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Director, Cloud Core Platform

Company: Sleep Number
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Job Description:

The Cloud Core Platform Engineering team is looking for a Director of Core Cloud Platform (Application and Services). You will be responsible for shaping, shipping, and supporting the future architecture and health and wellness features necessary to ensure SN LABS product platform is a world class platform that supports the business and product objectives of the company. At the same time, you will also be responsible for maturing our existing IoT infrastructure to support customer managed releases. The candidate would have demonstrated strong technical and organizational skills in a mid to large organization in the past. Someone who is passionate about leading teams of engineers and attracting top talent. They should have the ability to influence decision making processes, without having direct authority on resources and processes. They should have a strong background in Release Management practices specially for SaaS based applications. Primary Responsibilities

  • Mentor and develop engineers to build a strong engineering bench.
  • Promote a culture of innovation, pride, performance, and disciplined execution
  • Build, architect and execute on the software development strategy to develop, enhance and support features and functionality for the Cloud Core platform (Application and Services).
  • Strong execution focus and ability to lead multiple distributed engineering teams and drive a results-oriented culture in a fast-paced environment.
  • Clearly communicate goals and desired outcomes to project teams.
  • Recognize process and product gaps early and be able to lead changes to achieve better outcomes.
  • Ensure engineers are following best practices around coding, testing, automated builds, etc. with acceptable code coverage for every release.
  • Own the development lifecycle and is responsible for managing technical risks throughout the project.
  • Contribute to engineering-wide initiatives as a member of the leadership team through direct involvement in formation and evolution of the technical strategy.
  • Work closely with product, engineering, QA, DevOps,security and support teams to define and refine our cloud platform to achieve company objectives.
  • Work diligently with other engineering teams to ratify release processes necessary to meet business goals.
  • Help recruit and maintain excellent and diverse engineering talent.
  • Continually improve operational processes and procedures
  • Further innovation in the organizationPosition Requirements
    • Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or equivalent experience
    • At least 15+ years of software development experience with at least 5 years of effective team management.
    • Strong hands on experience with distributed system design at scale
    • Strong expertise and experience in JDBC and data-oriented development
    • Experience in Internet of Things (IoT) architecture is preferable
    • Experience in developing distributed cloud applications and systems using Java and Scala preferably on AWS
    • Strong experience with Java, AWS EC2, EMR, RDBMS, Cassandra or any other NoSQL DB
    • In-depth experience in data and application modeling
    • Experience in Agile/SCRUM enterprise-scale software development
    • OOPS
    • Design Patterns
    • Dependency Injection
    • Network concepts (TCP, UDP, Ports, Proxy, Firewalls)
    • Junit (or other unit testing framework)
    • Application server/container configuration management and application deployment (Tomcat , Jboss etc)
    • Distributed Patterns (Caching, Transactions,Message queues, Partitioning, Sharding)
    • Scaling Application under load (Partitioning, Sharding)
    • Persistence with Relational Database (SQL and JDBC) and Non Relational Database (Redis, Cassandra etc)
    • Experience with Build Tools (Jenkins , Dockers ) , version control (Git) and dependency management (Maven or Gradle)
    • Experience with Production and Performance Troubleshooting Tools (ELK , Splunk, Sumologic , Wireshark, jConsole, HeapAnalyzer, jMeter, Java profiler (VisualVM, JProfiler, YourKit))
    • Seasoned leader with a strong track record of developing and delivering complex, distributed at scale consumer product software to create successful business outcome
    • A highly driven leader that is known to deliver in high growth and highly dynamic environments.
    • Ability to work with fellow cross functional leaders and other stakeholders to set vision and define technical roadmaps
    • Ability to lead and mentor engineers globally, be a champion for creative technical trends.
    • Acknowledged for driving decisions collaboratively, resolving conflicts and ensuring follow through.
    • An extraordinarily intelligent, rigorous thinker who can operate successfully among very bright and charismatic people
    • Demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in a highly innovative and fast paced environment
    • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Possess strong analytical skills, with excellent problem-solving abilities in the face of ambiguity
    • Good understanding of scalable distributed computing systems, software architecture, data structures and algorithms using Hadoop, Apache Spark, Apache Storm, etc.#SIQL

Keywords: Sleep Number, Palo Alto , Director, Cloud Core Platform, Executive , Palo Alto, California

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