Managing Director, Technology Infrastructure

December 2 2022
Expected expiry date: December 21 2022
Industries Bank, Insurance, Financial services
Categories Executive, CTO,
Toronto, ON • offers.employment-type.fulltime

The opportunity

As the Managing Director, Technology Infrastructure, you will be responsible for executing on a Cloud-first strategy that will boldly transform the Technology Infrastructure organization and the technical assets it manages over the next 5 years.

Who you'll work with

Reporting to the Senior Managing Director and Chief Information Officer, you will lead an organization comprised of more than 100 employees and a global Managed Services team delivering infrastructure build and run services, including data center services, end user services, and product / application support services. Supporting offices in Toronto, London, Hong Kong, Singapore, San Francisco and New York, you will oversee the work of regional Technology Infrastructure teams in London, Hong Kong and Singapore, but with the majority of your team based in Toronto.

As a member of CIO’s Information Technology executive team, you are also responsible for providing thought leadership, direction and resources to support the achievement of our IT Vision through a combination of initiatives and the continuous improvement of the capabilities and services provided by IT as a whole.

What you'll do

  • Define / lead the development of our strategic direction, which is currently the migration of our largely on-premises technology assets to cloud based solutions (SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS) over the next 5 years. Drive the implementation aligned to that strategy, which will require the transformation of the Technology Infrastructure organization in support of this strategy.

  • Select, sponsor and deliver large technology infrastructure investments with multi-year implications.

  • Ensure there is understanding of available infrastructure technologies, industry trends, key vendor offerings, industry best practices and their potential benefits and uses at OTPP.

  • Ensure that new capabilities that can provide new business benefits are appropriately identified, evaluated selected and implemented.

  • Develop and evolve OTPP’s strategy in relation to our Managed Services provider while leading the service provider relationship to ensure that Teachers’ acquires the anticipated value on an ongoing basis.

What you'll need

  • 15+ years’ experience in the IT industry with a focus on technology infrastructure, and a minimum of 7 years at a management/executive level.

  • Demonstrated excellence in talent management by developing and leading senior technology managers/directors and experts across multiple infrastructure technology disciplines.

  • An extensive successful track record of delivering complex technology projects.

  • A consistent track record of working with the executives of external vendors to ensure OTPP’s requirements and interests are addressed

  • A significant understanding, and experience operating, infrastructure related processes including incident management, change management, release management and problem management.

  • A solid understanding of the technical function and professional management of many infrastructure technologies, including PaaS and IaaS Cloud (Azure preferably), and ideally practical experience of the challenges of migrating from on-premises to cloud-based infrastructure

  • Excellent communicator, demonstrating strong interpersonal, collaboration and presentation skills.

What we're offering

  • Pay for performance environment that offers competitive salary and incentives

  • Numerous opportunities for professional growth and development

  • Comprehensive employer paid benefits coverage

  • Retirement income through a defined benefit pension plan

  • The opportunity to invest back into the fund through our Deferred Incentive Program

  • A flexible/hybrid work environment combining in office collaboration and remote working

  • Competitive time off

  • Our Flexible Travel Program gives you the option to work abroad in another region/country for up to a month each year

  • Discount programs including Edvantage and Perkopolis

  • Degreed: a digital platform that helps you quickly and easily discover, share, and track various learning resources — from courses to videos to articles and more.

At Ontario Teachers', diversity is one of our core strengths. We are a globally minded organization and take pride ensuring that the people we hire and the culture we create reflect and celebrate diversity of thought, background and experience.

How to apply

Are you ready to pursue new challenges and take your career to the next level? Apply today!

Accommodations are available upon request ( for candidates with a disability taking part in the recruitment process and once hired.

Note that all individuals employed by Ontario Teachers’ in our Toronto office will be required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. We remain committed to an accessible, inclusive and barrier free workplace; written requests for a human rights-based exemption from vaccination will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Candidates must be legally entitled to work in the country where this role is located.

We thank you for applying, however, only those selected to continue will be contacted. Note that candidates must be legally entitled to work in the country where this role is located.


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