Director, DevOps at Amherst

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Director, DevOps – Austin, TX
 
Amherst is revolutionizing the way U.S. real estate is priced, managed and financed in order to unlock opportunities for all market participants. Driven by data, analytics, and technology, Amherst has a 20-year history of anticipating where the next risks and opportunities are likely to emerge and designing actionable strategies for investors to capitalize on opportunities across residential real estate, commercial real estate and public securities. Amherst, along with its affiliates and subsidiaries, has more than 1,000 employees, $5 billion under management and approximately $15 billion under advisement and oversight. In 2019, Bungalo sold its 250th home, and Amherst managed it 25,000th home. To learn more, please visit www.amherst.com. 
 
Amherst is seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual to head our DevOps team, bringing a broad technical knowledge and experience across a variety of IT areas, including infrastructure, development, operations, and quality assurance to lead a team on the build and release cycle for multiple Amherst product suites. Our ideal candidate is a former DevOps Engineer that grew into management, and still enjoys the technical side of what your team does. Responsibilities include configuration management, deployment, continuous integration and monitoring of SaaS offerings. This role will require a good understanding of the tools and technologies available to solve the various problems faced by the team with an emphasis on on-premise and cloud technologies.
 
Job Responsibilities:
  • Planning, leading, organizing, executing and motivating Agile DevOps and CI/CD project teams to achieve a high level of performance and quality in delivering leading-edge technology architectures for highly functional production pipelines
  • Work with stakeholders to define clear project objectives and requirements, agree on priorities, communicate progress updates and demonstrations, resolve issues and conflicts, and provide responsive change management
  • Hire and train personnel, and motivate staff to achieve maximum production levels through strong individual performance, coaching, and leadership
  • Administer and support DevOps tools and systems including source control, build automation, and deployment systems
  • Manage the day-to-day workflow of the team
  • Develop processes to reduce deployment obstacles and improve developer productivity
  • Work with development teams to improve scalability, deployability, and monitoring of applications
  • Implement and support best practices for Amherst applications
  • Monitor application environment and development process to improve performance monitoring
  • Design SOPs to improve uptime and stability of Amherst’s applications
  • Ensure appropriate security practices are implemented in the production environment
  • Consult with the team about the appropriate technology to meet the project objectives
  • Implement the solution that is developed within the project timeline, budget, and quality constraints.
About You:
  • Biased towards action, unafraid to get in the weeds and personally do the work necessary to grow a business
  • Enjoy being regarded as a leader and subject matter expert in your field
  • Demonstrated strong problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Passionate about motivating and helping individuals reach their full potential
  • Excited about emerging technology and developing industry trends
  • Comfortable in fast-paced and dynamic environments
Desired Skills and Experience:
  • BS/BA degree in a technical field such as Computer Science (or equivalent years of experience)
  • 8+ Year experience in Development, Software Engineering, or DevOps
  • 3+ years of development management experience
  • Experience in delegating while maintaining accountability
  • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server, Big Data technologies, and other SQL products
  • Scripting experience (SQL/Python/PowerShell preferred)
  • Experience with Cloud-based platforms (Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform) and technologies
  • Experience with the Atlassian Tools such as JIRA/Confluence.
  • Experience with automating build, deployment, and maintenance tasks
  • Experience troubleshooting deployment and application errors in production applications
  • Ability to articulate product roadmaps
  • Familiarity with microservices
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with demonstrated technical leadership
  • Ability to communicate technical topics at the appropriate level for the audience in both verbal and written form
What We Offer:
Amherst’s WeWork office is located on Barton Springs Rd. near the heart of downtown Austin and within walking distance of Lady Bird Lake.
  • A competitive compensation package, annual bonus, 401k match
  • Flexible PTO, 8 paid holidays
  • Employer-paid benefits (medical, dental, vision, health savings account)
  • Stellar colleagues with proven track records 
  • Parking pass provided (parking located in the Palmer Events Center across the street)
  • Free sodas, kombucha, cold brew, and snacks
  • Monthly lunch stipends and breakfast tacos on Thursdays!
  • Monthly/Weekly office events!
Amherst is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or veteran status, and encourage all applicants to apply.
 
 
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Location

Austin at our HQ with beautiful views of Lake Austin in a modern office

An Insider's view of Amherst

What are some social events your company does?

Amherst is always participating in exciting events. From Dell Match Play to SXSW, Amherst engages in a variety of local events. We also host smaller events for employees such as summer BBQ's and happy hours. Nothing tops our holiday party, a true family celebration!

Austen

Director of Talent Programs

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm most excited about our Budget Revision Project! We were tasked with the challenge of moving a tedious process into a more user and mobile friendly system. This will allow the field teams to submit budget revisions from MSR Properties and have one system to manage the majority of their work. This excitement is why I love being a part of the team

Gage

Business Analyst

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

“At Amherst, I am able to work collaboratively with peers who have had years of experience similar to mine. The technology is current and evolving as the company grows. Therefore, my skills stay current and always improve.”

Stan

Senior Systems Engineer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

My team is expected to create new IP (Intellectual Property) through innovation in software, hardware, workflow process and data. Our goal is to build franchise value/shareholder value, solve difficult problems through creative solutions, and improve over-all efficiency that in turn makes life easier for all of Amherst

Todd

Chief Technology Officer

What are some things you learned at the company?

Within my first year, I have acquired solid enterprise-level knowledge in developing .NET applications by using Angular 4+, ASP.NET MVC, WPF, Entity Framework, and advanced SQL. We’re transitioning into ‘React’ apps that I'm excited about as it will add to my tech skills. I like that we have autonomy regarding the tech decisions in development

Ruchi

Software Engineer

What are Amherst Perks + Benefits

Amherst Benefits Overview

Competitive salaries
Choice of Mac or Windows hardware
Flexible vacation days, paid holidays, and work from home options
Medical, Dental, Vision, LTD, Life, EAP, and 401K with matching benefits
Stellar colleagues with proven track records

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Amherst has established the Amherst People Council focused on Engage, Grow and Give to promote employee engagement such as Affinity Groups, Career Growth and Mentorship and Philanthropy events.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Amherst provides unconscious bias training to all employees
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, age or disabilities.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 1 times an employee's annual salary.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Acme Co. provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by [provider]. We match 4% of contributions up to $5,000 of an employee's annual gross pay.
Performance Bonus
Amherst has a discretionary annual bonus program based on performance.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Amherst provides Backup child care assistance.
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 16 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Amherst also provides 4 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Amherst provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Amherst sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Amherst employees receive between 20 and 30 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 8 hours per year of paid volunteer time.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Relocation Assistance
We offer relocation assistance depending on location and position.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Amherst provides a monthly stipend for remote employees.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Amherst offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Amherst hosts lunch and learn meetings weekly.
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Amherst. allows employes to set aside 50% of working hours for learning.
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

Competitive compensation and bonus program. Flexible PTO. Health, vision, dental and long term disability coverage. Paid maternity/paternity leave. Attractive office space. Training certification assistance. Monthly birthday celebrations. Casual work environment with regular team-building outings.

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