Director of Infrastructure (DevOps) - Series C (<$100m) Autonomous Startup

My client is a very well-funded ($93m) global, expanding startup focused on 'Cognitive Automation'. Their technology understands how your business works, makes real-time recommendations, predicts outcomes, and takes action autonomously - Essential for the self-driving future.

I am looking for someone to step in and lead the company's infrastructure for the ongoing global expansion. Headquartered in the South Bay with offices in Europe, India, and Asia, this is a chance to step into a global position.


  • Enhance and maintain a CI/CD process for development in a production environment for a SaaS-based product
  • Lead the DevOps team to maintain operations of systems in all environments including development, test, staging, production, and others as needed
  • Develop and maintain scripts used by automated build, deployment and packaging systems
  • Select, deploy, administer and support 3rd party tools as needed, like Jenkins Jobs/Plugins/Settings and Integration through CI/CD platform
  • Develop, maintain and enhance key parts of the release procedures and processes. Coordinate release activities with Release Management, Project Management, QA, and Development teams to ensure a smooth and trouble-free rollout of releases

What You'll Bring:

  • 8-10+ years’ experience in designing, building and managing large-scale application infrastructure in AWS (Added Azure and/or GCP experience a bonus)
  • Software Engineering background - 70% hands-on position with coding (Java)
  • Experience building fully-automated, immutable infrastructure
  • Advanced experience with Jenkins and workflows in a cloud environment. Experience with other build orchestration tools is acceptable
  • Advanced experience with Subversion and Git/GITHUB. Experience in customizing these tools is required
  • 5+ years of experience in developing solutions on one or more continuous integration tools such as Bamboo, Jenkins or other integrated automation tools - Python Scripting
  • Expert level experience with Ansible (Windows and Linux)
  • Understanding of SQS, CloudWatch, and CloudTrail to monitor the VMs health check and alarm the users through AWS SNS notifications
  • Detailed hands-on experience with Kubernetes, Terraform - Essential
  • Computer Science degree

Nice to Have:

  • Startup experience with successful growth (i.e. series C - IPO)
  • Experience taking manual infrastructure to fully automated, immutable
  • Experience in the Autonomous space

On Offer:

  • Up to $250k base 
  • Equity
  • Bonus
  • Excellent benefits package