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Director, DevOps
Foster City, CA

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Job Description

We are seeking a highly motivated and talented Director of DevOps to lead our automation efforts across build, continuous integration, release management, continuous delivery, infrastructure provisioning, configuration management, observability and DevSecOps. Working with a team of talented DevOps engineers you will be responsible for prototyping, designing, developing, and continually evaluating and evolving a highly scalable DevOps toolchain supporting our 12,000+ customers hosted across various data centers and public clouds. This is a great opportunity to be an integral part of a team building Qualys' next generation infrastructure automation platform processing over 100 million transactions and terabytes of data per day, leverage open source technologies, and work on challenging and business-impacting projects.

The ideal candidate has a proven track record of building large, scalable infrastructure, and is a creative thinker, problem solver, teacher, learner, and a fantastic manager of people.


* Own and drive the end-to-end DevOps automation effort with an infrastructure-as-code mindset
* Lead, manage, and hire for the DevOps team with a steady, vibrant, agile, and hands-on leadership approach
* Ensure that you maximize the productivity of your team, especially by foreseeing and resolving obstacles and dependencies before they occur
* Produce high-quality software following good architecture and design principles that you and your team will find easy to work with
* Put in place and enforce best-in-class processes for ensuring high quality and high uptime for DevOps managed platform technologies and microservices developed by the team
* Ensure that technologies based on open source software are regularly maintained and released to production without any downtime
* Ensure collaboration, communication, and proper expectation setting across teams
* Research, evaluate and adopt next-generation technologies
* Participate in architecture reviews related to performance and scalability of products


* 10+ years of hands-on development experience including relevant experience developing SaaS-based software products and solutions for service-oriented deployments in public (AWS, Azure, GCP, etc.) or private clouds
* 3+ years of experience with managing high-performance teams
* 5+ years of experience in the field of data center infrastructure management (Linux/Docker/ Kubernetes/ Microservices)
* Ability to lead and influence team members to forge consensus on technical discussions including architectural and design guidelines, code reviews, release process, etc.
* Have built scalable SaaS platforms utilizing microservices and distributed systems architecture
* Applied principles of site reliability engineering for monitoring and alerting of applications
* In-depth experience with continuous integration and continuous deployment pipelines
* Good Linux system administrator skills and TCP/IP network fundamentals
* Strong programming background in Java, Groovy, Python or Golang
* Strong in data structures and algorithms
* Strong analytical and debugging skills

Bonus Points if you have:

* Built a technology platform from the ground up
* Expertise in building automation tools in any of the programming languages such as Java, Groovy, Python or Golang
* Experience with search engines like Elasticsearch
* Experience with message-oriented middleware such as Kafka
* Expertise with RDBMS systems (preferably Oracle)
* Experience with NoSQL databases (preferably Cassandra)
* Experience with in-memory caching using Redis, Memcached, etc.
* Experience with container and orchestration technologies such as Docker, Swarm, Kubernetes, etc.
* Experience with monitoring tools such as Graphite, Grafana, and Prometheus
* Experience with HashiCorp technologies such as Consul, Vault, Terraform and Vagrant
* Experience with configuration management tools such as Ansible Chef, Puppet, etc.
* Experience with Maven, Ant or Gradle for builds

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