Non-Production Environment Lead - Sydney

Job Title: Non-Production Environment Lead - Sydney
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Sydney CBD, New South Wales
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: 3542_1575590185
Contact Name: Gaurav Bagga
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 06, 2019 10:56

Job Description

Ayan Infotech has an urgent and immediate requirement for a Non-Production Environment Lead for a long term contract job opportunity in Sydney CBD.

All applicants must have full work rights in Australia.

Title: Non-Production Environment Lead
Type: Contract (6 months + ongoing contract)
Location: Sydney CBD

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Overall responsibility for the Environment management services delivery to expected outcomes and OLAs\SLAs across the platform project portfolio to provide timely and effective management of the Testing Environments - evolving and continuously improving the capability into a mature Environment Management function within the IT Platform.
  • Overall responsibility for the Data Management incorporating masking and synchronisation.
  • Plan & provision application instances\environments used on projects within the platform across all lines of business (distribution channels)
  • Analyse the key environment hotspots and challenges that require remediation
  • Develop and agree an Environment Requirements, Approaches, Designs and Management Plans to address the hotspots and contention points, and how environments will be managed with all key stakeholders
  • Produce an environment management dashboard showing environment daily availability/stability/shakedown-smoke test status across all impacted/dependent Systems on the Program
  • Work with key technical teams across Project Management, Dev, Support, and Testing to ensure environment readiness and availability of systems
  • Ensure configuration management and change control plans are in-place to manage multiple baseline application versions across the pipelines testing environments
  • Define environment support requirements/roles & responsibilities and negotiate and obtain agreements from all required parties
  • Ensure all projects have suitable access to a 'fit-for-purpose' test environment
  • Evolve environment governance processes and controls ensuring that all projects using the Test environments communicate their requirements in alignment with overall delivery schedules
  • Develop and manage the scheduling of all related Environment Change activities including data loading, infrastructure changes and code uplift in the testing environments to maximise environment availability.
  • Plan, co-ordinate and execute an efficient and effective End of Day (EOD) schedule for all required and requested batch processing for the IT Platform (non-production).
  • Manage any environment-related risks and contentions, ensuring the best outcome
  • Manage to resolution any Environment Defects in a timely and appropriate manner
  • Contribute to the Test Environment Working Group
  • Report to stakeholders on Environment status, EOD progress, Availability, Change Management and risks via an Environment Status Dashboard
  • Develop the Program's Non-Functional Testing Strategy for PnV and Automation
  • Implement test environment stubbing and virtualisation of services including areas of adoption
  • Create the Data Management Plan for projects articulating how data will be managed, the mechanism for capturing the individuals projects data requirements - quarantining/reserving data etc

Skills and behaviours - job specific

  • Experience working and managing large scale project pipelines
  • Knowledge and experience with software development life cycles and process
  • Familiarity with iterative or agile development processes
  • Strong Negotiating and Influencing skills
  • Strong analytical, problem solving skills.
  • Strong communication skills with all levels of the organisation and both internal and external customers
  • Excellent Stakeholder Management skills

Experience required

  • 10+ years' experience in a leadership role within the IT area of a financial services organisation.
  • 10+ years technical/infrastructure experience, release and configuration management
  • 10+ years people management experience

Contact: 02 9412 4178 for more details.

We will be able to contact only shortlisted candidates. We thank you in advance.