Head of Cloud & Platform Services

Posted 26 May 2023
Salary 120-180K
Job type Permanent
ContactJK Lee

Job description

Head Cloud & Platform Services for Leading International Bank in Singapore


Join one of the world's top international banks, with their regional headquarters in Singapore. As a key player in the financial sector, our client's IT hub is in Singapore, boasting a talented team of 500 IT professionals who serve branches across 10 countries in Southeast Asia.

In this pivotal role, you will drive the future of cloud and platform services, supporting the bank's continuous process automation and digitalization efforts. With an increasing demand for cutting-edge infrastructure solutions in the cloud and on-premises, this is an opportunity to lead a team that will shape the bank's technology landscape and revolutionize its operations.




  • Lead the strategic direction, design, and implementation of cloud and platform infrastructure services, partnering closely with key stakeholders.
  • Manage end-to-end Cloud and Platform Services, including software deployment, system administration, security management, incident resolution, and capacity planning.
  • Develop and execute comprehensive strategies for Cloud Infrastructure, with Azure as the primary platform, ensuring optimal performance and cost management across the enterprise.
  • Champion cloud infrastructure adoption, driving innovation while effectively communicating risks and opportunities to stakeholders.
  • Analyze cloud infrastructure to provide financial insights and optimization recommendations.
  • Generate metrics, reports, and action plans to achieve financial excellence in the cloud.
  • Oversee the evaluation and implementation of new software products and tools, keeping the bank at the forefront of technological advancements.
  • Present technical findings and insights to non-technical audiences, empowering decision-makers with the knowledge needed to make informed choices.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to support business case preparation, alternative analysis, and cost estimation.
  • Continuously evaluate and recommend emerging technologies to enhance technical excellence and improve development efficiency.




  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 10 years of industry experience, including 5 years in a leadership role focused on technology and development.
  • Proven track record of leading multi-year on-premises platform and cloud migration programs for large-scale organizations, encompassing IaaS, PaaS, and Big Data.
  • Expert-level expertise in architecting and delivering enterprise Azure cloud solutions, ensuring compliance with policies and regulations.
  • Experience working with large data sets, leveraging cloud-native applications, and optimizing server infrastructure and virtualization.
  • In-depth knowledge of mission-critical infrastructure components such as Active Directory, VMWare, Windows Server, Linux, Storage such as SAN & NAS, Relational Databases, and Networking.
  • Proficiency in scripting languages such as Python, Bash, Perl, PowerShell and familiarity with API management solutions and microservices.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate effectively and solve problems in a dynamic environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to present technical information to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Certification as a Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect Expert is required, with additional AWS certifications being highly desirable.
  • Experience with provisioning tools such as Azure Resource Manager and Terraform is a plus.