Canary is hiring a

Director of Infrastructure & Devops

New York, United States

Hi, we’re Canary… a NYC-based startup that helps people connect to their family, their community and their home in new ways. Our first product is an award-winning, all-in-one home security device that makes it easy to not just see, but understand what’s happening in your home from anywhere.  We are building a platform that will scale to process more real time video, audio and sensor data than any consumer product on the market.  This is a massive realtime data problem that will change the way people connect to physical places.

The Role:

We are looking for a Director of Infrastructure & Devops.  The group’s mission is to maintain our production infrastructure while designing software to support distributed systems at scale. You will report directly to the VPE and be responsible for hiring and managing this important team.

What You'll Be Up To:

  • Own the keys to our production infrastructure 24/7 support
  • Design long term strategy and roadmap including cost analysis
  • Own the change management process and Drive change management initiatives from standard to solutions and tools
  • Hire and manage a team of leaders and developers to fulfill your mission
  • Work across the leadership team to drive change and ensure our services are always available
  • Instill best practices across product teams for deploying and managing systems/services
  • Drive customer impact analysis and improvements in the quality of our service

What You'll Need To Have:

  • 5+ years building teams and organizations
  • Strong hands on experience managing critical and complex cutting edge cloud infrastructures (Advanced knowledge of Linux, Containerization and AWS)
  • Experience operating large scale (> 100K customers) software or platform as a service
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Experience working with stakeholders across the organization (customer experience, product, business teams)
  • Works well under high pressure
  • Strong DevOps culture and knowledge of Agile

Bonus skills:

  • Enthusiastic and optimistic mind-set
  • Thrive in a start-up style environment
  • Experience with:
    • Bash, Python or other programming language
    • Ansible or other configuration automation

A Little About Us:

We’re Canary, a New York City-based startup that believes the best technology makes you smarter, puts you in control, and gives you access to the information you need. That’s why we’re dedicated to developing easy-to-use technology that protects, empowers, and has a meaningful impact on people, families, and their communities.

Our first product made Indiegogo history as the most successful connected home crowdfunded product ever, and has proven that there’s a real demand for a simple, intelligent, all-in-one home security device. We think it’s because Canary does more than protect your home; it gives people control, connects them to their loved ones, and helps them hold on to the moments that matter.

We're looking for brilliant, talented people who love toppling giants, working autonomously in small teams, solving challenging problems, and developing real solutions for everyday use. If that sounds like you, come join us and help us make the world feel safe and secure.

What can we give you?

  • Comprehensive health insurance.
  • Daily catered lunch.
  • Flexible work hours.
  • Unlimited vacation.
  • Reimbursement for commuter costs.
  • A beautiful and industrial office space.