Global Technology Platform Manager

Role: Global Technology Platform Manager

Location: Manchester

Salary: £70,000-£80,000 per annum DOE . Plus benefits


The Global Technology Platform Manager is a key strategic role, reporting directly into the CTO and part of the Technology Delivery & Operations (TDO) department that is responsible for the Design, Delivery, Operations and Optimize functions as part of the Product and Technology life cycle framework that underpinsthe company's Group Hosting & Cloud product and services portfolio.

You will be responsible for TDO functions for all Group Hosting & Cloud Product Portfolio.

The Hosting and Cloud Platform Manager is responsible for development, delivery and operations for the full list of products and services on a global scale.


Key Responsibilities:

•Provides IAAS and PAAS services to the IT & Technology organizations inc. real time products and services such as voice applications
•Create a highly skilled team of six engineers that are the delivery and operations. Subject Matter Expert for all hosting/cloud platforms and services.
•Full technical operations authority for all hosting/cloud platform & services including adherence to architectural principles and service targets.
•Physical and Virtual platform Lifecycle Management to ensure our hosting/cloud platforms & services remain operational, efficient and are aligned to product requirements.
•Responsible for the Hosting/Cloud Platform & services lifecycle plan that builds in quality assurance whilst being mindful of data protection processes and frameworks (ISO27001 & GDPR).
•Works closely with the Technology Planning & Investment (TPI) and the Product Technology & Strategy Design (PTSD) for the delivery and operation of Technology plans.
•Ensures that delivery and operations are delivered to a best practice / innovate standard utilizing ITIL, and DEV/OPS practices to their full value.


Technical Skills:
•MSP Industry and market knowledge and experience.
•Strong experience of platform & services operations and evolution in an MSP-scale environment.
•Significant experience and understanding of operating and developing complex cloud and physical hosting infrastructures (inc. hyperscalers)
•VMware VCP/VCAP certified or the ability to demonstrate the ability to operate at that standard or equivalent.
•Strong understanding of Linux: CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu & Microsoft Windows.
•Strong Operational & Implementation experience of Storage Area networking technologies (Fibre Channel, iSCSI, EMC, Net App)
•Strong Design & Implementation experience of VMware products.
•Strong experience of virtualization technologies (ESXi, Hyper-V, Linux KVM).
•Strong Design & Implementation experience of MSP Grade hosting & cloud platforms and associated services (backup, archiving, Cloud Service brokers, storage as a service, desktop as a service).
•Strong operational experience of Network Management, Orchestration tool & automation practices (Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Terraform).
•Strong Operational understanding of IP networking. (MPLS, BGP, ISIS) in ISP environments


Personal Skills:
•Experienced in Hosting & Cloud delivery and operations
•Strong commercial acumen..
•High degree of initiative, dependability and the ability to work with little supervision.
•Creative problem-solving abilities.
•Proven Project Management and delivery experience.


If you believe you are qualified for this position please forward your CV to

Thank you.