Cloud Infrastructure Manager - Amsterdam

Amsterdam, NH, NL


Country: Netherlands 
City: Amsterdam
Req ID: 497054


About CRH

We are CRH, and we are committed to contributing to a more resilient and sustainable built environment. We understand the wider impact our businesses can make in supporting human activity. We continue to do this through the delivery of unique, superior building materials and products for use in road and critical utility infrastructure, commercial building projects and outdoor living solutions.


CRH (NYSE: CRH, LSE: CRH) is the leading provider of building materials solutions that build, connect and improve our world. Employing c.78,500 people at c.3,390 operating locations in 29 countries, CRH has market leadership positions in both North America and Europe. As the essential partner for transportation and critical utility infrastructure projects, complex non-residential construction and outdoor living solutions, CRH’s unique offering of materials, products and value-added services helps to deliver a more resilient and sustainable built environment. The company is ranked among sector leaders by Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) rating agencies. A Fortune 500 company, CRH’s shares are listed on the NYSE and LSE.


Without you noticing our products, we are everywhere you live, work, and relax.


Our project portfolio includes some of the most sustainable and cutting-edge building projects around the world. Think of the asphalt on the Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit, the Paris Metro Rail project, but also the Louis Vuitton Museum in Paris, parts of the Burj Khalifa, and the Kennedy Space Centre.


Learn more about us through the following Link.


Position Overview
CRH Europe IT is building out its Datacenter and Cloud team, and requires a driven, knowledgeable leader in the Public Cloud space to drive our strategy and manage our Cloud services as we modernize and innovate in this space. This role is a senior leadership role within CRH Europe IT, and will be influential in our overall IT strategy, as well as our cloud-native workload capability.
You are an experienced leader in the Public Cloud space, with a track record in applying DevSecOps methodologies and in working with major public clouds (Azure, AWS preferred). You will also have experience in managing outsourced partners closely, through day-to-day expectation-setting well as SoW formulation and overall vendor strategy. Your influence will be crucial in ensuring CRH and our operating companies use best practices and tooling for determining service levels, building cloud capabilities, and ensuring industry-leading reliability. 
You will: 
1. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to analyze business requirements and deliver technical solutions that leverage the capabilities of cloud & datacenter associated products. 
2. Establish the technology roadmap, aiming to remove technical debt by creating new future proof standard services, leveraging our cloud platform as much as possible. 
3. Be the go-to person and thought leader for any Cloud and datacenter services managed by CRH Europe, providing guidance and support to stakeholders, including but not limited to Architects, functional teams and IT teams across Europe.


Key Tasks and Responsibilities
You are leading the Datacenter and Cloud operations on our Hybrid Cloud (On-Prem & Azure, AWS) landscape by managing efficiently your team and our vendors in charge of: 

  • Driving the efficiency of the infrastructure relating to the Cloud & Data Centre function in the business, using a data-driven approach in order to achieve optimal outputs. 
  • Selecting and managing  the vendor approach and service improvements and outputs of these vendors. 
  • Ensuring that vendors are aligned and prioritized to meet the SLOs and SLAs required by the business. 
  • Developing strategy, adopting best practices, and executing to deliver highly resilient and high-performing offerings for the Cloud & Data Centre function. 
  • Determining the best solutions, tools and methodology to ensure appropriate controls, protection, visibility, and efficiencies exist in the vendor offerings. 
  • Consistently improving performance, reliability, and control costs over time based on operational metrics. 
  • Delivering and supporting projects of all sizes and ensure that these projects meet the requirements as set by the Security operations team. 
  • Maintain & update the roadmap for technology and vendor approach in the Cloud & Data Centre function.


Individual Competencies 
You are able to:

  • Drive Results - Consistently achieving objectives, even under tough circumstances, pushing self and others t
  • Collaborate - Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
  • Make Quality Decisions - Making good and timely decisions that keep the organisation moving forward


Key Characteristics

  • Critical thinker – is a problem solver and resolves conflicts
  • Strong communication skills – both oral and written skills as listening and presentation skills
  • Reliable – can be trusted with a challenging task
  • Passionate and dedicated – is energetic and eager to learn new technologies, advise and develop others
  • Motivated – stays motivated and can deal with resistance
  • Diverse Leader – eager to lead & develop people and work in multi-cultural teams
  • Understand and manage Customer expectations


Key Functional Competencies 
You possess the following:

  • Language: English (Fluent) Desirable: Second European Language (preferred)
  • Deep understanding of Cloud technology, primarily Azure – AWS is a plus
  • Deep understanding of Infrastructure as a Service, DevSecOps toolset and methodologies
  • Large Knowledge of On Premise Datacenter Technology (Vmware, Operating systems, Databases, Storage & Backup)
  • The ability to translate business requirements into viable technical solutions
  • Analytical & driving results: assist in developing and deploying key governance, processes & procedures
  • Knowledge of Service Management principles (Preferred)
  • Other competencies: Pro-active / enthusiastic / good interpersonal skills


Experience / Education
You are/have:

  • Minimum of ten years’ experience managing complex Datacenter and Cloud environment, ideally on the various technologies such as (but not limited to) virtualization, operating systems, databases, backup & archiving, VDI
  • Proven successful transition of workload from On Prem Datacenter to the cloud leveraging as much a possible serverless and cloud native technology to transform applications
  • Minimum five years’ experience in management of Azure Environment
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in IT related discipline
  • Working in cross-functional teams on a European or Global level

Other (Key) Dimensions
Key stakeholders for this position are:

  • Europe IT Operations Team
  • IT Management Operating Companies
  • Europe IT Leadership Team
  • Key vendors (with the assistance of vendor manager)  

What CRH Offers You

  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion

  • Highly competitive salary package

  • Comprehensive secondary benefits

  • Significant contribution to your pension plan

  • Health and wellness programs, including an on-site gym and fitness classes

  • Excellent opportunities to develop and progress with a global organization

Connect your future to CRH

We are curious to learn more about you. At CRH, we believe our mutual differences contribute to the healthy, productive, and enjoyable workspace we create. Please introduce yourself and send us your application.


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CRH is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.


Benefits/perks listed above may vary depending on the nature of the employment with CRH and the country where you work.


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We do not accept candidate introductions for this position from recruitment agencies, unless you have been instructed to do so by our recruitment team.


Date:  25 Jun 2024

Job Segment: Data Center, Cloud, Network, Virtualization, Manager, Technology, Management