Cloud and Networking Lead
Te Kura Pounamu
Wellington, NZ
3d ago

We are keen to hear from you if you are excited by the idea of working as our Cloud and Networking Lead, a key part of our Information Resource Group (IRG) team to provide support and as part of the IRG team reinforce our cloud-first vision, strategic priorities and values of Te Kura.

As New Zealand's largest school Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu (Te Kura) provides personalised and authentic learning programmes through distance education from early childhood level to NCEA Level 3, including to young adult and adult learners.

Our vision is to enable our students to achieve their educational and personal goals, empowering them to become engaged and contributing members of their communities.

About this position

We are looking for an experienced Cloud and Networking Lead to work within our responsive IRG team providing IT services and solutions across Te Kura.

This role isa newly developed role in line Te Kura's digital strategy, and an opportunity to bring your own point of view, andis an integral part of the wider delivery team, which includes business analysts, developers, testers, and helpdesk resources.

As Cloud and Networking Lead you'll be setting the tone for smart network architecture and design, including hands-on management of our current on-premises environment, as well as supporting our cloud migration strategy.

On a day-to-day basis, you'll :

  • Implement and promote our cloud-first approach, including migrating our assets to decentralised datacentres, evaluating and implementing cloud storage needs, and designing a robust hybrid network interconnecting on premise and cloud-based components
  • Provide technical leadership to implement internal networking solutions and compute / storage capabilities (application servers, databases, internal network, remote sites' connection, internal WIFI, telephony, etc)
  • Grow the team's capabilities, by supporting and coaching other DevOps, Ops or DBA resources, and providing learning opportunities for them to develop and learn
  • Autonomously evaluate and select the appropriate execution platform (i.e. promote the right tool for the right job )
  • Ensure the overall quality of the security and network architecture solution, having a constant view of cross-functional requirements, including integration with 3rd parties
  • Ensure outages and issues are analysed, dealt with, and resolved
  • Integrate security in all aspects of our network practice, and contribute to the safekeeping of our digital taonga.
  • About You

    You'll bring your strong and proven skills and experience in the following areas :

  • Network experience (IPv4, IPv6, routers, firewalls)
  • A Microsoft background (Active Directory, NMB / SMB, Windows management, GPOs, imaging, deployment) and practical professional experience with virtualisation technologies
  • Scripting frameworks (powershell or similar) and / or Infrastructure-As-Code approaches
  • Understanding of cloud providers, experience with MS Azure would be a bonus
  • Some SQL Server or other database engine experience from a platform point of view
  • Dynatrace, darktrace, Microsoft Defender, Microsoft Sentinel, ELK, Greylog or a similar type of environment
  • 3rd level support for infrastructure-related incidents
  • Effective communication with the ability to build and maintain relationships as you'll be working both within the IRG team and with others key stakeholders across Te Kura
  • How to Apply

    For more information position click on the position descriptions above, or e-mail careers

    Applications need to be submitted via our careers website and you must have the right to legally reside or work in New Zealand.

    Applications close 5pm, Friday, 12 August 2022

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