Harvard Partners, LLP, Trusted Advisors to IT As the Head Of
Infrastructure, you will be leading the migration from on-premise
infrastructure to the latest cloud-based technologies (Azure/O365)
while being a strategic partner with executive leadership.
Reporting to the CIO, you will be responsible for operational and
service management processes to ensure quality, efficiency, and
agility goals. Using your advanced experience and skills with cloud
technology and governance, you will lead our technology through
vital infrastructure improvements. Experience migrating to Azure is
critical to the success of this role.
Serving as a strategic thought leader; overseeing cloud
infrastructure and outsourced managed services providers.
Ensuring reliable 24/7 operations in partnership with managed
services provider by defining IT infrastructure architecture, as
well as standards to include disaster recovery, security, storage,
servers, monitoring, performance, and back-office systems.
Setting the mission and vision of the infrastructure
organization to foster a business-oriented mind-set, driven by
continual service improvements .
Building and maintaining relationships with IT leaders and
business executives to develop a clear understanding of business
needs, ensuring cost-effective delivery of IT services to meet
those needs, and responding with agility to changing business
Developing and controlling the annual operating and capital
expenditure budget for infrastructure to ensure consistency with
overall strategic objectives.
Participating in the assessment of external and internal
technology capabilities required to achieve desired competitive
Staying up to date on emerging technologies; providing direction
on which new technologies should be assimilated, integrated, and
Directing the development of infrastructure sourcing strategy
and providing executive oversight for strategic vendor and partner
Forecasting skill needs to acquire and develop workforce with
business knowledge, technical skills, and competencies.
Serving on IT planning and policy making committees; driving the
development of enterprise technology standards, governance
processes, and performance metrics to ensure technology delivers
value to the enterprise.
Core strengths: Exceptional leadership skills; ability to
develop and communicate an infrastructure vision that inspires and
Ability to instill confidence in the business and demonstrate
the business value of IT.
Effective influencing and negotiating skills when working with
Excellent analytical, strategic conceptual thinking, strategic
planning, and execution skills.
Expertise in budget planning and financial management.
Deep understanding of current and emerging cloud-based
technologies, including how other enterprises are employing
Success in leveraging traditional best practices, such as IT
service management practices based on ITIL, as well as DevOps that
are optimized for agility.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the
ability to explain technical concepts and technologies to business
leaders and business concepts to the infrastructure team.
Additional skills and knowledge: Bachelor's degree in computer
science or information systems management, or equivalent
15+ years of Infrastructure Architect/Engineering experience in
a highly regulated industry (financial services experience a
Experience with Microsoft, Cisco, Azure, and Office 365.
Extensive knowledge of running and maintaining cloud-based and
hybrid services, as well as compute, storage, and databases.
Proven experience or demonstrated capability in leading IT
transformational initiatives in complex and dynamic
Extensive knowledge managing outsourced service providers.
Exceptional understanding of ITIL frameworks and lean
Experience in DevOps and DevSecOps; a proven track record of
transforming the efforts of an engineering organization.
About Harvard Partners, LLP, Trusted Advisors to IT Harvard
Partners is a management consulting firm focused on helping
companies more effectively leverage their IT investment. We engage
with the C-Suite and Technology Team to help them better understand
their IT infrastructure and process in order to align the
technology strategy and organization to reach the firm’s strategic
business goals.Some of our practices include:• Program/Project
Management and "PMO as a Service"?• IT Assessments• Business
Continuity/Disaster Recovery• Optimized Infrastructure• Concierge
Managed Services• Data Center Strategy, Transformation, and
Migration• Cloud Management Programs• Security Assessments and
Remediation• Staffing, technical & tacticalWorking with the
client’s staff, vendors, and consultants, we deliver supportive and
collaborative engagements where direct dialog, simplified
reporting, productive meetings, and clear responsibility and
accountability encourage active participation resulting in
consensus-based business outcomes.