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Director of IT (AWS SREs and DevOps)

Company: Vista Global
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Vista Global is building the future of private air travel so the world can experience aviation as it was meant to be. -There was a time when we waited in long lines, removed our shoes, and shuffled through crowded security checkpoints. We settled for search engines, commoditization, and a plethora of apps. Meanwhile, thousands of private jets sat on runways and in hangars depreciating in value, and 40% of the private planes in the sky were flying empty. No-one stopped to ask if there wasn't a better way.Through our innovative shared flight services, proprietary algorithms, and advanced mobile technology, private jet travel is now more accessible, convenient, and infinitely more efficient. Our vision to create and optimize socially-powered air travel has been backed by numerous strategic and institutional investors. Our members - global leaders in business, sports, entertainment, and culture - have helped define what Vista Global is today. Founded by Thomas Flohr, the group's mission is to further industrialize and consolidate the fragmented business aviation industry, and to lead the change to provide customers with the most advanced flying solutions and the very best value, anytime, anywhere around the globe.This role is responsible for defining IT infrastructure cloud (AWS) strategy, direction, architecture, standards and management to include disaster recovery, security, systems, servers, monitoring, performance, networks and storage. This role must ensure reliable 24x7 operations and be a champion for our journey to Cloud (specifically AWS) , DevOps and SREs. This position will act as a liaison between IT Operations and other functions within IT (Application Development, Data Engineering) and outside IT (InfoSec, other business units as needed). This is a visible, strategic role tasked with building and maintaining a best in class IT Operations function that operates with a Cloud-first and DevOps mindset. -ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assess the IT infrastructure and operations organization (people, process, and technology) to determine best course of journey towards Cloud (AWS)
  • Assess the current deployment process to identify bottlenecks and implement solutions towards a continuous deployment and continuous integration (CI/CD). Implement, and manage a robust DevOps function.
  • Implement and manage processes and controls that assure maximum uptime and quick service to the user community for Cloud workloads
  • Management and continual improvement of Cloud Operations, DevOps, and SREs.
  • Partner with InfoSec to deliver on key information security and IT risk related initiatives. Furthermore, ensure compliance to patching and vulnerability policies established within the organization.
  • Work closely with the Developers' teams to create pipelines and automation for delivering applications uninterrupted to the cloud
  • Manage third party vendor relationships and hold them accountable for delivery of outsourced functions
  • Develop and implement a robust Disaster Recovery strategy for critical systems and infrastructure.
  • Assess single points of failure in infrastructure and recommend actions as appropriate.
  • Oversee the monitoring, maintenance, upgrade and administration of all IT systems, to include applications, servers, storage, databases, containers and Cloud related services
  • Establish service level agreements (SLAs) and operating level agreements in alignment with company objectives and customer needs.
  • Design, implement, deploy and manage systems/applications monitoring processes and tools to proactively identify and resolve problems within the company computing environment.
  • Negotiate and manage contracts with key service providers to ensure service levels are met
  • Establish standardized processes and key operational metrics based upon ITIL to effectively manage the performance of the Operations organization. This includes availability and performance of applications and servers, service desk ticket management, hardware, lifecycle management, license etc.Certifications:
    • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional (required)
    • AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional -Qualifications:
      • Demonstrated experience transforming IT infrastructure and moving an organization toward a mature cloud-based (AWS) service delivery model.
      • Proven experience in AWS managing SRE and DevOps teams .
      • Experience with managing on-prem workloads as well as migrating workloads to Cloud, specifically AWS while optimizing the cost of Cloud based workloads.
      • Ability to continue to optimize the cost of Cloud based workloads once they are moved to AWS as part of overall infrastructure cost optimization
      • Possess a deep experience in DevOps with proven results enabling continuous deployment and continuous integration (CI/CD)
      • Experience and background in infrastructure architecture, systems administration, network administration and storage administration.
      • Extensive experience with instrumentation, enterprise monitoring and reporting tools.
      • Demonstrates the business and financial acumen necessary to develop and present data-based ideas and solutions in a clear, concise, organized manner.
      • Working experience and understanding of Infrastructure as a code tools such as Terraform, Chef, Ansible , CloudFormation etc.
      • Experience building and maintaining cloud-native applications Experience using DevOps tools in a cloud environment, such as Ansible, Docker, GitHub, Jenkins, and Kubernetes. -SKILLS
        • Experience leading, directing, and mentoring SRE and DevOps teams.
        • Solid leadership skills in leading an IT infrastructure and operations organizations towards Cloud-first operations and DevOps mindset
        • Good organization change management skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities concurrently.
        • Strong analytical capability and excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Keywords: Vista Global, Fort Lauderdale , Director of IT (AWS SREs and DevOps), Executive , Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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