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SSE
Reading, South East England, United Kingdom (hybrid)
18 days ago

Description

SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £12.5 billion in low carbon projects over the next 5 years, we have significant growth plans and are well on our way to achieving our ambition to build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come.

Join us on our journey to net zero and help us power change.

About the Role

Base Location: Flexible, however our preference is that you will be based in one of our key UK or Ireland sites, which includes but is not limited to:- Glasgow, Perth, Aberdeen, Inverness, Reading, Havant or Dublin.

Salary: Competitive + car allowance + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible First options available.

About our Business

SSE IT underpins the technology needs of all the different businesses that make up the SSE group. From emerging technologies to data and analytics to cyber security - we power SSE's growth and enable it to generate value, while keeping it secure. As a trusted business partner that helps SSE lead in a low carbon world, we are proud of our service. Working for SSE IT is all about equipping SSE for now and the future.

SSE IT is embarking on an exciting journey to embed agility into our ways of working, building capability for a digital SSE of the future which meets the needs of our customers in a new way.

This is a newly created role within our Group IT function where you'll lead and deliver the transformation to an Agile DevOps organisation whilst working collaboratively with all SSE Businesses to ensure all of our Platforms meet our customer requirements, regulatory and security policies.



Requirements

With your expert knowledge of building and maintaining network and infrastructure solutions, you will spearhead multi-platform strategies that align to business needs and will help us deliver on our digital and group net zero ambitions.

In this role you'll be responsible for: -

- Defining, designing and implementing multi-platform strategies that consider the platform, security, organisational and financial aspects of the service we deliver.

- Managing, developing and engaging a high performing team of Product Owners, as well as creating multi-disciplinary teams to deliver the Platforms you are accountable for which will include:- Identity & Access Management, Virtualisation Infrastructure, current infrastructure (e.g. mainframe, middleware, storage, etc) and data & voice networks including internet connectivity, VPNs, etc.

- Work with our IT Outsource partner to build an enduring platform team and required capacity to support our business, ensuring they deliver processes and services that provide the best value to SSE.

- Partner with internal teams including Cyber Security, Support, Infrastructure Architecture and others to deliver and maintain a platform with associated DevOps practices.

- Acting as key member of the IT Management team, establishing and maintaining an open, supportive and inclusive culture where people can do their best work.

What do I need?

We're seeking a candidate who has operated at a similar senior level, and can bring both technical and people skills that will ensure the successful delivery of our Platforms roadmaps.

To be considered for this role, we'd love you to have:-

- Experience of building network and infrastructure solutions at scale, with large data sets in complex regulated environments.

- Broad knowledge of IT products, services and systems, and specifically how architecture / technology solutions fit within strategic roadmaps. This will include the ability to work in a technically and organisationally complex environment.

- Experience of agile processes and principles, and ability to apply these practically.

- Ability to build, motivate and engage teams, both under your own remit and within a matrix structure.

- Experience of building positive relationships and where appropriate, managing conflicting stakeholder needs, communicating and influencing effectively to find workable solutions.

What’s in it for you?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday entitlement, enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for ‘Inclusion & Diversity at SSE’ to find out more.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact [email protected] / 01738 341390.

EXTERNAL: Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 65149839
  • Workplace Type: Hybrid
  • Location:
    Reading, South East England, United Kingdom
    Perth, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Company Name For Job: SSE
  • Position Title: Head of Platforms
  • Job Function: Information Technology
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: GCSE/GNVQ/O level
  • Required Travel: 0-10%

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