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Head of IT Infrastructure and IT Operations
£70000 - £80000
Permanent role – Office Based – Full time
Monday to Friday
Hawk 3 Talent Solutions are looking for a experienced Head of IT Infrastructure and IT Operations to join a SME professional services company based in Leeds.
This company also offers one of the best benefits packages around.
You will lead the IT Infrastructure, operations, and implementation teams to ensure that maximum stability and uptime is maintained together with providing best in class security protocols.
Plan, implement and maintain all infrastructure services ensuring capacity and performance is managed and maintained and that they conform with the IT Governance procedures
Ensure all software and firmware is regularly updated to the latest compatible versions
Minimise Cyber risk by ensuring that the appropriate tools are deployed to secure the infrastructure
Oversees the development, deployment, management, and support of Microsoft Server and Ubuntu environments (production, UAT and Dev) and the increasing use of Microsoft Azure for IaaS services
Ensure appropriate disaster recovery plans are in place for the hosted applications throughout the organisation, and are regularly tested and fit for purpose
Provide appropriate regular reporting including a monthly Board Pack to identify risk areas, performance, areas for improvement and ongoing project updates
Oversee the development, management and support of internal voice and data communication technology and liaises with telecommunications vendors to deliver stability and value
Manage, coach, and mentor colleagues, ensuring the delivery of timely performance feedback and counsel colleagues in career/performance development
A minimum of 10 years' experience in IT and 5 years within a senior IT role
At least one IT Professional certification such as the Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP), IT Information Library (ITIL) Foundation Certificate, or CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate)
A BSc degree in Computer Science or other relevant discipline
Experience and understanding of information security specific auditing (such as ISO27001, Cyber Essentials) is essential
Strong IT skills including extensive knowledge of hardware, networking, firewalls, storage, and MS SQL Server databases
Ability to convincingly interact professionally with staff at all levels of the organisation and external parties, both verbally and in writing.
Reliability and attention to detail.
Passionate about IT & technology and a forward thinking, strategic thinker who is committed to continual learning and growing both technically and professionally
Ability to manage complex systems, information and processes and enjoy investigating, being naturally curious / inquisitive
Problem solver and high resilience who is enterprising and a solution-based thinker
Proactive and happy to role up sleeves and gets things done
Excels in planning and organising, in a structured and methodical approach combined with the ability to work at pace maintaining attention to detail
Thrive working in an office environment with people
Leads and communicates authentically, with enthusiasm and empathy which engages teams to work collaboratively to ensure the IT business best solutions
This company really looks after it employees with a fantastic benefits package – some I have listed below but there are many more
Death in service Benefit
Free Parking, bus discounts and cycling facilities
Free Gym Membership
Employee Assistance Programme
Plus many more
Closing date is 2.10.2022 Please note this could change subject to suitable applications.
Hawk 3 Talent Solutions are acting as an employment agency on behalf of it’s client.
Hawk 3 Talent Solutions are committed to the selection, recruitment and development of the best people, basing judgements solely on suitability for the job. Whilst we endeavour to respond to all applications individually, due to high volumes, this is not always possible. Thank you for your interest in this role and we look forward to working with you in the future