Cloud Capability Lead
Watford, GB
4d ago

The Role

  • Oversee the Building and Running of multiple cloud service teams who help business sectors design, build and maintain infrastructure and software services primarily in the three public cloud environments (AWS, Azure and GCP)
  • Contribute towards the overall strategic direction for the wider Cloud and Engineering communities as well as your direct cloud service teams
  • Lead, sponsor and mentor your various teams of engineers. Provide both technical and managerial support, guidance and advice where needed at any level
  • Leverage extensive experience to assist your teams, and the wider cloud community at any grade level
  • Responsible for ensuring all your service teams are financially buoyant and resourced correctly
  • Build strong relationships with the coverage CTO for your area ensure you feed into their Technology strategy and be the trusted advisor from a Cloud and DevOps perspective
  • Build on existing and forge new relationships with the wider firm at Director, Partner and Senior Partner level to put the T in GTD
  • Ensure all teams are approaching and meeting both client and firm regulatory and security controls and are able to feed these ways of working back to the community
  • Support your wider Infrastructure community by assisting other teams, sharing knowledge, debugging problems, contributing code to central projects, and any other things you can think of
  • Enjoy yourself. Lead and nurture the culture of your teams and spread the word and capabilities the wider Technology team has across the UK and Global member firms
  • The Person

  • Extensive experience managing a large or multiple teams of engineers and being responsible for delivering large and complex projects
  • Ability to have deep technical level discussions with engineers, to explaining the business benefits of a range of technologies to non-technical partners and clients who have business issues to overcome
  • Have a keen eye for opportunity. Put the T in GTD and grow, extensively, the brand footprint of Engineering not only internally at KPMG but externally to the market
  • Excellent stakeholder management and relationship skills at C suite level both internally and client facing
  • Ability to operate in a highly context switching environment for not only different clients but different business sectors and different technologies
  • Proven extensive experience with Linux / Unix / Microsoft configuration
  • Extensive hands on experience with public cloud providers such as AWS, Azure and / or GCP
  • Able to identify and nurture existing and new talent
  • Proven experience in software development or scripting languages such as Python / Go / PowerShell / Nodejs / C# or equivalent
  • Solid CI / CD pipelining skills using Octopus / TeamCity / Jenkins / Azure DevOps or equivalent
  • Product focussed, build once and reuse
  • Take responsibility for your code
  • Automates everything
  • Proven experience working in an agile environment
  • Ability to empower your teams to continuously learn, work independently, and make decisions with minimal input
  • You like nothing more than to watch colleagues flourish under your guidance
  • Be a technological cloud advocate to a wider audience inside and outside of the business
  • Curiosity - Bring fresh ideas to the team and wider firm be it new software or containerisation of existing infrastructure and projects
  • What we can offer

  • Scale, some of our clients are well known global brands, their infrastructure isn't small
  • A great team environment, inside and outside of the work place
  • Alliance relationships with AWS / Azure / GCP - Work with the product owners directly and help build their roadmap
  • Love of technology and learning about even newer technology to help our clients be successful
  • Paid certifications
  • Flexible and considerate working hours and locations
  • Access to regular training opportunities, attending conferences and certification support is encouraged
  • Market equal pay and benefits such as a subsidised lunch, health care, pension, cycle to work, free day off to celebrate your birthday
  • Service Line Information

    The Technology team services the broader Firm through delivery of core technology and managed services capabilities, collaboration and innovation development services and building our Alliances network.

    KPMG Overview

    KPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services.

    Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges.

    With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable.

    Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple : to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.

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