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Head of Infrastructure

Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

Job Description

Job Title:
Head of Infrastructure
Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom
Full-Time, Permanent

What's your new role about?

Do you want to be part of a team that supports the infrastructure of a global product that’s used by millions of users daily? 
DAZN is one of the fastest-growing OTT companies in the world and streams over 40 different sports, from more than 300 different leagues, in over 200 countries. Since we launched in 2016, we have streamed more than 700+ million hours of content! 
Your team 

The Service Portfolio & Digital Transformation Team supports and manages all of DAZN’s internal business applications and projects. This includes applications like; Office 365, Oracle Financials, Oracle HR, Azure, AWS, Linux, Active Directory and multiple other Apps & Servers. 
The role is based in Hammersmith London and but we offer flexible working/hybrid model and you are able to work from home 2-3 days per week 
Benefits include access to DAZN, 25 days’ annual leave (increasing by 3 days after 3 years), annual performance-related bonus, private medical insurance, life assurance, pension contributions up to 5%, family friendly community, free access for you and one other to our workplace mental health platform app (Unmind), learning and development resources, opportunity for flexible working , and access to our internal speaker series and events. 

As our new Head of infrastructure, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Formulate and delivery of the organisation's infrastructure strategy in conjunction with key business stakeholders and technology specialists 
  • Manage and lead a team that develops, implements and supports infrastructure across a wide spectrum of disciplines 
  • Act as a senior stakeholder for IT technology, representing holistic infrastructure requirements and championing best practices 
  • Consult, evaluate and develop solutions in collaboration with both technical and non-technical stakeholders. 
  • Own Infrastructure Products – Operation and development of infrastructure services consumed by the three pillars of IT within the business - including but not limited to, the infrastructure hosting platform, identity and access management and automated configuration management services. 
  • Ensure high-quality service  delivery standards for infrastructure products and services, backed by team OKRs and SLAs 
  • Management and preparation of departmental budget  and project budgets, procurement of IT equipment and services and supplier management
  • Working closely with service management teams, act as a top-level technical escalation point for complex IT issues, responding to and ensuring a smooth resolution of incidents with 3rd line teams 

You’ll be set up for success if you have:

  • Expert knowledge of supporting and deploying common Microsoft ecosystem and Linux/Open-Source technologies – e.g. Server O/Ses, Ansible, Hyper-V, XenServer, Active Directory, Git, CentOS7, etc. 
  • Strong competencies across infrastructure compute, storage and networking domains, including “as code” deployment, modernisation, and systems integration 
  • > e.g., Virtualisation, ETL, CI/CD, automation, discovery services (DNS/DHCP), network services (routing protocols, IP space, protocols) 
  • Advanced knowledge of Identity and access management, with implementation experience in solutions such as Multi-domain Active Directory, AzureAD Premium, SSO, SAML, PKI and related integrations. 
  • Significant exposure to the delivery of digital transformation and cloud-native design using common public cloud providers such as AWS and Azure. E.g. Containerisation, ELBs, SaaS, Distributed Databases 
  • Solid background of hands-on implementation and architecture of infrastructure solutions at enterprise scale, from definition to delivery 
  • Robust experience of team management and leadership, including hiring, development and organisation of globally disparate staff 
  • Impeccable communication and presentation skills, catering to both technical and non-technical colleagues 
  • Strong foundation of security concepts and best practices, with exposure to ISO27001 certification process 
  • Close involvement in defining and managing multi-million-pound budgets, covering OPEX and CAPEX requirements for teams and products. 
  • Good knowledge of system configuration management, end-user device management and remote VDI solutions. 
  • Detailed exposure to the design, deployment and support of messaging and collaboration platforms for internal customers and services 
  • Proficient in popular scripting languages such as Python or Powershell 
  • Experience with industry standard service management and reporting tools, such as ServiceNow, Jira and PowerBI 

Even better if you have

  • Experience with defining and supporting M&A activities such as divestitures and mergers 
  • Is self-motivated possessing an analytical mindset 
  • Keeps up to date with technology trends and developments 

Here's a little more about us…

At DAZN, we bring ambition to life. We are innovators, game-changers and pioneers. So if you want to push boundaries and make an impact, DAZN is the place to be.

As part of our team you'll have the opportunity to make your mark and the power to make change happen. We're doing things no-one has done before, giving fans and customers access to sport anytime, anywhere. We're using world-class technology to transform sports and revolutionise the industry and we're not going to stop.

If you're ambitious, inventive, passionate, brave and supportive, then you're the kind of person who's going to enjoy life at DAZN.

We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment, both inside and outside of our walls, that values equality and diversity and where everyone can contribute at the highest level and have their voices heard. For us, this means hiring and developing talent across all races, ethnicities, religions, age groups, sexual orientations, gender identities and abilities. If you’d like to include a cover letter with your application, please feel free to. Please do not feel you need to apply with a photo or disclose any other information that is not related to your professional experience.

We look forward to hearing from you.