Senior Manager, Automation and Tools
We are adding a Senior Manager, Automation and Tools to our Enterprise Operations division. In this role, you will lead the management of 35+ tools across the technology lifecycle; owning the strategy, roadmap, and continuous improvement of Ontario Teachers’ technical foundation. With your finger on the pulse of technical innovation, you will define how we upgrade and expand our toolset and automation capabilities to better meet business goals. As the Senior Manager, Automation and Tools, you will oversee budgeting, licensing as well as asset and vendor management with a focus on leveraging automation and technology to enable stronger business outcomes.
Who you'll work with
Reporting to the Senior Manager, Non-Production Environment, Automation and Tools , you will contribute to Ontario Teachers’ technical strategy by leading the execution and improvement of automation and tools internally. As the Senior Manager, Automation and Tools, you will lead, coach and mentor 4 direct reports while managing a team of contractors and third-party providers. In this role, you’ll collaborate closely with Infrastructure, Information Security, DevOps, QA and Application teams to understand their tool and automation needs; providing services that increase success and efficiency.
What you'll do
Lead technical strategy. You will:
Own lifecycle management of infrastructure technology assets including process, strategy and operations
Define tools and automation solution planning; translating desired architecture into high-level design as well as detailed system frameworks
Create infrastructure technology business cases and manage allocated resources and budget across the lifecycle
Prioritize projects by focusing on those that deliver maximum value to Ontario Teachers’
Identify areas of risk, improvement and opportunity to optimize Ontario Teachers’ use of technology
Implement and mature the governance model for tools and automation capabilities
Transition test environment activities to full automation
Manage service quality of defined infrastructure services including SLAs and SLOs
Develop and maintain service descriptions and TCOs for infrastructure services
Continuously improve all technology products, services and processes managed to achieve greater efficiency and effectiveness
Establish KPIs to track the efficiency of tools and automation efforts
Guide your team to success. You will:
Outline tools and automation goals as well as priorities for the team
Mentor, coach and conduct performance evaluations for team members
Create alignment between in-house and external contributors through clear, open communication
Ensure the quality and on-time completion of tools and automation initiatives
Establish standards, program activities, artifacts, templates, process rollout and process owners across projects
Develop long-term and short-term plans to deliver tools and automation maintenance, enhancements and configuration changes
Lead a team of direct reports, contractors and third-party service providers to success
Collaborate. You will:
Work with Senior Management to identify, size and plan yearly projects and objectives
Manage strategic vendor relationships ensuring appropriate oversight to vendor solutions
Develop policies and standards for partners to follow
Clearly communicate project updates to the appropriate stakeholders
What you'll need
The education. You have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Business, IT or have the equivalent experience. Ideally, you have your ITIL Foundations and TOGAF certifications.
The experience. You’re a natural people leader with 7+ years of experience in the infrastructure and / or information security space. You have successfully managed the full lifecycle of multiple technologies and have developed, as well as executed, three and five-year technology strategies with TCO and ROI objectives. You understand how solutions flow from raw product to solution delivery at a detailed activity level.
The technical expertise. You have a deep understanding of infrastructure technology solutions and vendor products across multiple solution domains including information security, infrastructure, automation, containerization and open stack. You have expert-level knowledge of infrastructure concepts and technologies as well as common IT organizational functions, inter-relations and dependencies. You are well-versed in:
Technical project management best practices including ITIL, ITSM and SDLC methodologies
Security tools such as CyberArk PSM, QRADAR, Barracuda, Guardium, Ironport, Proofpoint, Sailpoint, Carbon Black Protection, Forcepoint, McAfee, Secureworks IPS/IDS and CAS SSO
Automation and infrastructure technology such as Ansible, Jenkins, Dynatrace, Urban Code, Powershell, CHEF, Delphix, Prometheus, GitHub, Bamboo, SonarQube and Nexus
The leadership ability. You’re a strong negotiator with the unique ability to influence without authority. You want to contribute to the big-picture vision through recommendations, decisions-making and a technical leadership role.
The people skills. An outstanding written and verbal communicator, you excel when working with others. You effectively articulate your point and always meet the needs of your clients. You have experience working within a matrix environment, can build strong cross-functional relationships and always go the extra mile to satisfy your clients – even when they’re internal.
The analytical mindset. An excellent problem solver, you can synthesize complex infrastructure demands into delivery plans that are executed with a high degree of success in terms of timing and quality. Your strong critical thinking skills allow you to anticipate risks and proactively identify as well as implement solutions. Highly-organized, you plan and execute strategies cross-functionally with ease.
What we're offering
Pay for performance environment that offers competitive salary and incentives
Numerous opportunities for professional growth and development
Comprehensive employer paid benefits coverage, including a Health Spending Account
Guaranteed retirement income through a defined benefit pension plan
Competitive time off
Discount programs including Edvantage and Perkopolis
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How to apply
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