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VP, Infrastructure



Other Engineering
Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Flutterwave was founded on the principle that every African must be able to participate and thrive in the global economy. To achieve this objective, we have built a trusted payment infrastructure that allows consumers and businesses (African and International) make and receive payments in a convenient borderless manner.

The Role: Flutterwave is looking for an VP of Infrastructure to join the organization and drive the design, implementation, and maintenance of our infrastructure, with a specific focus on cloud technologies. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in infrastructure management and a deep understanding of cloud platforms, enabling them to lead the adoption, optimization, and security of cloud-based infrastructure solutions. They will provide strategic direction to the team and collaborate with other technology leaders to ensure scalability, reliability, and efficiency of our infrastructure systems.

The individual is responsible for leading the DevOps, Infrastructure, and SRE teams within the organization and would report directly to the CTO.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop and execute the infrastructure strategy and roadmap aligned with the company's goals, with a strong emphasis on cloud technologies.
  • Lead and manage a team of infrastructure professionals, providing guidance, mentoring, and fostering a collaborative and high-performance culture.
  • Oversee the design, implementation, and management of cloud-based infrastructure solutions, ensuring optimal performance, scalability, and security.
  • Collaborate with other technology leaders, including the CTO, to align infrastructure initiatives with overall technology strategies and business objectives.
  • Drive the adoption of best practices, industry standards, and emerging technologies in cloud infrastructure management.
  • Ensure compliance with security and regulatory requirements in the design and operation of cloud-based infrastructure systems.
  • Manage vendor relationships, including negotiation and contracting, to ensure the delivery of high-quality services and solutions.
  • Monitor and maintain the overall health and performance of infrastructure systems, proactively identifying and addressing potential issues or bottlenecks.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure seamless integration of infrastructure solutions with other systems, applications, and processes.
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends and advancements in cloud technologies, applying them to enhance our infrastructure practices.

Required competency and skillset to be a Waver:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field. A master's degree is preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in infrastructure management, with at least 5 years in a leadership or managerial role.
  • Extensive experience working with cloud technologies, such as AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, or other leading cloud platforms.
  • Strong knowledge of infrastructure technologies, including networking, servers, storage, virtualization, and containerization.
  • Proven track record of successfully leading and managing infrastructure teams, including experience in talent acquisition, development, and performance management.
  • Familiarity with DevOps principles and tools, enabling efficient and automated infrastructure provisioning, configuration, and deployment.
  • Solid understanding of security and compliance requirements related to cloud infrastructure.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to effectively prioritize tasks and make strategic decisions.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with changing priorities and requirements.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams, stakeholders, and senior leadership.
  • Relevant certifications in cloud technologies (e.g., AWS Certified Solutions Architect, Azure Solutions Architect) are highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of payment systems is highly desirable.

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