Manager of Application Development
1 week ago
Job type: Full-time
Hiring from: Canada Only
Category: DevOps / Sysadmin
SSENSE, pronounced [es-uhns], is a Montreal-based fashion platform with global reach. Founded in 2003, SSENSE is pacing the vanguard of directional retail with a mix of luxury, streetwear, and avant-garde labels. We produce industry-leading original content and take pride in building our own technology solutions and systems from scratch. Our field of focus has grown beyond that of a typical e-commerce entity as we explore the nexus of content, commerce, and culture. Currently serving 150 countries, generating an average of 88 million monthly page views, and achieving high double digit annual growth since inception, SSENSE is becoming a cultural protagonist in its own right. SSENSE, pronounced [es-uhns], is a Montreal-based fashion platform with global reach. Founded in 2003, SSENSE is pacing the vanguard of directional retail with a mix of luxury, streetwear, and avant-garde labels. We produce industry-leading original content and take pride in building our own technology solutions and systems from scratch. Our field of focus has grown beyond that of a typical e-commerce entity as we explore the nexus of content, commerce, and culture. Currently serving 150 countries, generating an average of 76 million monthly page views, and achieving high double digit annual growth since inception, SSENSE is becoming a cultural protagonist in its own right.
Reporting to the Director of the Technology Platform, the Manager of Cloud Infrastructure / DevOps will lead teams of cloud infrastructure developers building and supporting the expanding cloud infrastructure of SSENSE. The ideal candidate has the ability to see the big picture from both a technical and business perspective, leadership skills to motivate his/her team, technical knowledge to support and guide solutions, and the foresight to help strategize and drive the team in delivering objectives. As a leader, this role provides the opportunity to drive large infrastructure projects, influence the technical strategy and collaborate with application development teams to drive business value.
Manage infrastructure / DevOps teams, building and operating solutions on AWS Cloud infrastructure.
Lead the teams by wearing the hats of the product manager, scrum master and people manager, setting the quarterly objectives, driving the agile ceremonies, conducting performance assessments and guiding their career development.
Partner with the team’s technical lead, collaborate with the architecture group, to ensure the technical designs conform to the highest standards of quality and cost-efficiency and conform to the AWS best practices.
Ensure the standards are defined and enforced throughout the software development lifecycle.
Facilitate collaboration with application development teams within an Agile/Scrum environment.
Report on the status of development, quality, operations, and system performance to management.
Participate actively in the recruiting process.
Bachelor’s degree (BS) or Masters (MS) degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent
A minimum of 5 years of experience managing teams delivering complex applications
A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in infrastructure development, DevOps or SRE
A minimum of 2 years of experience with AWS Cloud environments
Familiarity with source control management, build processes, ci/cd, IAC
Familiarity with on-call and incident management processes
Knowledge of a broad range of platform and infrastructure technologies: Salt, Ansible, Terraform, Kubernetes, Docker, etc.
Ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences
Ability to develop individuals as leaders
Demonstrated analytical skills
Experience leading and facilitating training
Knowledge of advanced systems analysis methods, practices, and principles
WORLD CLASS TECHNOLOGY
Technology is at the core of everything we do at SSENSE. Driven by an engineering mindset and a problem-solving attitude, we blend fashion with technology to deliver an unparalleled experience to our customers as we build seamless, custom solutions to deliver the SSENSE offering.
WORLD CLASS TEAM
The SSENSE tech team is responsible for an international headless commerce platform. Working in an agile environment, our squads are made up of experienced innovators in Product Management, QA, Design, DevOps, Software Development, Machine Learning, Data Engineering, and Security. Headquartered in Montreal, our technology organization has been growing at a rate of 2X year-over-year and is doubling once again in 2021 as we expand across Canada, US, and Europe.
WORLD CLASS PLATFORM
The SSENSE platform runs on Amazon Web Services making use of serverless microservices across web, mobile and app. Our event-source architecture already achieves over 10,000 requests / second and growing at an unmatched pace, currently unseen across the industry. Our data-driven culture of innovation empowers every product team across the tech organization to explore building, testing and learning with the latest in Machine Learning techniques. Our automated continuous improvement DevOps model (making use of both blue / green and canary deployments) results in an average of 50 production releases every day.
Read more about us on our SSENSE Tech Blog.
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