DevOps Manager

DevOps Manager

18 May 2021
Colorado, Westminster, 80030 Westminster USA

DevOps Manager

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Maxar is searching for DevOps Manager to join our Raster Products Innovation and Delivery(RaPID) team, based in Westminster, CO.

In this role you will serve as a leader and coach for a DevOps team responsible for supporting highly resilient, highly scalable operations in AWS. Operations run 24x7x365; the team supports during nominal business hours and with a pager duty rotation. This team keeps the backbone of Earth Intelligence product orchestration running effectively and supports new feature deployment through CI/CD. A successful candidate will be able to set objectives to maintain and improve operational posture, growing with the business and addressing customer needs. You will be positioned to partner and influence the organization on best practices and opportunities. You will be responsible for the growth and career development of the full team, identifying industry trends and positioning team members with opportunities to gain experience and grow skills.


  • Build and develop the DevOps team
  • Manage workforce to support 24x7 operations, including on-call rotations through pager duty
  • Provide global thought leadership on the application lifecycle management
  • Enable developer velocity through robust CI/CD tools and practices
  • Ensure highly efficient and repeatable AWS usage through infrastructure-as-code best practices
  • Establish a vision for effective service, system and workflow monitoring and automated incident recovery
  • Work with key stakeholders across Maxar Earth Intelligence to take ownership of the operational health, security, growth, usability, cost, and design of our production and developer infrastructure systems.
  • Collaborate across engineering to drive ownership of production systems, enable faster decision making and transparent observability into system health.
  • Lead and focus team on root cause analysis, pattern identification and continuous improvement in order to optimize application performance, resiliency and reliability.
  • Continuously evaluate existing systems with industry standards and make recommendations for improvement
  • Participate in the Agile software development process and advocate for sustainment development features are appropriately prioritized
  • Understand engineering needs and translate them into systems that can be replicated, automated and monitored to ensure compliance and operational standards

Minimum Requirements:
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and be willing and able to obtain a U.S. Government Secret or higher security clearance
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Geographic Information Systems, System Engineering, or relevant field. 4 additional years of experience may be substituted for a degree.
  • 8 or more years of professional experience
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant experience in a software development or delivery organization with increasing responsibilities
  • Extensive experience collaborating with a software engineering organization to deliver enterprise service levels to market
  • Demonstrated success working across organizational boundaries, bringing together people with diverse perspectives and experience to find solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams through complex system outages and recovery efforts

Preferred Qualifications:
  • The ability to drive major projects across teams and within a team
  • Previous experience leading DevOps or Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) teams
  • Deep knowledge of cloud infrastructure, AWS preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences
  • Experience with Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery concepts, including Infrastructure as code utilizing tools like Terraform, Cloudformation, etc.
  • Experience with elastically scalable, fault tolerance and other cloud architecture patterns
  • Natural curiosity and desire for accountability
  • Team oriented mindset
  • Current/active security clearance

The compensation range for this position is $106,500.00 - $177,500.00 USD annually, dependent on skills and experience. This position is also eligible for a bonus plan.

Maxar Technologies values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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