Principal, Squad Lead - EBRD - London, GB

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Principal, Squad Lead - EBRD - London, GB

Posting Date: 11-Oct-2022

Location: London, GB

Company: EBRD

Requisition ID 32366
Office Country United Kingdom
Office City London
Division Information Technology  
Contract Type Fixed Term 
Contract Length 3 years 
Posting End Date 25/10/2022 

Purpose of Job

The Principal, Squad Lead is responsible for the delivery of modern, secure and cost effective infrastructure services to the Bank. The role requires the post holder to co-ordinate technical teams across EBRD staff and partners to enable the business value.


 Accountabilities & Responsibilities 

The Squad Lead:

  1. Holds outsourced and professional services partners to account in technical terms to ensure industry best practice
  2. Gathers technical requirements for new engagements (IT programmes, projects, discrete enhancements, consultancy engagements or BAU service delivery)  or changes existing engagements with infrastructure partners, projects and programmes
  3. Acts as a senior escalation for Associate technical leads in relation to Major Incidents, Problems, Changes or other significant technical challenges within the squad / area of responsibility
  4. Works with the relevant Technical Leads to main a suitable resourcing profile for both build and run requirements
  5. Assists the Capability Leadership team comprised of the Associate Director, Capability Lead, Associate Director MN&I Product Owner and Principal, Capability Architect, Principal, Capability Analyst and Principal, Capability Quality Lead   to build the vision and roadmaps
  6. Works with leaders in both MNI and across other capabilities to ensure platform requirements are met and suitably sized
  7. Deputises for the Associate Capability Lead, MNI as required
  8. Responsible for creating a psychologically safe environment in which the newly formed squad can operate.

Specialism – Networks Lead


The squad lead for Networks is primarily responsible for the Networks scrum. Technology in this area includes but is not limited to:


  1. Networking hardware including Routers, Switches, Wireless
  2. Cisco Routing & Switching
  3. Software Defined Networking including Micro-segmentation
  4. WAN Circuits (Inter-DC links, MPLS, Internet, dedicated cloud connectivity etc.)
  5. Software Defined WAN infrastructure
  6. WAN optimisation
  7. Cloud networking
  8. Hosting facilities - Co-location / Data Centre / in-office server rooms for HQ and Resident Offices.

An understanding of perimeter security is advantageous however not within the explicit responsibility of the Network scrum. As many of these services interact and will closely align in future, experience with Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) is desirable.

Knowledge, Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  1. Extensive infrastructure management experience including managing teams, managed service providers and professional service organisations
  2. Comfortable managing resourcing requirements (supply and demand)
  3. A good grasp of infrastructure engineering principles, formerly from a technical background
  4. Relevant, current experience of managing modern data centre and cloud based platforms aligned with industry good practice. Ideally certified
  5. Experience working in an ITIL governed environment, ideally certified
  6. Familiarity of working with Agile software development teams, ensuring that infrastructure enhances velocity rather than introduces inertia
  7. A strong understanding of IT security, service continuity, audit, risk and compliance. Capable of aligning with suitable controls and monitoring effectiveness
  8. Driven to ensure wherever possible technology is automated and appropriately quality assured with the aim of removing waste
  9. A persuasive communicator who can engage across levels of seniority and technical capability
  10. Must be comfortable with office productivity tools including the Microsoft Office suite.
  11. Fluency in written and spoken English.

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