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Assoc Mgr, Cloud Systems Operations

Location:

Noida - - India

Function:

Customer Service/Support

Ref #:

20200014325
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Description

The Associate Manager is a critical focal point in the Cloud Infrastructure Team. The Associate manager is expected to manage resources and customers in order to ensure timely, efficient & successful cloud services. Additionally, mentoring of internal team members is required. Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:

• Monitor service delivery, quality and/or personnel performance, checking actual performance against planned performance, to ensure technical, schedule and budget goals are met or exceeded
• Provide technical and leadership guidance and direction to personnel to ensure proper, timely completion of work. In addition, provide personnel with timely, constructive and actionable feedback that increases individual and team effectiveness
• Ensure adequate coverage for the 24/7/365 environment so that the customer environments are effectively maintained, monitored and administered
• Coach and mentor senior and junior technicians to ensure personnel are working issues as efficiently and accurately as possible in a team oriented professional culture
• Meet business objectives and ensure SLA commitments are met and over achieved
• Coordinate the rollout of updates, patches and validations to the Kronos product suite with required stakeholders (internal/external)
• Develop, refine and implement improvements to process and procedure regarding the administration and maintenance of applications
• Should have experience with Global organization and managing resources remotely
• Manage and facilitate satisfactory resolutions to customer's service issues by identifying escalations, reacting with a sense of urgency, formulating appropriate action plans, and utilizing resources effectively. Offer and implement creative solutions. Interface effectively with other Kronos departments in order to provide total customer satisfaction
• Anticipate problems or situations that could affect the team. Assess the potential impact on own and others’ work and develop and execute the best work solution, manage escalated situations
• Collect inputs and prepare weekly and monthly status reports as required. Explain any deviations from planned budgets and schedules. In addition, prepare and support management reviews
• Interact frequently with team, management and other Cloud and Professional Services teams to define project specific requirements and identify solutions consistent with defined terms, methodology, policy and regulations
• Owns the overall performance management of each team member – including providing frequent performance feedback & guidance, conducting formal periodic/annual reviews & salary planning
• Lead people demonstrating exceptional people handling skills, including, conflict resolution, team motivation, and people development across multiple functions of Cloud Operations
• Should be able to provide a creative approach to problem-solving and program management in general, as well as identify and contribute to new service offerings
• Demonstrate patience in stressful situations, learning to recognize & manage other’s emotional reactions and striving to remain optimistic, even under adversity
• Build technical, process, product and domain competencies within team to handle consulting and advisory services.
• Manage Service Transition and Planning Operations Readiness. Lead service transition and SI handover from end to end

Key Attributes:

• Process driven, operationally focused
• Professional and positive with outstanding customer-facing practices
• Analytical and diligent with great attention to detail
• Resilient: ability to cope successfully under pressure and with shifting priorities
• Effective collaborator and communicator at all levels
• Self-motivated and self-sufficient – enthusiastic team player, able to work on own initiative
• Assertive, adaptable, collaborative and creative
• “Can-do” attitude, willing to go the extra mile
• Awareness: in touch with the day-to-day challenges of the Team
• Consistently follows-up and follows-through on delegated tasks and actions

Qualifications

• 10 to 14 years of relevant industry experience
• Experience with Enterprise Software Implementations for Large Scale Organizations
• Exhibit extensive experience about the new technology trends prevalent in the market like SaaS, Cloud, Hosting Services and Application Management Service
• 5 years successful leadership and mentoring of an infrastructure team, preferably in a global environment
• Hands-on knowledge and a thorough understanding of Public Cloud Infrastructure, Linux architecture, cloud-based deployment technologies and expertise in advanced scripting languages
• Experience in deployment of application & infrastructure clusters within a Public Cloud environment utilizing a Cloud Management Platform
• Knowledge of current protocols and standards, including standard TCP/IP ports for HTTP/HTTPS, DNS, FTP/SFTP, SSH, Radius, JAVA
• Strong leadership & customer relationship skills and drive things within and outside the system
• Strong experience in developing competency development strategies, service transition/transformation planning and execution
• Must have experience of working with tight deadlines, handling escalations and managing tough clients
• Demonstrated leadership in managing a senior team with substantial experience working with large US or multinational organization
• Experience in ITIL (Service Operations), Six Sigma and Lean Methodologies
• Proactively look to improve and add efficiency to current processes and exercise judgment in the decision-making process in order to provide consistent customer service
• Following certifications would be an advantage: ITSM, ITIL, MCP, PMI

Corporate overview

Here at UKG, Our Purpose Is People. UKG combines the strength and innovation of Ultimate Software and Kronos, uniting two award-winning, employee-centered cultures. Our employees are an extraordinary group of talented, energetic, and innovative people who care about more than just work. We strive to create a culture of belonging and an employee experience that empowers our people. UKG has more than 13,000 employees around the globe and is known for its inclusive workplace culture. Ready to be inspired? Learn more at www.ukg.com/careers

EEO Statement

Equal Opportunity Employer

Kronos, a UKG Company, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.


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