Director, DevOps in San Mateo, CA

Qualys   •  

San Mateo, CA 94404

Industry: Information Technology


11 - 15 years

Posted 56 days ago


We are seeking a highly motivated and talented Director of DevOps to lead our automation efforts across build, continuous integration, release management, continuous delivery, infrastructure provisioning, configuration management, observability and DevSecOps. Working with a team of talented DevOps engineers you will be responsible for prototyping, designing, developing, and continually evaluating and evolving a highly scalable DevOps toolchain supporting our 12,000+ customers hosted across various data centers and public clouds. This is a great opportunity to be an integral part of a team building Qualys' next generation infrastructure automation platform processing over 100 million transactions and terabytes of data per day, leverage open source technologies, and work on challenging and business-impacting projects.

The ideal candidate has a proven track record of building large, scalable infrastructure, and is a creative thinker, problem solver, teacher, learner, and a fantastic manager of people.


  • Own and drive the end-to-end DevOps automation effort with an infrastructure-as-code mindset
  • Lead, manage, and hire for the DevOps team with a steady, vibrant, agile, and hands-on leadership approach
  • Ensure that you maximize the productivity of your team, especially by foreseeing and resolving obstacles and dependencies before they occur
  • Produce high-quality software following good architecture and design principles that you and your team will find easy to work with
  • Put in place and enforce best-in-class processes for ensuring high quality and high uptime for DevOps managed platform technologies and microservices developed by the team
  • Ensure that technologies based on open source software are regularly maintained and released to production without any downtime
  • Ensure collaboration, communication, and proper expectation setting across teams
  • Research, evaluate and adopt next-generation technologies
  • Participate in architecture reviews related to performance and scalability of products


  • 10+ years of hands-on development experience including relevant experience developing SaaS-based software products and solutions for service-oriented deployments in public (AWS, Azure, GCP, etc.) or private clouds
  • 3+ years of experience with managing high-performance teams
  • 5+ years of experience in the field of data center infrastructure management (Linux/Docker/ Kubernetes/ Microservices)
  • Ability to lead and influence team members to forge consensus on technical discussions including architectural and design guidelines, code reviews, release process, etc.
  • Have built scalable SaaS platforms utilizing microservices and distributed systems architecture
  • Applied principles of site reliability engineering for monitoring and alerting of applications
  • In-depth experience with continuous integration and continuous deployment pipelines
  • Good Linux system administrator skills and TCP/IP network fundamentals
  • Strong programming background in Java, Groovy, Python or Golang
  • Strong in data structures and algorithms
  • Strong analytical and debugging skills

Bonus Points if you have:

  • Built a technology platform from the ground up
  • Expertise in building automation tools in any of the programming languages such as Java, Groovy, Python or Golang
  • Experience with search engines like Elasticsearch
  • Experience with message-oriented middleware such as Kafka
  • Expertise with RDBMS systems (preferably Oracle)
  • Experience with NoSQL databases (preferably Cassandra)
  • Experience with in-memory caching using Redis, Memcached, etc.
  • Experience with container and orchestration technologies such as Docker, Swarm, Kubernetes, etc.
  • Experience with monitoring tools such as Graphite, Grafana, and Prometheus
  • Experience with HashiCorp technologies such as Consul, Vault, Terraform and Vagrant
  • Experience with configuration management tools such as Ansible Chef, Puppet, etc.
  • Experience with Maven, Ant or Gradle for builds

Valid Through: 2019-11-11