job summary: As a Director of Software Reliability and Automation supporting their team for reliability and automation, you will work closely with the Release Trains covering the broad spectrum of our eCommerce value chain, Orders & Products, Data Science, Storefront, Channels & Feeds, and Fulfillment, which is currently comprised of 20+ development teams and continues to grow and evolve. Focus on building our SRE practice from the ground up, working with industry-leading third parties providing lift and expertise as the SRE team grows. Additionally, you will lead the Center of Excellence (COE) for Quality Assurance focused on Test Automation. This is an exceptionally exciting area of the company, as we are expecting to realize significant growth from the homegrown and acquired products for which this group is responsible. Consequently, this particular role is reserved for a hard-hitter, a seasoned veteran, with a masterful grasp of the craft, a conqueror of all things cloud. Downtime fears you, and no metric is hidden from your sight. Reliable Delivery is your middle name. This is a unique ground floor opportunity to build an SRE, DevOps, and metrics-driven practice at one of the fastest-growing companies in Texas! location: Austin, Texas job type: Permanent salary: $185,000 - 200,000 per year work hours: 8am to 4pm education: Bachelors responsibilities: Servant leader's mindset - you listen, understand, and lead your engineering teams into the goodness of reliability practices.Comfortable in the chaos of a startup, knowing that you will tame it, one system at a time.You possess incredible communication skills - you can organize complex information in an instant and paint a clear picture with your words.You are averse to clicking in a UI, and only ever do it tentatively, knowing deep in your heart that these sorts of things should be automated, at least until you build a robot to do it for you (still automated). Possess an undeniable compulsion to automate everything - deploying, scanning, testing, monitoring, telemetry and metrics.Believe that the Software Test experts should be given a red button to halt the assembly line, and know that you will only ever have to press it once for any given scenario since automation will prevent it from happening twice.Modeling empowerment - shifting your SRE and Software Test Engineering (STE) practices to the engineering teams you serve as much as they can handle. Humbly, you know that you don't know what you don't know, and reach out for perspectives in the name of expediency and efficiency (no cowboy coders, no analysis paralysis.) Display a pride of ownership for the work you produce, but let it go when you've helped a team mature and stand on their own. Required Experience: 10+ years of relevant experienceExpertise in software development, architecture and solutioningDeep appreciation for Agile Practices and SAFe MethodologiesExperience with working with containerization and orchestration (Docker, Kubernetes, Helm, Kustomize)In-depth knowledge with Infrastructure As Code (Terraform, Ansible, Chef, etc.)Deep experience with GCP and AWS technologies.Experience with CI/CD tooling (Azure DevOps, Bamboo, CircleCI, Jenkins, etc.)Experience with different database engines - Postgres, SqlServer, hosted solutionsMust have experience with monitoring, alerting and observability tools such as Datadog, New Relic, OpsGenie A-plus if candidates have the following skills: Cool points for GitHub ActionsBeing a Kubernetes GuruComfort introducing TDD and BDD principles to a growing technology organization.Experience building out Test Automation dashboards, Cypress driven end-to-end testing qualifications: Experience level: ExperiencedMinimum 10 years of experienceEducation: Bachelors (required) skills: Director (10 years of experience is required)Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) (8 years of experience is preferred)Reliability (10 years of experience is preferred)Automation Tester (10 years of experience is preferred)Kubernetes (7 years of experience is preferred)Terraform (10 years of experience is preferred)GCP (10 years of experience is preferred)Azure DevOps (10 years of experience is preferred)SQL server Administrator (10 years of experience is preferred)Datadog (9 years of experience is preferred) Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status. For certain assignments, Covid-19 vaccination and/or testing may be required by Randstad's client or applicable federal mandate, subject to approved medical or religious accommodations. Carefully review the job posting for details on vaccine/testing requirements or ask your Randstad representative for more information.