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Company: Valley National Bank
Location: Wayne, NJ
Career Level: Director
Industries: Banking, Insurance, Financial Services


The Director of Cloud Platform & Infrastructure key role will be to define the overarching Cloud Platform & Infrastructure engineering strategy, architecture, design, technology selection and deployment of solutions that meet business demand.   Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Build best in class technical Platform and Infrastructure solutions on Azure Cloud to address requirements for scalability, reliability, security, and performance.
  • Work across geographically dispersed and integrated project teams to develop the strategy, architecture, roadmaps, design and implementation of Cloud Platform & Infrastructure solutions.
  • Provide leadership, vision and oversight across the engineering pillars to provide holistic end to end solutions.
  • Lead component of enterprise-wide program such as Future State Operating Model.
  • Design and implement an enterprise management program focused on a best-in-class over-arching strategy across the technology platforms for impact analysis, design and resiliency reviews.
    • a. Design and Implement Hybrid Cloud architecture
    • b. Develop and manage Cloud Center of Excellence
      • i. Defined architecture patterns for Private and Public cloud
        • 1. Preference for Cloud Native and Serverless architecture
        • 2. Container based architectures
        • 3. Hybrid environment to include general compute, network and storage
        • 4. Highly available Azure multi-AZ and region designs to support platforms with varying business RTO/RPO requirements
        • 5. Multi-service, inter-network, hybrid connectivity optimized for multiple LOB applications and data integration.
      • ii. Deploy Infrastructure as Code automation capabilities (Terraform, ARM, Cloud Formation etc.).
      • iii. Established Cloud working group for continued development of cloud policy, standards, patterns, solutions and procedures for architecture, security, and operations excellence
      • iv. Develop DevSecOps practice and onboarding program to accelerate application deployment.
      • v. Environment strategy - management, deployment and configuration management.
      • vi. Operational security and excellence programs (ie: logging and monitoring strategies)
      • vii. Infrastructure training - Cloud training program, best practices, Infrastructure as Code, etc.
    • c. Lead and coordinate the work
      of an integrated project teams comprised of developers, subject matter experts, database administrators, system administrators, and system architects for program to implement and maintain enterprise-level information technology applications.
    • d. Accountable for the development, monitoring, and compliance to the relevant budget.
  • Drive optimal forecasting, capacity planning across the services areas for high availability, lifecycle management and disaster recovery planning (DRP).
  • Responsible for the quality and performance of the services provided from managed service providers.
    • a. Provides direction to the team to ensure the managed service partners have the necessary process, tools, and support to be successful.
    • b. Acts as the fourth level escalation point for incidents related to multiple engineering platform failures and related DRP issues.
    • c. Works with the operations teams, Managed Service Partners and Vendor Management, as appropriate, to ensure the equipment and services adhere to our over-arching strategy, standards and policies.
    • d. Partner with the Vendor Performance Management to provide input on ensuring that the relevant managed service provider(s) adheres to contractual and commercial obligations (e.g., ARCs, RRCs, SLA credits, etc.)
  • Oversees problem resolution activities and ensures that the process is timely and reaches a successful solution and that the overarching strategy is adjusted as appropriate.
  • Document and communicate roadmaps, standards and business continuity planning as well as serve as the focal point for all technology and related matters.
  • Manage the budget responsibly for in-scope related services, as well as prioritization and recommendations of capital investments and adoption.
  • Ensure high quality and performance of the services provided from SaaS providers. Sponsor engineering topics, related projects and continuous transformation efforts.
  • Maintain professional knowledge of current trends and developments IT Infrastructure synergies across the technology pillars.
  • Drive problem resolution activities, drive successful solutions and adjust overarching strategies as needed.

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