Infrastructure SME - 18 Month Fixed Term Contract
Direct Line Group is one of the UK's largest insurance companies and home to some of the best-known brands including Direct Line, Churchill and Green Flag.
What you'll be doing:
As our Infrastructure SME you will support the management and governance of the Infrastructure Operational Activities with a focus on Windows & Linux compute and our network infrastructure. We'll look to you for the governance of third parties through operations, service stability, monitoring, and incident, problem and change.
This is a FTC until the end of 2024.
Manage the operational integrity of DLG's Network, Virtualised and physical server infrastructure estate including providing technical governance and ensuring computer and network services operate with the right level of resilience and cost effectiveness
Provide technical oversight of Suppliers' Operational capability including ensuring the operational direction is fit for purpose and identifying areas for improvement
Support our change technical assurance approach providing confidence to stakeholders and giving proactive oversight to support third party suppliers to ensure the delivered solution continually meets agreed standards
Provide support and technical assurance for major incident activity and input into problem and change review
Maximise the value of Infrastructure Platforms to DLG which includes developing trusted relationships with suppliers, identifying opportunities to reduce total cost ownership and operational improvement, and the analysis of supplier roadmaps and end of life cycles to assess impact and recommend actions
Partner with service integration, service operations and service architecture teams to support end-to-end service operations across the supply chain
Provide operational and technical leadership for key infrastructure components including DLG Infrastructure Service Catalogue, ensuring End of Life is managed within DLG risk appetite and undertaking technology assessment and evaluations to provide recommendations
What you'll need:
A wide range of technical expertise within infrastructure;
Networking principles, operations and design
Cisco ACI / Routing and switching
F5 Load balancing
Proxy services (both on prem and cloud)
VMWare networking/ VMWare hypervisor technologies (vSphere; vCentre; ESXi etc.)
Microsoft Windows and Linux Server operational experience
Intel compute platforms (HPe Synergy)
Compute platform monitoring principles and products
Previous experience or relevant skillset to be able to manage third party suppliers or knowledge of working with offshore teams
Who you’ll be working with:
You'll join our Infrastructure Platforms team which sits within our wider ‘Core Technology’ department, reporting into the Head of Infrastructure Platforms.
Ways of Working
Our mixed model way of working offers a 'best of both worlds' approach combining the best parts of home and office-working, offering flexibility for everyone. How much you'll be in the office depends on your role, and we'll consider the flexible working options that work best for you.
Read our flexible working approach here.
We recognise we wouldn't be where we are today without our colleagues, that's why we offer excellent benefits designed to suit your lifestyle:
9% employer contributed pension
50% off home, motor and pet insurance plus free travel insurance and Green Flag breakdown cover
Additional optional Health and Dental insurance
Direct Line Group is an equal opportunity employer, and we think diversity of background and thinking is a big strength in our people. We're delighted to feature as one of the UK's Top 50 Inclusive Employers and are committed to making our business an inclusive place to work, where everyone can be themselves and succeed in their careers.
We know you're more than a CV, and the things that make you, you, are what bring potential to our business. We recognise and embrace people that work in different ways so if you need any adjustments to our recruitment process, please speak to the recruitment team who will be happy to support you.