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What you’ll be doing...

As the Associate Director for the Strategy and Planning organization, the leader will be responsible for Cloud Engineering, Enablement, Tools and Governance functions from India. As part of this role, The Leader is expected to drive the strategy and deliver key business priorities to improve developer experience & engagement, scale platform capabilities and partner, collaborate & influence with Business Units / stakeholders towards delivery excellence.

  • Leading all phases of a cloud based solution delivery life cycle.
  • Driving DevOps Tools and Platform strategy, managing the operations and enabling adoption of Devops practices across organization.
  • Enabling a full-scale Observability offering and building next-gen Software Excellence Measurement platform.
  • Actively contributing to the efforts to continually assess, evaluate and make recommendations regarding the continuous improvement of SRE practices.
  • Institutionalizing the cloud governance practice; reviewing the current environment to detect technical and operational opportunities and recommending solutions for improvement.
  • Continuously refining the North star with mid to long term roadmap development for Observability, Measurement and DevOps areas in close collaboration with Enterprise Architecture team.
  • Establishing an Operating model with the right balance between innovative practices and execution excellence.
  • Enabling a high performance organization with diverse leadership and team structure for enhanced ownership and ability to support 24x7.
  • Building a motivated, diverse and talented team by coaching and mentoring them towards delivering business benefits.

What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Willingness to travel.
  • Six or more years of work experience in IT and Business Unit driving technology strategy and solutions implementation across portfolios and lines of business.
  • Knowledge of multi-cloud frameworks, their evolution across the industry, and experience with Public, Private and Hybrid cloud solutions
  • Deep understanding and experience in DevOps, SRE, and AIOps strategies and toolchain.
  • Strong understanding of IT services, IT Service Management in an Enterprise context and cloud delivery models including IaaS, SaaS, and PaaS; automation; containers; auto-scaling, virtual compute, storage, and networking; identity and access management; configuration management, incident management, problem management, asset management, logging and audit.
  • Experience in reviewing application performance metrics and proactively addressing performance concerns.
  • Experience building high-performance infrastructures that are scalable and resilient.
  • Experience driving comparative analysis among various processes/ practices/ products and driving POCs to arrive at decisions.

Even better if you have one or more of the following:

  • Master’s degree.
  • Ability to effectively communicate leading business issues and trends, including the associated technology implications for cloud based solutions.
  • Relationship skills to enable success across multiple partners.
  • Ability to drive discussions and architectural decisions with various stakeholders.
  • Objective decision making skills with the drive to deliver and arrive at solutions.