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The IT Operations and Architecture Sr Manager role is key in the IT senior management team. Must be an effective ambassador with other parts of the business and manage the company's Architecture Team. In doing he/she will work closely with the CIO and IT Heads of Department to undertake:
IT Strategy within IT and align to the business strategy / objectives
Investment, business case and initiative prioritisation in conjunction with the business
Enterprise, solution, infrastructure, security, privacy and data architecture
Responsible for managing the architecture and design authority function:
Allow business flexibility
Oversee adherence to the architecture strategy, principles and framework throughout IT
Defining the technology solution and environment roadmaps to ensure capacity and scalability, as demand and usage evolve within the business. This will be obtained through Having visibility and understanding of the entire technology landscape
Working with Key Technology Partners to ensure the implementation of the Roadmaps and Standards
Identifying, assessing, addressing and communicating risks related to the Roadmap
Ensuring that systems are architected to be secure and resilient through the effective application of security and Business Continuity principles
Leading the definition and validation of architecture principles and standards
Defining a full Technical Architectural Roadmap
Communicating architecture and IT standards to all stakeholders and ensure standards are published, updated and adhered
Liaising with key IT partners to quantify and communicate the impacts, trade-offs, risks, costs, benefits and opportunities of IT solutions from an Architecture perspective
Keeping up to date of Architecture, IT Strategy and technology innovation best practices and trends
Managing and maintaining the service catalogue
Evaluating, designing, solutioning and trouble-shooting IT across all IT functions and working at the point of need.
Agile way of working
Provide regular progress reports to the CIO;
Develop and foster internal and external stakeholder communications;
Exercise quality control and progress control over the work of direct reports, motivating them and ensuring that good standards of discipline and conduct are maintained and preparing periodic performance appraisals;
Identify and shape current and future needs for staff skills, and enterprise architecture and make recommendations for improvements and changes to departmental structure where these are seen to be needed;
Undertake yearly appraisals, recruit, train and develop direct reports in conjunction with the HR department to meet the changing needs of the company;
Budget planning & control over IT Strategy and Architecture, and monitoring of project budgets.
The ideal candidate will be bring the following:
Experience on leading leaders.
Fluent in English (both written and spoken)
Expertise with containerization such as Docker and orchestration with Docker Swarm or Kubernetes.
Understanding of Agile, DevSecOps and other development processes and methodologies.
Experience with cloud infrastructure support in mixed Linux, UNIX and Windows environments.
Knowledge of the Google/AWS/Azure platform or a cloud environment
Experience designing and maintaining large-scale web applications.
Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the world's leading major home appliance company, with approximately $21 billion in annual sales, 92,000 employees and 65 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2018. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, JennAir, Indesit and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world.
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