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Engineering Lead - DevOps

| Marina Del Rey & Playa Vista

We’re looking for humble, but ambitious, razor-sharp DevOps leader who can teach us a thing or two. We promise to return the favor. Like us, you take product development and platform engineering seriously; you’re passionate about technology and, even more so, about leadership. We embrace those who see things differently, aren’t afraid to experiment, and who have a healthy disregard for constraints. That’s where you come in. We are currently seeking a Director of DevOps to drive technical vision and provide leadership for a group of DevOps engineers in an innovative and fast paced environment. Our selection process will emphasize technical and architectural skills as well as leadership/management/organizational skills equally. The ideal candidate must be a master of their domain in cloud based DevOps. Furthermore, the ideal candidate must be able to inspire, champion and teach when the need arises. We are looking for someone who’s is equally comfortable leading by influence or authority. Last, we are looking for a rare mix of intelligence, integrity, domain knowledge, verbal agility, and diplomacy which allows you to rapidly earn the trust of technically astute engineers and product astute product management leaders.
Why We Need This Role

We are looking for a leader to help us achieve and maintain maximum potential in areas of scale, security, fiscal efficiency and fault tolerance. This includes everything from authentication to authorization service to programmatic cross cloud resource initiation, orchestration and continuity.

Why You Should Join

This is a challenging and diverse role that requires you to build both, an organization and DevOps vision, nearly from the ground up. Only join this role if you are craving rapid growth, able to create a path in unchartered territory, and comfortable with trying, failing and course-correcting fast.

First Six Month Deliverables

  • Develop and execute a DevOps strategy for Builder Platform to support product scale, orchestration and fault tolerance
    • Automate creation, orchestration, auto scaling and cross-availability zone failover for the Builder platform ecosystem
  • Develop and execute a DevOps strategy for Builder Platform in support of client project environments
    • Automate creation, orchestration, auto scaling and cross-availability zone failover for all client applications built via the Builder platform
  • Develop and execute a DevOps strategy in support of successful crosscloud service utilization and orchestration
    • Automate creation and orchestration of all container based client applications leveraging VKE or similar orchestration product

Requirements

  • Strong technical leadership experience in globally geo distributed environments
  • 12 plus years solid experience in Internet Infrastructure, including at least 4 - 5 years in cloud based DevOps environment
  • CS degree required or equivalent work experience
  • 5 plus years of relevant experience managing large, fast-paced and dynamic DevOps engineering teams
  • A proven track record of managing successful high-capacity, large-scale, internet-based product platforms/architectures
  • Capable of technical deep-dives, networking, cloud services, yet verbally and cognitively agile enough to hold their own in a strategy discussion with senior technical or executive leadership
  • Comfortable recruiting and leading technical leads and a global team of very bright, experienced engineers capable of working on projects and at scale unlike any other they've encountered
  • Very experienced with Agile / Scrum methodologies
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and oral
  • Expert understanding of Engineering, DevOps and cloud computing fundamentals
  • Expert understanding of AWS services
  • Strong automation and CI / CD experience
  • Strong infrastructure security, AAA (authentication, authorization, and accounting) and secret management expertise
  • Solid experience with containerized applications/orchestration and serverless functions
  • Terraform, Kubernetes, GitHub, CD/CI tools experience, some would say you are a master.
  • If I asked your previous team members about you, they would say you were a great leader and they would very much welcome an opportunity to work for you once again.
  • Experience in high SLA environments
  • Some experience working with Azure, Openstack or GCP as well as experience with ISO 27001 or SAS 70 assessments is a strong plus

Benefits

  • Health and Wellness benefits including competitive medical, dental, and vision plans
  • Performance-based bonuses and stock options
  • Generous vacation and time off benefits including paid holidays
  • Generally flexible working hours
  • Working in a beautiful office space the heart of Silicon Beach in Playa Vista
  • A collaborative culture where unconventional thinkers come together to solve interesting problems and having fun while doing it
  • Mission-driven company that is making the world a better place
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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    • SwiftLanguages
    • Objective CLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
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    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • MemcachedDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases

Location

It's said that Playa Vista is where Silicon Valley meets SoCal - Think big names in tech, residences, dining, and centrally located for commuters.

An Insider's view of Engineer.ai

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Engineer.ai LA is a bunch of hardworking people in open and fun atmosphere. We're playful - we bond over our favorite food trucks and spar over who controls the office playlist. Calling us a family may be cliche, but it's pretty accurate.

Jordan

Customer Product Expert

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Through our Builder product, we’re making software accessible to everyone. It’s cool because software engineering has been disrupting industries since the 1980s but never evolving its own and I’m excited to be a part of the team that’s doing just that.

Alex

Global Vice President of Engineering

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

My career has grown leaps and bounds since being at Engineer.ai. When I first started, my focus was primarily on lead generation and business development. My role since then has transformed into much more as I've had the opportunity to dabble in sales, partnership related initiatives and product management to some extent.

Mikaeel

Account Executive

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

We look for people who are passionate about loosely held beliefs. We have a culture which encourages our people to be curious, experiment, and use their experienced points of view to challenge the status quo. We start with why in everything we do, it's part of our core DNA. We want everyone to be entrepreneurial.

Sachin

CEO & Chief Wizard

What are Engineer.ai Perks + Benefits

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Engineer.ai provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Happy Hours
We unwind over drinks on occasion as some local hot spots!
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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