Director of IT Security and Operations

About the position

Are you looking for a chance to join a small, dynamic, growing company, and have the opportunity to make a difference? Are you tired of a narrow little role at a huge company; looking to take on a challenge with a bit more meat? We are a small, fast-growing company specializing in real-world application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to provide real customer value.
You will manage a small team of engineers and technicians, responsible for broad aspects of our computing, Service, and Development infrastructure. Examples include managing and tracking our AWS instance fleet, monitoring basic performance of the fleet, analyzing and improving the security stance of our service, onboarding and offboarding employees, and assisting development, product management, and customer success teams as needed.

Duties/Responsibilities

The ideal candidate has a strong passion for technology, automation, and a deep curiosity about how things work. Enthusiasm, positive attitude, good communication and teamwork skills are a must. Candidate must have working knowledge of industry standard automation and security technologies, deployment and network management technologies, basic software development lifecycle strategies, and the fundamentals of software project management. Bachelor’s degree in CS or related field a must. Knowledge of AWS, Linux, Docker, PHP, Python, Django, Ansible, and machine learning concepts is preferred.

Requirements

  • At least 3 years systems operations. Infrastructure, and/or security experience.
  • Strong individual contributor with experience working with teams of 4+ engineers
  • Knowledge to industry standard deployment, automation, monitoring, and alerting technologies is a must
  • Familiarity with relational databases, preferably MySQL
  • Exposure to Agile methodologies such as Scrum and Kanban
  • Strong communication skills (both oral and written)
  • History of success as a lead or manager.
  • Experience with machine learning, artificial intelligence or data science is a plus

   Education: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related technical field

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