Head of Cloud Services

RZ Group
Reading, Berkshire
£800 per day
15 Apr 2019
15 Apr 2019
Professional / Specialist
Contract Type
Head of Cloud Services

Location: Reading or Bristol
Rate: £900 (Outside IR35)
Contract length: Initially 6 months

We are looking for a Head of Cloud Services, for a particularly exciting and challenging time with a Government Body. Their department is hugely affected by Brexit which influences 80% of their work.

The role:
* This client has a Cloud First Strategy and as a result has decided to build a Cloud Service Centre as part of its TOM which will be responsible for all cloud services delivery
* This role will lead this function and all other cloud related delivery services (including the services that underpin the EU exit strategy)
* This role is a leadership role, which will require the post-holder to demonstrate exceptional leadership as well as deep and wide-ranging technical skills in delivery, management and strategic direction setting of Cloud Services
* Pivotal role for supporting EU Exit both during the provisioning phase and beyond
* Work with a team who is leading the way in the development and implementation of Cloud services within Government

Key skills:
* The introduction and development of agile processes to align with the Service Management Operating Model
* Lead a highly technical team which is fully accountable for the effective delivery and development of Cloud services
* Strong leadership skills and the ability to remain calm under pressure; the capability to lead and motivate people across different locations; and proven experience of IT incident management
* Work with Architects and business stakeholders to develop technology roadmaps, including the evaluation of automation tools, products and technology to support recommendations relating to the Cloud lifecycle, improvement and standardization strategies
* Strong technical understanding of the Cloud platforms to be able to deal with escalations and make judgement calls to support the team
* Senior most point of technical escalation for Cloud Services and must have a deep technical understanding of the services which will underpin all Cloud delivery
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