Cloud and Datacenter Implementation Director

Tech Woodland Hills, California Nashville, Tennessee Req. UMG-1264


Description

We are UMG, the Universal Music Group. We are the world’s leading music company. In everything we do, we are committed to artistry, innovation and entrepreneurship. We own and operate a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising, and audiovisual content in more than 60 countries. We identify and develop recording artists and songwriters, and we produce, distribute and promote the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful music to delight and entertain fans around the world.

We are currently seeking an eager and exceptional individual to lead our Cloud and Datacenter Implementation Teams. The Cloud and Datacenter Implementation Director will be responsible for managing internal and vendor resources in implementing leading IT solutions throughout the cloud, compute and store infrastructure domains. Responsibilities include managing a team of technical implementation managers and providing tower leadership in conjunction with the architecture and operations functions.

Job Functions:

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following functions in the IT Infrastructure Build organization:

  • Manage a global team of Implementation Managers, Contract Resources, and Outsourced Vendors
  • Manage the Cloud and Compute Infrastructure Project Portfolio
  • Develop, Manage, and Report KPI’s
  • Partner with Infrastructure and Application Team leadership to manage and plan resource allocation
  • Utilize technical skills to coordinate enhancements and deployment efforts
  • Identify hardware, software, and external service cost estimates, resource requirements, project scope and objectives
  • Conduct meetings to ensure adherence to the implementation plan
  • Design and implement operational turnover and documentation
  • Utilizing knowledge of technology, UMG’s business needs and UMG’s capabilities, serve as a liaison between stakeholders and UMG IT
  • Provide insight and recommendations for solutions
  • Review proposed solutions to ensure the delivery of a quality product or service
  • Inform stakeholders of the strategy for deployment of new implementations, as well as the maintenance and upgrades of existing equipment
  • Confirm the alignment of customer expectations and implementation plans
  • Provide documentation and communication to peers and management for status, coordination, objectives, and performance
  • Oversee vendors work efforts on implementations
  • Ensure compliance with incident, problem, and change management procedures and standards to ITIL standards by all Sourcing Provider(s)
  • Review Technology Roadmaps in the compute and storage areas (irregardless of cloud, hosted datacenter)
  • Manage technical project review meetings. Ensure project technical designs meet UMG’s operational requirements and are in compliance with UMG infrastructure and security standards
  • Other tasks as deemed necessary or appropriate

Job Requirements:

Skills/Abilities:

  • Proven ability to deliver key objectives within schedule and budget
  • Proven experience with Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure (Google Compute a plus) in an enterprise setting (personal use of these services will not be considered as equivalent)
  • Practical grasp of LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) and Microsoft (Windows Server, IIS, MS SQL) technologies
  • Experience with hypervisors and virtual machines (VMware, Hyper-V, others)
  • Solid understanding of key cloud design concepts such as “High Availability” (HA), “Elastic Load Balancing” (ELB), especially in relation to modern disaster recovery (DR) methodologies and cloud-based solution design
  • Detailed knowledge and demonstrated experience with key cloud-specific technologies (EC2, S3, RDS, AZ) as well as Amazon services such as CloudWatch, CloudFormation, CloudTrail
  • Experienced in version control and release management concepts and tools, particularly Git (Github / Bitbucket) for code branching and merging a plus
  • Experience implementing and managing of cloud orchestration tools (Puppet, Chef, Capistrano)
  • Experience managing infrastructure in hosted and cloud environments, especially transition to cloud

Experience:

  • Record of progressive management experience culminating at the Director Level
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in delivering IT infrastructure and cloud projects with multiple stakeholders and delivery teams

Education:

  • BA or BS degree in an IT related field or an equivalent combination of formal education and applicable experience required
  • PMI, PMP or equivalent Project Management Certification strongly preferred
  • MCSE, AWS, and UNIX certifications strongly preferred

Universal Music Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Disclaimer

This job description only provides an overview of job responsibilities that are subject to change.