Vice President of Cloud Ops

San Jose Metro Area, CA

Post Date: 12/28/2017 Job ID: JN -122017-3565 Job Category: Infrastructure - Data Center - Technology
Our fast-growing Silicon Valley-headquartered client has hired Vivo to help in its search for an experienced VP of Cloud Operations to be at the forefront of this company s transition to fully cloud based platform. Reporting to the SVP of Engineering, the successful VP will have experience with scaling and come from a site reliability background, in addition having a strong engineering and architectural background. If you have successfully built a large scale, high volume platform, and can effectively work with a global engineering leadership team, to provide best-in-breed infrastructure, this role is for you!

While the role requires a strong working knowledge of IT protocols and compliance standards, this is not an IT infrastructure position. Candidates whose backgrounds do not include leadership roles in the building out and scaling of global infrastructures that support customer transactions are not the right fit for this particular role

Responsibilities
  • Set the global vision and strategy for infrastructure operations (SRE)
  • Build a world-class SRE organization that focuses on reliability and scalability of our cloud platform
  • Drive positive outcomes for clients and our business and ensure continuous availability of the platform.
  • Enable an environment of continuous improvements to meet market changes and customer demands
  • Drive the adoption of automation to improve flexibility and elasticity across multiple cloud providers and expedite the transition of clients from on premise technologies to our cloud platform
  • As a company leader, be able to attract and retain top talent
  • Establish repeatable processes to integrate newly designed products into the cloud platform

Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related technical field
  • A minimum of 8 years experience leading engineering teams, including demonstrated success leading geographically dispersed engineering teams
  • Extensive experience delivering SRE or infrastructure of commercial, multi-tenant, SaaS products at scale with high availability targets, including being hands on with technology and experience shipping commercial software at scale as both an engineer and a leader.
  • Experience overseeing cloud architecture and engineering supported in the cloud via AWS, Azure, Google or similar
  • Experience overseeing continuous integration/continuous deployment systems (CI/CD)
  • Demonstrated experience hiring, managing, developing and retaining highly technical staff
  • Demonstrated experience partnering with executive-level stakeholders to drive change across multiple business functions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; proven experience articulating security and risk-related concepts to all audiences, including C-level executives and board members
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills; proven ability to work effectively with technical contributors, management and executive leadership
  • Willingness and ability to travel as needed
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