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DevOps Team Leader for Cloud Services
Samsung R&D Institute Poland

DevOps Team Leader for Cloud Services

Samsung R&D Institute Poland
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Samsung R&D Institute Poland

Samsung R&D Institute Poland

Samsung R&D Institute Poland is one of the largest research and development centers in Poland. Our offices are located in Warsaw and Kraków. It is there that the high-quality software for Samsung Electronics products is created. The work of our engineers affects the future of operations, among other flagship models of smartphones and TV sets, mobile networks, multimedia and intelligent buildings.

Company profile

Tech stack

    Team Leadership
    nice to have

Job description

Online interview

About our Team

We are looking for exceptional DevOps Team Lead to join our growing team. If you are a natural leader, like working in a technically stimulating and challenging environment, and thrive on making a significant impact within an organization then we have the perfect opportunity for you.

You will be part of a global DevOps team responsible for providing an infrastructure, CICD tools and standards for a large software project. You will take an active part in ongoing technology transformation. Work with large production systems and latest DevOps solutions. Our mission is to create efficient, reliable and secure software.

As a Team Lead of the embedded Site Reliability Engineering team (SRE), you will have the dual responsibility of managing and growing a team of software developers as well as being technically hands-on with regard to the development of the Engineering Platform services. This includes working closely with technical leads, product owners, and developers to drive toward a shared vision. You will be expected to actively contribute to the technical feasibility evaluations in collaboration with the product team and the engineering management team, to determine the technical approach and action plan, to deliver on set objectives with your team, and to ensure the services operate at a high-quality level. As Team Lead you will manage and drive your team, helping them in developing, task planning, and leading both on the technical and organizational aspects.

Samsung Ads is a highly successful and fast-growing business for over last six years. This business and its continued future success depend on the products, technologies, and tools owned by Samsung. Hundreds of people strong, with a substantial presence in five countries, Samsung Ads team is a dynamic and complex organization operating across a broad spectrum of product and strategic domains.

Join our team and play a key role in shaping the future of our ad tech platform.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Establishing tight, open, honest, and candid communication: regular and frequent feedback processes with team members
  • Ensuring that information flows efficiently between your team and the rest of the organization as necessary
  • Setting performance expectations and objectives for each team member, following up on these objectives, and conducting the yearly evaluation
  • Monitoring all critical services, sharing on-call duties, troubleshooting, and addressing problems as they arise (including any needed changes in code, topology, resources, or configuration)
  • Ensuring timely resolution of critical production-affecting issues, recommending and prioritizing prevention actions, and communicating these efficiently to stakeholders
  • Ensuring training, onboarding, and integration of all new team members; assigning mentors
  • Actively contributing and participating in recruitment activities for new team members.
  • Actively participating in domains and engineering alignment meetings including Agile/Scrum ceremonies as a facilitator and enabler
  • Ensuring well-documented engineering practices are adopted, owned, and followed by the team
  • Co-architect new services, including failure tolerance and self-healing by design, as well as establishing clear scaling-out paths
  • Evaluating and benchmarking new solutions, establishing capacity and growth plans
  • Co-implement deployment and configuration strategies for new services, including provisioning resources, and go-live
  • Administration of services, whether built in-house or from external vendors
  • Continuous improvement of internal services for ease of packaging, configuration, and deployment
  • Support various DevOps teams during the development activities
  • Work prioritization and planning
  • You will help identifying the project requirements, coordinating with the Project Owner in reviewing timelines and deliverables
  • Guiding DevOps team through technical issues and challenges
  • Support the organization during the ongoing software delivery transformation in order to improve product quality, development efficiency and observability
  • Introduce new and improve existing tools and processes used to build, release and deploy software
  • Create and implement software delivery standards and best practices across the organization
  • Take a leading role in assigned tasks

Technologies in use

  • AWS
  • Kubernetes
  • Terraform, Helm
  • GitHub Actions, ArgoCD
  • HashiCorp Vault, Prometheus, Okta

Skills and Qualifications

  • At least 5 years DevOps experience
  • At least 1 year experience as a Tech Lead or DevOps manager
  • Effective communication and collaboration skills
  • Proficiency in English and Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) required to communicate in a global team to build solid relationships with peers
  • Very good analytical skills and the ability to creatively find solutions to complex problems.
  • Self-organized and the ability to handle multiple competing priorities
  • Ability to navigate through ambiguity in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong knowledge of both SRE, Agile, and DevOps principles and how it applies to software engineering practices
  • Practical experience in:
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Kubernetes
  • Terraform
  • CI/CD - Continuous Integration and Deployment solutions (GitHub Actions, Concourse, Jenkins, Circle Ci)
  • Very good knowledge of Linux environment
  • Skills in Bash programming, as well as other script based languages (Python)
  • Knowledge of basic network protocols and services
  • B.Sc. or M.Sc. degree in the field of Informatics, Telecommunication or related subject
  • Flexibility, collaboration, resourcefulness, and a positive attitude are the keys to success in this role

Nice to have

  • Programming in Go
  • Working experience in all aspects of software engineering, including coding, architecture, and infrastructure
  • Knowledge of protocols and data exchange formats: HTTP/1.1/2.0, RESTful API

We offer

  • Team:
  • Friendly working atmosphere
  • Wide range of trainings and a huge support in developing algorithmic skills
  • Opportunity to work in multiple projects
  • Working with the latest technologies on the market
  • Monthly integration budget
  • Possibility to attend local and foreign conferences
  • Start of work between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m.
  • Equipment:
  • PC workstation/Laptop + 2 external monitors
  • Benefits:
  • Private medical care (possibility to add family members for free)
  • Multisport card
  • Life insurance
  • Lunch card
  • A partial reimbursement of the cost of an English language course
  • Possibility to learn Korean for free
  • Variety of discounts (Samsung products, theaters, restaurants)
  • Unlimited free access to Copernicus Science Center for you and your friends
  • Possibility to test new Samsung products
  • Location:
  • Office in Warsaw Spire near metro station
  • Hybrid model of work – 3 days from the office per week
  • Attractive relocation package