Director, Digital Cloud Platforms Integration
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 www.Zoetis.com/careers site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of “@zoetis.com”. 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 Director of Digital Cloud Platforms Integration directs a team of individuals responsible for the external cloud infrastructure platform for Zoetis. Responsible worldwide to ensure that business units and application teams follow the appropriate governance framework for building new cloud solutions at Zoetis. This position will include working with high level leadership within the company to ensure that we continue to fully support and drive the mission of Zoetis forward. The leader will work with other digital application teams to ensure application design fits cloud application development best practices. Responsibilities: * Build and lead team of Cloud Engagement/Digital Platform Engineers and Specialists who partner with business teams to deploy platforms and applications in external cloud environments. * Direct Coding Standards (security, performance, and integration) as it relates to cloud solution development. * Direct and Maintain Cloud Solution Architecture Guidelines – (SAAS vs. PAAS vs. IAAS, n-tier, data/information handling, encryption) * With the Digital Product Engineering teams, identify opportunities to create standardized integration points and reusable components for key platforms and data stores to speed solution development. * Work closely with internal Datacenter & Cloud Services team to ensure alignment with business needs and DC/Cloud hosting capabilities and capacity. * Participate in a Hosting Governance Steering Committee and help maintain evolving approach toward DC vs. Cloud, PAAS vs. IAAS, etc. * Maintain continuous partnership with relevant Information Security and Identity teams to ensure bulletproof solutions and the ongoing protection of Zoetis and customer data. * Drive strategic alliances especially with technology partners that enhance the business units competitive positioning * Participate in strategic and operational governance processes of the business organization.
* Monitor departments performance to ensure goals and objectives are achieved or exceeded on a consistent basis. * Provide strong leadership of project-based project management resources * Act as a thought leader and maintain an in-depth working knowledge of the newest cloud technologies.
Education: * Bachelor”s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or similar field is required * Master”s Degree is preferred, but not required Experience: * 10+ years of relevant work experience * 5+ years of cloud development and oversight required * Experience in pharmaceutical or life sciences industry is preferred * Demonstrated experience leading and motivating teams. This includes providing direction, coaching and giving effective feedback to team members * Demonstrated ability to apply technology solutions to business problems * Extensive IT leadership experience managing multiple cross-functional teams or projects and influencing senior level management and key stakeholders * Strong background in business processes, technologies and systems that support best-in-class operations including high volume and high availability environments * Technical expertise with multi-platform computing infrastructures (e.g. private & public cloud, on and off premises cloud)
Knowledge, Skills, Ability Requirements: * Possess and display excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to convey information to internal and external customers in a clear, focused and concise manner. * Ability to effectively utilize colleague and contract resources to achieve goals. * Ability to identify and prioritize continual improvement opportunities, including developing improvement approach alternatives, opportunity cost and estimates of net benefit impact. * Ability to develop business focused strategy outcomes that articulate service direction * Ability to direct multiple Service Providers from a technical, project and financial standpoint * Strategic thinking and analytical skills * Customer focus * Timely decision making and problem-solving skills * A strong background in directing end to end cloud technologies and architecture * Comfortable facilitating group discussions and leading strategy and design activities; able to translate customer needs and opportunities into specifications that can be referred to by the analyst, development and migration teams;