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Saab Global

IT Infrastructure Lead

Fareham, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 2 May 2024


Saab UK is part of Scandinavia’s largest defence company, bringing together the best of Swedish and British innovation. Saab offers world-leading solutions and services in defence, aviation, space, and civil security to keep people and society safe. Our UK presence has been growing at pace, meaning we can offer a wide range of opportunities for personal fulfilment and career growth. We currently employ over 500 people across eight sites in the UK, and our specialisations include software engineering, underwater robotics, radars, AI, and armed forces training.

As part of the global entity Saab AB, Saab UK combines the innovative spirit of a start-up with the resources and expertise of a larger corporation. Globally, Saab employs over 22,000 people, with operations on every continent. Our partnerships with UK customers and industry mean we are able to deliver innovative solutions to complex challenges, anticipating the threats of tomorrow. We invest 23% of our annual revenue into research and development, collaborating with a range of partners including industry and academia.

Saab is a company that offers our employees plenty of opportunities for growth and advancement. We embrace diversity and are committed to providing a workplace where individuals can thrive professionally, paving the way for future progression. We also recognise the need for a healthy work-life balance to ensure our staff have the chance to live a fulfilling life beyond the workplace.

Position Overview:

  • Lead technical role for the deployment and management of IT Infrastructure for Saab UK. The role will include design and operation of UK IT infrastructure including compute, networking, storage, IT security and applications across the UK in both on-premise and cloud-based environments. The role will be a key contributor to the IT strategy for the UK business as it expands into a new IT campus and supports the growth of the UK market.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design of secure IT Infrastructure solutions for the Saab UK Business

  • Operation of IT infrastructure hosting at the UK datacentre and locations across the UK

  • Development and operation of a secure cloud environment for the UK Business

  • Liaison with the group IT function to ensure compliance with group standards

  • Develop and maintain a roadmap for IT hosting solutions for the UK

  • Ensure IT systems comply with group IT security standards

  • Response to IT Incidents, problem and change requests

  • Working closely with UK and group business areas to develop IT Infrastructure solutions

  • Support rollout of group IT projects and programmes in the UK when required

  • Key contributor to UK IT Strategy

Required Skills:

  • Experience of working in secure environments

  • At least 4 years’ experience in IT design and operation of IT infrastructure in a large enterprise

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Knowledge of Cloud technologies preferably Azure

  • Key network knowledge and skills

  • Working with business and technical teams to deliver change

  • Demonstrated ability to identify risk associated with IT operations, business process , IT security and project/program delivery