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WATTS Manager, Cloud Operations in Andover, Massachusetts

The Connected Solutions Shared Service (CS3) organization within Watts Water Technologies is responsible for the implementation, maintenance and development of connected systems for all Watts Water Technologies companies globally. The Manager, Cloud Operations is an important role reporting to the Director, Connected Solutions and will be responsible for managing day-to-day Cloud Infrastructure, operational requirements and supporting mission-critical cloud solutions while troubleshooting situations or breakdowns that could arise within our residential and commercial platforms. Performs all other duties as required to support Watts Smart & Connected Product Strategy.The primary objective of the Manager, Cloud Operations is to evaluate, implement and manage applications for IoT solutions, keeping in line with the Smart & Connected strategic vision and goals. Responsible for managing associated cloud environments that are highly integrated, scalable platforms that will be frequently updated in support of our rapidly changing digital business. Watts customers will rely on the performance of this operation to conduct much of their daily business, success in the marketplace will be highly dependent on the performance of our operations. This is an exciting opportunity to join a leading hard goods organization as we enter the world of connected products. Watts Water Technologies has been leading the water safety and conservation effort since 1874 and continue to invest in technology to move the needle.This position can be based anywhere in the United States.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Ensure the day to day operations meet internal and customer performance standards required to be successful in the marketplace.

  • Maintain the critical customer facing business systems 24/7/365. In support of our global business, system outages to this critical environment must be minimized and will require immediate support and resolution at any time.

  • Ensure timely resolution of issues, responsible for communicating with all impacted parties the status and resolution of all issues.

  • Maintain very close collaboration with internal and external partners. rapidly troubleshooting incidents and service impairments, triage with engineering/development teams.

  • Will require working cross-business unit / cross-platform to maintain alignment with stakeholder requirements.

  • Collaborate with application development teams, middleware teams and infrastructure teams to ensure seamless integration within the production environment.

  • Evolve apps & services into the ITIL framework

  • Ensuring availability, recoverability, and performance in system applications

  • Resource & asset management for the platform

  • Strong communication skills, as well as the ability to explain highly technical terms to those who may not have an in-depth understanding of the subject

  • Ability to listen and communicate clearly with different areas of the business

  • Willingness to proactively engage in continuous process improvement

  • Be a self-starter with the capability to work autonomously

  • Manage Active Directory experience, including Group Policy Administration, Replication and Deployment experience

  • DevOps practices and Agile project management

  • Assists with special projects or other duties as assigned

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, MIS, or related field desired.

MANAGEMENT:

  • This position has direct reports

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 5+ years of management experience in cloud operations and/or data center operations

  • Experience with Azure DevOps

  • Experience with Azure IaaS and PaaS offerings. Certification preferred.

  • Experience with Networking technologies

  • Experience with cloud storage (Azure Tables/Blobs/Queues, SQL Azure, HD Insight, etc.)

  • Experience with scripting language (PowerShell, Python, etc.)

  • Some programming experience using a high-level language (C#, Java, etc.)

  • Proven experience troubleshooting and resolving live issues in highly available environments

  • An understanding of frameworks such as ITIL, or other virtualization solutions

  • Versed and comfortable in various project methodologies

  • Good communication skills

  • Some travel may be required (less than 20%)

    *PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, talk, and/or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, sit, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include: close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

    *WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Work in office environment or Work in a manufacturing environment

  • May occasionally be required to perform job duties outside the typical office setting.

    *As required by the Americans Disabilities Act (ADA)

EMPLOYEE CORE COMPETENCIES:1. Collaborate Across Workgroup2. Initiate Positive Change3. Deliver High Quality Results4. Focus on the Customer

  1. Develops Self & Others

  2. Accountability

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Watts is committed to equal employment opportunity. We follow a policy of administering all employment decisions and personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, national origin, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, genetic disposition or carrier status, marital status, military or veteran status, minorities, or any other category protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. Consistent with the obligations of state and federal law, Watts will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Any employee who needs a reasonable accommodation should contact Human Resources.

Watts Water family of companies designs, manufactures and commercializes high-quality, innovative products and solutions that promote the comfort and safety of people and the quality, conservation and control of water used in commercial, residential, industrial and municipal applications.

A $1.4 billion global company, listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) with presence in 3 regions and 17 countries.

Our extensive portfolio of products and leading brands range from highly technical to fast moving shelf goods and allows us to be present in the following categories: Plumbing & Flow Control, Water Quality & Conditioning, Drainage & Water Reuse, HVAC, and Municipal Waterworks. We strive to be the best long-term partner for installers, specifiers, distributors and OEM customers.

Specialties

Plumbing, HVAC, Water Quality, and Gas

Headquarters

North Andover, MA, United States

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Shanghai, China

Company Size

About 5,000 employees

Website

http://www.watts.com/

http://www.wattsindustries.com/

http://www.wattsasia.com/

Industry

Machinery

Founded

1874

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