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Sr. Manager/Director Cloud DevOps

Company: Kalnin Ventures, LLC
Location: Denver
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Job Description:

Where City, State OR Zip/Postal (optional) BKV is a dynamic values-driven corporation with expertise in upstream unconventional oil and gas investments, and production. We believe our focus on visionary strategy, efficient execution and high-performing teams are key to creating long-term sustainable value and growth.
-- JOB SUMMARY: BKV Corporation is looking for a Sr. Cloud DevOps Manager. This is a hybrid technical and managerial role. The primary responsibilities of the Sr. Cloud DevOps Manager are to supervise the rapid evolution of the cloud services in support of BKV's dynamic growth of our Azure and AWS infrastructures. The role will be responsible for the overall uptime, change management, and future planning of the cloud services as well as work with the Cloud Engineering resources to plan the BC/DR plan.-- The Senior Cloud/DevOps Manager will also coordinate with IT Services, Enterprise Applications and network engineering to design and deliver a best-in-class architecture that supports the company's IT service, VDI, and application strategy. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Sets the strategy for the network and cloud network infrastructure to support the business. Responsible for the overall uptime and delivery of cloud infrastructure services. Typical tasks the role is responsible for include:

  • Develop the standard operating procedures and architectural guidelines which will eventually have junior engineers and MSPs build upon to support.
  • Propose and lead projects for internal IT cloud and hybrid infrastructure improvement and evolution - ensure quality delivery of services and application experience.
  • Found and guide the DevOps practice for service delivery and future state (crawl, walk, run).
  • Manage vendors, contractors, and teams in support of the cloud infrastructure.
  • Identify and implement an enterprise monitoring strategy for supporting vendors and teams to monitor and proactively detect issues.
  • Support cloud design and integration of enterprise applications to increase availability, effectiveness, and efficiency.
  • Provide valuable insight for M&A and integration tasks, advise and lead integration efforts from a cloud infrastructure perspective.
  • Coordinate with VP of IT with annual budget requests
  • Maintain process to right-size cloud infrastructure spend and sizing.
  • Oversee the Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure in alignment with the IT Strategic Plan and Future Roadmap
  • Analyze business requirements to identify and implement cloud solutions that improve the business processes and seek ways to integrate programs or services in collaboration with stakeholders.
  • Develop and manage Request for Information (RFI) and Request for Proposals (RFP) for new software and hardware.
  • Recommend, discover, negotiate, and manage any 3 rd party support for supplemental or outsourced Infrastructure support, where needed.
  • Translate business requirements into technical processes and system solutions that are aligned with the IT department strategic plan and industry best practices.
  • Develop contingency plans to cover various systems failure scenarios and applications software systems recovery and restoration procedures.
  • Manage and maintains end-user access to systems via AWS Workspaces. Keeps users informed on the progress of maintenance. Documents activities utilizing an IT Service Management tool. Submits monthly reports on significant activity.
  • Perform other duties as required. QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:
    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field.
    • Minimum of ten (10) years of related progressively responsible experience required.
    • Proven track in leading vendors and technical teams to develop architecture and implement cloud-based solutions.
    • Expert in Cloud Infrastructures, infrastructure management, Infrastructure-as-Code, SCADA/IoT, DevOps and tools, enterprise applications, technical documentation, and quality management.
    • Microsoft, AWS, Azure, other technical related certifications desired.
    • Strong knowledge of the principles and practices of business analysis, business process improvement, project management and ITIL.
    • Working knowledge of management and implementation of public cloud services, such as AWS, Azure, and/or GCP, with a focus on IaaS and PaaS.
    • Systems analysis, hardware and cloud resource forecasting, and requirements gathering.
    • Project management methodologies and practices.
    • Working knowledge and advanced proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite.
    • IAM and PaaS implementations within an AWS, GCP, or Azure environment.
    • Knowledge of the general principles and practices of personnel management and supervision, organizational development, and budgeting.
    • Skill in identifying, communicating, and clarifying problems to Executives and key stakeholders.
    • Thirst for learning new methods and evolutions in technology in applicable area.
    • Strong problem-solving skills.
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
    • Strong customer advocacy and customer relationship skills.
    • Skill in organizing resources, establishing priorities, and delegation.
    • Ability to analyze complex problems, interpret operational needs, and develop integrated, creative solutions.
    • Ability to motivate, supervise, train, and lead employees and third parties.
    • Experience in dynamic growth environment and Oil and Gas companies will be considered a plus. WORKING CONDITIONS:
      • The job is based in Denver, Colorado at BKV Corporate headquarters. However, other locations will be considered for strong candidates.
      • Occasional travel may be required and would be on an as needed basis. Currently estimated to be less than 20%, however, dependent on location. REPORTING STRUCTURE:
        • This role will report directly to Vice President of IT.
          Required Skills
          Cloud expert, team leadership, vendor management, communication, collaboration, problem solving
          Pay Range $112,000.00 Annually to $195,000.00 Annually

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