Support cloud journey initiatives through use of common capabilities and direct support of migration activities
  • Develop and support shared services that provide management, reporting and development pipeline capabilities
  • Enable shift-left security capabilities as part of DevOps practices
  • Align security engineering requirements between Corporate IT and divisional boundaries
  • Provide subject matter expertise to teams in support of enablement and specific technology areas driving a more shift-left practice
  • Manage and review aspects of infrastructure systems projects and assist in developing infrastructure systems growth initiatives
  • Approve and oversee project plans, budgets and resources and ensure budgets and schedules meet organization requirements
  • Lead analysis of technology industry and market trends to determine their potential usage and impact on the business unit and organization
  • Review practices to ensure consistency with policies, compliance regulations and control requirements, providing direction and changes as needed and ensuring alignment with business objectives and industry trends
  • Participate in corporate development of methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for projects, programs, and people
  • Work with other management in Infrastructure Systems and across IT.
  • Interact with executives and/or major customers, utilizing negotiating and influencing skills when matters are significant to the organization
  • Work on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth knowledge of the business unit and organization
Business competencies
Education and experience
  • 10+ years of experience in relevant technology disciplines and business functions
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in a Business, Financial or Technical field
  • Extensive knowledge of financial products, industry trends, regulatory rules in different jurisdictions and operational practices across a range of asset classes
  • Experience of working with development methodologies like Agile, Kanban
  • Extensive experience of working on mission critical systems
  • Knowledge of Networks, Database, Storage, Management Systems, services frameworks, cloud technologies
Commercial awareness
  • General understanding of the financial services industry economics, business benefits and commercial realities in delivering solutions from both as a supplier and the customer's perspectives.
Management requirements
  • Experienced leader and manager with a background in dealing with globally dispersed teams.
  • Capable of providing thought leadership, abstract and innovative thinking.
  • Strong inter-personal and influencing skills.
Personal competencies
Personal impact
  • Displays a consistent, positive, can-do professional attitude.
  • Proactive and able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Focused on delivery, quality and timeliness.
  • Open-minded, flexible and willing to adapt to changing business requirements.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
Communication
Clear concise communicator both written and verbal. Able to understand and express complex concepts is essential

Teamwork
Collaboration is a key tenant of the role, both internally and more broadly with stakeholders and members off the extended team.
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Equal Opportunity Employer:

S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.

If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to: EEO.Compliance@spglobal.com and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.

US Candidates Only:
The EEO is the Law Poster http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf describes discrimination protections under federal law.

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