Director of DevOps 100% Remote

at Job Juncture
Location Houston, TX
Date Posted November 16, 2021
Category All Jobs
Job Type Full-time


The DevOps team is responsible for the tooling and automation underlying the deployment, monitoring, and management of our Client's services and applications.

They also provide 24x7 operational support to the engineering teams responsible for the applications themselves, and work with those teams to ensure that requirements around compliance and availability are met.

As the head of the DevOps department, the Director of Devops is a leader who collaborates closely with other parts of the organization including Information Security, Infrastructure, Data and Engineering to ensure that developers are having the best possible experience building and deploying new applications and infrastructure in a safe and compliant way.

Additionally, they are responsible for the overall quality of life of the employees within their organization, including professional development, mentorship and work-life balance.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities

? Help to define company-wide standards for infrastructure as code and CI/CD workflows and lead efforts to enforce those as early as possible in development processes via policy-as-code.

? Oversee the management of Devops projects and sprint-based workflow, including ensuring day-to-day work is handled and long-term projects are progressing.

? Participate alongside engineering and security to vet new microservice design and go- live checklist reviews.

? Responsible for reporting on the uptime and availability of existing monolith services and assisting in the monitoring and response to incidents involving devops-managed infrastructure and services across the organization.

? Handle operational aspects of an annual ~$4M AWS budget and ~$2M of additional tools and SaaS services, including the management of vendor relationships and associated contracts.

Tremendous opportunity to step into a team that is is the pride and joy of one of the fastest growing Consumer Tech firms. They have some of the highest employee reviews ever on Glassdoor.  This firm is solidly based as one of the premier lines of business in this highly regarded, decades old corporate portfolio.  So none of the financial concerns you'd find at a start-up but with the same entrepreneurial feel to it. 


Skills/Experience Requirements (What You’ll Need to Succeed)

? 5+ years Experience leading and building “teams of teams” of high-performing senior level engineers, BS/BA in Computer Science or equivalent relevant industry experience

? Familiar with the requirements of SOX, PCI, and SOC2 and experienced working with both internal and external auditors to maintain compliance

? Strong written communication skills and comfort with chat tools (e.g. Slack) as a primary means of communication

? The devops team helps to support the following technologies. Familiarity with these will be helpful in supporting ongoing projects and technical roadmap development:

? Go and NodeJS-based microservices running on AWS EKS utilizing Istio as a service mesh

? CI/CD pipelines including Jenkins (using declarative pipelines), Harness, Artifactory/X-ray, and SonarQube

? Splunk for logging and observability

? Confluent Cloud managed Kafka

? A variety of AWS services to build and maintain a cloud-native infrastructure (EC2, S3, CloudWatch, CloudTrail, SQS, SNS, RDS, Dynamo, Neptune, API Gateway, ElasticSearch and more)

? Various monoliths (standard 3-tier application architecture) running on a variety of database technologies (primarily MySQL, Solr, and Couchbase) and a variety of languages (j2ee, Ruby-on-Rails, .NET, and Grails)

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