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Are you someone who enjoys working with next generation technology, interacting with best in class global teams, and working with the largest digital transformations in the world? This opportunity will combine them all while offering a competitive salary and accelerated career growth opportunities.
Join Netcracker Technology to work for a forward-looking software company, offering mission-critical solutions to service providers around the globe. Our comprehensive portfolio of software solutions and professional services enables large-scale digital transformations, unlocking the opportunities of the cloud, analytics, virtualization and 5G mobile networks. With an unbroken service delivery track record of more than 25 years, our unique combination of technology, people and expertise helps companies transform their networks and enable better experiences for their customers.
In a Managed Services Cluster, the Applications & Infrastructure Manager acts as the owner of the end-to-end technical ecosystem, and is responsible for all technical activities performed by the Netcracker teams or Netcracker vendors. This role should be fully involved in the day-to-day cluster/account life including:
Review of capacity and performance management data
Identification of problem areas needing to be addressed
Definition of work tasks and projects to address capacity and performance issue proactively
Project planning and execution
Project status meetings
Change management process
Supporting account owners for obtaining architecture and BOM from IDG as well as costs for those BOMs (OTC and ongoing)
Other efforts as needed in support of the account infrastructure and 3rd party software / NC application software.
This position should also lead the IT and MSO teams on any technical bridges, for example:
Major Incidents and RCA discussions
Severity 1 outage bridges (internal technical and customer as required)
Any technical calls with the customer, such as project discussions, capacity or RCA document reviews.
From an MS organization perspective, an Applications & Infrastructure Manager is a gatekeeper and an escalation point for all questions related to IT/MSO, and should act as a direct interface for all of the account management functions, e.g. Managed Services, AMS and Customer Support.
An Applications & Infrastructure Manager is responsible for creating a transparent and collaborative atmosphere between the IT/MSO team and the rest of the MS organization.
Business Process Ownership
An Applications & Infrastructure Manager owns the following business processes within the assigned MS Cluster:
Capacity Management (analyzing capacity data and trends)
Capacity Planning (building a business plan and budget for required upgrades and additional HW/SW capacity, based on the Capacity Management process)
Long-term technology roadmap planning (creating the most cost-effective roadmap for each account, based on the technology development, HW aging and other external factors)
Assessment of HW/SW impact via new CRs (maintaining proper baseline and working with IDG and the global team on the creation of HWE and BOM upon the project team’s request)
Change Management (presenting and approving all technical change requests)
Continuous Automation and Process Improvement (automate repetitive technical activities, such as patching requests and rolling bounce procedures)
Management of IT/MSO LoE to budget
Management of each account’s HW/SW CAPEX/OPEX budget (including dealing with equipment extended support costs and cost-efficient technical upgrade strategies)
Vendor Management (act as an escalation point in case of 3rd party issues, such as HW failures, bugs or other system failures due to vendor issues)
Role and Responsibilities:
Partner with MS account management and all functional areas of the organization to align technology strategies, via continuous communication and transparency
Lead IT/MSO team career development in all onshore and offshore locations
Attract external talent and develop internal talent within the team, including providing required training, identifying and developing key resources, potentially using the “train-the-trainer” approach
Create a collaborative work environment, establish proper knowledge transfer and workload distribution between team members in all support locations, and enable the “follow-the-sun” approach
Act as an escalation point for all account technical tasks and projects
Provide feedback to global IT/MSO management about local IT/MSO personnel performance, goals and achievements
Lead and prioritize IT/MSO initiatives by coordinating the evaluation, deployment and management of current and future IT systems across the Cluster’s accounts
Monitor the Cluster ecosystems’ performance on an ongoing basis, ensuring continuous delivery of connectivity and services to properly maintain service level agreements
Recommend IT/MSO tactics, policies and procedures by evaluating local organization outcomes and requests, identifying problems and anticipating organizational requirements
Participate in the global technical forum, and bring best practices and knowledge sharing from other Clusters
Preserve assets by maintaining and supporting disaster recovery, backup procedures, information security and control structures
Bring a “can do” spirit to work and deliver on other responsibilities as assigned
Build a strong relationship with the customer technical managers, and act as their partner and trusted technical adviser
Experience & Requirements:
Have 5+ years of progressive and hands-on experience in the IT industry within a mid-large size company environment
Have experience managing a team of 10+ employees
Have experience managing vendors, service providers and related licenses
Be skilled in prioritization and follow-up, through to completion
Be flexible, customer-service oriented, and have a positive attitude with superb ability to produce timely and quality results in high-pressure environments
Have the ability to work effectively with international sites and accommodate various time zones
Possess a successful track record of working in a high-growth and dynamic organization
Have a demonstrated record of intellectual curiosity, innovation and creative problem solving with an entrepreneurial spirit
Have the ability to lead fast-paced projects with a keen sense of urgency to get the job done well
Show evidence of “hands-on” experience and expertise
Be comfortable with customer-facing communications, and be a clear communicator in both verbal and written English
Bachelor’s degree required (BS in Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent relevant experience). Master’s Degree is highly preferred.
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