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(Archived) Head of Infrastructure Platform Services

Last Updated: 6/24/21

Job Description

Zoetis is searching for a transformational leader that will define and execute the IT infrastructure strategy, direction, architecture, standards, and management to include cloud, systems/servers, storage, disaster recovery, security, monitoring and performance management. You will be responsible for reliable, 24x7 on-premise and cloud-based implementation and support.

This role is a highly visible, strategic role tasked with building and maintaining a best in class IT Infrastructure function that includes all facets of the Datacenter and Cloud DevOps functions. This will be achieved through the strategic delivery of IT services through the orchestration of people, products, providers and processes across Zoetis’ major business units.


  • Work with the Head of Global Infrastructure to define the Cloud strategy and set the goals and milestones to achieve that strategy
  • Align the Datacenter and Cloud organization to drive to a common set of goals for the appropriate use cases of cloud and datacenter services
  • Build organizational partnership across the cloud and datacenter team and IT to drive and communicate a cohesive platform strategy
  • Build state of the art solutions while being held accountable for removing technical debt in our legacy platforms in the context of leading and driving a holistic cloud and datacenter strategy
  • Deliver on the overall platform strategy and standards that align with the organization’s product delivery and operations practices for the company’s digital solutions (including IaaS/Cloud solutions, PaaS, SaaS, Colo/Private data centers, onsite servers, storage, etc.)
  • Develop and implement a robust DR / redundancy strategy for critical systems and infrastructure
  • Identify and prioritize continual improvement opportunities in the cloud and datacenter space
  • Provide ownership for strategic vendor and partner relationship management
  • Establish and operate a formal governance mechanism to ensure Zoetis’ infrastructure meets the needs of the major business units and are delivered in line with the agreed upon business outcomes
  • Direct the cloud and datacenter platform team consisting of colleagues and 1-2 MSPs; oversee daily support activities of cloud and datacenter service providers and contract staff


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, or equivalent practical experience

Experience (10-12+ years of relevant experience) and Skills:

  • Strong understanding of multi-tenancy and security
  • In-depth experience managing multiple Cloud relationships
  • Technical depth in both cloud and traditional platform technologies
  • Experience synergizing and simplifying cloud and datacenter technologies where appropriate
  • Track record of managing expenses while exceeding delivery expectations
  • Solid understanding and appreciation for all infrastructure functional areas
  • Proven track record managing Engineering and Support teams for Cloud and Datacenter technologies
  • Excellent technical and business leadership abilities along with proven success in building, growing and managing a highly talented and motivated organization
  • Ability to think strategically over a 12 to 36-month time span
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Ability to work independently and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience in a regulated commercial environment, preferably life-sciences, with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and resources concurrently

Technical Experience and Skills:

  • 7+ years of hands on experience managing or overseeing the management of large-scale cloud and infrastructure projects, including complex cross functional and cross organizational projects
  • Extensive experience in cloud solutions, covering areas such as infrastructure migration, application migration and development life cycles
  • 7+ years of experience in systems architecture or infrastructure solution design
  • Experience with technology solutions such as Cloud Infrastructure & Networking, Container Platforms, Azure, Real-time monitoring and intelligence, or DevOps/CI/CD
  • Experience with Agile software development and DevOps practices such as Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Continuous Integration, and automated deployment Configuration Management platforms (e.g. – GitHub, Chef, Terraform, Puppet, Salt, etc.)
  • 7+ years of experience in large, cross functional teams influencing senior level management and key stakeholders effectively across the enterprise and within complex contexts

Full time



Zoetis is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other protected classification. Disabled individuals are given an equal opportunity to use our online application system. We offer reasonable accommodations as an alternative if requested by an individual with a disability. Please contact Zoetis Colleague Services at [Register to View] to request an accommodation. Zoetis also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must possess or obtain authorization to work in the US for Zoetis. Zoetis retains sole and exclusive discretion to pursue sponsorship for the acquisition or maintenance of nonimmigrant status and employment eligibility, considering factors such as availability of qualified US workers. Individuals requiring sponsorship must disclose this fact. Please note that Zoetis seeks information related to job applications from candidates for jobs in the U.S. solely via the following: (1) our company website at site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of [Register to View] In addition, Zoetis does not use Google Hangout for any recruitment related activities. Any solicitation or request for information related to job applications with Zoetis via any other means and/or utilizing email addresses with any other domain should be disregarded. In addition, Zoetis will never ask candidates to make any type of personal financial investment related to gaining employment with Zoetis.

Company Details

Parsippany, New Jersey, United States
Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines, vaccines and diagnostic products, which are complemented by biodevices, genetic tests and precision livestock farming. Zoetis serves veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals in more than 100 countries.