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Head of DevOps Engineering

  • London OR Dublin
  • Engineering
  • Full-time
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At R3 we are on a mission to build the platform that will revolutionize the world’s financial infrastructure.   Corda takes innovations from blockchain, but was designed from the start to be private and permissioned – meaning it’s regulatable and can be used by established organisations.    Applications range from central bank digital currency and payments to digitizing of financial market infrastructure, to issuance trade and settlement of native digital assets like stocks and bonds. 
As well as offering customers the Corda platform software and tooling, R3 also operates 
Corda Network, a publicly-available internet of Corda nodes operated by network participants.  Corda Network enables interoperability – the exchange of data or assets via a secure, efficient internet layer. A common Trust Root surrounds all transactions, and a consistent set of network parameters ensures all participants may transact with each other.
 
We’re looking for a Head of DevOps Engineering who will be responsible for managing (both pastoral and technical leadership) a team of engineers who:
·       Operate, update and maintain Corda Network and associated Notary services
·       Work hand in hand with our Corda platform software engineers to design, develop, test and operate K8s and Kafka-based tooling and infrastructure to enable us to rapidly iterate Corda and ensure that it operates robustly at scale, with high availability etc.
·       Work with our security team to ensure our code, cloud resources, and processes are compliant with the high standards that our biggest customers demand
 
You will need to be familiar with operating live, high availability services,  as well as with partnering with software engineering teams to improve software delivery agility.  You will be a leader with a passion for promoting DevOps practices to all teams collaboratively and for empowering and enabling DevOps practitioners to learn and develop.  You are comfortable leading a team that covers a broad tech stack that includes Ansible/Terraform/Azure VMs, GitLab, HSMs for PKI, Kubernetes in Azure and AWS, Confluent/Kafka, ELK etc.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Define strategy and direction for DevOps in the Corda business unit.
  • Prioritize DevOps initiatives in conjunction with other Corda business unit leaders
  • Understand and proactively plan software and infrastructure over a period of 3-5 years to meet both technical and business needs.
  • Lead a team of 6 DevOps engineers, and recruit to continue to grow the team and introduce team leads
  • Set goals for your team members, offering feedback (developmental, technical, behavioral etc.), and provide longer term career guidance.
  • Act as R3 DevOps guild lead, encouraging collaboration across all DevOps practitioners in R3, not just those in Corda.
  • Build  strong relationships with the other Corda engineering teams, Product Management, QA, Security, Support and other technical teams, and encourage your team members to align with and be embedded in the software development with which they work
  • Design customer facing operations tooling and best practices in collaboration with engineers
  • Act as ultimate owner of our cloud infrastructure and supporting tooling, managing security and cost.

Qualifications:

  • Superb interpersonal communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Vision, drive and passion – someone who inspires others to aim high.
  • Able to lead from the front, but also understand that everyone is motivated differently – adjusting your style to get the best from those around you.
  • Proven working experience in installing, configuring and troubleshooting UNIX /Linux and Kubernetes based environments, in Azure, AWS and on premises
  • Experience with monitoring systems
  • Solid experience with automation software (Ansible & Terraform)
  • Experience with central logging systems (preferable ELK)
  • Experience of deploying, using and managing the Atlassian tool set (Jira, Service Desk etc).
  • Solid understanding and experience of security engineering
  • Deep and broad understanding of software engineering principles, most likely obtained through significant professional experience
  • Experience with one or more blockchain technologies desirable but not essential
  • Solid experience and mindset on Cloud based security solution and architecture design and implementation.
  • You have solid experience working in an agile development environment
  • Experience as senior or principal development or DevOps engineer (or equivalent role) working on large-scale projects and architecture.
  • Experience in team management.
  • University degree in Computer Science or related software engineering field
  • At R3, we encourage a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you don’t meet all of the above criteria, but you think you’d be a great addition to R3, send us your CV. We’re always interested in meeting collaborative people who are excited to work with us.

 

At R3, we encourage a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you don’t meet all of the above criteria, but you think you’d be a great addition to R3, send us your CV. We’re always interested in meeting collaborative people who are excited to work with us.

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