VP, Lead Cloud Engineer VP, Lead Cloud Engineer …

GIC Private Limited
in Singapore
Permanent, Full time
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Competitive
GIC Private Limited
in Singapore
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Competitive
We are one of the largest investment management organizations in the world, with over 1000 people working together to create long-term value.
Technology Group
The Technology Group (TG) is a key enabler to keep our business moving forward and is constantly exploiting state-of-the-art information technologies to enhance GIC's ability to be the leading global long-term investment firm. We aim to provide users with empowering and transformational capabilities, and to create an inclusive, innovative, and integrated work environment.

We are looking for a VP, Lead Cloud Engineer, who will enable our Cloud Native transformation efforts in alignment with the next iteration of GIC's technology transformation journey, all with the goal of driving developer velocity and therefore business agility and value.

This role will see synergistic collaboration with senior leadership and teams/squads of product-minded architects, engineers, and application developers, who are passionate about "building cloud applications and not just applications in the cloud".

Responsibilities

Enable Cloud Native transformation strategy and roadmap

  • Enable the next iteration of GIC's cloud strategy by planning and executing against the vision for an agile organization that leverages cloud native to take full advantage of cloud computing
  • Communicate the case for and benefits of increased cloud native adoption to senior stakeholders, business units and business solution teams
  • Enable roadmaps and pathways for the rationalization and modernization of applications to just-right cloud services, platform, and architecture within our hybrid cloud (public and private) ecosystem
  • Measure and track progress of GIC's cloud strategy through the development of effective Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that set the conditions for successful cloud native adoption, culture, behaviour, and differentiating business outcomes

Enable Cloud Centre of Practice and Excellence

  • Champion and exemplify cloud native practices, including cloud native philosophy, architecture, principles, and culture
  • Lead product management, including research and proof-of-concept, for emerging cloud native services and platforms, for example, enterprise containerization, landing zones, orchestration, and automation
  • Define cloud reference architecture, standards, and processes within the enterprise, for example, provide opinionated landing zones that comprise a set of policies or rules to enforce a security baseline and prevent non-compliant activities
  • Perform cloud governance role in disciplines like identity & access management, tenant/account management, security & compliance, and billing
  • Provide common tooling, solutions, and patterns for cloud native adoption and developer enablement, productivity, and self-service
  • Assist application and developer teams to onboard applications to hybrid cloud (public and/or private) services and platforms
  • Provide education and learning opportunities to enable teams to understand existing and emerging cloud computing technologies, as part of overall cloud capabilities building

Deliver Cloud Engineering and Operations

  • Implement opinionated set of technologies, on top of cloud service provider(s), to consolidate institutional knowledge, tooling, patterns and practices; and deployable artifacts to production
  • Provision cloud services to developer teams based on pre-stipulated service level agreements
  • Manage the maintenance of virtual appliances, for example, AMI, and base container images
  • Manage cloud operations disciplines like patch management, network configuration, certificate management, logging agents, and intrusion detection
  • Steward cloud spend and budget, including the monitoring of cumulative usage, identifying of areas for optimization, managing reserved instances (RI) and negotiating on committed spend agreements
  • Manage support vendor partnerships through regular vendor stewardship meetings and service level and escalation reporting

Provide technical leadership

  • Provide technical coaching and mentoring to enterprise architects, application and infrastructure teams on cloud native architecture, philosophy, and practices

Qualifications, Skills & Competencies

  • At least 7 years of relevant experience in delivering hybrid cloud strategies, operating models, and technology service management practices
  • Bachelor's Degree or Master's in Computer Science, Information Technology or equivalent
  • Some return-on-investment and business case development experience
  • Strong communication abilities to influence key stakeholders ranging from C-level executives, MDs, CISO, application architects and subject matter experts
  • Proven track record of delivering cloud applications on Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure using cloud-native design and patterns
  • Proven experience in designing microservices, event driven architecture using open source, .NET, NodeJS, Python, Java, message queues, streaming, databases, and cloud data services
  • Extensive experience in architecting applications and automation technologies to meet the expected standards of availability, agility, capacity, resiliency, and security
  • Hands-on experience with cloud technologies including, Docker, Kubernetes (particularly RedHat OpenShift 4.x), Infrastructure as Code, Service Mesh, Immutable Infrastructure, and declarative APIs
  • Hands-on experience automating full lifecycle management of application hosting platforms in data center and public cloud using DevOps practices and CI/CD methodologies
  • Strong understanding of Infrastructure and Platform Automation technology products such as Amazon CloudFormation, VMware vRealize Suite, HashiCorp Suite, Puppet, Ansible, and Chef
  • Strong understanding of AGILE, LEAN or SaFE methodology
  • Strong understanding and knowledge of industry technology standards, and security & compliance frameworks (e.g. NIST, CIS, CSM) and experience working with audit and regulatory bodies
  • One or more AWS/Azure Certifications at Professional and/or Specialty level
Company Overview

Our PRIME Values

GIC is a values driven organization. GIC’s PRIME Values act as our compass, enabling us to fulfil our fundamental purpose and objectives. It is the foundational bedrock which governs our behaviors, our decision making, and our focus. It informs both our long-term strategy as a firm, and the way we relate to our Client, business partners and employees. PRIME stands for Prudence, Respect, Integrity, Merit and Excellence. 

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