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PRESENTATION OF THE DEPARTMENT AND TEAM

 

Part of AXA Service Digital Transformation, “Move AXA to the Cloud” program is an ambitious global journey.

 

The objectives are to move 75% of the existing application landscape to a secure hybrid cloud infrastructure (more than 15 000 servers to be migrated from 2016 to 2020), as well as to standardize globally and de-duplicate existing infrastructure.

 

To support this program and set-up a sustainable organization, the OS & Pattern Product department oversees the standardization (new) OS version  and the management ecosystem and develops server patterns for both the IaaS Platform based on IBM solutions and CoreIT, including “TOM & change” activities. The department missions are to:

  • Build the Platforms, manage its evolution and maintenance (Puppet, WSUS, Artifactory, SCOM, GRAD, …)
  • Define priorities and implementation roadmap
  • Engineers the services for OS management (global standards)
 

In the product department, the “OS & Pattern” team missions are to:

  • Design, Build the AXA-specific IaaS pattern/Server assets based on mainly based on IBM products and its eco-system
  • Design, Build the AXA-specific OS assets to mange VM during it’s lifecycle, this includes patching, monitoring, …
  • Manage the OS & Pattern Product (Product Roadmap & Life-Cycle, Project Management, Quality Assurance, Costing and Pricing, …)  

POSITION & MISSIONS

 

Reporting to the Global Product Manager. Delivery of features tracked by  the “Component owner” to ensure a coordinated delivery of new features;

 

The System Engineer OS & Platforms;

 
  • Is responsible of feature development from the demand specification until its validation
    • Work with design engineer on LLD (Low Level Designs) and review LLD.
    • Will work in depended on the technical implementation of these LLD
    • Validate the solution with peers and define a release plan
    • Document the features so user understand the value and are able to use it.
    • Define and develop new pattern (server install methods)
    • Define and develop install packages (Rpm, Choco,…) 
  • Ensure operability in Production (in close collaboration with chapter)
    • Define improvements
    • Define training plan
    • Delivers the handover to Operations team 
  • Specific knowledge required (one or more)
    • Has a solid understanding of Cloud and Automating technologies
    • Is familiar with DevOps and Agile methodologies
    • In-depth knowledge of one or more of the following components: Windows 2016/2019, RHEL7/8, Middleware like Apache, Tomcat, Jboss,..
    • In-depth knowledge of one or more of the following Platforms/Tools: Puppet (or alternative solutions), WSUS, SCOM, Artifactory, Chocolaty, RPM
    • The candidate have a high expertise in Phython and/or Powershell
    • Has knowledge of Puppet Manifests 
  • Softskill and other requirements
    • Is able to work in a global international context and willing to travel
    • Has very good knowledge of English (spoken and written). French is a plus point.
    • Is able to document his work in an understandable way for standard users (non experts).

PROFILE & COMPETENCIES 

  • 10 + years’ experience in IT engineering or operations, among them at least 5 + in functional or hierarchical management in an international, large-scale and highly visible context with technology challenges 

Technical skills
 
  • Proven experience in Service Delivery organizations and operational delivery (SLA, ITIL processes, IT large-scale project delivery…)
  • Management skills (Large & international projects or program management, or hierarchical management in a complex environment)
  • Strong general knowledge in IT and Datacenter architectures, from network, infrastructure layer to middleware, web architecture, identity management and authentication ...
  • Digital Experience, technologies and associated methods: market offers IaaS, PaaS and SaaS, architecture pattern supporting DevOps and Agile organizations (delivery and continuous testing, A / B Testing, ...)
  • Scrum Agile and DevOps methodology
 

Leadership & Soft skills


  • Strong organizational and technology skills with an ability to manage competing demands
  • Discipline and Method
  • Ability to change (or be changed) to fit new circumstances and be able to handle unexpected demands
  • Ability to convince, federate and motivate beyond the hierarchical team and in multi-cultural environment - ability to take into account the regional / countries way of working specificities
  • Excellent presentation and training skills, communication adapted to the audience, including executives
  • Work with minimal direct guidance, self-motivated and proactive
  • Assertiveness, empathy, active listening
  • Customer centric and result orientation
  • Experience of working in dynamic, matrix-structured global organizations
 
Language skills
  • Good knowledge of written and spoken English is a must
  • Practice of French much appreciated

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