Project Manager (Senior) - On-Prem to Azure Migration

London - London

£80,000 - £85,000   Bonus + Generous

Project Manager (Senior) - On-Prem to Azure Migration (Lift and Shift)

  • 12 month Fixed Term contract
  • VMWare Co-Lo Data centre (300 Windows Servers VMWare) migration to Azure IaaS (and a little PaaS on the data side)
  • ESSENTIAL that you have had previous project experience of managing an Enterprise 1000+ user organisation's migration of on-prem infrastructure into the cloud, ideally Azure but AWS also considered.

Please do not apply unless you have direct Project Management experience of a large scale 'Lift and shift' into cloud migration.

More details:

The Senior Infrastructure Project Manager is a 12-month interim role responsible for the delivery of a major data centre (300 VMware Servers) migration to Azure cloud. The role will encompass rapidly finalising planning and scope and then managing the execution phase to ensure all in scope systems are acted upon according to plan with a migration, rebuild or retirement action.

The project will be supported closely by the head of infrastructure and in-house engineering resources. The systems in scope cover a broad range of services including back office, corporate and business applications, and infrastructure services. The estate to be migrated is largely based upon virtual machines (approx. 300 OS/application instances) along with associated storage and databases and infra/network services.

The project manager will need to form an extended delivery team to ensure owners of in scope services are mobilized in support of the migration activity with particular emphasis on testing and qualification of migrated services. The project manager will need a strong record of delivery for major infrastructure change programmes with excellent dependency and stakeholder management.

  • Work with head of infrastructure to rapidly refine scope and form both a high-level plan with key milestones and detailed execution plans
  • Validate plan with stakeholders and form and mobilise the delivery team
  • Oversee all aspects of execution, setting the project team operating rhythm and delivery cadence
  • Ensure all risks and issues are managed, display a high level of ownership over the plan
  • Ensure that service availability is at the heart of all change implementation activity with strong oversight of testing, qualification and execution and roll back plans
  • Ensure project status is transparent through reporting and stakeholder updates
  • Ensure that migrated services are delivered to defined operational criteria for backup, resilience, documentation, monitoring, etc.
  • Ensure that service transition is catered for and support teams are informed and briefed as migrations proceed.
  • Manage wider commercial and budget plans for ramp down of existing hosting, dual running periods and target run cost of migrated cloud estate

Person - Key Skills, Qualifications & Experience:

  • Excellent technical project management delivery track-record within large-scale infrastructure change programmes
  • Experience of large scale technology change programmes in an enterprise setting
  • Experience of public cloud technology projects essential, ideally in Microsoft Azure
  • Experience of data centre to public cloud migrations with understanding of the application of cloud migration strategies such as lift and shift, rebuild, re-platform, etc.
  • Demonstrable experience of data centre and infrastructure services such as storage, virtual machines and networking in both in self-hosted and public cloud environments
  • Able to develop and refine scope and requirements into an actionable, detailed plans
  • Strong leadership, able to oversee direct project resources and mobilize wider supporting resources as needed
  • Strong project management methodology experience in both agile and waterfall settings
  • Good reporting and stakeholder management
  • Able to track and deliver against defined commercial and budget plans
  • Self-reliant and able to influence

This a 12 month FTC so you will be paid on our client's payroll as if you were a permie and receive the following benefits:


  • 10% Bonus
  • 25 days` holidays + 2 days at Christmas
  • Reduced 'summer hours'
  • Subsidised Gym Membership
  • Private Health Care
  • Health Insurance
  • Pension (The company matches employee contribution)
  • Share Purchase Scheme

Project Manager (Senior) - On-Prem to Azure Migration (Lift and Shift)

Project Manager Infrastructure Azure

Updated: Wed Mar 10 2021 11:21:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)