Manager, Cloud Engineering

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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At Kinaxis, who we are is grounded in our common belief that people matter. Each one of us plays an important part in accomplishing our work, building our culture and making a global impact.

Every day, we’re empowered to work together to help our customers make fast, confident planning decisions. This is how we create a better planet – for each other, for our customers and for generations to come. Our cloud-based platform RapidResponse ensures that the products we need – everything from medicine and cars, to day-to-day items like toothpaste – make it to market and into our hands when we need them with minimal ecological footprint.

We make the world better, and you can too.

Manager, Cloud Engineering

Job location: Canada 

As a manager in Cloud Engineering, you will lead and collaborate with your Development peers, Cloud Operations and Customer Support teams to ensure our product can be deployed, upgraded and monitored at scale.  You will solicit feedback from your partners and iterate to deliver better solutions with industry best practices in mind.  You will collaborate with the other teams within DevOps to ensure development teams can deliver rapidly in a self-serve way. 

What you will do

  • Ownership of many of the key technologies in the software stack related to CI / CD
  • Drive for automation and self-serve for many R&D operational imperatives
  • Be the R&D champion for the support, operations and customer IT personas
  • Partner with our Kinaxis Cloud Services team to ensure they can operate our cloud environments, and seamlessly deploy, monitor and support our customer environments.
  • Help to consolidate on a common set of configuration management tools and provide patterns for development teams to deploy and be self-sufficient
  • Attract and develop talent
  • Demonstrate initiative, assess priorities, see projects through to completion and meet deadlines and communicate when delays occur
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Detail-oriented with an analytical focus at problem solving
  • Experience in Agile software development methodology

What we are looking for

  • BSc Computer Science or equivalent
  • Minimum 3 years in an R&D management role
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in software delivery to public cloud
  • Experience with Azure, GCP and / or AWS
  • Dynamic leader with excellent communication skills, adaptability, initiative, and collaborative spirit
  • Experience with Kubernetes, Orchestration, Infrastructure-as-Code
  • Experience of SaaS/Cloud application deployment models
  • Experience with large-scale, distributed web architectures
  • Experience delivering software compliance solution (eg. SOC, HIPAA)


What we have to offer

  • Challenging Work - We love solving highly complex problems. And as the global leaders in our industry, we never stop innovating—our work is never “done. That’s because across our teams and in all roles, every employee is empowered to bring their best ideas forward and to jump in and solve the problems they’re passionate about.
  • Great People - We take our work seriously, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously! It’s in our DNA to celebrate, laugh, and have fun. We are stronger, together, when we are open, honest, and above all, real. Every person is valued here and plays an important role in our shared success.
  • Global Impact - As a global team spanning continents, boundaries, and cultures, every day we are inspired by the impact our work has on our colleagues, our customers, our communities, and the world at large.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Diversity, equity and inclusion are more than words to us. They are the guiding principles for building a culture where we celebrate each others’ differences, continuously strive for equality and recognize that inclusion makes us stronger as individuals, a company and a global citizen. 

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