Are you our new Head of Storage and Backup?

Orange Business Services AS
Head of Storage and Backup
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Are you our new department manager for Storage and Backup? Our current manager has decided to move on in his career and will be leaving us after 9 years of building this resilient and solid team. A team that delivers high quality/ high efficient storage and backup services to our customers, with pride and awareness of the value these services bring to our company and our customers (and their customers, society and maybe you and your family...)

About the team:

Storage is a part of Operations and the Infrastructure & platform services (IPS) unit. IPS comprises of approx. 100 people, located in Oslo, Stockholm, and Amsterdam. Infrastructure is organized in Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS). This department is part of the IaaS area together with Network and Virtualization departments.

Being the leader of this team means a balance between setting the directions and prioritize work tasks and at the same time conserve the culture of being service minded and attentive towards both internal and external customers.

You will also play a significant role in launching new services in close cooperation with Sales, Product, Professional services and Service delivery, taking into account all components needed to deliver business on-point. You will be reporting directly to VP IPS, Anna Rehnström, and be a part of the IPS management team.

This department runs our shared and dedicated storage-, backup- and IBM Power- platforms in OCB Cloud division including all connected performance and capacity management tools. This department oversees more than 35 PB data and over 70 systems in production spread across 8 datacenters in 3 countries.

The team consists of 14 skilled and experienced engineers and experts, located in Oslo and Stockholm. They are self-motivated individuals with a motivation to get things done that benefits our customers and implement innovative technologies. Their daily work also involves a close cooperation and interaction with our customer teams as experts and advisors.

We have a technical architectural organization that mirrors the operational structure, so as the manager of this department you will work closely with the lead architect for IaaS. Storage is a part of Operations and the Infrastructure & platform services (IPS) unit. IPS comprises of approx. 100 people, located in Oslo, Stockholm, and Amsterdam. Infrastructure is organized in Infra structure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS). This department is part of the IaaS area together with Network and Virtualization departments.

About the role:

As the department manager of an Infrastructure team, you are:

• responsible for the technology platform, and it´s performance operated by your team and will enable and support your technical lead and technical experts.

• responsible for the teams contributing to a stable and an efficient technology platform by leading and controlling the day-to-day operations.

• The role-model and key influencer by initiating and driving change. You will ensure the motivation of our personnel by keeping control of the work climate and optimizing the relevant workflows.

• In control of the financial planning and review concerning operating costs and investments.

• member of the IPS management team and you will contribute to the continuous improvement and development of OBS cloud division business strategy by for an example communicating possibilities and challenges.

Main areas of responsibility:

• Prioritize daily operations tasks and workflows

• Personnel management

• Financials:

- Planning, budget

- Review on regular basis

- Forecasting

- Ownership cost model

• Capacity management within responsibility area

• Life cycle management

• Continuous improvement of operations

• Continuity planning

• Implementation, maintenance, and delivery of the service according to agreed service description, service level targets, quality, and cost.

• Management of existing subcontractors (vendors, partners)

•Review processes to ensure continuous compliance. Includes administrative tasks such as financial planning.

We are looking for candidates with the following qualifications:

Education: University (or equivalent) education within IT preferred, alternatively relevant training and/or certifications


• Personnel management – leading technical teams of larger sizes

• Technical storage background

• Understanding Infrastructure and storage/backup services

- Blockstorage and Backup is a must for deeper understanding

• Very good communication skills (both written and spoken) in English

• Knowledge in financial management of product and services – understanding work-flows

• Strong personality that can prove his or her point and can argue for the cause.

• Business skills in management and relations with suppliers.

• Ability to delegate and trust the team

• Must be able to conduct a technical discussion with the team and ask the right questions.


Why choose Orange Business Services:

At Orange Business Services, part of the Orange group, you will become part of a team with committed colleagues who are genuinely interested in technology and its application. We are convinced that data is an exceptional but still underutilized resource. We work daily to unlock the potential of data to create positive impact.

Joining our team in Oslo means to join a respectful and safe environment, where everyone’s voice is heard and where you are encouraged to take initiative and cultivate ideas. You will get plenty opportunities to grow & develop. Whether at home or in the office, by playing together we create positive impact for our customers. Our offices are Great place to Work certified.

Om arbeidsgiveren

Vi er stolte av å være "Great Place to Work" sertifisert. Vi vil være en arbeidsplass du ønsker å komme til, og en arbeidsplass der du får den støtten du trenger til å videreutvikle deg på alle nivå.

Lørenfaret 1, 0580 Oslo
Delvis hjemmekontor
Internettbaserte tjenester,
IT - programvare
IT drift og vedlikehold / Drift/Operations


storage, backup, management, IT, IT drift

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Sist endret 24. jan. 2023 11:05

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