nfrastructure Project Manager | S3

  • Job Reference: Req0983980
  • Date Posted: 1 August 2022
  • Employer: Santander
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  • Location: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Banking & Financial Services
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Join our community.

A fantastic opportunity has been made available to join the bank as an Infrastructure Project Manager. Successful IT infrastructure delivery for Santander projects is key to the success of the bank.

We are a motivated team of project professionals with big goals, so we seek individuals who are truly passionate about their work and possess the enthusiasm and aim to make things happen. Constantly challenging the status quo and looking for new ways to help our stakeholders, this approach is reflected in our exceptional people.

Infrastructure Project Managers liaise with business areas, Santander UK IT colleagues, IT colleagues in other countries and our 3rd party resources and suppliers across the globe to deliver multiple (often concurrent) IT infrastructure projects that align to the strategies of the bank.

The difference you'll make.

  • Delivering against a large, complex and varied project portfolio

  • Reporting to a high standard using multiple tools.

  • Adhering to Santander values and behaviours

  • Ensuring all relevant governance methodology and processes are followed

What you'll bring.

  • Proven track record of managing and delivering multiple large, complex IT infrastructure projects

  • Have a flexible and 'can do' attitude with a strong sense of initiative with the ability to learn fast and deal calmly with situations under pressure

  • Possess the ability to translate high level business and technical objectives into project deliverables

  • Understanding and articulating technical changes with the technical teams, including input to design changes where necessary

  • Be effective in a team environment and be willing to contribute to collective targets, collaborating with IT colleagues to achieve successful delivery of projects

It would also be nice for you to have.

  • Previous experience working in IT in banking and/or other financial institution

  • A background in technology

  • Good knowledge of testing methodologies and performance, penetration and DR test plan management

  • Exposure to desktop solutions, Websphere, Active Directory, Networks, PaaS, IaaS, AWS, Openstack, Confluence, Jira, Kanban

What else you need to know.

Our technology stack is broad and constantly changing. Our projects vary in size from small VPN setup through to large multi workstream programmes using the very latest technologies.

We value up-skilling the entire team. To this end, we are seeking candidates who will contribute to the continuous improvement of our team, both through teaching and through learning.

This is a permanent role to be based at our Milton Keynes office. However, there is a degree of remote/homeworking with attendance at the Milton Keynes office circa 1 day per week, or as agreed with your Line Manager.

How we'll reward you.

As well as a competitive salary, you'll enjoy a benefits package that you can tailor to your needs.

  • Eligible for a discretionary performance-related annual bonus

  • Pension with generous contributions of up to 12.5% from Santander, depending on your own contribution and length of employment with us

  • 30 days' holiday plus bank holidays, which increases to 31 days after 5yrs service, with the option to purchase up to 5 contractual days per year

  • £6,000 car allowance per year

  • Company funded individual private medical insurance

  • Voluntary healthcare benefits at discounted rates such as private medical insurance for your family, dental insurance, healthcare cash plan and health assessments

  • Benefits supporting you and your family, such as death-in-service benefit, income protection, and voluntary life assurance and critical illness cover

  • Share in Santander's success by investing in our Sharesave and Partnership shares plans

#ThePlaceToBeYourself - Everyday Inclusion at Santander

We are committed to making sure all our colleagues feel they belong and are supported to succeed. Our customers come from a wide range of backgrounds, and so do our people, so we welcome applications from across society.

A bit more about Santander

At Santander we're driven by our purpose - to help people and businesses prosper. This means we help customers to create change for themselves and those around them, and we champion businesses to grow sustainably. We do this by always living our values of Simple, Personal and Fair.

At Santander, we each take personal responsibility for managing risk by embracing the I AM Risk framework - to Identify, Assess, Manage and Report risks, and to continuously build a deeper understanding of the risks we face. It is an important part of our culture at Santander and we will provide you with knowledge to help you manage risks in your role.

What to do next:

If this sounds like a role you're interested in, then please apply.

If there's anything we can do in the recruitment process to help you achieve your best, get in touch. Whether it's a copy of our application form in another format or additional assistance, we're available through telephone, email, or face to face.