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Head of Cloud Infrastructure Operations (f/m/d)

Job Level:  Professional

Frankfurt, DE, 60323

Available until:  24.03.2023
Area of Expertise:  IT & Tech Engineering
Unit:  Allianz Global Investors
Employing Entity:  Allianz Global Investors GmbH
Job Type:  Full-Time
Remote Job:  Hybrid working
Employment Type:  Permanent
ID:  21727

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At Allianz Global Investors our people enjoy motivating, fulfilling careers. If you are looking for a fast-paced working environment, you are resolved to cultivate and expand your talents and relish a challenge, then join us now!


We are committed to giving our people – experienced and energetic professionals alike – the opportunities and experiences they seek to thrive and gain personal fulfilment. We will work with you to craft your own career, develop your personal growth, and align your achievements with your ambitions.


We are looking for you! We are currently hiring a forward-thinking and results-oriented Head of Cloud Infrastructure Operations (f/m/d). This position is based in our Frankfurt office and reports directly into the Head of IT Infrastructure Services.


Within this exciting role, you will be responsible for leading and building a strong team with focus on Cloud Infrastructure Operations which includes industrialize further the operation of our Azure services with regards to standard ITIL processes. On top, you will enhance and foster Infrastructure as Code (IaC) for the entire IT-Infrastructure incl. network components as well as support in building a future Operating Model for our hybrid datacenter infrastructure.


Role & responsibilities:


  • Lead a team of cloud Architects and Automation managers. Focus on coaching, mentoring. Build Personal development plans with your team members and support them to achieve the goals.

  • Budget planning and controlling including regular forecast. Regular goals and performance reviews, including Bonus and salary management

  • Close collaboration with peers and other cross functional departments as with Service Operations, Enterprise Architecture, Cyber-security, DevOps engineering and Application owner

  • Handle and establishes priorities for maintenance, design, development, and analysis of a Cloud/hybrid infrastructure. With focus on quality of services

  • Assures service management for third-party service providers, Management of external contractors and consultants

  • Drive and support the cloud strategy towards hybrid Infrastructure

  • Foster modifications as appropriate to adjust for changing circumstances; Conducts capacity planning for the environment

  • Establish Infrastructure as Code for the complete IT-Infrastructure landscape

  • Ensure audit and compliance reviews by implementing processes and procedures

  • Participate in strategic and operational planning to achieve business goals by encouraging innovation, prioritizing of IT initiatives

  • Find opportunities for the appropriate and cost-effective investment of financial resources in IT systems and resources

  • Coordinate and document policies/procedures to meet required Service Level Agreements


Experience / Knowledge & Skills:


  • Consistent track record (ideally minimum 5 years) in leading diverse global teams, as well as excellent communication skills (communicating and reporting sophisticated technical concepts to business and IT stakeholders)

  • Ability to handle multiple concurrent projects and priorities

  • Deep technical expertise and proven experience in Azure cloud and hybrid Infrastructure, with the ability to build and run consistent global operations across these areas. Experience in Azure VMware solutions, Kubernetes, Microservices & automation based on Terraform

  • Expertise in infrastructure automation

  • ITIL and firm with core processes change-, request-, incidents- and problem management

  • Fluent in English, German language skills are a plus




About Allianz Global Investors


Allianz Global Investors is a leading active asset manager with over 600 investment professionals in over 20 offices worldwide and managing EUR 521 billion in assets. We invest for the long term and seek to generate value for clients every step of the way. We do this by being active – in how we partner with clients and anticipate their changing needs, and build solutions based on capabilities across public and private markets. Our focus on protecting and enhancing our clients’ assets leads naturally to a commitment to sustainability to drive positive change. Our goal is to elevate the investment experience for clients, whatever their location or objectives.


Active is: Allianz Global Investors

Data as at 30 September 2022. Total assets under management are assets or securities portfolios, valued at current market value, for which Allianz Asset Management companies are responsible vis-á-vis clients for providing discretionary investment management decisions and portfolio management, either directly or via a sub-advisor. This excludes assets for which Allianz Asset Management companies are primarily responsible for administrative services only. Assets under management are managed on behalf of third parties as well as on behalf of the Allianz Group.