Head of Cloud and Infrastructure Services

BAE Systems UK

Location: Portsmouth

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: Head of Cloud and Infrastructure Services

Location: Preston – Farnborough – London - We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements - please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.


As the Head of IT Cloud and Infrastructure Services, you will have the opportunity to lead the Enterprise IT Infrastructure and Collaboration teams. Within this role you will be responsible for all aspects of infrastructure service but particularly for transforming the Cloud vision into reality, utilising your broad engineering, thought leadership, and people management skills to ensure the hybrid Cloud infrastructure ensures the highest levels of performance.

What you’ll be doing:

    Working as part of the IT Leadership team you will be providing the Enterprise IT tools and infrastructure used to design, build and maintain the world-class engineering products that BAE SYSTEMS deliver, helping our customers protect what matters most and supporting our national security.

      Owning all aspects of Live Service delivery of Cloud and IT Infrastructure regardless of whether delivered directly or via third parties.

        Owning and directing the operation of private, public, and hybrid Cloud infrastructure ensuring the highest levels of availability, capacity, and performance.

          Supporting M365 and delivering UK Official Sensitive cloud hosting services within a catalogue of modern, fit for purpose services that are maintained in line with industry best practice and actively seek to innovatate and improve the service.

            You will be leading a team of in-house professionals and leading industry suppliers supporting the digital IT strategy.

              Supporting the agenda for change and modernisation within the company that will remove IT obsolescence and deliver current technology/ cloud first solutions in support of the digital strategy of the IMT function.

                Supporting delivery of next generation of supplier contracts that support the company’s digital strategy within the scope of Cloud, IT Infrastructure and Collaboration technology.

                  You will deliver a culture of continuous improvement and service excellence in support of BAEs critical delivery programmes.

                  Your skills and experiences:

                    This is a leadership role, so the ideal candidate will be someone who has extensive service and/or technical management and leadership experience.

                      Strong operational background in technology delivery with experience across public and private cloud (including governance, supplier and financial management).

                        Experience leading technical teams delivering digital services at scale, including M365 and AWS or Azure and preferably experienced in moving from legacy on-premise to these services.

                          Track record of successfully building, developing and leading high performing teams.

                            Proven leadership credibility in influencing others and ability to develop trusted relationships. You will need to demonstrate strong and collaborative leadership to develop and motivate the teams through this digital shift from on premise delivery.

                              Experience of cross functional working and the ability to demonstrate a collaborative approach, one team, with regarding to building key relationships across the business.

                                Expertise in delivering IT infrastructure and Collaboration services globally to provide a consistent integrated service.

                                  Good understanding of Security practices, including risk management, vulnerability management/mitigation and Security Incident Response.

                                    Demonstrable knowledge of continuous improvement and process transformations with the IT industry, and experience of leading and delivering improvement programmes in similar companies.


                                    You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

                                    The Infrastructure team:

                                    Within our skilled and friendly Infrastructure team, we are building the foundations that enable our colleagues to succeed. We service circa 50,000 internal customers – including monitoring 27,000 firewalls and providing 52,000 patches across any single week. We’re also looking ahead with things such as cloud integration, as we look to modernise and not only service the current infrastructure, but build an infrastructure fit for the future.

                                    Why BAE Systems?

                                    This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.”

                                    Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.

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