Global IT Operations Lead

Job description

How would you feel about leading a team of senior infrastructure specialists in a relatively small, non-apologetic cloud infrastructure company that does not want to do everything like others do - rather use time and effort to do things its own way? In a saturated market with American mega corporations, we believe there is room for innovative and nimble European players - and you will be a key player in that scenario, shaping how our IT operations team (scattered over Helsinki and Singapore) works.


Even though we are a company with a solid business foundation and products used by over 6,000 customers globally, you'll probably enjoy this job if you are flexible, and if you enjoy change plus sometimes a bit of positive chaos. UpCloud's crew grew over 50% over the last year and that brings new challenges, processes, and ways of working. That's our way of saying that we don't have everything figured out yet and we would love you to help us in that quest.


Our preference is for someone based in Helsinki, but we are open for remote work done from anywhere in Europe as well. In any case, don't feel discouraged to apply if you are not in Finland or if you can't relocate. (For the time being, due to the coronavirus situation, we are all working from home, but we are looking forward to having the chance to go back to the office once in a while when the situation changes).


Other reasons why you would like to join UpCloud:

  • You'll find an easy-going environment that promotes work-life balance and self-development.
  • You'll be encouraged to experiment, fail, learn, succeed amazingly, be brave to propose new things, agree and disagree. That’s how you like to work.
  • We're a growth company. While the highest possible level of comfort and growth never co-exist, you'll see the results and impact of your work on a daily basis.


Job requirements

  • Proven experience in leading, coaching, and mentoring an IT infrastructure team.
  • Good project management skills.
  • Solid system administration background in Linux environments.


If you would like to join our journey to never become yet another cloud provider, please get in touch using the ‘apply for this job’ button. 

We review all applications and we do get back to all our candidates. That is a promise.

Our benefits

Devices of your choice

Yearly equipment and training budget

Flexible, remote-friendly working hours

Offices in the heart of Helsinki and Singapore

Team lunches and company parties

Yearly company retreat

UpCloud swag

Referral bonus

Lunch card and snacks*

*available in certain locations only