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IT Cloud Operations Advisor Job


Houston, Texas, US

Job Skill Group:  Information Technology
Date:  Nov 18, 2021


Hess is a leading international independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. 

We have an industry leading position in the Bakken in North Dakota – a key U.S. shale play. Hess is also one of the largest producers in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico and a key natural gas producer and supplier to Peninsular Malaysia and Thailand. The company is engaged in exploration and appraisal activities offshore Guyana, participating in one of the industry’s largest oil discoveries in the past decade, as well as the Gulf of Mexico, Suriname and Nova Scotia.

Hess aims to attract, retain and energize the best people by investing in their professional development and providing them with challenging and rewarding opportunities for personal growth. We are always looking for talented professionals who share our values and are passionate about making a difference in the world and in their careers. We strive to meet the highest standards of corporate citizenship by protecting the health and safety of our employees, safeguarding the environment and creating a long-lasting, positive impact on the communities where we do business.

For more information about Hess Corporation, please visit our website at Hess.com. 


Position Summary


This position will serve as the Advisor for Cloud Platform Operations with a core focus on cost effective and strategic implementation and operationalization of various platform processes and resources (on premise and cloud) based off approved standards, procedures, and in alignment with our multi-year IT strategy.  This role will play a critical function to enable and lead with a perspective of “software defined infrastructure” and successfully enable our application development & integration teams to efficiently deploy digital products to our business partners.  The architectural foundational element will be constructed on enabling safe, cost effective & reliable operations while providing the organization the capability to take advantage of hybrid cloud compute benefits (scale, agility, reduced costs).  Successfully working with multiple IT stakeholders (Cyber Security, Enterprise Architecture, Planning & Applications) is needed to successfully embed and operationalize hybrid cloud compute benefits within the organization. 


Successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.


Essential Roles & Responsibilities:  

  • Serve as Subject Matter Expert (SME) to develop, operationalize and support secure, reliable, scalable cloud and on-prem hybrid resources to support both our business partners and our internal application development & integration teams. 
  • Ensure architecture aligns with our standards and IT strategic road map through a close working relationship with the Cyber and Enterprise Architecture teams to educate and exploit advanced features across IT. 
  • Work directly with the Enterprise Architecture, Cyber, Planning and Application teams to contribute to and operationalize our strategic platform roadmap.
  • Stay up-to-date with Azure and on-premise future and current capabilities
  • Provide oversight to service provider Cloud Operations team to maintain a secure, efficient, and cost-effective computing platform, perform analysis of IaaS & PaaS environment needs and contribute to design architecture, integration and installation with service provider(s) as needed. 
  • Maintains hardware and software lifecycle maintenance and asset refresh needs in conjunction with service provider(s). 
  • Develops or establishes strong relationships and high performing team with service providers. 
  • Works with consumers to ensure platform costs as monitored and managed within budget
  • Work with service provider to continually drive inefficiencies out of the system 
  • Develop, promote, and maintain an infrastructure as code mentality across service provider, infrastructure, and application teams.
  • Drive automation and standardization and consistent use of process across IT to ensure Cyber compliance and cost management are built across the growing platform.


Key skills

  • Deep understanding of the Azure cloud platform
  • Influencing without authority
  • Persistence and drive for high performing platform and team
  • Compromise & flexibility to exploit appropriate cloud capabilities within process and standards
  • Ease of working across teams in non-confrontational manner
  • Data driven problem solving
  • Delivery based mindset
  • Facilitation to bring diverse teams to alignment
  • Demonstrating and setting behavioral expectations across IT
  • Process focused and passion to drive improvement
  • Structured approach to work management combined with project delivery experience.
  • Strong understanding of abstraction, process and orchestration
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Azure Well Architected frameworks.



  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 5-10 Years – Infrastructure operations
    • Broad experience of running the core IT operations and processes – Compute, Network, Storage, Cyber, Database, Backups, Monitoring, Cost Optimization, Audit
  • 3-5 Years
    • Azure IaaS, PaaS operations
    • Azure cost management
    • DevSecOps processes and pipelines
  • Application development experience preferred




The Hess Way of Working refers to competencies considered absolute pre-requisites for success. How you deliver results is as important as what you achieve. Every employee is expected to demonstrate the behaviors within these competencies to be considered an effective performer and, ultimately, earn career growth opportunities.

  • Builds Trusted Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Creates Effective Teams
  • Thinks Strategically
  • Inspires Innovation
  • Demonstrates Courage
  • Drives Continuous Improvement
  • Makes Quality Decisions
  • Delivers High Performance

Hess is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Posting Notes: Lisa B Willet | Employee | Information Technology | United States| Texas | Houston | | |  | | No | 25808