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Head of Platforms

  • Auckland
  • Mining Resources & Energy
  • Full time
  • Posted 38 days ago

Job Description

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  • Exceptional leadership and people management skills.
  • Proven problem-solving abilities at an advanced level.
  • Extensive experience in managing large teams.
  • Hybrid working environment.

He angitūtanga: The opportunity
As the Head of Platforms, we look to you to build and lead a high-performing team entrusted with managing platforms, IaaS, networks, and related functions. Your leadership will be instrumental in fostering a positive and collaborative work environment, while also managing staffing, training, and the professional development of technical resources within the department.

Some of the key responsibilities of this role include:

  • Overseeing DevOps practices for all platform and infrastructure engineers, you will advocate for Infrastructure Engineering practices, automation, and advanced techniques.
  • Collaborate closely with the Head of ICT Strategy & Architecture, you will define and drive the strategic direction for the ICT Platforms department, providing expert guidance on technology adoption and integration in consultation with business leaders and architecture teams.
  • Ensure alignment of technology operations with organizational and ICT strategy, maintaining platform fitness, availability, optimization, and security, and managing our platform and infrastructure technologies' lifecycle.
  • Embed and maintain infrastructure monitoring tools, prioritize cybersecurity measures to safeguard Council's platforms and data, and manage our budget in accordance with agreed parameters and organizational policies.

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He kōrero mōu: About you
We are looking for someone with exceptional leadership and people management skills, coupled with a demonstrated ability to solve complex problems at an elevated level. You should ideally have strong organizational capabilities, adept at managing multiple projects concurrently, and exhibit a drive to achieve outcomes while empowering team members to leverage resources properly.

A commitment to continuous learning is imperative plus a bachelor's degree in business management, Computer Science, Information Technology or equivalent (with postgraduate qualifications preferred), and a minimum of 15 years of experience in tech or similar environments.

This is a Senior Leadership role and as such we are looking for a seasoned leader with at least 10 years of experience in managing large teams, preferably within political or complex organizations, and demonstrate proficiency in disciplined budget management, as well as a comprehensive understanding of local government operations and statutory requirements.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer
Auckland Council is one of the largest local authorities in the South Pacific providing essential services and facilities to more than 1.6 million people. We are progressive socially, culturally and environmentally while we work towards creating change having an impact on our journey to becoming a city, we are proud of for our ratepayers and residents.

Ehara taku toa, he takitahi, he toa takitini My success is not mine alone, but the success of many.

In return for your hard work, you will be rewarded with a competitive salary and be a part of a friendly and collaborative team that is dedicated to our customers. You will receive dedicated training and development to help build your career and on top of this, as part of our Auckland Council Group, you will gain access to many benefits and discounts.To find out more click this link

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.