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Senior Director - Cloud and Development

Date: May 16, 2022

Location: Remote, US

Company: Leggett & Platt

We, at Leggett & Platt Inc., are searching for a Senior Director – Cloud and Development within our Corporate IT organization to help support our strategic business objectives.  As a global-diversified manufacturing company, it’s sometimes hard to explain all the different things we do.  We like to say, “we’re the biggest company no one has ever heard of.”  We are confident you interact with one of our products in your daily life without knowing it.  Whether it’s the mattress you sleep on, the car you drive, the plane you fly on, or the furniture you sit on, our high-quality components are there supporting you.  If you join our team, your work will ensure people across the world have a little more comfort in their lives.


As our Senior Director – Cloud and Development you will report to the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and work closely with the CIO and other senior IT leaders.  You will have the opportunity to engage with management at the highest business and IT levels on IT strategy.  You will have responsibility for providing the cloud, network, and application development components and teams required to successfully fulfill and evolve the vision.  Your contributions will have a direct impact on the business by leading an instrumental, strategic SD-WAN Global Network Transformation (GNT) initiative and partnering with cross-functional work groups on key Business Process Transformations (BPT); all while “keeping the lights on” with our current network capabilities.  The high-performing team you will be working with will partner closely with stakeholders across the organization to ensure practices, policies and plans are pragmatic, maintain optimal performance, and are cost effective.


So, what will you be doing as our Senior Director – Cloud and Development?

  • Work collaboratively with the Senior Director of Enterprise Solutions and other senior IT leaders on Strategic Initiatives, Application and Network Life Cycle Support, Capacity Management, Maintenance, Business Continuation/Disaster Recovery, and Cybersecurity
  • Provide leadership and drive excellence across the global IT infrastructure and development teams
  • Lead and manage L&P teams complimented by consulting and service providers:
    • Application Development through .NET, Power Platform, and Enterprise Application (RICE) Services to include reports, integrations, configurations, enhancements, production hot fixes, job scheduling, and Tier 2 support
    • Cloud Infrastructure primarily through Microsoft solutions
    • Network Infrastructure to include SDWAN and Firewalls
  • Manage employee development by setting and evaluating goals, providing feedback, and employing techniques to enable employees to realize their potential


To be successful in this role, you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Engineering, Business Management, or related field, or suitable combination of education, experience, and training
  • 7+ years of experience with emphasis within public cloud architecture, cloud strategy, networking and security or enterprise application development
  • Knowledge of application, data, and network architectures
  • Knowledge of networking and cloud technologies, for example Security, Load Balancing, Network routing protocols
  • Knowledge of development platforms, enterprise solutions, and manufacturing processes
  • Experience presenting technical ideas in business-friendly language
  • Experience identifying issues and implementing strategies to resolve
  • Experience applying development and service management standards and processes to achieve high performance 


Things we consider a plus:

  • Experience and successful track record of managing large scale internal teams, consulting engagements and managed services
  • Experience with various enterprise applications and IT services, as well as software development, compliance and security, and IT operations disciplines.
  • Knowledge of cloud and network design patterns, operations and cost models with experience implementing best practices or suggested improvements.
  • Experience suggesting competitive and innovative technical decisions, obtaining client buy-in and delivering on commitments
  • Experience re-architecting network and applications for cloud platforms.


Reasons You’ll Love It Here

Our benefits may vary slightly from one location to the next, but what you will find, is that we offer: medical, dental, and vision insurance; as well as paid vacation, paid personal time, and various opportunities to give back to your local community.  One convenient fact about our medical plan, is that we offer tele-visits, so you don’t have to leave the comfort of your home when you are feeling under the weather!  We also strongly encourage and provide opportunities for learning and professional development.  Our Learning & Development team has put together in-house training on subjects like front-line supervisor essentials, how to manage conflict in the workplace, and many others.


What to Do Next

Now that you’ve had a chance to learn more about us, what are you waiting for!  Apply today and allow us the opportunity to learn more about you and the value you can bring to our team.  Once you apply, be sure to create a profile, and sign up for job alerts, so you can be the first to know when new opportunities become available.


Our Commitment to You

We’re proud of the fact that we are strongly rooted in being an inclusive, people-focused organization.  Our company culture reflects values like integrity, ownership, and authenticity. We take these to heart, and if you do as well, you’ll fit right in.


Leggett & Platt Inc. is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals.  In keeping with our commitment, Leggett & Platt Inc. will take the steps to assure that people with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations.


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