Director, Cloud Engineering Tech Lead

Prudential’s Global Technology team is the spark that ignites the power of Prudential for our customers and employees worldwide. Our organization plays a critical and highly visible role in delivering customer-driven solutions across every area of the company. The Global Technology team is made up of diverse, agile-thinking, and highly-skilled professionals; we use our combined capabilities to enable the organization with innovation, speed, agility, scalability and efficiency.

The Global Technology team takes great pride in our culture where digital transformation is built into our DNA. When you join the Global Technology organization at Prudential, you’ll unlock a challenging and impactful career – all while growing your skills and advancing your profession at one of the world’s leading financial services institutions.

Prudential’s CTO organization is seeking a senior level candidate to join the cloud engineering team. This exciting position will offer a qualified individual the opportunity to lead a team of engineers who are intrigued by how things work and are constantly looking to make things better. We are looking for someone who is self-motivated, has passion for technology, and a desire to provide outstanding customer service.

As a Technical Lead, you will be responsible for the effective engineering and ongoing management of cloud services and the related infrastructure technologies. You will lead a team of people responsible for the cloud product offering, consisting of cloud services, automation, guardrails, controls, and monitoring. Candidates must have a strong background in cloud technologies, global enterprise operations, application operations, tool development, and systems automation.

  • Lead a team of cloud engineers in the day-to-day site reliability engineering of AWS, Azure and GCP
  • Lead the enablement of self-service operations product offerings to provide transparency and reduce time to value for Prudential development teams.
  • Engineer consistent, scalable, secure, and flexible use of cloud provider services complete with ubiquitous logging, high availability, and strong governance.
  • Incorporate open telemetry and open metrics frameworks and strengthen the integration of cloud application performance management with devops delivery pipelines.
  • Work to reduce Mean Time to Restore (MTTR) by ensuring all new deployments meet established testing guidelines with clear operations runbooks.
  • Actively participate in Agile backlog management, story prioritization, acceptance criteria definition and release planning
  • Works with the Scrum Master, Solution Engineers and Test Engineers to execute sprints
  • Works with Solution Architect and Technical Architect to understand and prioritize enabler work
  • Ensure customer-driven design considering user pain points and usability test results, using market and industry knowledge as well as continual research, to deliver a well-positioned product
  • Effectively use metrics and reporting to support data-driven decision-making

  • Strong technical experience building and running cloud applications, including microservices patterns, security integration, and cloud native development support.
  • Hands-on knowledge and/or certification with Amazon Web Services.
  • Working level knowledge of Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform
  • Proven track record building and operating large-scale enterprise cloud environments.
  • Deep technical knowledge of cloud native patterns and 12-factor application design
  • Technical expertise to be able to engage in discussion with tech team and to understand business outcomes and technical risks
  • Experience in Agile Development, with Product Owner (or similar) experience preferred
  • Consultative skillset with the ability to conduct continuous exploration of customer needs
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills, with ability to communicate complex messages and trade-offs to tell a compelling story
  • Strong problem solver with ability to lead the team to push the solution and progress
  • Ability to translate business need into technical terms
  • Challenger mindset and passion to challenge status quo to find new solutions and drive out of the box ideas – loves and embraces change
  • Believes in a non-hierarchical culture of collaboration, transparency, and trust across the team
  • Not afraid to ‘roll up the sleeves’ and seeks to go outside comfort zone to learn – pushes the team to do the same
  • Demonstrated global delivery responsibility and global mindset
  • Ability to multi-task and flex when priorities change
  • A proven ability to influence both with and without authority
  • Bachelor’s or Master's degree in Computer Science/Information Systems or related technical field.

Prudential Financial, Inc. of the United States is not affiliated with Prudential plc. which is headquartered in the United Kingdom.

Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services.

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