JW Player is hiring a

Lead DevOps Engineer

New York, United States

Over half a billion videos are watched on a JW Player video player every day. The DevOps Team at JW Player is responsible for supporting all of the systems, infrastructure and processes that power our video platform.

JW Player is looking for a talented Lead DevOps Engineer to join our rapidly growing team in our New York City headquarters. As the Lead for the DevOps Team, you will manage and contribute to a small, collaborative team responsible for a wide array of systems from our internal and customer facing dashboards, payment and video delivery management, and our Real-time and Hadoop/Batch based data analytics systems.

In this role, you will:

  • Lead and manage a team of DevOps and systems Engineers working on JW Player’s AWS based infrastructure to support Continuous Delivery, test automation, and deployment automation
  • Contribute to and work across many different projects and technologies, as needed
  • Collaborate with other Engineering Leads and the Product team to coordinate product releases and support our production environment.
  • Create and share a strategic vision for the team as well as hiring and scaling the team to meet that vision
  • Measure and maintain reliability through instrumentation and monitoring

Required Qualifications

  • 2-3+ years experience managing a team of DevOps and systems engineers
  • 5+ years of experience with Linux administration
  • 3+ years of experience with AWS
  • 3+ years of software development experience (preferably in Python)
  • Experience with large scale web systems
  • Experience with automated configuration management (salt, chef, puppet, etc.)
  • Interface with multiple development teams to provide services and support
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must be able to interact cross-functionally and drive both business and technical discussions.
  • Motivated, self­-starter who enjoys working in a fast­-paced environment
  • Knowledgeable in core computer science disciplines (data structures, algorithms, etc.)

Bonus Points

  • BS in Computer related field
  • Docker, Hadoop, Jenkins, SaltStack
  • Database experience including SQL, NoSQL, and BigData
  • Continuous Delivery, test automation, deployment automation

Company Description

JW Player is venture-funded, online video software company centrally located in Manhattan. Our team culture allows you to manage your own timelines and projects while being a part of the fastest growing tech industry—online video.  Our flagship product, the JW Player, is deployed on over 2 million websites and streams billions of videos each month.  It is used by a diverse group of publishers, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to individual bloggers. Our family of products also include video management, ads and analytics data; all key components of the video stack for publishers.