Director, Cloud Governance

The Hartford Hartford, CT
Director, Cloud Governance

The Hartford

Hartford, CT


* Primary contact within The Hartford on everything Cloud (services, statistics, etc.)

* Accountable for designing and implementing The Hartford's hybrid cloud governance framework and playbook

* Partners with infrastructure architecture to provide technical guidance on designing and building secure systems for various hybrid cloud environments in partnership with architecture teams

* Owns the playbook and actual cloud onboarding for cloud initiatives

* Liaison between the Infrastructure and CIO organizations for cloud initiatives

* Governs all cloud engagements and its compliance with the Cloud Reference Architecture

* Manages the Cloud Provider relationships and is the primary contact for providers

* Partners with service owners on demand for cloud offerings / capabilities, operationalization and end-to-end integration/automation

* Enables the continuous feedback and improvement loop across applications, stakeholders and providers

* Accountable for evaluating cloud related risk partnership with key stakeholder organizations (Security, Risk, Audit); Partners with the security organization on any impacts to The Hartford's risk posture or security policies

* Evaluates macro cloud trends in the market relative to The Hartford's cloud strategy; Provides input on roadmap considerations

* Partners with the learning team on cloud training opportunities for the Enterprise

* Ensures knowledge and awareness of cloud services and capabilities across the enterprise

Technical Skills:

* 10 years of IT industry experience

* 5 years of cloud experience

* Broad technology background from digital workspaces to applications/data to platforms to infrastructure with sufficient depth in implementation and operationalization

* Creative, forward-looking, strategic and an integrator

* Experience packaging and offering technology enablement capabilities to the enterprise

* Experience architecting solutions on the cloud leveraging various platforms

* Expert change agent needing to drive large-scale, high impact changes across the enterprise

* Experience with assessment, development and implementation, operationalization and documentation of a comprehensive and broad set of cloud technologies and processes

* Cloud certifications (e.g., AWS Certified Solution Architect, Microsoft Azure Certified Architect) or possess relevant knowledge and work experience with Cloud Providers (AWS, Azure, Google, IBM, Oracle)

* Progressive experience on information security and cloud infrastructure i.e., private, hybrid, and public clouds

* Experience representing technical viewpoints to diverse audiences and in making timely and prudent technical risk decisions.

* Highly collaborative; Strong interpersonal and communication skills; Ability to work in a team environment

* Ability to effectively translate a strategy or high level objective to an execution roadmap

* Ability to work independently with minimal direction; self-starter/self-motivated

Nice to have:

* Expert in designing cloud computing based solutions

* Information Security certifications (CISSP, CISA etc.)

* Working knowledge of ITIL, DevOps and Agile methodologies

* Experience with acquisition integration preferred

* Prior knowledge and preferably experience working with cloud security and governance tools.

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