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BMO Financial Group Cloud Engineering Lead in Virtual, Illinois

We are seeking an enthusiastic, passionate professional for a Cloud Engineering Lead. BMO’s cloud strategy is focused on innovation, leveraging rapidly emerging cloud native services to meet the rapidly evolving needs of our customers. The BMO Cloud Engineering team is leading the way at a Bank where our Purpose is Growing The Good and Being Bold. We demonstrate those values every day. Be part of the action – where we have challenging discussions about how to align those customer requirements to the right cloud architectures and services. Help evolve the BMO’s core cloud platform, leveraging emerging best practices and tools, securely connected to our strategic suppliers, providing a platform for innovation to an entire Bank.


Working in a close-knit technical team;

  • This is an opportunity to help lead the Bank's Cloud transformation.

  • The individual will be part of the broader Cloud Engineering practice, embeds with key stakeholders to help understand their Cloud adoption roadmaps, align those roadmaps to BMO Cloud Services, and support key Cloud initiatives from requirements, to production, and into their ongoing optimization phase.

  • Help identify and develop DevSecOps requirements to drive Cloud Operational Maturity, connect stakeholders to knowledge and training, and step in when things get blocked.

  • You're not alone in the role. Individual will partner with strong Cloud Solution Architects to support their portfolios, and can engage PMs, Cloud Solution Consultants, and other resources to help them manage their over-all portfolio.

  • Individual will be a respected leader, capable of working seamlessly with CIOOs, CIOs, LTOs, and STOs to accelerate Cloud Adoption. Will report directly to the Head, Cloud Enablement, and represent Cloud Engineering (Cloud Enablement / Cloud Services) and the broader Cloud Enablement Engine function.

  • Individual will have a Cloud-first mindset, well developed relationship building / sustainment skills, a strong technical core, process awareness, and a knack for problem solving, and taking accountability for finding answers when others have questions.

  • Have navigational skills and 'connecting the dots' are key.

  • Successful candidates come from a range of backgrounds, including application technical operations, Solution Architecture, and Cloud Engineering.

  • This is a fantastic opportunity to be at the tip of the spear, helping drive BMO's Cloud adoption, with significant opportunities to grow your presence, train-up on Cloud services, and with MANY opportunities for growth once you've mastered and are looking for the next challenge.

Required Skills

  • At least six 6 years of experience in a technical role in a large enterprise environment

  • Experience leading development and technology teams

  • Solid knowledge of Public Cloud Platforms, Cloud Services, and Cloud Development

  • Strong technical leadership skills, including coaching, team-building, and conflict resolution

  • Strong understanding of Cloud Native Architecture and principles and Infrastructure as a code

  • Experience with implementing CI/CD Systems and DevOps methodologies

  • Knowledge and understanding of enterprise change management process and technology governance

  • Advanced communication skills catered to a wide variety of audiences. (e.g. written, verbal, presentation)

  • A critical thinker with strong analytical and problem-solving skills and advanced multi-tasking and prioritization skills

  • Ability to engage, lead and drive vendors working closely with our Vendor Management function

  • Organizational and strategic management skills, including budget and business planning and forecasting

  • Advanced relationship management skills, including partnering and consulting with senior management and executive roles for internal and external partners

  • Extensive business acumen, technical knowledge, and industry experience encompassing one or more cloud engineering, technology, and product domains

  • A strong team player, self-motivated and a positive attitude.

We’re here to help

At BMO Harris Bank we are driven by a shared Purpose: Boldly Grow the Good in business and life. It calls on us to create lasting, positive change for our customers, our communities and our people. By working together, innovating and pushing boundaries, we transform lives and businesses, and power economic growth around the world.

As a member of the BMO Harris Bank team you are valued, respected and heard, and you have more ways to grow and make an impact. We strive to help you make an impact from day one – for yourself and our customers. We’ll support you with the tools and resources you need to reach new milestones, as you help our customers reach theirs. From in-depth training and coaching, to manager support and network-building opportunities, we’ll help you gain valuable experience, and broaden your skillset.

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BMO Harris Bank is committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace. By learning from each other’s differences, we gain strength through our people and our perspectives. BMO Harris Bank N.A. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. To request accommodation, please contact your recruiter.

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