Lead Devops Engineer

9 spokes - Auckland City
new offer (09/08/2020)

job description

Leadership role to drive technical excellence
Cloud, Containerisation &
Modern offices in CBD with flexibility
Exciting opportunity to deliver leadership, manage the operation and continuous development of a leading edge Azure platform!
9Spokes is a business tracking and insights tool that enables SMBs to harness the power of their data to improve performance. SMBs can connect their cloud software to the 9Spokes platform and use the Tracker tool to get a comprehensive, near real-time picture of how they\ 're performing across the metrics that matter most ? so they can make quick, sharp decisions that impact growth.
Reporting to the Head of Engineering, the Lead DevOps Engineer role is accountable and responsible for leading DevOps activities across the 9Spokes platform including managing the DevOps team. In this role, you will be responsible for managing the operation and continuous development of a leading-edge Microsoft Azure platform within the expected SLAs and security requirements.
It is essential you have a natural ability to work independently with little supervision, have excellent organisation and problem-solving skills. You will understand customer needs and know how to get the right people connected to solve a problem quickly. An important part of the role is connecting with the development teams to support their needs in the development process. You will be required to be a hands-on member of the DevSecOps Team supporting the 9Spokes mission critical 24/7 global platform.
Key Accountabilities include;
Deliver leadership for DevSecOps team
Provide DevSecOps support, including resolution of platform incidents in environments supported by the DevSecOps team
Manage deployments of product updates and fixes
Cost optimisation of cloud infrastructure
Develop the CI/CD automation frameworks to reduce manual processes and increase efficiencies
Continue to develop infrastructure architecture
Build tools and scripts to reduce occurrences of errors and improve efficiency
Plan and manage the teams work in an agile way
Understand information security, including how to handle information, reporting risks and/or breaches, and how to support colleagues to do the same
Evolve and document operational procedures
Design and improve procedures promoting best practice across the teams for your area of expertise
Provide and oversee all levels of technical support, including corporate services and internal support for 9Spokes employees including security management of O365, laptops, office equipment and other standard applications utilised
Oversee security operations on the platform
Line management of a small team including recruitment, team development and reviews
The successful candidate must demonstrate experience and working knowledge across the following areas;
Experience with operating large scale web software applications within a technology company
Proven experience in leading small teams and mentoring of agile teams
Prior experience with cloud technologies, preferably Azure
Kubernetes and containerised solutions experience
Background and knowledge in security, networking, infrastructure and operating systems
Strong understanding of security implementation in cloud environments
Understanding of agile software development methodologies and delivery
Good understanding of continuous integration, continuous delivery and build automation
Exposure to the SaaS domain would be considered a significant advantage
Given the small size of the team, many of the key accountabilities will be shared within the team and the Lead DevOps Engineer is expected to be an important team member in the delivery. 9Spokes values driven individuals with excellent time-management skills who are capable of producing outcomes, who also enjoy opportunities to think and solve issues creatively. This is a hands on role in a dynamic, exciting and well-funded global early-tech business. The successful candidate will have an ability to drive technical excellence, pushing forward innovation and quality! You will have strong leadership experience, excellent communication skills and be comfortable operating with multiple hats and working in a fast paced fun environment.
If this opportunity sounds like you and you have the relevant skills and experience, apply now as we\ 're keen to get you started ASAP!
To apply for this role you must have NZ Citizenship / NZ Residency or a valid work visa.

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