Posted 8 months ago
ALICE is a growing startup serving 2k+ hotels all over the world with a global team of 140 staff spread across 16 countries. Our mission is to help businesses deliver exceptional hospitality with a focus on hotels. We do this by partnering with the world's best hoteliers to build a product that lets them do their best work. We take on the challenge of running the day to day tasks of every department in a hotel through a unified platform.
We are looking for a Director of DevOps to lead a group of high-performing and globally distributed DevOps engineers. The Director of DevOps will manage and continue to grow a globally-distributed team while contributing to strategic planning to define direction for ALICE Infrastructure and DevOps. You will work with a highly motivated, diverse, and thoughtful group as we rapidly scale to disrupt an industry.
The Director of DevOps will:
Lead a global team of DevOps engineers focused on efficient operation of daily activities, developer productivity and continuous improvement. Monitoring, automation and tools development
Establish and maintain DevOps strategies for execution and growth of the operation
Work closely with the engineering and product leadership to architect solid technical design and approach to operations
Define and manage company’s cloud posture with efficient utilization of cloud services, optimizing AWS cost/usage
Define and manage service standards, SLA’s for uptime & monitoring, etc
Implement processes for efficient server management including security related tasks, ensuring alignment with security requirements like patching and encryption
Develop and maintain a Business Continuity Plan and a Disaster Recovery Plan, and ensuring successful annual testing of each.
Develop and recommend standards, guidelines, and best practices for DevOps
Our stack is:
Backend: Java / Groovy and Grails
Web Server: Tomcat
Database: Aurora MySQL (AWS RDS)
6+ years DevOps management experience at scale
Hands-on experience building complex, scalable, and high-performance system software architectures with AWS
Experience with designing the appropriate monitoring and alerting for production infrastructures
Strong experience with agile software development techniques and highly automated test environments
Experience managing mission-critical production systems with strict SLAs around service availability
Strong leadership skills with widely distributed teams (geography and time), inspiring and coaching people to help them do the best work of their career; helping people identify opportunities for their own growth, and define plans for achieving measurable goals
Organization and context-switching: this role will focus on a number of initiatives, simultaneously.
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field