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Cloud Director

Location: United States
Type: Contract

My client is a global finance company; they are one of the largest worldwide. They have operations in some 50 countries around the world and is active on all continents. They employ over 40,000 people worldwide. This role centres around global IT transformation.


Potential Locations:

  • New York/New Jersey


Full accountability and autonomy over key projects including:

  • Cloud (Azure)
  • Defining and execution of migration roadmap
  • Decision regarding vendor strategy
  • Build up of
  • AI



You will work across all key departments to attain the company’s strategic goals, including setting business requirements, assessing, and improving application architecture, and ensuring the implementation of market-leading design. They will communicate with staff, executives, and customers to ensure the company’s technologies are used appropriately.

  • Build a PMO
  • Project sponsor for all Cloud programmes
  • Migration of a global
  • Re-structuring of the Global IT team
  • Reporting directly to the board
  • 6 direct reports, 110 (internal)
  • Growth of internal team and the downsize partner resources to build up


  • Provide strategic guidance of all technology and engineering-related decisions, including product roadmap, to maximize the company’s future growth.
  • Improve efficiency of day 1 provisioning by 80% by partnering with downstream teams and building APIs.
  • Evaluate and evolve current application architecture, handle verification and validation of mission critical software, and aid in decision-making aimed at developing a more seamless, scalable product (This could include a product rebuild if deemed necessary).
  • Oversee the hiring and management of all technology-related staff, consultants, and 3rd party
  • Implement technology solutions and development tools that may improve efficiency and effectiveness of all Departments, and in a fashion that supports the company’s KPIs and mission.
  • Devise an application deployment strategy, including guidance of DevOps and hosting server infrastructure.
  • Analyse and report on opportunities and risks for delivering the company’s services, including identification of competitive services, product and enhancement requirements, opportunities for innovation, and assessment of marketplace obstacles and technical hurdles to the business.