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Head of Infrastructure

  • Location:

    City of London

  • Sector:

    Cyber Security

  • Job type:


  • Salary:


  • Contact:

    Octavian Donnelly

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    020 3778 0874

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  • Published:

    8 days ago

  • Expiry date:


​Our Client

Our client, a leading financial services technology firm located in the city of London, is looking for a Head of Infrastructure. This role presents an excellent technology change & transformation opportunity.

The successful appointee will be responsible for the management and technical direction of the firm's entire infrastructure team, covering engineering and operations as they are currently undertaking a major technology transformation program.

Main Duties

​Key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Drive the firm's technology architecture function in order to support overall business objectives

  • Spearhead the business' cloud transformation journey

  • Work with the firm's product and quantitative modelling organisations to then develop business needs into architecture and integrate them into the longer-term platform strategy

  • Mentor colleagues and team members

Your Profile

  • Strong experience in managing infrastructure tams (min. 10 pax) across operating systems, networks, databases, security and cloud

  • A solid knowledge of cloud infrastructure technologies (AWS is strongly preferred)

  • A technical background in infrastructure engineering

  • STEM degree (BSc minimum)

  • Highly desirable - site reliability engineering expertise

  • Also useful - project management

Also desirable, though not essential skills to have for this position:

  • Ruby, Go or Python

  • DevSecOps, SecOps and OPSEC

  • Cryptography

  • Blockchains

  • Microservices, Distributed systems

  • Message hubs

  • Networks

  • Bare-metal

  • Terraform/Terragrunt

For more information about this position, please get in touch with Octavian Donnelly.
Phone: 020 3778 0874
Reference Code: 11260

About Rutherford

Rutherford is a boutique search firm located in London. Our consultants are the executive specialists in compliance recruitment, and also in financial crime, legal and cyber security, all within the financial and professional services sectors in the United Kingdom and New York. We use our carefully-curated relationships networks and market knowledge to find the best fit for the clients in hand. We work with a wide range of clients, spanning from advisors, management consultants, corporate and commercial banks, brokers, exchanges, MTFs and financial tech, through to global investment managers, hedge funds, private equity firms, investment banks and technology firms. We began as a compliance recruitment firm in London and expanded to offer new resourcing expertise across legal and cyber recruitment. We have been a leading legal and compliance search agency in London for a decade and are excited about bringing our expanded offering into the technology area.