Director, DevOps and Automation

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Job Description Summary

We are looking for a Director, DevOps and Automation to join our team here at CCCIS. This role requires a technical leader who can lead a team in a complex technology environment and evangelize & deliver the solutions, including toolsets and processes, that underpin efficient, automated orchestration and deployment methods. A leader that advocates the SRE principles through effective communication, collaboration with cross functional teams, integration, and automation. This role will require strong technical background in the AWS technology stack, as well as, familiarity with legacy data center technologies and practices. He/She will drive change within the CCCIS organization to continue evolving an existing, automate pipeline in both private and public cloud environments.

Job Duties

  • Help to build a collaborative DevOps oriented strategy and partnership with local and remote development teams
  • Manage the delivery of highly performant and highly scalable cloud services at an optimized cost point.
  • Responsible for maintaining a high level of service availability. Perform quality reviews, manage operational risks, and operational issues.
  • Establish & lead a strong operational backbone including establishing processes around metrics driven application support model.
  • Responsible for leading the CI/CD maturity journey of the engineering organization.
  • Establish a culture of high performance, transparency and continuous improvement as it relates to the development and support of our cloud services and to the streamlining of the development pipeline.
  • Management of AWS technologists and operations engineers including goal setting, performance management, coaching, mentoring and development planning.
  • Evangelize SRE/DevOps best practices to the broader tech organization
  • Mentor new and existing team members
  • Identify opportunities for automation and optimization and build it into the deployment cycle to improve quality, productivity and efficiency
  • Manage the collaboration with corresponding cross functional teams for issues/requests requiring code changes or support with appropriate priority.

Qualifications

  • 6+ years of relevant software engineering and/or infrastructure experience.
  • 3+ years of platform architecture and support experience
  • 3+ years of DevOps related experience in developing and implementing processes to optimize development team productivity and reduce operational overhead
  • 3+ years’ experience with running medium to large/complex projects or teams with multiple interactions and dependencies
  • Passionate about build automation and improving developer productivity
  • Experience with continuous integration systems such as Jenkins.
  • Experience building RESTful web services
  • Experience with JavaScript frameworks
  • Experience migrating from Data Center to cloud.
  • Experience with containers like docker and/ or Kubernetes
  • Experience with RDBMS systems both on-prem and cloud a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to define and communicate strategy and vision and influence across the enterprise
  • Great communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to work hands on with team members to inspire and motivate all levels of staff towards both tactical and strategic delivery goals
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Two city blocks and twenty-five stories of innovation and culture. theMART is interwoven into the fabric of Chicago’s history as an innovator in tech

An Insider's view of CCC

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

I've been here 5 years, and I learn something new everyday. I have the opportunity to grow my skill set, the flexibility to spend time with my family, and the support to accomplish my professional goals.

Prasanthi

Senior Manager, Quality Assurance

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Austin and Chicago are both driving innovation and expanding into new technology. Regardless of location, both offices embrace collaboration and a desire to be one team. When needed, employees make trips between offices or use video-conferencing technology to make our interactions feel personal and authentic

Shelly

Vice President, Telematics

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

When I started as an intern at CCC, I was trusted to work with extraordinary technology. Now, as a DevOps Manager, I get to work on those technologies and new ones with other pioneers - that type of innovation ignites my creativity.

Amin

Manager, DevOps

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Our teams are technically adept and highly capable. Equally, if not more importantly, they have a passion and desire to learn. We're not satisfied just cranking out code, there is a strong desire to learn about our customers and be creative

John

Senior Director, Product Management

How does the company support your career growth?

Employees get to learn about multiple products across our entire customer base. This allows employees to figure out what area aligns best with their strengths and interests, and where they are looking to grow.

Susanne

Senior Manager, IT Operations

What are CCC Perks + Benefits

CCC Benefits Overview

Perks are fun, but they should also be highly functional. So we offer more than just free coffee and gym membership benefits (though we've got those, too). We offer comprehensive and well thought-out benefits for your health, happiness and bank account.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
CCC's Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) help employees cover out-of-pocket expenses with pre-tax contributions for medical, dental, vision, prescription drug, and dependent care expenses.
Disability Insurance
CCC provides short-term and long-term disability insurance.
Dental Benefits
CCC provides two dental plans with Aetna, PPO and DMO.
Vision Benefits
CCC provides two vision plans with VSP.
Health Insurance Benefits
CCC offers four medical plans offered through BCBSIL (PPO, Health Savings Account [HSA], Health Care Account [HCA], and Kaiser Permanente HMO.
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
CCC's wellness programs includes bio-metric screenings, financial wellness, and weight loss programs. All of these are provided free of charge.
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
CCC offers ROTH and/or pre-tax contributions.
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
CCC allows employees to work remotely pending their team and manager's discretion.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Happy Hours
CCC Employees host their own Happy Hours once a month where the entire Chicago office is invited. We have monthly themes along with beverages, snacks, and sometimes games for everyone to enjoy
Parking
Depending on your location (Chicago, Austin, LA) we do provide either free parking or subsided parking fees for our employees.
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
CCC offers tuition reimbursement to an accredited academic institution for all full-time employees up to $5,250 annually.
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

We know that investing in employee development is crucial. Employees have access to the CCC Learning Academy. The CCC Learning Academy was created as an internal platform for you as an employee. You come here to learn new skills such as time management, cooking, financing a home or career and business development. We empower our employees to learn within these four walls, but then go out and collaborate on these ideas with friends and family

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