Company: BP
Skills: IT - Networking & Telecom, IT - Programming & Database
Experience: 10 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Denver, Colorado, United States
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The role of the Cloud & Hosting Infrastructure Lead is the subject matter expert and leader of the hybrid hosting infrastructure currently both on-premises and in public cloud tenants - specifically Azure and AWS.The Cloud & Hosting Infrastructure Lead is responsible for the design and implementation of all infrastructure environments including storage, servers, virtualization, infra-automation systems and all associated hardware and software solutions, with an emphasis stability, integrity and performance. The role ensures that infrastructure implementations follow project management and service delivery best practices. This role requires strategic vision, conceptual design, detailed design, and hands-on implementation. The Cloud & Hosting Infrastructure Lead oversees a broad team of hosting engineers, system administrators, and storage professionals who leverage good infrastructure engineering practices to ensure consistency and stable operations.Additionally, the Cloud & Hosting Infrastructure Lead will define strategies and plans to enable cloud-first vision, migration of existing on-premises hosts and develop infra-automation functionalities. The Cloud & Hosting Infrastructure Lead will work with all project teams within the business as well as technology teams to ensure the hosting needs of their changes and new applications are met. They will also work closely with the infrastructure operations teams to support trouble-shooting, root-cause analysis, and problem remediation, as well as to deploy new solutions and upgrades.This person must also be comfortable operating as an individual contributor and using influence and expertise to aid the transformation of an organization.BPX Energy's engineering functions often leverage third party contractors to execute work, and this role will require the ability to manage/lead in this type of environment.Role synopsis
The role of the Cloud & Hosting Infrastructure Lead is the subject matter expert and leader of the hybrid hosting infrastructure currently both on-premises and in public cloud tenants - specifically Azure and/or AWS.
The Cloud & Hosting Infrastructure Lead is responsible for the design and implementation of all infrastructure environments including storage, servers, virtualization, infra-automation systems and all associated hardware and software solutions, with an emphasis stability, manageability, and performance. The role ensures that infrastructure implementations follow project management and service delivery best practices. This role requires strategic vision, conceptual design, detailed design, and hands-on implementation.
Additionally, the Cloud & Hosting Infrastructure Lead will define strategies and plans to enable cloud-first vision, migration of existing on-premises hosts, and automation of infrastructure. The Cloud & Hosting Infrastructure Lead will work with all project teams within the business as well as technology teams to ensure the hosting needs of their changes and new applications are met.

Key accountabilities

  • Drive excellent, consistent customer service via operations.
  • Ensure the proper management, maintenance and provisioning of all environments.
  • Responsible for internal infrastructure projects which may require cross departmental coordination to achieve goals.
  • Provide input into infrastructure lifecycle, improvement and standardization strategies.
  • Provide leadership and direction to help Enterprise Architect and reference architectures to leverage best practice and cutting-edge cloud services.
  • Drive the objectives associated with Root Cause Analysis to provide best class Problem Management support and enhance infrastructure to remediate known issues.
  • Monitor monthly utilization reports to provide visibility to the team's performance and resource availability and cost management.
  • Provide operational expertise and design oversight for any required infra-automated tooling necessary to fully leverage the capabilities of cloud
  • Provide design consulting necessary to inform refactoring efforts to enable legacy applications to leverage the full capabilities of cloud platforms
  • Provide thought leadership and help drive standardization and adoption of best practices in relation to how the teams use the various BPX Energy cloud offerings
  • Defines, documents and implements the cloud solution architecture as needed
  • Proactively seeks to refactor and improve cloud hosted solutions to leverage improved solutions from public cloud vendors
  • Updates job knowledge by tracking and understanding emerging cloud practices and standards; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.

Essential experience and job requirements

  • 10+ years of relevant work experience in IT with minimum of 6-8 years in infrastructure, hosting, and cloud
  • Experience working in a hybrid environment with multiple datacenters, multiple public cloud and SaaS providers.
  • Strong understanding of cloud architecture best practices, standards and services
  • In-depth technical experience implementing complex solutions and environments in the AWS and/or Azure public clouds.
  • In-depth technical experience with cloud security
  • Experience with virtualization solutions for servers and desktop/workstation provisioning either on-premises or cloud platforms, including virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)

Essential Education

  • Minimum requirement of four-year college degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Management Information Systems or related discipline