Infrastructure Manager

Location
Bristol
Salary & Benefits
Competitive plus excellent benefits
Job Advert Description

As Infrastructure Manager, you will mentor and lead a team of infrastructure engineers, responsible for IOP Publishing’s core technology infrastructure. To succeed in this role requires a genuine passion for DevOps automation and cloud computing, supported by a solid and proven technical infrastructure and operational management background. The expertise you will provide includes, AWS hosting, disaster recovery, backup, virtualisation, monitoring, logging, vendor management, 24x7 support, security, automation and all aspects of infrastructure management. 

This is an important strategic role, with responsibility for defining the infrastructure vision, strategy & roadmap, in support of our cross-functional product teams, with the goal of enabling these teams to become fully autonomous, with full ownership of their own technology stacks. We are looking for a strong leader, with vision, a service-oriented mindset and an ability to champion and articulate how technology can deliver value. 

You will work collaboratively with the team’s digital delivery lead and business stakeholders to support the team in delivering business value regularly and often, towards achieving agreed team objectives. You yourself will be actively supported by being part of a technology leadership team who understands the importance of creating empowered and autonomous teams, with the space to self-organise, experiment, grow and innovate. We are of course not without our share of technical debt and we recognise the need to continue to improve the maturity of our processes and ways of working. Our engineering managers play a pivotal role in supporting continual improvement within their teams. 

The role would suit a technical manager, with strong collaboration and people development skills, experienced in successfully bridging the gap between the possibilities that technology creates and the real needs of our customers. The role entails line management, technical supplier management and technology management responsibilities. You will focus on managing technical risks, delivering against business strategy, defining technology strategy and ensuring that within the team you attract, retain and develop the best talent. We will also encourage and invest in your development and training. 

Knowledge & previous experience  

  • Solid & proven infrastructure & operations background. 

  • AWS experience. 

  • DevOps, CI/CD & Automation experience. 

  • Team & technology leadership, building high performing engineering teams. 

  • Line management & development of engineers. 

  • Strategy & roadmaps. 

  • Collaborative & pragmatic, building strong and cooperative working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders, clearly communicating engineering needs, options & recommendations. 

  • Knowledge of appropriate tools and technologies. 

About the benefits 

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer employees a comprehensive benefits package including an excellent pension scheme, discretionary annual bonus scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and generous annual leave, and a range of flexible benefits including childcare vouchers and gym membership. We also have a subsidised café which is a popular, sociable spot for meetings and lunch. 

Our modern and contemporary offices are based in the thriving city centre of Bristol, a stone’s throw away from Temple Meads train station, and within walking distance of Cabot Circus shopping centre, and numerous cafés and restaurants. 

To apply 

To apply, please submit your CV and a covering letter through our careers site highlighting your previous experience and how it applies to the role, and why you are interested in this opportunity and IOP Publishing. 

About IOP Publishing Tech 

The Institute of Physics Publishing is an international scientific publisher, delivering leading-edge research worldwide.  Our digital portfolio includes the IOPscience journals platform, Physics World news and regional websites.  

The tech department is made up of Digital Transformation - leading on digital delivery and global digital services and Engineering - providing technical leadership for software development, QA, DevOps and application support.  Our IT department has approximately 50 members of staff and also work closely with an offshore development team.  

Closing Date
17/10/2019

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