Cloud Operations Team Manager

Job Description

Position Overview

The Siemens PLM Innovation and Research team is looking for a passionate Cloud Operations Manager to support the next generation of PLM software products running in the cloud. As a key member Digital Industries Software Organization, you will have the unique opportunity to drive a team to shape, build, and operate the cloud infrastructure supporting SaaS product offerings from Siemens while getting hands on experience integrating with many Siemens PLM products.

You will be part of a strong team in a fast-paced, start-up like environment where agile development is embraced, and innovation is encouraged. At Siemens, everyone can positively impact millions of customers and you will be called on to identify and realize these opportunities.

Siemens is a high growth organization working on many products and software changing the world. Be part of this fantastic new opportunity and inspiring culture of relentless innovation towards Ingenuity for Life.


The person in this role will be responsible for directing and coordinating a Cloud Operations team by managing the administration, uptime, performance, service level agreements, operational plans, security and compliance, and incident response for Siemens cloud services and apps in a multi-region, 24x7, mission-critical, enterprise environment.

Job tasks include:

  • Manage the team operating the system infrastructure for microservices and apps running in cloud test and production environments following Agile Scrum and Lean style of management
  • Maintain operations policies & procedures; including security; disaster recovery; monitoring and customer communications
  • Provide high quality of service 24/7 to Siemens global customer base; including proactive monitoring and response to support issues; monitor customer satisfaction and optimize service delivery to ensure support level agreements
  • Ensure cloud operations are performed to applicable legal and regulatory requirements
  • Manage and plan infrastructure & resource costs to defined budgets
  • Identify and implement cost savings opportunities through automation and optimizing resource utilization
  • Conducts security assessments, security authorizations, and evaluations of applications and systems processing sensitive; and assesses technology to ensure that security vulnerabilities are identified and remediated
  • Develops and maintains IT security documentation, including system security plan, risk assessment, contingency plan, incident response plan, IT security policies and procedures, etc.
  • Monitor networking, firewalls, security policies, routing, failover, HA/backup/restore, disaster recovery, cloud storage, security trends and patches/updates, monitoring tools, scale testing and cloud application deployment
  • Define and implement ops reporting and support dashboards & manage platform operations support
  • Manage and develop automation to support zero-downtime infrastructure changes across multiple globally distributed systems
  • Define, implement, manage, and improve operational support processes
  • Manage and participate in operational coverage amongst operation team members

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

  • BS/MS Computer Science; MIS or related field. MBA is a plus. 
  • 3+ years managing a cloud IT operations team, administrating and managing Linux/Windows systems for production, test, and development environments 
  • Strong communication skills to work with leadership, commercial teams and customers
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented, with excellent, demonstrated process management skills; project and goal oriented
  • Personable, approachable, and readily accepting of change; able to work cohesively with a variety of talented individuals within the organization

Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

  • Managing the operations infrastructure on Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • AWS certified SysOps Administrator
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to be self-directed
  • Ability to evaluate, troubleshoot, and follow-up on customer issues as well as replicate and document for further escalation
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute multiple tasks in a high-pressure environment including during disaster recovery/crisis situations
  • Ability to keep up to date with trends in Cloud service delivery and update department practices to remain competitive
  • Experience with Terraform, Terragrunt, CloudFormation
  • Agile and DevOps process and mindset

Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States. Qualified Applicants will not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.

Siemens Industry Software Inc. requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless granted an accommodation due to a disability or sincerely held religious belief or practice.


Organization: Digital Industries

Company: Siemens Industry Software Inc.

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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