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Cloud Operations - Platform Lead

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
3 days ago
Company: Finning International Inc.

Number of Openings: 2

Worker Type: Permanent

Position Overview: As a member of the Global Digital Services team, the Cloud Operations - Platform Lead role will be responsible for establishing the practice in their area of specialization (e.g. Performance Solutions, Data Analytics, Online Commerce). The practice will support the end to end digital ops process including software/application build, testing, release and support. As part of the global digital ops team, a multi-functional agile team, this position will have influence on the development and improvement of the global digital ops practice responsible for digital platform operations, monitoring and release management of Finning's Digital Solutions. This position will ensure the environments are in place and the automated build process is promoting the code across the pipeline for both application, data and infrastructure configuration components. The incumbent in this role will be a true generalist and will have the ability to assist in different functional areas (systems, applications, platforms, data), providing leadership and support to the global development teams. If you are interested in this opportunity please apply today!!

Job Description:
  • Design, implement and operate platform-based application environments
  • Support the development and continuous improvement of the Global Digital Ops practice for digital platforms (e.g. Azure)
  • Establish and manage software release cycle using the latest Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery techniques and technologies
  • Develop and maintain service level agreements with internal client groups, with a strong focus on service availability, proactive detection of problems, and meet regularly with stakeholders to ensure that requirements are being met
  • Build, deliver and maintain environments required to operate for data and global analytics team, performance solutions team, and global digital solutions teams
  • Writing scripts to automate tasks for reliability and scalability
  • Contribute to the architecture, design, development and operations of highly scalable could services that are used within all regions of the company
  • Manage product releases against product release cycles
  • Shared ownership of the cloud-based products and services built in house with other Digital Ops Leads
  • To triage and resolve service-effecting application issues in accordance with service level agreements
  • Establishing and/or maintaining relationships with various vendors, partners and third party service providers (e.g. Longview, Rackspace, etc.)
  • Measure and report on the quality and velocity of software deployments delivered on an ongoing basis, including preparing diagrams, workflows and other specification to communicate technical design options
  • Monitor new trends and technologies for the purposes of evaluating, proposing and selecting new tools and processes that support continuous transformation in the digital environment


• B.S. degree in computer science or equivalent experience

• 10+ years of experience in software development, with at least 5 years of experience in a lead or manager role

• Experience with improving software reliability and release predictability

• Experience in cloud technologies (Azure, AWS.) and cloud services (build servers, release management, etc.)

• Experience with Azure, Microsoft platform, as well as Visualforce, Apex, SalesForce DX and AEM

• Experience with Hadoop, Hive, IoT, other big data tools and distributed systems, networks, storage, containers and container application platforms like Kubernetes and Mesos

• Experience with Configuration Management Systems like Puppet, Chef, Salt, Ansible

• Experience with network security technologies (e.g. firewalls, virtual private networks)

• Experience with systems, platform, applications and database triage

• Development and operational experience to customer facing B2B or retail verticals is highly preferred

• Experience supporting a highly available environment for a cloud service provider

• Experience working across the business to communicate infrastructure updates, downtime issues and other cross cutting issues affecting the business

W e are committed to diversity at Finning, to building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce and as an equal opportunity employer we encourage applications from all qualified individuals. Finning does not discriminate against applicants based on genders, races, national and ethnic origins, religions, ages, sexual orientation, marital and family status, and/or mental or physical disabilities.
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