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SR Director DevOps

Redwood City, CA, USA | Synack

  • Industry:
    Computer and Network Security
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Operations / Production
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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Synack is seeking a Senior Director of DevOps/Infrastructure who will strategize alongside the CTO and VP of Engineering to lead the efforts to develop, maintain, and grow a stable, automated infrastructure and build and deploy pipeline. Expertise in automated infrastructure build tools such as Chef, Ansible, and Salt is required, as is knowledge of Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud or Microsoft Azure and the networking/security constructs of their Public Cloud environment. The DevOps Director role, while a management position, will require hands-on programming and iterative development for various infrastructure components including web stacks, database systems, security tools, and networking/cloud environment configurations. You will work closely with all Engineering teams to ensure proper software support, monitoring, and security policies as well as developing a thoughtful team hiring and staffing strategy that enables engineering team growth. We understand this role requires a wide breadth of experience and do not expect all candidates to possess knowledge of every tool we use -- but we do expect the motivation and ability to learn/adapt/overcome challenges with a winning attitude.

Here’s what you'll do:

Lead and manage the infrastructure team composed of Network Engineers, Security Engineers, IT and DevOps/Automation professionals

Participate in technical and functional application design meetings to ensure requirements are clearly defined and the team can deliver the necessary infrastructure support to meet deadlines

Work with the VP of Engineering to build and maintain a smooth SDLC that fully includes devops and infrastructure components

Maintain and operate the datacenter (on-premise, cloud) and associated infrastructure in accordance with documented procedures and, when necessary, craft documentation to support operational requirements

Orchestrate configuration management of server builds, network appliances and other infrastructure components

Manage vendor relationships and ensure proper support contracts are in place where necessary

Recruit and retain a talented team that is ready to support business infrastructure requirements as we scale the business

Champion infrastructure software automation projects and partner with Engineering, Product Management, and QA to define and execute on them

Work as a member of feature teams to deliver on the infrastructure portion of the feature/product

Monitor the Synack production application and address issues that arise

Here's what you'll need:

BA/BS degree in computer science or a related field

10+ years hands-on experience in an enterprise environment deploying and supporting scalable and high availability infrastructure (Chef, Salt, Ansible)

8+ years management experience

5+ years experience leading infrastructure efforts in an AWS production high-traffic environment

Coordinate team resources to diagnose and resolve operational issues that involve hardware, storage, networking troubleshooting and infrastructure issues

Able to organize and delivering briefings to managers on the status of infrastructure projects/operations

Proficiency in budgeting, planning, scheduling, and executing projects in a timely and cost-effective manner

Experience with database technologies such as Postgres, MongoDB, ElasticSearch, Hadoop

Strong Linux or UNIX background

Ability to work closely with teammates to implement technology, troubleshoot and resolve issues

Able to design and troubleshoot networking issues 

Experience with virtualization technologies is a plus


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