DevOps & Automation Director

We are looking for an experienced hands-on director of DevOps & Automation. This position reports to DriveU.auto’s VP of Engineering. The successful execution of this role will combine a passion for quality and automation, the ability to build reliable process and automation frameworks as well as excellent cross-functional leadership skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Define, and lead the implementation and ongoing management of best software engineering practices including, but not limited to: test-driven development, CI/CD practices, regression test automation, comprehensive approach to adherence to standards, comprehensive ‘definition of done,’ team retrospectives.
  • Define, and lead the implementation and ongoing management of effective automation, testing and quality assurance frameworks and methodologies across the development teams.
  • Build and manage a group of QA & Automation personnel, while staying hands on.
  • Manage a cloud environment for production and development ensuring uptime, performance and customer SLAs.
  • Identify and execute on opportunities for increased and improved automation, monitoring and improved security.
  • Code tools based on business needs.
  • Contribute to the growing body of DevOps documentation.
  • Actively support and drive implementation of the company’s technical and architectural roadmap objectives.

Required skills and experience:

  • 5+ years of DevOps, operations, or relevant equivalent experience in a production environment, 2+ of which in management positions.
  • 2+ years of experience with monitoring tools and frameworks.
  • Experience with testing, automation, and development frameworks and tools – PyTest, Jenkins, Docker.
  • Previous startup experience, preferably in the auto-tech space – a big advantage.
  • 2+ years working with cloud technology. AWS experience – an advantage.
  • Experience with setting up security/authentication controls and with compliance certification is a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field.
  • Strong planning, communication, and presentation skills, and the capability to listen and influence with a “Can-do” attitude.
  • Ability to work well with rapid deployment cycles and tight deadlines.

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