Data Center Transformation Director, Center of Excellence

National Grid Waltham, MA
About the Position:

We are currently seeking a leader within National Grid whose primary responsibility is to transform our current Data Center landscape to a Hybrid Public Cloud with Private Hosted Cloud capability. Architectural and operational expertise around compute services, Data Center, Server, Storage, IAAS and PAAS, is required.

An in-depth understanding of the various Public Cloud offerings that are available in the market today is mandatory. That understanding will enable the identification, selection and migration of existing workloads to the appropriate Cloud Solution.

Support models must be designed and in place for both the Hybrid Public Cloud and Private Cloud offerings. The offerings must be linked to the Service Catalogue for ease of selection and automated deployment.

As a leader of this space you must continuously improve the Cloud Capability and will need to identify, deploy and manage tools that visualize the cloud resource utilization, spend and capability.

Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

Hybrid Public Cloud and Private Cloud Architecture:

* Leads the function that provides guidance on the architecture and design of Cloud compute solutions for applications or systems, and/or provides expertise and consulting to the project teams as needed

* Accountable for the definition, maintenance and implementation of the infrastructure architecture in support of the business architecture

* Sets the technical direction for the platforms that enable customer facing teams to be successful

Compute Operations:

* Accountable for the effective execution of day to day compute operations across environments (Hybrid Public and Private Cloud and IAAS/PAAS providers)

* Develops roadmaps, socializes same roadmaps on the value and integration in the environment

* Transform the Legacy Data Centre's and workloads to deliver the Hybrid Public Cloud and Private Cloud desired State

* Experience working in an outsourced environment.

* Review the performance of operations and identify opportunities

Knowledge & Experience Required:

* Bachelor degree in a technical field, preferable Computer Sciences

* Overall 10 years of experience managing data center operations for heterogeneous technology environments.

* 5 - 7 years of experience of building and or running technical teams.

* Technical knowledge: The COE Lead has a deep understanding of compute and storage technologies. The Lead also demonstrates a solid understanding of the current and available compute architectures, platforms and solutions that support the business, and a broad understanding of their appropriate application in the Exploration and Production industry.

* Business domain knowledge: The COE Lead has demonstrated a strong working understanding of the industry, major business processes, key performance indicators and performance trends for the Exploration and Production industry.

National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.