Director / Head of DevOps / Technical Operations - Hypergrowth Fintech

Company: Skyrocket Ventures
Location: Not Specified, Not Specified, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 01.JAN.2021
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Skyrocket Ventures is a recruiting firm for hundreds of high growth technology companies that range from industry leaders to top-tier startu...


Skyrocket Ventures is a recruiting firm for hundreds of high growth technology companies that range from industry leaders to top-tier startups. This opportunity is with one of our client companies for a full-time permanent hire. Please only apply if you are authorized to work in the U.S.

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Skyrocket Ventures
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Director / Head of DevOps / Technical Operations - Hypergrowth Fintech / Crypto Startup

Location: Remote, as long as you are ok with working typical work hours in the Pacific Time Zone, including morning huddles at 9 am PT.

The company's product is a consumer mobile payments platform utilizing blockchain technology and cryptocurrency.

The company has about 50 employees and 15 engineers, and is on pace to double in size in the next 6 months.

The company is profitable, and revenues have increased 900% since January 2020.

The company has raised series B funding from leading investors in the fintech and cryptocurrency space.

The company will provide salary of up to $180k, plus equity which could be lucrative.

Job Responsibilities:

- You will be the 1st dedicated tech ops person, growing your team to 3-4 people in the first part of 2021. You'll hire 2-3 sr. devops engineers and a security engineer.

- 20-30% hands on.

- Primarily working with AWS.

- Owning the stability and performance of technical operations for all of the ocmpany's production services.

- Setting and achieving targets for performance and availability of services.

- Doing operational architecture and capacity planning.

- Owning all security and related work for the company.

- Managing the network and systems operations team.

- Making sure newly deployed services meet operational requirements.

- Optimizing operating models and improving upon existing processes.

- Collaborating closely with operational vendors and partners.


- Experience with financial products. In order of preference, at least one of: 1) crypto or DeFi, 2) financial institution or bank or payment processing, 3) ecommerce.

- At least 10 years (ideally more) of relevant experience in DevOps, Site Reliability, and/or Systems Administration.

- At least 4 years (ideally more) of management experience.

- Strong experience managing large scale deployments in AWS (best) or similar, in a 24x7 environment.

- Experience in Linux/Unix.

- Experience building incident management and response teams and policies.

- Excellent communication skills.

- Experience building and scaling operations teams.

Nice to have:

- Experience with compliance reporting.

- Experience with cryptocurrency and/or blockchain.

- Startup experience.

- Experience in an Agile environment.

- Experience with Kubernetes

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