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COO of IT Infrastructure & Security

Company: Jefferies
Location: New York
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

RoleThis position reports directly to the Chief Technology Officer in the U.S. and is located at our 101 Hudson Street facility in Jersey City, NJ. Responsibilities include overlooking the finance and expenditures for all IT infrastructure and security projects, managing Jefferies' global datacenters, supporting the technology management team globally, project managing major technology initiatives, and ensuring that global standards are met.
The individual needs to show a keen interest in technology and have experience working in a financial services firm. In addition, a major aspect of this role is to act as the Chief Financial Officer for the IT department. In this regard, this position works with the Jefferies Finance department to track actual spend to budget and review and approve all technology spending. This role requires an individual with good communication and interpersonal skills that can establish and maintain an excellent relationship with the technology and finance teams.
In summary, this position functions as the Chief Administrative Officer for the Chief Technology Officer.
Key Responsibilities

  • In coordination with the finance department, overlook the finances of Global IT infrastructure and Information Security including managing the budgets and tracking spending on a per project basis. On a monthly basis, analyse the IT spend and reconcile any significant increases or decreases in spending.
  • Manage the monthly cost allocation process for all cloud services including Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure cloud spending.
  • Manage offshore resources responsible for creating and updating purchase requisitions for Global IT infrastructure and IT Security.
  • Manage the Jefferies global datacenters. Jefferies has 16 datacenters and co-location facilities globally. This position is responsible for managing all aspects of these sites including the racking and cabling of all equipment, scheduling and implementing all changes that occur in the datacenter, and managing all datacenter personnel.
  • As COO, this position is sometimes called upon to manage large projects. An example is the migration of all applications and equipment from our existing DR datacenter to two new facilities.
  • Manage the creation and maintenance of Power BI dashboards that track various aspects of the Jefferies IT infrastructure environment. For example, dashboards have been created to display statistics and information related to project status, inventory counts, incident tickets, HR data, etc.
    Required CharacteristicsThe following skills and experience are required for this role:
    • Minimum of 10 years of broad experience managing infrastructure areas such as datacenters, compute and storage platforms, virtualization technologies, networking, telecommunications, information security, desktop technologies (e.g., physical workstations, VDI platforms, laptops), database technologies.
    • 3 -5 years of experience with managing infrastructure projects especially from a cost perspective.
    • 3-5 years of experience working in a financial services firm.
    • Project management experience related to delivering projects in a corporate environment.
    • Leadership skills.
    • Ability to explain technical risks in a business context.
    • Ability to impact operations and effect change without being confrontational.
    • Solid communications skills. Desired Characteristics
      • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills; detail oriented.
      • Ability to effectively interact with a diverse group of IT staff located in multiple sites, including proven effectiveness working with global teams.
      • Highly self-motivated and capable to work under pressure.
      • Extremely organized with strong time-management skills.
      • Possesses a customer-oriented mindset.
      • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

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