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Head of Application Support / Digital Transformation - Aztec Jersey

Reporting to the Chief Information Officer (CIO)

The purpose of this position is to lead all aspects of the Aztec Group’s IT application support, whilst playing a leading role in the development and implementation of the Group’s digital transformation, cloud first strategy.

Working closely with the Group’s CIO and Head of Infrastructure and Security to transition from a traditional self-hosted environment to enterprise cloud environment. Supporting rapid business growth through the delivery of new technologies and services brought together to create a unique Aztec Group technology platform offering for its staff, clients and investors.

Key responsibilities:

+ Strong application support team leadership, leading a cross jurisdictional team of approximately 20+ people

+ Work with the business to create a clear Aztec Group client and staff user experience (the Aztec Group Platform) through the identification, deployment and support of on-line cloud services and self-service capabilities

+ Build strong collaborative relationships with business partners to deliver technical capabilities against an ever-demanding user and client base

+ Establish a regular product service calendar ensuring that the Group can bring onboard product changes / developments as quickly as possible; focusing on quality and product capabilities, enabling the business to leverage new product capabilities quickly within a commercial framework to a high standard of delivery and support

+ Support the Group’s cloud first strategy; this team will have a leading role to play in the interconnectivity of systems across the Group; to create a leading technical ‘platform’ that sits across its application and service estate, building a unique client and staff user experience

Skills, knowledge, expertise:

+ Previous practical IT application support leadership experience within a financial services business

+ A broad technical understanding of a wide range of applications and technologies, including cloud service providers, experience in the migration of technology services to the cloud would be advantageous

+ Deep understanding of change management principles

+ Experience of agile methodologies / working practices would be advantageous

+ Ability to lead, coach and mentor a team aligning to the Aztec Group values

+ Strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills, together with the ability to develop good working relationships within the business, IT teams, clients and with other service providers

+ Proven ability to quickly learn new information, processes and procedures

You will need to be quick to learn new systems and great with people, as close working relationships between our colleagues and clients is at the heart of what we do.

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