Head of IT

White Bay Search

Head of Technology will be helping the company to create a 3-year IT strategy, with an agreed roadmap for future sustainability and growth.

  • Great Daily Rate
  • Australian Insurer - No previous finance experience required
  • Reporting directly to CEO
A large Australian Insurance provider is looking for a Head of Technology to join the business in a contract capacity to facilitate their move towards a business responsive development capability through introduction of new tools and skills that improve control and predictability and support more effective prioritisation of initiatives.
They are seeking the expertise of a Head of Technology to make industry practice recommendations, to review, guide, deliver knowledge transfer and mentoring on the following;
  • Separate application ownership and development control
  • Decouple and modernise the architecture of the PHP portals and transition functionality out of ASOP where possible
  • Performance tuning and refactoring of database
  • Improve development maturity and implement automated deployment and testing tools
  • The establishment of a strategic vision for the future development of the platform
  • Review end user productivity to ensure there is a robust and effective technology infrastructure to support their future initiatives
  • Establish an ongoing ICT review process to ensure alignment with their business priorities
  • Assess SharePoint Online to support intranet and file share service functionality
  • Establish formal SLA agreements with Managed Service Providers
  • Review end user thin client devices for security, efficiencies and productivity
  • Review IT service desk processes for improvements
  • Review Cyber response plan
High level capability and understanding of: 
  • Prior record of defining architecture road map
  • .Net, PHP, PgSQL, AWS, Microsoft Azure and Service Layer Technology (API)
  • Web & Mobile applications from inception to live
  • Windows, CAL, MS Office 365, Active Directory
  • SonicWall SSl VPN
  • BitBucket
  • Multi factor Authentication
  • Applications – MS Office, Adobe Reader, Foxit PhantomPDF, Able2Extract, TeamViewer, Teams, Firefox, Chrome, MS Edge, Winbeat, MYOB, SentinelOne (AV), TrendMicro (Spam Filter and Proxy), DarkTrace (Security audit and email monitoring), DataDog.
We are looking to find a senior candidate with high level interpersonal skills, with well-developed leadership skills, demonstrated deep technical experience in implementing a broad range of technologies/architectural knowledge, experienced in managing development teams to leverage your in-depth knowledge of IT industry best practices, technologies, architectures and emerging technologies. 
The outcomes will be helping the company to create a 3-year IT strategy, with an agreed roadmap for future sustainability and growth.  The role will be based in the Sydney’s inner west office, this will be an onsite position, shadowing and mentoring the current IT Manager.

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