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Director, Cloud and Infrastructure Platforms

Date: Feb 22, 2021

LOCATION: Calgary, Alberta (CA-AB)
JOB NUMBER: 49026

Why you should join us:

Do you you thrive with challenge and the prospect of building and leading a new, high performing platform delivery team?

In this highly visible role will drive a “current state” to “future state” transformation with focus on agility and speed to value while maintaining high standards of customer service and overall engagement success for our journey into the cloud.

You will be responsible and accountable, for the strategic transformation of our IT infrastructure from legacy/on-premise IT infrastructure and applications to a modernized, cloud-cloud first, and optimized service platform for Suncor.

You will translate aggressive goals into demand-driven project scope, clearly defined deliverables, and develop strong relationships within delivery teams, thriving for delivering with highest quality, regardless of the project constraints.

You will use your expertise to:

  • Provide strategic and technology leadership for both cloud and on-premise IT infrastructure platforms
  • Collaborate with business partners within Suncor to create/socialize/get buy-in on the strategic vision for these areas
  • Participate in the definition, execution, and maintenance of enterprise-level Cloud migration strategy, approaches, tools, etc
  • Provide expertise and best practices implementing Cloud migration factory approaches and drive success
  • Ensure that goals, scope, policies, and product domain are understood by everyone on the migration team
  • Identify and implement techniques for effective backlog management the best fit the Cloud Migration case
  • Contribute to tasks such as building cloud foundations, cloud based deployments, migration to the Cloud, hybrid environment management, reviews of environments from the perspective of best practices, security/compliance and automation
  • Mentor team members to ensure cohesive thriving for successful delivery
  • Report to executive management on major accomplishments, issues and concerns

We’d like to review your application if you have…

Must-haves (minimum requirements):

  • 15 years IT operations, IT infrastructure and cloud experience
  • A Computer Science degree, or Technical College diploma 
  • 7 years of people management experience, leading by engagement, empowerment, continuous feedback, and coaching
  • Hands-on experience in a public Cloud environment (Azure or AWS Cloud)
  • Understanding of multiple public Cloud models (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) and providers (AWS and/or Azure)
  • Hands on experience in Agile frameworks
  • Prior demonstrated success in a matrix-managed, cross-functional, and collaborative organization
  • Prior experience managing technology teams and being responsible for the execution KPIs, OKRs and timelines
  • Passionate about emerging technology trends, and Cloud Migration practices
  • Ability to communicate to both very technical audiences as well as presenting complex technical designs to senior leadership
  • Understanding of project and program management standards and methods
  • Clear appreciation of future technology trends, a proven track record of innovation, and past experience of transitioning an organization into the cloud
  • Alignment with our values: safety above all else, stronger together, operational discipline, curiosity and lifelong learning, and act with integrity

Preference for:

  • A demonstrated deep domain knowledge with industry and competitive trends in the cloud space, with ability to find opportunities to leverage new technology to achieve ambitious transformation objectives

Where you’ll be working, your work schedule, and other important information:

  • You will work out of our Calgary head office, located in the Suncor Energy Centre at 150 – 6th Ave S.W. combined with remote work arrangements in response to COVID-19
  • Hours of work are a regular 40-hour work week, Monday to Friday
  • We require qualified and safety-focused employees for business-critical roles that maintain our commitment to operational excellence and reliable operations. We are using technology to conduct virtual interviews to adhere to physical distancing recommendations and we are well set up for remote onboarding and orientation.
  • Suncor encourages everyone do their part and support global efforts to limit the impact of COVID-19 with good hygiene practices, physical distancing, and with care and consideration for the people around you. For more information on how we’re responding to COVID-19, click here. #StrongerTogether

Why Suncor?

We are Canada's leading integrated energy company with a business portfolio that includes oil sands development and upgrading, offshore oil and gas production, petroleum refining, and product marketing under the Petro-Canada brand. Our global presence offers rewarding opportunities for you to learn, contribute, and grow in a variety of career-building positions. We live by the value of safety above all else – if it isn't safe, we don't do it. Our strong track record of growth and a focus on sustainability mean tremendous potential for the future. Learn about our purpose and values.

In addition to rewarding job opportunities, we offer an attractive employee package, including:

  • Competitive base salary, compensation programs, and an annual incentive program
  • Flexible benefits package
  • Rewarding pension and savings plans

Stay connected to us:

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment where every employee feels valued and respected. We will consider accessibility accommodations to applicants upon request. Check out our social goal to learn how we are working to build greater mutual trust and respect with the Indigenous Peoples in Canada.

Please note that our job postings are typically open for two weeks, so don't delay, apply now.

JOB CATEGORY: Business Professionals