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AVP, Cloud Technology Leader

Company: The Hartford
Location: Charlotte
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

You are a driven and motivated problem solver ready to pursue meaningful work. You strive to make an impact every day & not only at work, but in your personal life and community too. If that sounds like you, then you've landed in the right place.The Hartford's Middle & Large Commercial IT team is seeking an experienced and highly motivated Technology Leader who will be responsible for leading the Cloud Operations team reporting to the VP, IT Management. This leader will be accountable for building, adopting, and maturing the Reliability Engineering (RE) tools, practices and automation of DevSecOps and AIOps. The Leader and his/her team will be responsible for building, optimizing, and maintaining the cloud automation capabilities to enable infrastructure provisioning, application availability, testing, quality, application deployment, resiliency, recovery, and efficiency of IT applications.Successful candidates will have experience in driving cloud transformation initiatives and sustaining top quartile operating standards by leveraging leading market practices. Building the RE capabilities and automating core services through software/systems engineering expertise for the applications being built or migrated to cloud. Proven delivery in Agile-based, cloud-centric operating models in/across large enterprises. In addition to the operating model experience, preferred candidates will possess advanced AWS Cloud provider engineering and governance skills.Leading the RE cloud operation and Quality and Software engineering teams including talent management, collaboration with peers, influencing transformation and providing leadership to the VP and CIO management team. He or She must have the ability to effectively communicate, influence across the technology organization, including Application Development, Architecture, Cloud Tools, Infrastructure, and Security (THIP). Actively participates in strategic planning, decision making, and the execution of complex technology initiatives and projects.Responsibilities:* Responsible for building reliability engineering, automation, and quality capabilities across 200+ applications modernized as part of our Cloud transformation landscape.* Accountable for Operations, RE, DevSecOps, Quality, and Middleware technologies.* Build tools and capabilities needed by our software engineering teams to optimize development by providing a level of advancement in technology and achievement of efficiency for application teams.* Building an engineering culture with automation across our technology stack and application footprints across traditional and modern architectures resulting in enhanced developer experience and overall IT Productivity improvements.* Support enterprise needs on cloud with improvements in Performance, Scalability, Resiliency, Reliability, Stability, Observability, Security, etc. delivering on end user requirements, and continuously evolving and modernizing available services to improve developer productivity, automation, quality, and optimize operational cost.* Achieve annual Cloud optimization targets and not to exceed Error Budgets.* Help enable support functions to "shift left", from Infrastructure to the application teams.* Market research on emerging trends for technology enablers in the field. Information protection and secure development practices.* People Leader and Strategic Partner - Develop and maintain a sustainable organization through the hiring, performance management, coaching and development of a multi-discipline organization, including managing strategic business and vendor partner relationships to create value for the organization.* Lead transformational change management by championing the adoption of automation capabilities built and foster a culture of continuous learning and improvement mindset for the organization.Qualifications:* 10 + years IT professional experience in financial services or insurance in a large corporation.* 10+ years of having assumed leadership, engineering, application management and operations roles with a demonstrated track record of technical innovation and experience leading technically diverse teams.* Strong cloud engineering mindset with cloud experience across public cloud providers and the technologies most frequently used in engineering and managing highly reliable and automated technology environments.* Demonstrated ability to own, transform, mature, and deliver reliability engineering tools and capabilities.* Strong knowledge and experience with cloud product management, cloud engineering, and Agile principles.* Competent with most of the skills at a distinguished software engineer level.* Experience with Performance and Observability tools such as Dynatrace, Splunk, CloudWatch, Cloud Trail, and related tools.* Experience with continuous integration and DevOps methodologies, preferred tools such as GitHub, Rally, SonarQube etc.* Strong solution engineering orientation to enable expedient troubleshooting, issue-resolution and root-cause removal.* Proven execution/delivery running and maintaining cloud-based and on prem automation tools and services across various service delivery models.* Quality Engineer leadership experience along with Test Data Management, Test Automation including unit, functional, regression, and integration testing, and Defect Management.* Demonstrated ability to act as a strategic thought leader and be seen as a credible business partner by peers.* 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.* Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or equivalent preferred.* Master of Science in Computer Science or related field preferred.CompensationThe listed annualized base pay range is primarily based on analysis of similar positions in the external market. Actual base pay could vary and may be above or below the listed range based on factors including but not limited to performance, proficiency and demonstration of competencies required for the role. The base pay is just one component of The Hartford's total compensation package for employees. Other rewards may include short-term or annual bonuses, long-term incentives, and on-the-spot recognition. The annualized base pay range for this role is:$174,720 - $262,080Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity or Expression/Religion/AgeAbout Us - Culture & Employee Insights - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - BenefitsAVP IT Engineering - IE05AE* --Skills:

Keywords: The Hartford, Charlotte , AVP, Cloud Technology Leader, IT / Software / Systems , Charlotte, North Carolina

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