Director, DevOps – Multiple Locations (GA, CA, or NY)

Posted June 7th, 2017

Overview

Inform attracts entrepreneurial-minded individuals, who are looking to boldly disrupt and relentlessly innovate in a fast-paced and rewarding digital media environment. We seek passionate and dynamic talent looking to join a collaborative team that provides a wealth of opportunities for career development and growth.

The position can be located in any of our 3 Inform offices including Atlanta, New York, and Palo Alto, and reports to the Vice President of Engineering

Responsibilities
  • Lead the deployment and monitoring of a top online news video syndication and distribution platform
  • Manage a multi million dollar Ops budget with a focus on cost and resource optimization
  • Manage a team of excellent Devops engineers distributed across different time zones.
  • Develop and execute Ops roadmap
  • Interact with clients about Inform’s deployment architecture and provide them confidence about our infrastructure
  • Search and recommend new technologies and tools that will advance our architecture in a cost effective and scalable way
  • Participate in deign reviews and contribute towards building scalable, extensible and high performing architecture
  • Interacting with management regarding infrastructure budgeting and planning
Additional Qualifications
  • Contribute to open source projects
  • Experience with desktop virtualization solutions such as Virtualbox.
  • Experience with configuration management tools such as Chef or Puppet.
  • Experience with Nginx + uWSGI.
  • Experience with Protocol Buffers.
  • Experience with microservices.
  • Experience with CI/CD.
  • Experience with video platforms
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Engineering, or related
  • 10+ years overall experience; 3 of which are in a management role
  • Experience managing DevOps teams including hiring and related HR activities
  • At least 3 years experience with a scripting language (Python, Ruby, PHP or BASH)
  • Experience leveraging AWS services to build highly scalable applications
  • Experience deploying, administering, and engineering Linux operating system
  • Experience with deployment tools such as Vagrant or Docker
  • Must understand Agile/SCRUM methodologies and have worked on a Scrum team
  • Understanding of MVC concepts and application frameworks
  • Experience with various databases and datastores such as: (MSSQL, MySQL, Postgresql, Mongodb, DynamoDB, Cassandra, Redshift)
  • Experience with in memory data stores such as Memcached or Redis
  • Experience working with high transaction systems
  • Experience with revision control systems such as Git
  • Experience with monitoring and alerting tools like Datadog
  • Experience in working with vendors for price and contract negotiations
  • Experience in working with product and development teams closely
  • Experience in discussions with clients related to infrastructure
About You
  • Responsible for preparing and executing DevOps roadmap
  • You take pride in writing clean DRY code/scripts
  • You follow a devops/visible ops/12 factor apps philosophy
  • You are a team player who enjoys collaboration and working in an agile environment
  • You are an experienced infrastructure engineer who has worked in high transaction high availability systems
  • You are confident enough in your ability to solve problems and learn to tackle any systems engineering problem