Enova is an online financial services provider driven by technology and analytics. Since its founding in 2004, Enova has provided online loans to more than four million people on five continents. We’re proud of our global business model, which is driven by a smart and motivated workforce and a dedication to customer satisfaction.

Director of Technical Operations at Enova

Director of Technical Operations
Reports To: CTO

Role Overview:
As the Director of TechOps, you will lead our 35+ person team constructed of site reliability, monitoring, release management, and Enova’s internal helpdesk.

Your core responsibility will be to craft the team and tools, build the processes that support a large and growing online business, all while taking care of our customers outside and inside of Enova. Enova hires, develops and retains top talent, so you’ll mentor your engineers and leads while seeing the benefits of a progressive career path yourself. As a leader, we expect you to passionately facilitate your team’s growth. In return, we will set you up for success by helping you develop your professional skills and supporting your own career growth.

Your core priorities will be to:

  • Run and grow our Site Reliability Engineering function, sharing ownership of managing and improving our applications and infrastructure with your peers in Technology leadership.
  • Monitor everything. You will make sure we have early warning of potential issues before they become problems.
  • You will help us grow into a true CI/CD shop. We do 60+ releases a week, a trend that is likely to grow.
  • Drive scaling and growth requirements for our environments based on business goals.
  • Incidents will occur (though we have a high uptime goal and are expected to meet it). You’ll need to be able to effectively handle these incidents, hitting our recovery time objectives as well as long-term solutions.
  • Provide great service to our internal customers and external business customers through our helpdesk

What you should have:

  • Minimum 10+ years of experience, strong technical acumen and 3+ years running a larger technology organization, including managing managers
  • Experience in running Technical Operations or DevOps in a high volume, high uptime environment
  • Experience in building strong monitoring, redundancy, and controls.
  • Experience in “leveling up” the skills and talent of a TechOps or DevOps team
  • Ability to establish strong personal connections, foster relationships, cultivate and inspire your team
  • Influence the Technology organization as a whole
  • Ability to attract, hire, and retain Top Talent

About our Tech Team:

We work in a mixed infrastructure environment, leveraging both co-location facilities and AWS for our production environments. Our tech stack is: Ruby on Rails, Go, Postgres, and Debian Linux. Our technical operations team works with: Chef, Big Panda, New Relic and Jenkins.

Enova Overview:

Enova is a leading provider of online financial services that leverages its advanced technology and analytics to provide access to credit for non-prime consumers and small businesses. Our roots are in Chicago, but we have served nearly 5 million customers through our six businesses in the U.S. and abroad. We pride ourselves on hiring smart and driven people who bring new and innovative ideas to the table. Our philosophy is, "Life’s short. Work some place awesome."

Many of us consider our people to be Enova’s best perk. But to sweeten the deal, we also have a pretty awesome list of conventional (and less conventional) perks and benefits including competitive salaries, health care benefits, a 401K matching plan, a revamped parental leave program (and brand new nursing rooms for our returning mothers!) summer hours, tuition reimbursement and a sabbatical program. And of course we also have the things you’d expect at a leading tech company in Chicago, such as the snacks, game room, onsite massages/barbers/nail technicians, monthly social events, and sporting sponsorships.

Our goal at Enova is to recruit, hire, develop and maintain a diverse workforce. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons and not discriminate in employment decisions by placing the most qualified person in each job, without regard to any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.


Company Reviews

The structured LevelUp curriculum — which is a month of programming assignments in different languages and a curated list of required reading — is one of the unique ways that Enova invests in making you a better programmer. Your assignments are evaluated by an instructor, as well as your peers, which facilitates improving and growing your skillset. If there is a topic that intrigues you, guaranteed, there is generally an expert in that area a few steps away. There are so many confident and skilled software engineers to talk to, your growth is only limited by your motivation."
Jill Lynch
Software Engineering Apprentice
at Enova
Enova provides its employees everything they need to succeed in their careers, including top talent, an engaging workplace, tons of awesome perks and benefits, and strong company values.
Shaan Sapra
Software Engineer
at Enova
Enova has amazing perks like free food, comfortable dress and summer hours, but the most notable benefit is the deep investment in learning and skill-building. Software new hires go through a 10-week, self-paced training program, which culminates in a full Ruby on Rails app of your design. After training, project team members help you take on responsibility and quickly get success under your belt. Opportunities to make changes abound at Enova, where the only limit to your impact is the need for sleep.
Michelle Waldorf
Software Engineer
at Enova
ENOVA = Fast + Flexible + Frictionless: my favorite F words!
Hakan Karagul
Business Analytics Manager
at Enova
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Why work with us
Being part of a global company like ours means you have lots of opportunities to shine. Our values encourage ownership and accountability, with a commitment to making sure the best answer wins, regardless of whose answer it is. We are a fun and innovative company full of talented people, constantly setting high expectations for ourselves and working our hardest to do even better.
Our philosophy is simple: Happy employees are more successful. When company culture is collaborative and open, we accomplish more together. So you can wear pretty much whatever you want, and you can help yourself to the virtually unlimited coffee, soda and snacks in our fully stocked kitchens. When you sit down at your desk, you’ll do it in front of your choice of Mac or PC, outfitted with all the accessories you need to do your best work. We believe that when you have the tools you need for success, everybody wins.
Perks & Benefits
Medical, dental and vision coverage • 401(k) matching • Commuter tax benefits • Tuition reimbursement • Sabbatical program • Summer Hours • Recognition programs • On-site discounted yoga, dry cleaning, manicures, haircuts and massages • After-hours food delivery and commuting reimbursement • Off-site events every month • Discounted gym memberships • Intramural sports • Pet insurance

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