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Head of Technology

  • Location

    Malta

  • Sector:

    Banking

  • Contract Type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Attractive

  • Contact:

    John Montanaro

  • Job Reference:

    5408

  • Published:

    5 days ago

  • Expiry:

    2019-08-11

  • Client Details:

    Castille

  • Consultant:

    John Montanaro

  • Skills tags:

    Azure , Cybersecurity , ISO 27001

Head of Information Technology

The selected candidate will manage the Group's IT Infrastructure, Networking, Services and DevOps teams based in Malta

Duties and responsibilities

  • Managing the entire IT department, including Infrastructure, Networks, DevOps and IT Services teams and overseeing performance, training and professional development
  • Managing IT Infrastructure and related policies to support the implementation of ICT Strategy of the Group
  • Managing the production systems support and maintenance in close cooperation with business teams and other Technology teams whilst ensuring service availability
  • Managing the disaster recovery and business continuity arrangements
  • Leading the evaluation, planning, implementation, migration, capacity management and support of cloud services
  • Creating and maintaining IT standards and an IT framework
  • Managing the release management and patch management programs
  • Overseeing all IT operations including evaluation against the established goals
  • Managing the IT operational incidents, including responsibility for the efficiency and effectiveness of the service delivery and resolution of service incidents and problems
  • Managing the cyber security risks from the 1st line of defence perspective (in cooperation with IT Security)
  • Managing the IT inventory (software and hardware) and identifying any need for upgrades, renewals, new systems or decommissioning
  • Overseeing the procurement, installation and maintenance of the technological equipment and software
  • Inspecting the use of technological equipment and software to ensure functionality and efficiency
  • Building and maintaining relationships with IT vendors
  • Monitoring, controlling and planning IT budgets
  • Participating in IT audits and regulatory inspections related to IT

Required knowledge, skills and experience

  • Master's degree in ICT or related field
  • A minimum of 8 years' experience in a similar role
  • Strong leadership skills and a track record of having managed large teams
  • Experience with cloud service providers including Azure and AWS
  • Experience in delivering large, information management and software engineering intensive technology solutions
  • Knowledge and proven experience in change and incident handling, incident response methodologies
  • Experience in dealing with ISO 27001 and PCI-DSS certifications in the banking environment will be considered an asset