Head of Infrastructure - Financial Services Company

AES Global

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AES Global

Johannesburg, South Africa

021 201 7100

Head of Infrastructure - Financial Services Company

Location Johannesburg, South Africa
Employment Type Full Time
Seniority Level Senior
Experience 8 to 10 years
Remuneration Type Cost to company
Remuneration Frequency Monthly
Benefits -
15/07/2020 Reference Number: AES468674904
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  • Backup Management
  • Infrastructure
  • Management

Job Description

We are currently supporting a JSE listed Financial Services group who seek to employ a Head of Infrastructure to join their team in Johannesburg. Our client offers a great remuneration package that includes benefits, such as Medical Aid, Flexi - time, Bonuses and Provident Fund.

As Head of Infrastructure your main responsibility will be to look after the traditional systems, distributed infrastructure, storage, backups & datacentre teams within the company. This role will require you to provide and maintain solutions to meet operational standards, evaluate and enhance the services in order to meet the requirements of the business and align the I&O Strategy.


Duties include:

  • Leading the infrastructure discipline for Operations, Service & Project Delivery, Risk and Security, Financial management 
  • Developing and growing the Strategic roadmap for infrastructure and its modernization
  • Leading the thinking on Infrastructure Architecture
  • Management of  the Operational management teams while building and developing a strong multi-disciplined team
  • Project ownership of all infrastructure related projects a
  • Managing the Risk and security deliverable for the infrastructure disciplines 
  • Effectively manage 3rd parties, vendor relationships and managed services providers and their respective agreements, contracts and lifecycle


  • Relevant degree 
  • 8+ years experience in an Infrastructure Management role
  • IBM, HPE, Pure Storage, VMWARE, RHEL, Linux experience will be advantageous
  • Previous experience in a services provider environment 
  • Experience with Managed Service providers and Gartner Magic quadrant vendors such as IBM, HPE, and Dell etc
  • Good understanding of datacentre, backup, storage and fabric, compute, virtualization and operating systems technologies
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