VP, Paas And Iaas

The Hartford Hartford , CT 06183

Posted 3 months ago

The Hartford is in search of a senior leader, reporting to the Head of Infrastructure in the Operations, Data & Analytics Organization, who will have transformation and operational responsibilities for enterprise platform and infrastructure services. This role is critical in continuing to elevate The Hartford's infrastructure/hybrid cloud capabilities and provide a level of advancement in technology to further our businesses' leading position in the market. This is a great opportunity for an outstanding individual who possesses strength in leadership, strategy, execution and operationalization working with the full technology stack across traditional and modern architectures. Key service areas under this leader's responsibility will include:

  • Web and application hosting and container services

  • Database hosting services

  • Environment engineering

  • Infrastructure digitization and automation

  • Infrastructure towers (compute, storage, mainframe)

  • Network services

  • Hybrid cloud PaaS services


  • Responsible for driving the digitization of infrastructure services and straight-through processing increasingly abstracting back-end complexity through self-service

  • Simplify, modernize and transform traditional operating and service delivery models.

  • Advance the technology strategy and architectures for PaaS and IaaS services.

  • Elevate strategic sourcing partnerships exacting leverage and influence toward a common goal of increasing cloud readiness, improving sustainability and managing risk in a bi-modal environment.

  • Mature adoption of portfolio-level agile practices within the PaaS and IaaS service towers

  • Play a critical role in achieving objectives toward production stability, delivery speed, risk management, and cost competitiveness of infrastructure services.

  • Responsible for elevating our operating and delivery metrics to maintain top quartile status of all services within this space given the pace of technology.

  • Lead the execution of technology programs in close partnership with application areas, enterprise stakeholders and third party providers.

  • Responsible for optimizing the operating and engagement model for this service to improve and maintain the appropriate level of communication and collaboration within and across functional areas

  • Ensure the team's skill sets are aligned to the changing technology landscape and processes to enable effective delivery.

  • Cultivate and enable an innovative culture and mindset within the team.

  • Align governance practices, service metrics and reporting processes to service changes. Establish effective management routines.

  • 15 years in an executive or leadership role; Experienced in directing a diverse technology team, setting priorities and plans to meet business goals and objectives

  • Strong engineering mindset with deep hybrid cloud experience

  • Ability to effectively traverse strategy, execution and operationalization across technology domains in PaaS & IaaS

  • Demonstrated ability to own, transform/mature and deliver enterprise technology services

  • Broad knowledge and experience across enterprise technologies and architectures

  • Ability to drive an innovative mindset across the team; Champions change

  • Highly collaborative leader, comfortable making decisions in a fast paced organization

  • Exceptional critical thinking and problem solving skills

  • Able to influence diverse teams and build strong business relationships

  • Self-starter. Able to balance multiple demands from multiple customers. Process oriented.

  • Solid planning and organization skills. Establishes priorities, anticipates problems, determines completion dates, manages time effectively; uses the services of others effectively

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Bachelor's degree required, advanced degree preferred

Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity or Expression/Religion/Age

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