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Cloud Platform Team Lead

Vacancy Number:  4341
Category:  Regular
Job Type:  Full-time

ESB is a purpose led company striving to create a brighter future for the customers and communities we serve, leading the transition to reliable, affordable, low-carbon energy.  Today, we operate one of the most progressive electricity systems in the world, with activities spanning electricity generation, transmission, distribution and supply in Ireland, Northern Ireland and Great Britain, and an international energy consulting business.

With 8,000 employees and revenue of over €5bn per annum, we invested €1bn in infrastructure last year, contributed over €2bn to the economies  we operate in and distributed over €2m across a range of community initiatives.  This requires us to bring the best of our capabilities together to deliver innovative and value-driven solutions that enable our customers to live low-carbon lives. ESB strives to foster an effective and inclusive culture where people engage, challenge and feel connected to our purpose, colleagues, customers and community.

Technology plays a leading role in enabling and delivering ESB’s transition to a digital, low carbon utility, but it’s our people who ensure we succeed. With almost 800 people working across our IT Delivery and CIO functions, together we design, build and support a broad range of technologies and services to deliver on our mission to bring sustainable and competitive energy solutions to all customers. We achieve this by harnessing all our resources, investing in our people and working collaboratively together.


To further enhance our capabilities across a number of areas including Data & Analytics, Digital Delivery, Digital Development, Cybersecurity, Project Management and more, we are looking for talented professionals to start their journey with us to lead the transition to reliable, affordable low-carbon energy – a brighter future for the benefit of all.


Cloud Platform Support Team Lead


This is great opportunity for a well-qualified individual to lead the Cloud Platform Support team in ESB digital delivery function.


This role will focus on developing and growing the Cloud strategy in ESB. Delivering for our customers. You will be responsible for a team of Cloud engineers with a driven can-do attitude exploring new ways of working and continually challenging the team to deliver value. 


The role will suit an ambitious professional who has a real interest and a true passion for learning and driving Cloud in ESB, and sharing this expertise across the ESB group. It is an opportunity for someone who has great ideas and vision. 



Key Responsibilities 


Responsibilities will cover the items below:  


  • Responsible for the Health and Safety requirements of all team members 
  • Development of the team members including annual reviews, personal and performance management & development, clear goal setting and monitoring, mentoring, and coaching 
  • Work management, including prioritisation of all internal and external demands and work requests 
  • Budgeting, financial planning, monitoring and reporting for all aspects of the Cloud support function
  • Maintenance and development of IT Policies, Procedures, Standards as related to Cloud and Azure 
  • Working with other IT teams and the wider business to ensure quality end-to-end service to our customers 
  • Continuous improvement to all aspects of Cloud service area as well as delivering cost efficiencies 
  • Vendor Management of service providers and strategic partners for the area 
  • Risk Management of any IT changes impacting services  
  • Resource planning to meet ongoing demands 
  • Monitoring and reporting on the team’s performance and key indicators 
  • Responsible for regular engagement and communication with all team members as well as wider network of stakeholders 
  • Part of Technical Approval process for Cloud purchases 



Knowledge, Skills and Experience 



  • Minimum of 7 years’ relevant experience 
  • High level understanding of IT infrastructure 
  • Previous experience of leading a team or project 
  • Proven ability to deliver a project or a schedule of tasks on time and within budget 
  • Excellent written and communication skills 
  • Familiar with the general health and safety requirements in Ireland
  • Planning and budgeting experience 
  • Excellent stakeholder management  



  • Microsoft Azure certification 
  • Strong understanding of Azure DevOps 
  • Drive automation and self-service processes  
  • Excellent understanding of Azure and the services delivered in it  





Either 3rd Level qualification or equivalent work experience is essential.


Reporting to 


The successful candidate will report to the Manager of Service Delivery.  




€60,000 - €75,000 per annum




Base Location: Fitzwilliam 27, ESB’s new Head Office, Dublin (Smart/Remote Working suitable)  


ESB is committed to offering flexibility in ways of working and we call that Smart Working – combining digital tools with a culture of trust and empowerment to enable flexible and remote ways of working.


The successful candidate may combine remote / smart working within the jurisdiction (Republic of Ireland), with attendance at base for in-person collaboration, the frequency of which is agreed with the manager and subject to ongoing review.


Further Information


Further information on all our current Digital/Technology/IT related roles, including full job descriptions and information on our Smart Working as well as our new state of the art Head Office Fitzwilliam 27, visit www.esb.ie/careers


In return, we offer excellent career enhancing opportunities where our people can thrive in a fast paced, agile environment by giving them the tools, flexibility and autonomy to deliver on our purpose: leading the transition to a secure, affordable, low-carbon energy future for our customers and communities. 


We pride ourselves in the mentoring, training and development offered to staff, as well as our competitive and attractive rewards and benefits package.


We are also offering a once-in-a-generation opportunity to empower our people to work smarter, enjoy the benefits of an inclusive, flexible working culture and significantly reduce carbon emissions through remote and hybrid working.


Closing Date


Closing date for applications is Monday 18th October 2021.




If you have any queries in relation to this job, please contact recruitment@esb.ie  


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