Director, Datacenter & Cloud Services

Job Listing No: 9740000

Director, Datacenter & Cloud Services

Zoetis is a global animal health company dedicated to supporting customers and their businesses in ever better ways. Building on 60 years of experience, we deliver quality medicines and vaccines, complemented by diagnostic products and genetic tests and supported by a range of services. We are working every day to better understand and address the real-world challenges faced by those who raise and care for animals in ways they find truly relevant.Our name, Zoetis (z-EH-tis), has its root in zo, familiar in words such as zoo and zoology and derived from zoetic, meaning “pertaining to life.” It signals our company”s dedication to supporting the veterinarians and livestock producers everywhere who raise and care for the farm and companion animals on which we all depend on.Zoetis is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other protected classification. Disabled individuals are given an equal opportunity to use our online application system. Zoetis also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must possess or obtain authorization to work in the US for Zoetis. Zoetis retains sole and exclusive discretion to pursue sponsorship for the acquisition or maintenance of nonimmigrant status and employment eligibility, considering factors such as availability of qualified US workers. Individuals requiring sponsorship must disclose this fact.Please note that Zoetis seeks information related to job applications from candidates for jobs in the U.S. solely via the following: (1) our company website at site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of “”. In addition, Zoetis does not use Google Hangout for any recruitment related activities. Any solicitation or request for information related to job applications with Zoetis via any other means and/or utilizing email addresses with any other domain should be disregarded. In addition, Zoetis will never ask candidates to make any type of personal financial investment related to gaining employment with Zoetis.Position Summary:The Cloud and Datacenter Services role will be responsible for leading the evolution and execution of our cloud program. Zoetis is searching for an energetic leader. This person will define the Zoetis cloud implementation strategy, create an operational support structure, and finally mature both the team and the cloud support model. The team will be responsible for the delivery of the cloud and datacenter-based infrastructure used in support of Zoetis” rapidly expanding business model. This will be achieved through the strategic delivery of IT services through the orchestration of people, products, providers and processes across Zoetis” major business units. A demonstrated aptitude to rapidly develop expertise in a complex technical environment and previous experience with cloud and server/middleware engineering, deployment and support is required. Strong communication and project management skills are required to maintain effective internal and customer relationships. Responsibilities: * Provide strategic direction and thought leadership for the design, development, operation and support of the Zoetis” cloud infrastructure. Position requires a balance between strong technical depth in cloud related offerings and proven business leadership. * Provide operational support of existing datacenter and middleware technologies, e.g. – servers, databases, backup/recovery. * Provide technical leadership to the design, development, testing and implementation of cloud solutions with Azure primarily and AWS to ensure consistent design across the enterprise. * Provide ownership for strategic vendor and partner relationship management for cloud services and datacenter technologies. * Establish and operate a formal governance mechanism to ensure Zoetis” cloud initiative meets the needs of the major business units and are delivered in line with the agreed-on business outcomes. * Budget responsibility for cloud and datacenter infrastructure to ensure that it”s consistent with the overall strategic objectives of IT and is within plan. * Maintain technical skills on new cloud technologies and platforms and provides technical leadership on what emerging technologies should be assimilated, integrated and introduced to respond to the needs of the enterprise”s business strategy. * Partner with key stakeholders across ITS including – Global Solutions Center, Data Analytics COE, Global Manufacturing, R&D, US and International Commercial, IT Security and Identity Management, Risk Management & Compliance, etc.
Resources Managed: * Direct the Datacenter & Cloud team consisting of 7-10 colleagues and 3 MSP organizations * Oversee daily support activities of both cloud and datacenter service providers and/or other contract staff Education: * Bachelor”s degree in a recognized and relevant technical or business-related field
Experience (7-10+ years of experience in the following areas): * Experience as the lead or catalyst for building an innovative change program offering ground breaking technical services to meet quickly evolving business needs across multiple BUs. * Proven success collaborating with the multi-functional teams to drive customer satisfaction, exceed customer expectations, and create and execute business plans to build new enterprise services and/or new processes * Experience designing/engineering and implementing large-scale cloud based and enterprise technical services * Proven track record for leading, hiring, managing, and energizing high-functioning and successful teams * 2+ years of experience with testing and deploying applications in a public cloud environment using an end-to-end DevOps framework * Ability to identify and prioritize continual improvement opportunities, including developing improvement approach alternatives, opportunity cost and estimates of net benefit impact * Experience in a commercial environment, preferably life-sciences, with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and resources concurrently, managing budgets and forecasts for IT investments.
* Ability to develop business focused strategy outcomes that articulate service direction * Knowledge of pharma/animal health or similar “regulated” businesses and relevant threats to the animal health industry Technical Skills Requirements: * Experience in cloud solutions, covering areas such as infrastructure migration, application migration and development life cycles. Extensive experience leading programs and projects in the delivery of cloud solutions in an Azure and/or AWS environment. * 5+ years of experience in Software Engineering, Systems Architecture or Infrastructure Solution design. * Experience with technology solutions such as Cloud Infrastructure & Networking, Container Platforms, AWS/Azure/GCP, Real-time monitoring and intelligence, or DevOps/CI/CD * Experience with Agile software development and DevOps practices such as Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Continuous Integration, and automated deployment Configuration Management platforms (e.g. Chef, Puppet, Salt, etc.) * 5+ years of experience in large, cross-functional teams influencing senior-level management and key stakeholders effectively across the enterprise and within complex contexts.Ability to operate effectively in a team environment as well as inde

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