Head of Infrastructure

Start Date: 1/7/2019
Duration: Permanent
Location: Switzerland
Contract Type: Permanent
Reference: HQ00007712
Contact: Joanna Aldridge
Salary: Negotiable

Head of Infrastructure and Security is needed for a young, dynamic energy company. The company operates across Benelux, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company is in constant growth in Northwest Europe and looking for new people to support further international expansion of the business.
This role reporting into the CIO and is a core member of the IT Leadership team. You will be responsible for the transformation of all infrastructure and security related strategy, operations and services.
Key objectives of the role will be required to mature the current infrastructure & security estate across the business establishing a common, safe platform. You will be following on from 3 years of work to integrate the group and prepare the platform for rapid growth.
This position requires a delicate mix of strong strategic vision, people management and a real understanding of the technologies being used and their ability to fully integrate 29 businesses into a centralised secure, and high-performance platform.
The technical design, management, operation, support, and administration of all:
LAN, WAN & SDN networks, including perimeter security & monitoring devices, firewalls IPS etc.
Consolidation of data-centres including servers, storage etc to provide redundant and performant services
Convergence of telephony and communications technology, video conferencing into an enterprise wide platform
Hardware and operating standardisation of all desktops, laptops, smartphones, and associated devices
Cloud based solution assessments for secured, resilient service hosting
Delivery of uptime and performance for all systems and services, to the service level agreed
Proactive and reactive support and monitoring of the Infrastructure
Centralisation and development of ITSM into a single consolidated enterprise service desk
The design, implementation and operation of tight IT security across all business assets and services
Participate as an active member of IT leadership, delivering improving value to the company
Complete the existing infrastructure and security integrations across BNLX, Switzerland, Germany and France
Design, plan & oversee the infrastructure landscape and roadmap to accommodate the current and future needs of the business
Oversee the complete transformation of the IT estate into the new roadmap over a 3 year program of change
Manage and lead the department and people, setting goals, appraisals, training, coaching, for an international team of infrastructure professionals (Infrastructure Managers, Network Engineers, Security Professionals, Administrators, etc.)
Manage day to day operation of the assets and services, implementing measurement and management of services to ensure the exposure of weaknesses and continuous improvement of services
Implement and operate support services for the business and IT users of in-scope assets and services
Initiate, plan, manage and deliver ongoing projects to time and budget to meet the evolving needs of the business
Build out a secure and monitored environment to develop the overall security maturity of the estate
Manage the relationship customers, delivering the needs of the businesses they represent: the IT country Managers
Reduce operation costs through the consolidation of services and maximising synergies
Manage and optimize of department related contracts such as for licensing and maintenance
Manage vendors for assets and services in scope for the department whilst harmonising suppliers

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