Head of Operations Group IT to Axiell

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Axiell’s solutions help institutions share culture and knowledge with the world. Our software and services assist in managing collections, encourage reading, preserve cultural heritage, improve learning and increase engagement with the public. Our 11,300 customers are libraries, museums, archives, schools, publishers and retailers in 58 countries. We develop innovative digital tools to transform the way they work and connect with their audiences. We do this from 28 offices globally, with headquarters in Sweden. To find out more about us and our products, please visit http://www.axiell.com 

Axiell is looking for a manager for Hosting and Cloud Operations. Group IT is Axiell Group’s global organization for hosting, cloud services and internal IT services. Axiell have several hosting centers (hubs) as well as a couple of smaller hosting environments in different parts of the world. Axiell’s main hosting hubs are in Malmö in Sweden, Maarssen in Holland and Ashburn, outside Washington in the US. The main part of Group IT’s operations is about the delivery of hosted software and cloud services to customers, but Group IT is also responsible for Axiell’s internal IT and technical support.

Main responsibilities
As the Head of operations, you will be leading Group IT in its daily activities, but you will also be responsible developing and leading Group IT into the future. Working with the transition from the more traditional hosting of our older products and systems, to the cloud hosting of our new SaaS products, with the challenges and possibilities associated with the transition to a DevOps organization and CI/CD, which is currently being implemented by Axiell. You will also be responsible for implementing the related quality work and certification processes, including security and compliance to national and international laws and regulations related to hosting on our different markets. 

To be successful in the role we think you have experience from working with hosting at an operational level, as a system administrator or likewise, as well as experience from managing a team. You are expected to have a thorough technical knowledge, being able to participate in technical discussions in order to be well informed in the technical decisions that will be a part of the role. You have an academic exam in computer science, informatics or similar. Experience from working within a DevOps organization and with technology and processes for CI/CD is a merit as well is experience from working with the ISO 2700-x. It is preferred that you have relevant experience from working with some of the following technologies that we use in our hosting and cloud operations.

  • Unix/Linux
  • Windows
  • Virtualization(Hyper-V, VMware, KVM)
  • Kubernetes
  • Docker
  • Veeam
  • Ansible/Puppet

As a person, you are communicative with a good portion of social skills. You should be a leader rather than just a manager. We expect you to be a person that like to learn and evolve in your role, while working independently in leading your organization. Our working language is English, and you are expected to speak and write in English at a high level.

What we offer
We offer a dynamic workplace with a high pace where you develop both as a person and in your profession. You will get the opportunity to be involved and to shape and develop your organization and contribute to Axiell's success. At Axiell, we believe that employees who feel good also perform well and we have a culture that is characterized by energy and commitment, where we together build the products that help our customers achieve their goals. We are a secure employer with collective agreement and we invest in various types of employee benefits and joint activities.

For further information about the position please contact Recruitment Consultant Jörgen Björkman at Technogarden, 0739-80 83 95. 

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