Systems Manager (Infrastructure) - Rochdale, Greater Manchester

Zen Internet Limited
12 Jan 2018
10 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen for a Platform and Systems Engineering Manager to join out Network and Infrastructure Team on a permanent basis.

Zen has developed a three year grown objective underpinned by the platforms and services delivered by the Technology Department. Working within the Technology department as the Platform and Systems Engineering Manager you will be responsible for:

* The ongoing operation of Zens key business systems and platforms.
* Maintaining a careful balance of system and service stability in a dynamic environment.
* Leading and managing the Platform and Systems Engineering (PSE) team.
* Acting as a central escalation point. This includes operating an out-of-hours on-call support team.
* Manage all work into the team, prioritising in-line with the needs of the department and reporting upwards on a regular basis.
* Building and developing close and effective relationships with internal partners and external suppliers.
* Performance management and on-going development of team members.

Future technology forms an essential part of this role including the expansion of Cloud capabilities. The Platform and Systems Manager will work closely with other teams within the department to identify opportunities where technologies can enable improvements.

At department level, the Platform and Systems Manager will be expected to work closely with their peers to identify common challenges, drive forward improvements and be comfortable leading and managing change on different scales. A willingness to share and flex resources for the wider benefit of the business will also be important.

Reporting to the Head of Infrastructure you will be in a position to shape and drive the delivery of technology within the department to ensure the business is able to deliver its 3 year growth plan.

Skills and Experience

* Enthusiastic, driven, self-motivated with a focus on delivering excellent service in support of internal solution delivery teams
* Significant experience in leading highly technical operational teams and managing of team work priorities
* Significant experience in and passion for building and leading teams, people management, personal development planning and coaching others
* Excellent communicator, listener and facilitator with a proven ability to work as part of a team
* Experience in working with and leading changes to enterprise scale business platforms and infrastructure
* Experience in working with software development teams and Agile delivery environments
* Exposure to Agile principles and delivery practices including Continuous Integration/ Delivery/ Deployment

And this is what we'll offer you

* 6 month salary reviews
* Private Medical Healthcare Scheme
* Pension Scheme
* 25 days Annual Leave (with option to buy/sell 5 days)
* Bonus (based on company performance)
* Free Broadband up to the fastest speed available (inc Fibre)
* Travel Loan and Ride2Work Schemes
* Subsidised Onsite Nursery
* Subsidised Onsite Restaurant
* Summer and Christmas Parties
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