Head of Global Cloud
Since its foundation in 1925, DEKRA has been ensuring the safety of human interaction with technology and the environment through a tradition of innovative thinking. This approach is something we strive to embrace, whether it's in the practical tasks our employees perform or in the community-shaping office life.
In just two years, DEKRA Nearshore Center has grown from a concept to a rapidly growing company that is a cornerstone of the parent company's global IT infrastructure.
Your contribution to achieving global safety, security, and sustainability:
As the Head of Global Cloud, your role is to oversee and lead the strategic direction and operations of the cloud computing services for your organization on a global scale. Your responsibilities would typically include:
- Strategy Development: Develop a comprehensive cloud strategy aligned with the overall business objectives, considering factors such as scalability, security, cost optimization, and innovation.
- Cloud Infrastructure Management: Define and maintain the global cloud infrastructure, including managing cloud service providers, architecting cloud solutions, and ensuring high availability, scalability, and performance.
- Team Leadership: Build, lead and motivate a team of cloud architects, engineers, and administrators. Provide guidance, mentorship, and performance management to ensure the team's success.
- Cloud Governance and Compliance: Establish governance frameworks, policies, and procedures to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, data privacy laws, and internal standards. Monitor and mitigate risks associated with cloud operations.
- Cost Optimization: Implement cost-effective strategies for cloud resource utilization, optimization, and budgeting. Continuously monitor and analyze cloud spending, identify cost-saving opportunities, and make recommendations to optimize cloud expenditure.
- Cloud Security: Collaborate with security teams to develop and enforce cloud security policies, implement robust security controls, conduct security audits, and ensure data protection and privacy in the cloud environment.
- Vendor Management: Manage relationships with cloud service providers, negotiate contracts and service-level agreements (SLAs), and monitor vendor performance to ensure the delivery of high-quality cloud services.
- Innovation and Emerging Technologies: Stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in cloud technologies and industry trends. Identify opportunities to leverage emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and serverless computing, to drive innovation and improve business outcomes.
- Collaboration and Stakeholder Management: Work closely with cross-functional teams, including IT, operations, finance, and business units, to understand their requirements, align cloud services with their needs, and provide effective solutions.
- Performance Monitoring and Reporting: Define key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to measure the performance and effectiveness of cloud services. Generate regular reports and dashboards to communicate the status, progress, and impact of cloud initiatives to senior management and stakeholders.
In summary, as the Head of Global Cloud, you are responsible for shaping the organization's cloud strategy, leading cloud operations, ensuring security and compliance, optimizing costs, fostering innovation, and managing stakeholder relationships to drive successful adoption and utilization of cloud services globally.
The more points that apply to you, the more you can earn with us:
- Education: A bachelor's or master's degree in computer science, information technology, or a related field is often required. Advanced certifications in cloud computing, such as AWS Certified Solutions Architect or Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect, are highly desirable.
- Experience: Extensive experience in cloud computing at a global level. Ideally, you should have a proven track record of leadership in similar roles, demonstrating the ability to drive cloud transformation initiatives and deliver successful outcomes.
- Cloud Expertise: In-depth knowledge and hands-on experience with major cloud platforms like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud Platform (GCP) are crucial. You should be well-versed in cloud services, architectures, security, scalability, and cost optimization strategies.
- Leadership and Management: Strong leadership skills are essential to inspire and guide your team. You should have experience in building and managing high-performing teams, providing mentorship, and fostering a culture of collaboration and innovation.
- Strategic Thinking: The ability to think strategically and align cloud initiatives with overall business goals is vital. You should have a deep understanding of how cloud technologies can drive business value, improve operational efficiency, and enable innovation.
- Communication and Stakeholder Management: Excellent communication skills are essential for collaborating with various stakeholders, including senior executives, IT teams, and business units. You should be able to clearly articulate complex cloud concepts and strategies and influence decision-making.
- Problem Solving and Decision Making: The ability to analyze complex problems, make informed decisions, and drive solutions is critical. You should be adept at identifying opportunities for improvement, mitigating risks, and adapting to changing business needs in a fast-paced cloud environment.
- Continuous Learning: Given the rapidly evolving nature of cloud technologies, a passion for continuous learning and staying updated with the latest trends and advancements is important. This includes attending conferences, participating in relevant forums, and pursuing certifications to enhance your expertise.
In return, we are offering you:
- A full week to onboard and get to know us – guided by your personal buddy
- Company notebook and phone with unlimited calls and data - for personal usage too
- Travel allowance & several cafeteria options
CAREER & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
- Long term career perspective ensured by a personal development plan and coaching opportunity
- Continuous professional development: training opportunities for both hard and soft skills – Udemy, Microsoft ESI, language classes and many more!
- We value your achievements: the annual bonus is based on your performance
- Enjoy the fruits in the kitchen
- Several ergonomic asset options – like walking pads for meetings or taking a break
- Medicover health insurance (Blue Package)
- Did we mention that the office rooftop has a running track?
DIVERSE COMMUNITY & CULTURE
- Bilingual environment & international projects
- Regularly organized team events
- Charity and other CSR projects in working hours
- We build on trust - we can provide flexible options to ensure your work-life balance
- Brand new office with everyting you need: coffee, drinks, fruits and specific areas tailored to your needs – focus or collaboration work, phone booth, social room and many more!
- Easy accessibility with public transport and car as well
- Hybrid workplace: social engagement in the office and home office opportunity (2 days/week)
Place of Work: Budapest One Business Park (Budapest, XI.)
Still not convinced? Then take this as an invitation – come and see where and how we are working over a coffee or at the foosball table!
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