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Job listing closed on 3 Jul 2024

Senior DevOps Engineer

🇺🇸 New York City, NY, USA
Full Time
8+ years exp.
US$155,000 – US$190,000 per year


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Group Summary
At the NBA, we're passionate about growing and celebrating the game of basketball. Through the intensity of the game and the unrivalled athletic skill of our players, we deliver excitement to hundreds of millions of fans around the world.

As a global sports and media business, the NBA is so much more. While Basketball Operations runs the league's on-court activities, other departments manage relationships with television and digital media partners, develop marketing partnerships with some of the world's most recognizable companies, oversee the licensing of NBA merchandise, and handle a wide variety of responsibilities that drive the NBA's success.

The NBA runs numerous web sites and digital products that generate fan interest around the world. League Pass is one of the NBA's best-in-class products available in over 215+ countries that allows fans live and archive access to games from the preseason through the NBA Finals. Whether it be for the NBA, WNBA, G League or 2K League millions of people visit sites, engage with mobile apps, and view our content across multiple platforms.

Essential Functions and Job Summary:

Continuing its role as a digital leader in media, the Digital Product Development team will develop and deliver a number of strategic digital product initiatives for the NBA. We are looking for a Senior DevOps professional to join our growing organization. In this position, you will manage infrastructure projects and processes. You will also provide guidance and mentorship to the other DevOps team members. Keen attention to detail, problem-solving abilities, and a solid knowledge base are essential!

Major Responsibilities:
• Work closely with management to plan out and execute on long-term roadmaps
• Guide team members on best practices as well as work on helping them to progress their careers
• Work as a primary point of contact for new projects and intitiatives, while providing technical advice and architectural guidance.
• Constantly strive to improve our cloud infrastructure to keep the NBA on the forefront of reliability and performance.
• Build and test automation tools for infrastructure provisioning
• Build and maintain the tools needed to follow a GitOps approach to application deployment
• Handle code deployments in all environments, monitor metrics, and develop ways to improve
• Provide technical guidance and educate team members and coworkers on DevOps processes
• Run projects and breakout teams to accomplish various deliverables
• Brainstorm for new ideas and ways to improve development delivery and infrastructure architecture
• Consult with peers for feedback on how best to meet the needs of the development teams
• Build, maintain, and monitor applications in an agile environment
• Maintain day-to-day management and administration of projects
• Manage existing CI and CD tools, while also continuing to evaluate if those tools still fit the needs of the NBA.
• Document and craft various processes; update existing processes
• Follow all standard processes and procedures as established by the company
• Provide leadership around and be available for On Call rotations as well as application reliability

Required Education/Professional Experience:
• 8+ years experience in DevOps, or related IT, computer, or operations field
• 3+ years experience with Kubernetes, EKS, or AKS at enterprise scale
• 2+ years experience running small teams or leading projects with minimal guidance and strategic planning for teams
• 3+ years experience with one or multiple cloud platforms (i.e. Azure, AWS, GCP, etc.) services and technologies
• 3+ years experience with configuration management / tools such as terraform
• Experience with Scrum/Kanban/SAFe/Agile workflow methodologies
• 3+ years experience with version control systems such as Bitbucket or Github
• Experience with a supporting a high traffic platform a plus
• Experience with supporting streaming media platforms a plusExperience running Kubernetes in a high availability setup with 3 nines of availability is a plus
• Cloud optimization experience a plus
• BS in computer science, electrical engineering, or a related technical discipline

Required Skills/Knowledge Attributes:

• Up-to-date on the latest industry trends; able to articulate trends clearly and confidently
• Excellent interpersonal skills and communication with all levels of management
• Able to multitask and prioritize while using time management skills
• Expert level knowledge of DevOps standard processes and trends in the areas of source code management, CI/CD, Cloud, Automation, etc., with the ability to guide others in their usage
• The ability to understand how individual projects fit into the company’s direction

Salary Range: $155,000 - $190,000

We Consider Applicants For All Positions On The Basis Of Merit, Qualifications And Business Needs, And Without Regard To Race, Color, National Origin, Religion, Sex, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Alienage Or Citizenship Status, Ancestry, Marital Status, Creed, Genetic Predisposition Or Carrier Status, Sexual Orientation, Veteran Status, Familial Status, Status As A Victim Of Domestic Violence Or Any Other Status Or Characteristic Protected By Applicable Federal, State, Or Local Law.