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Network & Cloud Automation IT Manager

St. Louis, MO 63105 | Fully Remote

Posted: 01/27/2023 Employment Type: Direct Placement Job Category: Infrastructure Technologies Job Number: 15880

Job Description

Adaptive Solutions Group is a premier provider of information technology personnel. We provide a variety of technical professionals available for contract, contract to hire, or direct placement positions to companies in and around the Kansas City and St. Louis areas.

We are currently looking for a Network & Cloud Automation IT Manager to join our team.

  • Provide overall guidance and direction to technical teams consisting of network, cloud, and automation engineers. 
  • Lead these teams in pursuit of developing and implementing quality and resilient network cloud designs and automation that meet unique and specific business requirements.
  • Manage team activities related to the ongoing development and implementation of the cloud network while influencing an “automate everything” approach via an Agile-like practice.
  • Manage your teams' performance including career planning/support, training, interviewing, hiring, rewarding, disciplining, and performance & salary reviews. 
  • Capable of working in a collaborative team environment. 
  • Required to work irregular and extended hours, as needed, to manage the team’s cloud networking design/implementation efforts.
  • This position is open to candidates who wish to work from home (WFH). Employees who choose virtual / remote work should have an adequate space to serve as their home office.  
Key Areas of Responsibility:
  • Lead a high-performing team with a focus on agility and continuous improvement.
  • Identify, influence, and drive opportunities to further our cloud networking objectives.
  • Own and drive multiple simultaneous efforts and roadmaps within the area through close coordination with various IT teams and external vendors.
  • Report performance and cost KPIs/metrics related to our varying platforms to senior leadership.
  • Collaborate with leaders and teams throughout IT to ensure alignment and partnership.
  • Provide leadership in key interactions with others to define, analyze, and deliver customer solutions.
  • Build trust to influence peers and others to break down barriers and drive results.
  • Provide escalation for operational teams as a last tier of support for the business.
Required Qualifications
  • Must be presently authorized to work in the U.S. without a requirement for work authorization sponsorship for this position now or in the future.
  • Typically requires 6 or more years of related IT experience.
  • Understanding or experience of working in an Agile/Scrum development environment and working within sprint teams using tools such as Jira and Confluence.
  • Proven commitment to continuous improvement of teammates and technology.
  • Proven commitment to capturing and reporting of valuable performance, utilization, and cost metrics.
  • Ability to balance risk with business priorities and applies the appropriate sense of urgency to issues.
  • Exceptional communication skills, including the ability to articulate technical concepts to a non-technical audience.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships within all levels of the organization.
  • Experience managing 3rd party and vendor relationships and negotiations.
  • Commitment to protecting our customers, our employees, and our brands by incorporating security and compliance in all decisions; ensures security policy and procedure requirements are met; continuously identifies opportunities for improving security and implements strategies to improve our security posture.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems, or related field preferred.
  • Prior experience successfully managing networking or cloud teams, preferably teams in large scale enterprise or service provider networks.
  • Awareness and understanding of AWS or Azure technologies, products, and services.
  • Awareness and understanding of core networking concepts and technologies.
  • Prior experience serving as a SCRUM master and/or product owner as a part of the Agile Framework.
Adaptive Solutions Group offers a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes medical, dental, STD/LTD, life insurance coverage, 401k, paid vacation and holidays.
Adaptive Solutions Group is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and veteran or disability status.

Job Requirements

IT manager, Agile, Jira, Confluence, cloud, AWS, azure, network

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