Sr. Manager of Cloud Network Operations

Information Technology Newark, California

Senior Manager of Cloud Network Engineering and Operations: Automation Experience

Newark, CA                                  
                     
 
RMS is the world’s leading provider of products and services for the quantification and management of catastrophe risk associated with earthquake, hurricane, windstorm, flood, pandemic disease and terrorism peril events. RMS enables clients to run and gain a deeper understanding of their financial risk through the use of our cutting-edge suite of enterprise software applications. Currently, more than 400 insurers, reinsurers, brokers and other financial institutions around the world utilize RMS models and applications to quantify, manage and transfer risk.
 
RMS is looking for a hands-on leader of Network Engineering and Operations to drive automation, high availability, and efficiency across our global cloud environments and physical infrastructure. We are looking for a leader that thrives in a dynamic, fast-paced environment working closely with other Development and Operations teams.

The Director will be responsible for our Global Network Infrastructure Engineering and Operations teams in the US, UK and India, and will support existing and launching new RMS Cloud offerings as well as hosted platforms. 

The candidate is also responsible for the day to day operations associated with RMS's existing Cloud offerings, including deployment, management, monitoring, reporting, and troubleshooting of all production Cloud systems. 

The person in this key role will influence technology and operational decisions supporting the Cloud environments. This person will be required to establish strong relationships with engineering and product management teams to ensure feedback from production usage and operations. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Automate the provisioning of cloud network infrastructure to support the agile development of cloud-native services.
  • Provide 24 X 7 operations for all RMS Cloud Data Centers and systems.
  • Develop and oversee Infrastructure Operations, Release Management, Event Management, Incident Management, Problem Management, Configuration Management and Change Management Processes for all Cloud Services.
  • Implement Network Management Tools to provide monitoring and management of all Network Infrastructure.
  • Define and report Key Performance Indicators to monitor Network health;
  • Participate in Network Outage Analysis to prevent the reoccurrence of incidents.
  • Manage and deliver to Service Level Agreements for RMS Cloud infrastructure.
  • Document and implement best-practice standard operating procedures across internal and external operating groups 
  • Continually evaluate new opportunities for improved operational excellence through expanded third-party relationships, and through internal technical and operational optimization
  • Proactively identify, communicate, and mitigate risks associated with ongoing operations and new/planned maintenance activities.
  • Assist with preventative maintenance and help to drive service improvements through feedback/recommendations to Development, Quality Assurance and Product Management groups.
  • Participate in yearly SOC2 and ISO audits. Ensure all controls are followed as per implementation.
  • Drive the technical solutions for High Availability of the Network Infrastructure.
  • Develop robust capacity management tools for infrastructure services. Work with Service Level Management team to publish monthly capacity reports for infrastructure.
  • Work with cross-functional Development and Quality Assurance teams to ensure proper management and support of DEV/QE environment.

Experience:

  • 7 Years’ plus experience in a hands-on network engineering and operations role.
  • Experience with large scale internet application architectures, clustering, high availability, virtualization, and networking architectures.
  • Experience in managing SaaS or Cloud services.
  • Experience in capacity management of Network infrastructure services.
  • Experience with the use and implementation of monitoring and management frameworks, specifically for the cloud and physical network infrastructure 
  • Knowledge / Experience with ISO, SOC2, and C5 compliance standards

Skills and Abilities:

  • Hands-on development and scripting skills for network automation and management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with people in technical and non-technical roles. 
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with co-workers across all departments and external partners/vendors/customers
  • A self-starter with good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • A strong and willing mentor to less experienced staff
  • Strong commitment to customer service and satisfaction Strong follow-through, focused and detailed oriented
  • Strong organizational and management skills.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with customers, contractors, and vendors.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects to completion.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and deals efficiently with a fast-paced environment.

Education:

  • Bachelor degree in Information Management, Computer Science, or other related field is preferred for this position.
  • Certifications in Cloud Technologies considered a plus for this position.