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Cloud Platform Owner - Move into a Strategic Advisory role - Gauteng (R1.4 million + per annum)

Job Title: Cloud Platform Owner - Move into a Strategic Advisory role - Gauteng (R1.4 million + per annum)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Gauteng
Industry:
IT
Salary: R1.4 million +++ per annum
Contact Name: Philip Boltt
Contact Email: philip@acuityconsultants.co.za
Job Published: February 27, 2019 09:03

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity for a Solution Architect, CTO or CIO to become the Strategic Cloud Platform Owner for one of Southern Africa's leading financial services organizations and head up a 3-5 year, strategic Cloud Readiness and Rollout initiative.   

Based in Gauteng, this position is paying upward of R1.4 million per annum and offers a comprehensive benefits package. 

THE COMPANY:

This is one of SA’s top Financial Services organizations with established markets in Africa, Asia, and the UK and an IT team exceeding 150 individuals and a company-wide total of 16 000 employees.

THE ROLE:

You will be providing strategic thought leadership and execution in developing a team of Solutions Architects in order to deliver the right guidance and technical content to support the organization in its move into Cloud Systems.

This would entail:

  • Extensive C-Level engagement and technical stakeholder management across business, architecture and the executive level. 
  • Act as a representative on the group technical forum 
  • Collaborate with a cross-functional team of application developers, operations engineers, and architects to understand complex product requirements and translate them into automated solutions whilst ensuring technological alignment. 
  • Create and implement reusable automation for cloud platforms 
  • Collaborating with various stakeholders to support and improve architecture, systems, processes, standards and tools.
  • Participate in architectural discussions to ensure solutions are designed for successful deployment, security, and high availability in the cloud.
  • Research and review IT trends and best practice and provide this information to guide strategic decision making
  • Establish relationships with key stakeholders and representation at relevant forums
  • Document and propose viable new solutions architecture frameworks

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Relevant IT related degree 
  • Technical experience in the design & implementation of distributed systems and deploying of large complex applications in the Cloud phases across middle tier platforms (IBM, Oracle & Opensource tech stack.)
  • A solid understanding of DevOps tools and Continuous Deployment 
  • Experience coaching, mentoring and developing technical professionals 
  • Broad knowledge of cloud automation tools
  • Understanding of immutable infrastructure and infrastructure as code concepts

Beneficial:

Any Cloud Certifications (SysOps Administrator, DevOps Engineer, Solutions Architect) 

Should this interest you, please send a copy of your CV to philip@acuityconsultants.co.za or contact me for more information.