Head of Infrastructure

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Head of Infrastructure

London – £130,000 – £150,000

Join a dynamic boutique trading company undergoing a significant technology transformation. They are seeking a visionary and experienced Head of Infrastructure to lead their global team on this exciting journey towards a cloud and DevOps-oriented environment.

The Role

This pivotal role offers a unique opportunity for a highly skilled IT leader to play a central role in shaping the company’s future. Reporting directly to the CIO, you will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of IT strategy and operations, leading a team of talented IT professionals across various specialties.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive IT strategy, ensuring all systems align with and support the company’s business goals.
  • Lead the modernisation of the company’s IT infrastructure, including development tool environments, with a focus on cloud and DevOps solutions.
  • Manage and optimise IT infrastructure, encompassing cloud-based solutions, electronic trading, market data, and telecommunications, ensuring adherence to established SLAs.
  • Enhance workspace and technologies, promoting digital solutions and maximising space utilisation to support evolving business needs.
  • Partner with the Information Security Manager to develop and enforce robust cybersecurity measures, safeguarding the company’s data and assets.
  • Oversee business continuity planning efforts and collaborate across departments to ensure operational resilience.
  • Define and implement strategic cloud initiatives and modernise development tools, aligning with long-term goals.
  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive IT infrastructure roadmap, guiding the company through its technological evolution.
  • Provide stakeholders with informed recommendations on global IT and digital solutions, driving innovation and efficiency.
  • Adhere to established governance frameworks and ensure compliance with relevant industry regulations.

Ideal Skillset & Experience

  • Proven track record of successfully leading and managing IT teams within a complex trading environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in planning and executing IT infrastructure and system modernisation initiatives, with a focus on cloud and DevOps.
  • Strong understanding of IT security principles and best practices, with experience in implementing robust cybersecurity measures.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build strong relationships with both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to develop and execute strategic IT plans aligned with overall business objectives.
  • Experience in a regulated trading environment, managing complex IT infrastructures and relevant technologies, is highly desirable.
  • In-depth knowledge of relevant governance frameworks (COSO, JSOX) and regulations (FCA, MAS, CFTC, EMIR, DORA).

At a glance

  • Location: London, Greater London
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job sector: DevOps, Cloud & Infrastructure
  • Salary: £130000.00 - £150000 per annum + bonus + benefits
  • Published: July 3, 2024

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