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Cloud Technical Lead

  1. Hove
  2. Full-time
  3. IT & Change

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Company Description

Helping over ten million people around the world manage their savings, retirement plans and life insurance requires a lot of people behind-the-scenes. It’s up to us in L&G Group functions – which includes our tech and digital teams, Group Finance, HR, Risk and Corporate Comms to provide the essential support services that all areas of the business need, here in the UK and overseas. Simply put, we enable everyone at Legal & General to do what they do best. That means we’re helping to improve our customers’ lives, and contributing to the success of the business every day.


Job Description

We are looking for a Cloud Technical Lead to join our our Application Services function due to growth and strategic direction for Cloud Services. The Cloud Capability Lead will provide technical leadership, guidance, and expertise in the development, deployment, standardisation and management of Cloud based technologies and services.  The Cloud Capability Lead will work closely with Group Technology, Architecture, Portfolio and Product Management teams to ensure Capability is aligned to current and future demand in terms of skillset and capacity.  The Cloud Capability Lead will work with the Architecture team to understand High Level Design’s and then take ownership of Low-Level Designs to ensure standardisation in approach and alignment to best practice. The Cloud Capability Lead will help shape a high performing technical capability whose focus will be delivering technical capability for Service Delivery and through Project Delivery (Waterfall and Agile methodology).

What you'll be doing 

  • Delivering strong technical leadership in advancing Group Functions Cloud capability and delivery. Ensuring alignment to standards in quality, development lifecycle, security, service continuity, commercial outcomes, governance, policy, processes and tools.   
  • Developing and leading a high performing team, nurturing individual growth.  Act as a mentor and coach to the team members, providing guidance on technical skills, career development and personal growth.  Accountable for individual performance management in collaboration with Portfolio, Architecture and Product Managers.
  • Leading and ensuring the technical excellence of the Cloud Capability by staying updated with industry trends, best practices and emerging technologies working in strong collaboration with the Architecture team.
  • Leading and delivering Low Level Designs related to Cloud delivery.  Working with IT operations, data and analytics, architecture, and security teams ensure that solutions are designed and delivered against the enterprise architecture, security standards and successfully transition into production.
  • Leading, developing and evolving a Cloud Delivery Roadmap taking into consideration all work taking place within the capability such as Patching, Upgrades, Projects, Change and Critical Change Freeze periods working in strong collaboration with the Group Technology, Portfolio, Product Managers and Architecture Team.
  • Contributing to the IT delivery sourcing strategy that both complements and supplements the internal IT Solutions team considering skills, people development, costs and customer demand.  Taking an active lead in the management of third-party delivery partners ensuring compliance to standards and effective delivery in relation to Cloud Services.
  • Setting clear vision and goals for Cloud Capability. Define and track key business performance metrics for the Capability, ensuring alignment with Organisational goals and Objectives.
  • Working with the Portfolio and Product Management team to plan and allocate resources effectively, ensuring the Cloud Capability has the necessary skills, flexibility and capacity to meet objectives.
  • Working in collaboration with the Service Management team, develop and maintain a Service Catalogue for Cloud Service with aligned service standards (KPI/SLAs).  Ensure capability is in place to deliver against commitments and that service standards are achieved and continuously improved.
  • Ensuring a positive and collaborative working environment.  Facilitate effective communication within the Cloud Capability in addition to strong collaboration with Group Technology, Portfolio team, Product Managers and Architects to effectively plan and schedule Cloud delivery. 
  • Driving proactive continuous improvements within the Cloud Capability service to increase resilience, reduce risk, improve customer satisfaction and drive down total cost of ownership

Qualifications

  • Strong knowledge of Cloud Architectures and Solutions in Azure and ideally Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Knowledge of Governance frameworks, policies, controls, security features and best practices related to Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Proficiency in continuous integration, continuous delivery (CI/CD), version control, planning and collaboration.  Knowledge of pipelines, builds, releases and deployment strategies.
  • Understanding of monitoring and management services for tracking performance, availability and health of resources and applications.
  • Identity and Access Management principles in Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS).
  • Infrastructure as Code (IaC) knowledge to enable development and automation of environment
  • Data Migration tool, process and approaches transferring data from On-Premises solutions to Cloud.
  • Knowledge of cloud networking concepts.
  • A strong and practical understanding of both on-premises and cloud computing environments
  • Azure/AWS Technical Certification desirable
  • This role would suit someone with proven experience in technical leadership, guidance and expertise in Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud platforms, preferably in the Financial Services industry.
  • Extensive experience in managing the creation and development of a Cloud Service capability.
  • Migrating on-premises solutions and services to Cloud based services (AWS and Azure)
  • Experience of continuous improvement in relation to Cloud Services.
  • Extensive experience of the software delivery lifecycle
  • Proven to adapt to different delivery methods: waterfall, Agile or similar structured methodologies
  • Leading the development of people within a technical environment.
  • Experience in aligning a service that utilises in house capability supplemented by 3rd parties to drive efficient and effective operating models.
  • Ability to influence at senior levels and be an ambassador for the function through interpersonal, written and verbal communications to all levels
  • Experience working within ServiceNow, JIRA and KeyedIn

Additional Information

The brand with the brolly is choosing today to change tomorrow.

Since 1836, we’ve grown to become one of the world's largest asset managers, homebuilders, pension providers and insurance brands. 

We’re all here to improve the lives of our customers, build a better society for the long term, and create value for our shareholders - helping to shape a better future for society and the planet.

We need people who share our ambitions, agility and entrepreneurial spirit to help us do it.

At L&G, you’ll find a balance that helps you be your best. Empowered by hybrid working, we’re supported by technology and workplaces that enable us to work effectively wherever we are. We come together in offices to collaborate and connect, and use time at home for individual, focused activities. And, when we achieve great things, we celebrate our success and reward strong performance.

Today, there’s over 10,000 of us, working towards our mission, with plenty of opportunities to grow your career as we grow L&G. Will you join us?

Great minds don’t have to think alike, so we welcome voices from all backgrounds. Bringing together people with different life experiences helps us build empathy with our customers and drive innovation.

We don’t just talk about it, we actively promote diversity and equitable opportunities for all. That means our employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability or protected veteran status. In fact, we embrace every dimension of diversity to reflect the customers and communities we serve.

We think it’s important to create an inclusive environment where we can all belong, contribute and drive progress, where you can develop and grow, and be empowered. We want you to use your voice to help us build a better tomorrow.

We all work differently, and have different needs, which is why. we’re always open to discussing flexible working arrangements. Likewise, we’re committed to finding reasonable accommodations for candidates with specific needs during our recruiting process.

So whoever you are, wherever you are, whatever your story, we'd love to hear from you.

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