Head of Technology (Urgent)

£75,000 | Edinburgh | Permanent
Posted 20 days ago

Our client is a global market leader in their sector based in Edinburgh are urgently looking for a Head of Technology. The Head of Technology role will lead the PMO, Cloud and Data Engineering teams and align the IT infrastructure vision with business strategy by integrating company processes with the appropriate technologies. The Head of Technology will be responsible for all aspects of developing and implementing technology initiatives within the organization. This individual will maintain existing enterprise systems, while providing direction in all technology-related issues in support of information operations and core company values.

We are looking for strong leadership is obviously vital as is an excellent commercial background. You will provide leadership to identify, analyze & communicate business process needs and potential information technology solutions. This role is for someone who can understand their business sector and has a massive desire to achieve. You will demonstrate strong influencing skills and is an ambassador for positive change.

Management on development of ~15 direct or indirect reports incorporating:

Data Engineering Leads

Senior Data Engineers

Data Engineers

Cloud Engineers

Project Managers

You will demonstrable experience in delivering complex technology solutions and have a proven ability to quickly adapt to new technologies, concepts, and approaches. You will have demonstrable experience in delivering complex technology solutions with a strong background in database development utilising SQL Server, Redshift or equivalent technologies. You will also need to have proven MS Reporting Services experience working at an Enterprise level business to consumer database such as SQL Server, Postgres, MySQL etc. We are looking for candidates who have experience in implementation of an enterprise level Data Management and programmes involving processing and transformation of 'Big Data'.

You will be able to analyse the impact of required changes and to support requests from the business and other IT teams for technology architecture assessments, designs and input in order to provide a wide range of support services to internal and external customers across their UK operations. Any certifications in the ITIL Framework, Project Management and agile methods would give you a distinct advantage but not essential. Our client has multiple technical programmes planned and you will be given the opportunity to work with the latest cutting edge technologies and projects. You will be responsible for aligning the IT Strategy with business objectives, implementing and managing the IT Strategic initiatives and deliver world-class service to business constituents and external customers. We need excellent 3rd party vendor experience in a large environment infrastructure environment.

The crux of the role is to ensure that there is a clear understanding of business requirements and priorities ensuring appropriate IT solutions are identified & delivered in an expedient manner. You will define and own the IT Mission, formulate and deploy short, medium and long-term strategic IT Plans that align the IT business model with business needs of the organisation.

In terms of experience this role requires someone who has managed multisite IT teams (ideally global or European), designing and implementing solutions, business software applications and engineering innovative improvements to current technology change programmes. You will take responsibility to maintain global business process and IT knowledge necessary to anticipate IT solutions for emerging business opportunity in all supported area.

A pre-requisite is the ability to communicate & present effectively to executive stakeholders. You'll be a strong influencer, able to get buy in from stakeholders & subordinates alike. You'll have demonstrable experience of Change Management, Transformation & Project Management, Prince 2 & ITIL, (foundation or practitioner certified) & expertise in a Global/ European IT delivery and industry best practice in process, controls, tools, standards and methods within IT Infrastructure/ Operations Directorship.

Our client is offering a superb range of benefits including generous bonus, pension, life insurance etc. A fantastic opportunity to join a great blue chip organisation, exclusive to InterQuest Group, short listing early next week - send your CV ASAP to avoid disappointment.

InterQuest Group is acting as an employment agency for this vacancy. InterQuest Group is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of age, disability, gender, religion/belief, race, marriage, civil partnership, pregnancy, maternity, sex or sexual orientation. Please make us aware if you require any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process.

For more information about this role, please contact:

Kam Bhangu

0207 025 3625

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