Global IS Operations Architecture Manager


About Us

Santos provides reliable, affordable energy for progress and seeks to provide lower carbon energy over time.

Santos is a global energy company with operations across Australia, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste and the United States.

At Santos, our goal is to be a global leader in the energy evolution to low-carbon fuels that help the world decarbonise and continue to provide the reliable, affordable energy the world needs for modern life and human progress.

Santos is an important Australian domestic gas supplier and LNG supplier in Asia. We are committed to supplying critical fuels such as oil and gas, and abating emissions through carbon capture and storage, energy efficiency projects, use of renewables in our operations and high-quality offsets. Santos will also seek to develop low-carbon fuels as customer demand evolves.

For 70 years, Santos has been working in partnership with local communities, providing jobs and business opportunities, safely developing natural gas resources and from there powering industries and households.

Santos seeks to deliver long-term value to shareholders through our diverse portfolio of high-quality, long-life, low-cost oil and gas assets, carbon storage resources and infrastructure. 

The Santos portfolio is value accretive and resilient across a range of decarbonisation scenarios. Santos has a climate transition action plan that will continue to evolve for the global energy evolution.

Santos has a regional operating model with a strong local focus. The Company’s operating structure comprises three regional business units focused on enabling and executing corporate strategy. Two divisions – Santos Energy Solutions and Santos Upstream Gas and Liquids – are accountable for global portfolio management and strategy.

About the Role

Are you looking for a role where you can be a catalyst of change and drive innovations – then this role might be for you!

We are seeking for a technology-expert and people-leader to be our Global IS Architecture Manager. This role has a broad remit of ensuring Santos’ architectural patterns, and principles for new projects and existing services meet the needs of the global Santos business. Your expertise will be crucial in making sure the services and solutions are designed to optimise a secure, reliable, and standard way of delivering services to meet the requirements of the Santos business.

You will manage a small team of Solution Architects to ensure a coordinated, planned delivery of strategy, roadmaps. And oversee the standardisation of patterns, products and services delivered by the IS Operations function.

Key accountabilities include:  

  • Design strategies, mitigate delivery risks and requirements with consideration of constraints, and manages appropriate exceptions, whilst retaining focus on delivering value for Santos. 
  • Deliver technology roadmaps for the IS Operations portfolio.
  • Manage and influence great outcomes for Santos through 3rd party suppliers and vendors and translate that into clear proposal for delivery of Cloud platform and Infrastructure services.
  • Provide a clear view of the technology direction and strategy for IS Operational services such as Infrastructure, Cloud, EUC, Network and Service Management.
  • Work closely with members of the IS Operations team and obtains feedback for improvement of global services to which are consumed as standard, for Infrastructure and Cloud Services across the regional locations in which Santos operates. 
  • Making strategic, enterprise decisions, and provides the necessary subsequent documentation and controls for 3rd parties to execute support of the Santos Infrastructure, Network and Information Systems operational service environment.
  • Develop Santos team members via regular development and coaching, goal setting and feedback for Santos IS Operations Solution Architects team. This will ensure we have a consistent, planned and strategic approach to support Santos via its technology platforms.

About You

To be considered for this role, we are seeking for professionals with strong IT Infrastructure Architecture experience. Ideally, you are an expert in the latest Cloud technologies (AWS and Azure), holds relevant degree qualifications and IT certifications. It is a requirement for the candidate to have a strong experience and knowledge of Infrastructure principals, and methodologies ie TOGAF.

It is essential that you have demonstrated skills and experience in: 

  • Experience using modern, enterprise applications and services within a large-scale technology change environment.
  • Comprehensive experience of ITSM within a corporate environment, including experience standardising them across a global organisation.
  • Experience in leading research and resolution of infrastructure related issues.
  • Experience in holding technical positions delivering infrastructure projects in storage, compute, networking and backup.
  • Experience with a large Infrastructure/application cloud migration project and management of infrastructure technologies.
  • Extensive years of experience in leading a technical team, with the ability to lead technical discussions on workloads.

Supporting a Diverse Workforce

Santos acknowledges that we operate on the traditional lands of Aboriginal people. We recognise the traditional rights to maintain the culture, identities, traditions, and customs on their country. We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome – they are essential to our ongoing success.  


We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, or anything else that makes us different.  

Australian Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander jobseekers are strongly encouraged to apply. 


How to Apply

Applications must be submitted via the online recruitment system before COB 14th May 2024.  


A requirement of this role is that you will need to have in place the legal work rights for Australia to apply.


Potential Scams

There are a number of fake adverts that are impersonating Santos Limited, in these instances you will receive an e-mail from a generic e-mail address. We do not make offers without interviews or due diligence taking place.  You will know if an advert is genuine if you are directed to the Santos company careers page to apply which is

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