Head of IT Infrastructure - City Of Johannesburg Metro

We have an amazing career opportunity for a Head of IT Infrastructure to join a leading multinational telecoms company at their offices in Johannesburg. You will be responsible for the IT Infrastructure vision, strategy and value realisation management across the company with attention to the infrastructure evolution towards cloud capabilities and convergence of infrastructure for IT and network workloads. Does this job seem like the perfect challenge for you? Keep reading!

Your key job responsibilities as the Head of IT Infrastructure in Johannesburg will include:

- Maintain the portfolio of the approved infrastructure partners
- Provide thought leadership and guidance to the Cloud COE
- Deliver on the agreed Cloud transformation initiatives (e.g. 7R disposition for key applications in conjunction with the technology strategy team, migration of selected existing workloads to cloud in a cost-effective manner, cloud native application roadmap for new applications)
- Deliver and oversee the operation of on-premise virtualized infrastructure to host Telco and IT workloads
- Deliver the Group Technology elements of the Manco Digitisation strategy and support OPCOs to deliver on their digital transformation initiatives
- Deliver relevant policies (from drafting through the approval process) and oversee the application across OpCos
- Manage the IT requirements of Manco (e.g. hardware infrastructure, end user computing,
collaboration and office environment and others)
- Manage and evolve the operating model to be aligned with continuous evolution in the Business needs and way of working
- Drive the development and adoption of standards relevant to the on-premise infrastructure and cloud infrastructure across the organization
- Work with HR and the IT leadership team to manage the IT Infrastructure and Cloud talent within the organization for current and future needs

Requirements for this Head of IT Infrastructure job in Johannesburg:

- Minimum 4-year Academic Degree with Honours (B Eng / BSc Degree Preferred)
- MBA / Masters advantageous
- Minimum 10 years of experience in telecommunications industry
- Minimum 6 – 10 years of Senior Management experience
- Minimum 5 years of Technology Infrastructure experience
- Cloud technology and migration experience would advantageous
- Process Digitisation experience would advantageous
- Experience in drafting policies
- Work across diverse cultures and geographies
- Proven track record of business improvement

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