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General Electric UK infrastructure leader in Rugby, United Kingdom

Job Description Summary

The UK IT Leader is responsible for managing positive business relationships and ensuring effective operations of the IT department in support of GE Power Conversion’s (GEPC) business objectives. The role will directly manage local services including end user, IT infrastructure services and project management for both internal IT and external customer products. The role will also partner with the broader GEPC IT global organization for delivery of services related to military requirements and the continuous improvement of the applications that support business operations

Job Description

  • Responsibilities Client Support / Administration

  • Act as the primary IT point of contact for the UK Region and provide management and support for day-to-day IT operations and assistance with continuous improvement efforts.

  • Provide the direct delivery of IT solutions and/or oversight and coordination with other IT teams in their delivery of IT services.

  • Manage the financial aspects of the IT Department, including budgeting, purchasing, cost optimization, and completing required internal reporting.

  • CTO Mgmt: Infrastructure and End User Support

  • Lead UK IT infrastructure operational and strategic planning, including fostering innovation, reviewing projects, and organizing and negotiating the allocation of resources.

  • Manage the deployment, monitoring, maintenance, and support of all IT infrastructure components including servers, PCs, operating systems, hardware, software, network devices and peripherals.

  • Oversee end-user services, including help desk and technical support services, and ensuring services meet or exceed Service Level Agreements and expectations.

  • Defence Contracts

  • Work closely with the cyber security team in the architectural design, development, , delivery, and operation through life management of the IT infrastructure components of the IT solutions.

  • Manage projects to achieve or maintain the required security certifications of the IT environments for GE Power Conversion globally. Manage projects to renew certifications following all guidelines of the appropriate local government(s).

  • Develop and implement the IT policies and procedures, aligned with the Cyber Security team and business teams including those for architecture, security, disaster recovery, standards, purchasing, and service provision.

  • IT People ManagementLead a team of employees and contractors focused across the digital operations space to include infrastructure, end user support, network, etc.Provides mentoring & develops key talent within information technology as well as the business.Ensures knowledge about the current infrastructure and IT environment and policies are shared across the teamUse disciplined approaches to monitor team progress via effective information dashboards for program velocity, burn-up, defect tracking, quality, and compliance Essential requirements

  • Exiting MoD security clearance or the ability to obtain one

  • Degree in the field of computer science or related discipline

  • 10 years of experience working in IT Infrastructure area

  • 5 years of experience managing projects or operations for companies that delivered Products or services for Defence clients

  • In-depth knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and specific government requirements for IT security in Defence IT environments

  • Familiarity with UK and other Defence organisations’ security requirements and accreditation processes is a must

  • Desired characteristics

  • Ability to understand & align with business goals and objectives

  • Experience to work in environments with constant changes of priorities and requirements

  • Strong leadership skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language

  • Highly self-motivated and directed.

  • Proven analytical, evaluative, and problem solving

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No