Director of DevOps

Mountain View, CA

Full Time Executive-level / Director
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Title: Director of DevOps

Company: Samsung Research America (SRA)

Lab: Bixby

Location: Mountain View, CA

Lab Summary

Bixby is a next-generation virtual personal assistant, brought to you by the team that created Siri. Bixby provides a truly open platform that lets any developer extend its knowledge and capabilities.

As a Director of DevOps, you will:

  • Manage and grow a team of highly talented DevOps engineers.
  • Interact with your counterparts in other regions to manage DevOps deployments and processes across systems and teams.
  • Support developer build and integration systems, bring up new server components, and ensure secure and reliable service.
  • Help architect and deploy for DevOps systems in AWS/ GCP.
  • Automate all the things! Use Ansible, Terraform, Helm, and other tools to automatically manage deployments and configurations.
  • Continuously improve system observability.
  • Help manage release processes/workflows.
  • Improve operational tools to detect and respond rapidly to incidents and issues.
  • Plan for scalability, reliability, high availability, performance, security, etc.
  • Contribute anywhere in engineering that moves us forward!


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • You have a passion for being a mentor and a teacher.
  • You can lead and organize agile development processes.
  • Significant past experience in both software engineering and cloud-based ops, such as DevOps, SRE, or Operations Engineer roles.
  • Attention to detail and obsession with automation, performance, reliability, visibility, use of the best tools possible, etc. 
  • Good debugging and command-line skills.
  • Cloud-based logging and monitoring tools, such as DataDog and Sumo Logic.
  • Database management experience (Postgres, MySQL, and/or Mongodb, or Cassandra)
  • Knowledge of infrastructure tools such as Terraform and CloudFormation. 
  • Deployment tools such as Ansible, Chef, and Puppet. 
  • Knowledge of Linux, nginx, Node.JS, and/or JVM deployment and performance optimization.
  • Dedication to security and protecting personal or confidential information.
  • Experience with tools like Packer, Consul, etc.
  • (bonus) Some experience with Python. Also JavaScript,NPM, Node.JS, Java are nice to have. 
  • (bonus) Experience with CI, automated test and deployment tools, such as Jenkins or CircleCI.


Samsung is committed to encouraging a diverse workplace and proud to be an equal opportunity employer. As we highly value diversity in our current and future employees, we do not discriminate (including in our hiring and promotion practices) based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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