Posted January 13, 2020

Manager, Cloud Engineering

Location: Burnaby
Job ID: 1817
Employment Type: Permanent

Are you an Manager, Cloud Engineering who has a strong background in Infrastructure but with a specialization in Cloud and AWS?  Do you want to work for a company where you can make an impact and your work will be seen?

Our client is a company that provides services to the residents of BC.  We love this company because they have great work life balance and you get to see the results of your work.

Our client has asked us to look for a Manager, Cloud Engineering for a permanent role.  The Manager, Cloud Engineering plans, coordinates, prioritizes and oversees the work of Cloud(AWS), DBA’s and release teams. The Manager, Cloud Engineering also determines staffing requirements, establishes standards and procedures, monitors work activities and output, and ensures that production schedules and quantity/quality standards are met. The Manager, Cloud Engineering works under minimal guidance and takes responsibility for implementing methods, practices and policies governing the design, development and use of the IT support processes. The Manager, Cloud Engineering recommends cloud (AWS) and related system’s strategy’s based on immediate and future needs of the organization.

Here is what you'll be doing on a day to day basis:

  • Leads a technical team which are responsible for the integrity, availability, and disaster recovery of critical infrastructure through automation, process improvement, monitoring, and metrics-driven methodologies.
  • Creates cloud governance practices, policies and cost controls. Collaborates with subscription owners to ensure compliance and develop self service capabilities to streamline infrastructure workflows.
  • Streamlines operation of the functional area in alignment with business objectives of the organization.
  • Aligns technology with the organization’s goals and objectives.
  • Allocates resources to projects using predefined processes.
  • Ensures there are no single points of failure for core systems and services.
  • Ensures compliance with existing data security and legislative standards and legislations.
  • Implements technologies and systems that are consistent with architectural standards.
  • Ensures systems and processes are standardized.
  • Provides independent interpretation of rules, both defined and undocumented.
  • Participates in development of business cases.
  • Provides support and quality control to IS and Business owned projects.
  • Remains current on all department projects.
  • Runs small operational projects following project management methodology and associated processes.
  • Provides input to Senior IS Team on short to medium term goals.
  • Manages and negotiates small contracts.
  • Provides status updates and resolution estimation to senior management and key business areas.

Here is the type of person we are looking for:

Operations

  • Leads a technical team which are responsible for the integrity, availability, and disaster recovery of critical infrastructure through automation, process improvement, monitoring, and metrics-driven methodologies.
  • Creates cloud governance practices, policies and cost controls. Collaborates with subscription owners to ensure compliance and develop self service capabilities to streamline infrastructure workflows.
  • Streamlines operation of the functional area in alignment with business objectives of the organization.
  • Aligns technology with the organization’s goals and objectives.
  • Allocates resources to projects using predefined processes.
  • Ensures there are no single points of failure for core systems and services.
  • Ensures compliance with existing data security and legislative standards and legislations.
  • Implements technologies and systems that are consistent with architectural standards.
  • Ensures systems and processes are standardized.
  • Provides independent interpretation of rules, both defined and undocumented.
  • Participates in development of business cases.
  • Provides support and quality control to IS and Business owned projects.
  • Remains current on all department projects.
  • Runs small operational projects following project management methodology and associated processes.
  • Provides input to Senior IS Team on short to medium term goals.
  • Manages and negotiates small contracts.
  • Provides status updates and resolution estimation to senior management and key business areas.

Process/Productivity

  • Develops and implements standards and best practices in conjunction with Director and co-managers.
  • Streamlines processes and brings consistency to tools across teams.
  • Identifies opportunities for process improvement and makes recommendations or implements when within authority level.
  • Ensures all team members adhere to best practices.
  • Creates and manages workflow systems that optimize performance.

Budget

  • Analyzes resources needs and makes recommendations for operating and capital budgets.
  • Initiates capital purchases within authority level, makes recommendations when above.
  • Monitors expenses against budgets, analyzing variances and taking corrective action.
  • Manages vendor relationships ensuring highest quality and reasonable costs.

Supervision

  • Develops people through effective performance management and ongoing feedback, focusing on delegation for stretch assignments, growing and developing the team for capacity and growth, looking at performance across the team, and time management.
  • Shapes culture of the team through action, presence, and reinforcement of behaviors. Communicates company, industry, and department news to staff and recognizes and rewards their successes, small and large.
  • Hires, trains and coaches team members.
  • Ensures team has sufficient skills and experience to meet department objectives.
  • Provides performance management and discipline as required.
  • With assistance from HR, terminates employees when required.
  • Ensures best HR practices, documentation and procedures are followed.
  • Ensures knowledge transfer and retention of team.
  • Manages succession and career development plans.
  • Carries out other related tasks and projects as assigned. 

If you are interested in exploring this position, please apply now! 

Our client is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at their company. 


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