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Director, DevOps

Nanometrics Incorporated

This is a Full-time position in Montreal, al posted November 8, 2021.

Despite everything we know, the earth still has its mysteries.

Beneath the surface, it is ever-changing and there is still much to understand.

At Nanometrics, we develop industry leading instrumentation and services used to measure and record the very precise movements of the earth.

Our innovative products and services are deployed in the most remote locations on the earth
– from the bottom of the ocean to the peak of the matterhorn
– to study man-made and natural seismicity.

As a member of the Nanometrics team, you will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with all areas of the business to expand the boundaries of seismic research and explore the unknown/discover the inner workings of our planet.

About You You are an outcome-focused senior professional with a proven track record of successfully leading diverse product development and data operations functions in support of challenging business growth objectives.

You would excel in leading cross-functional teams consisting of software engineers, PhD scientists, geophysicists, network operations specialists and external contractors in building, operating and evolving a cloud-based software ecosystem which powers Nanometrics industry-leading seismic monitoring solutions.

You are looking for a high-profile, strategic position tasked with managing all aspects of a software-as-a-service product delivery from definition, through development and daily operations in close support of long-term business growth and market diversification objectives.

You place strong emphasis on team leadership and talent development, effective use of leading-edge technologies in support of the desired business outcomes and strive for a collaborative team-based approach towards the ultimate goal of disrupting and transforming the passive seismic monitoring solutions market.

The Team A collaborative, curious and high functioning team of passionate Software Developers that strives for achieving business goals and making our clients’ customers’ lives better.

We endeavor to use configuration management to orchestrate the systems, but are pragmatic about its limits in our environment We take evolutionary steps, while continuing to manage and update current services.

Not to mention, we have fun with the work that we do each day The Role
• Manage complex product development projects involving Software Development, Scientific Research and Operations teams to ensure on-time, on-budget and to requirements delivery
• Anticipate changes and risks throughout the data/service product lifecycle; assess, mitigate, and manage accordingly
• Drive the evaluation and implementation of AI and other leading edge technologies to drive down operational costs, improve data product quality and elevate barrier to entry
• Implement innovative development framework to drive industry-leading product velocity and quality metrics, as well as rapid iterative improvement based on early market feedback and evolving requirements
• Mentor, develop and empower the next level of leaders (talent) to grow with the organization and sustainably drive long term business objectives and foster innovation while effectively driving accountability across the organization
• Build and lead an organization espousing SciDevOps culture: one cohesive value stream from scientific algorithms, to software development, deployment and operation
• Develop and foster an agile high-velocity development environment to enable effective business development
• Establish and continuously review key metrics, analyses and trends to continuously improve customer satisfaction and business performance.

Facilitate program reviews/status updates to executives and senior management
• Oversee a 24/7 cloud-hosted data center delivering mission-critical services to a growing client base, on budget and to client requirements What You Bring
• Passion for building and managing high-performance teams
• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Science or a related field
• 10 years of relevant experience with managing teams tasked with leading-edge research, development (technologies, processes, tools, architectures etc.) and continuous operation of cloud-based platforms in mission-critical and high-availability applications
• Proven ability to translate high-level strategic objectives and direction into related tactical development and operational execution plans
• Familiarity and experience with implementing Agile, Lean and DevOps software development and operation methodologies as well as managing DevOps teams
• Experience managing and influencing cross-functional teams (scientists, software engineers, IT technicians etc.) towards a common goal of effectively developing data products
• Familiarity and experience with Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) software development and distribution models