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IT infra delivery lead


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IT infra delivery lead

Dublin, Ireland | Permanent | Full time

IT infra delivery lead

  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Full time

Reporting to (title): IT ENGINEERING & DELIVERY LEAD

Description of business unit

Group Test Competency under IT@BOI

Purpose of the Role

The purpose of this role is to own and govern the Delivery of Infrastructure across the enterprise, including;

  • the Operational Risk and Currency Portfolio, wherein infrastructure is the key technology driver and sponsorship is through the IT Organisation
  • Infrastructure change exists as an enabling technology within a wider change portfolio sponsored by the business. This role will bring together a number of internal and external parties to drive forward a programme of simplification, standardisation and efficiency challenges to improve the way infrastructure is delivered across the Bank.

Key responsibilities:

  • Leads the development and mobilisation of this new function within IT Engineering & Delivery organisation
  • Is ultimately accountable for the execution of the delivery of the Infrastructure change roadmap covering; Hosting Solutions (on-premise and cloud), Compute, Storage and Networks
  • Governs and manages the delivery of multiple Infrastructure projects and portfolios, working in partnership with key 3rdparty suppliers to implement the roadmap
  • Works with IT Vendor Management to agree the contracting and commercial models with the respective 3rd parties and to measure and track their performance and manage escalations
  • Collaborates with 3rdparties to develop repeatable design and build patterns which can be called off through catalogue arrangements
  • Works closely with the Lead IT Infrastructure Architect to mature the technology roadmap and ensure deliverability of change
  • Works closely with the Cloud Centre of Excellence and IT Architects to coordinate Cloud hosting solutions for Change Programmes
  • Works with the Environment and Test lead to ensure the correct provisioning and support of services in respective to non-production environments
  • Manages the Infrastructure Project Lifecycle Management;
    • Receives Demand from Group Change
    • Receives non-functional requirements from Change Delivery Directors
    • Validates the requirements with key vendors before accepting them into the delivery process
    • Engages with vendors to scope and size IT Infrastructure projects
    • Supports the clarification process and vets the final submission of infrastructure proposals
    • Works with Technology Services, to manage the technical release and service acceptance of new solutions into production
    • Manages escalations and undertakes Quality Assurance work in instances of significant deviation
    • Builds patterns and blueprints to enable a culture of DevOps within the factory model

Ensure effective and timely knowledge transfer into BAU.

What is the opportunity

To Lead on-prem infra strategy and delivery model within Bank of Ireland Group

Essential Qualifications

3rd level degree in a similar discipline

Essential Skills & Experience

The IT Infrastructure Delivery Lead is aSenior level role requiring skills and experience in:

  • Deep technical experience and track record across Hosting Solutions (on-premise and cloud), Compute, Storage, Networks
  • Experience of provisioning cloud infrastructure services with Azure or AWS
  • Strong experience in Firewalls/Networking
  • Managing large Infrastructure delivery Programmes within a complex Business environment, including leading and influencing substantial numbers of non-direct reports and 3rdparty suppliers
  • Deep understanding of IT Industry best practice - Programme/Project Management, Systems Development Lifecycle and Service provision
  • A range of delivery models including Waterfall, Agile and DevOps
  • People Management - leadership and management skills, influencing and relationship building.
  • Stakeholder Management - effective management of internal and external stakeholder interests across a complex organisational structure, including partnerships.
  • Supplier Management - integration of suppliers in the end to end IT delivery process
  • Risk management - understanding of the delivery risks faced by IT delivery and the controls in place to manage & mitigate these risks.
  • Credibility and confidence working at senior levels in the organisation; including C-suite executives.

Desirable Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • Grade 2.1 in IT related degree or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in an IT infrastructure delivery role.

Key Competencies

  • Customer Focused - Leader
  • One Group, one team - Leader
  • Agile - Leader
  • Champion Transformation - Leader
  • Amplify Capability - Leader

Where Agency assistance is required Bank of Ireland Recruitment Team will engage directly with suppliers. Unsolicited CVs / profiles supplied to Bank of Ireland by Recruitment Agencies will not be accepted for this role.

Bank of Ireland Group is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to fostering an inclusive workplace which values and benefits from the diversity of our workforce.

Closing date: Mar 06, 2021

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