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Director of Platform Enablement

Chicago, IL · Information Technology
Director of Platform Enablement

Salary: USD $160,000 – $169,999 / yr

Chicago, IL, US

Job Summary

The Platform Enablement Director is accountable for establishing and leading a team of Platform Engineers. This role implements key enablers to increase the efficiency of change and innovation to ensure that the platform can scale rapidly to support growth.

This role works closely with technology stakeholders to build a culture of DevOps and industry best practices across the organization. Builds Platform operational capabilities to ensure cloud consumption and the value-created by the solutions can be justified and commensurate to value delivered. Builds cloud and platform automation for monitoring and optimization of data pipelines, deployments, and data models that increase resource usage efficiencies.

Primary function of this role includes
  • Reducing/removing bottlenecks in the platform ecosystem and building run ops transitioning capabilities for smooth transition to steady state.
  • Contributing to the design, build and operational management of a highly scalable, and available platform
  • Partnering closely with Global Security to ensure platform is secure against new and emerging threats.

Job Responsibilities
  • Partners cross—functionally across the organization and closely where and when needed.
  • Oversees and manages vendors, vendor contracts and appropriate SLAs.
  • Works with key stakeholders to formulate a comprehensive technology plan that is consistent with the overall business objectives and budgetary considerations.
  • Applies broad knowledge of capabilities and environment to identify new growth areas, new technology and emerging opportunities. Conducts technological research by studying organization goals, strategies, practices, and user projects. Recommends information technology strategies, policies, and procedures by evaluating organization outcomes; identifying problems; evaluating trends; anticipating requirements.
  • Implements policies and defines approach to strategy achievement. Analyzes long-term impact of new or anticipated strategies and decisions.
  • Manages budgets, operational plans and performance requirements for the specified area of responsibility. Responsible for meeting budgetary goals and objectives.
  • Facilitates communication between staff, management, vendors, and other technology resources within and outside of the organization. Shares highly complex information related to areas of expertise. Interacts with senior management to keep abreast of objectives. Interacts with direct reports and peers in management / customers / vendors to interpret information and improve cross-functional processes and programs. Builds and enhances key internal and external contacts.
Bachelor's degree in IT, IS, Mathematics Master's degree OR MBA At least 5 years of program management experience in advanced analytics or business intelligence and/or technology Experience partnering with security to ensure platform is secured and regulatory compliant. Experience establishing & maintaining relationships with individuals at all levels of the organization, in the business community & with vendors. Experience diagnosing, isolating, and resolving complex issues and recommending and implementing strategies to resolve problems Experience identifying operational issues and recommending and implementing strategies to resolve problems. Experience managing cross-functional and/or matrix teams.
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In establishing a network, we are able to forge genuine relationships with talent and gain valuable insight that allows us to understand what motivates them. This data allows us to give strategic advice to our partners as they go through the process of managing their human capital.

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