Senior SRE Manager

Richmond Hill, Toronto, Canada IT Permanent

We’re currently seeking an experienced senior SRE Manager to join our Infrastructure & Production Operations team, driving the implementation and configuration of a complex hybrid datacenter infrastructure, supporting our products across the world.

Why we need you:

You’ll be working closely with various delivery resources, infrastructure architects and software engineers, you will have a shown experience in a similar IT leadership role, working at large scale automation, deployment and integration projects in an Agile environment.

Who are we looking for:

You’ll be leading a cross-functional team running production operations and DevOps along with working closely with SRE Architecture team on a hybrid cloud infrastructure. You’ll assist in owning the implementation of next generation automated solutions and act as subject matter expert on DevOps and Production Ops standard methodologies.

You’ll handle relationships with senior internal and external stakeholders as well as lead decomposition and estimation of business-level requirements with the teams and ultimately responsible for meeting the uptime SLA and successful delivery of SRE projects.

As the ideal candidate you will have:

A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent combination of education/related experience and demonstrated extensive experience in a similar IT and DevOps Leadership role ideally in an IT Solutions, Consulting, or Professional Services environment, with a consistent record to provide the technical, interpersonal and leadership skills required to produce results.

You’ll have solid understanding and expertise in DevOps solution delivery and strategy along with prior experience working in Agile environments and ability to lead the team through a process transformation.

Solid management skills, ability to coach, motivate and manage other managers and team leads and hold the teams accountable through clear OKR’s and transparent SLA and SLO is important.

Strong communications skills and an ability to communicate effectively with senior management and influence other teams is meaningful. You’ll have the ability to drive collaboration with functional and technical teams to achieve effective solutions. You’ll be flexible and resilient, comfortable with ambiguity, adaptable to a high-change environment and open to new concepts and/or processes.

You will be a real leader who knows how to motivate the team and build a culture of transparency, ownership and winning. This is a hands-on role, you will act a “player coach” and will participate in technical and architectural discussions and help make technology decisions

The following technology knowledge is important:

  • Experience with “bare metal” datacenters and infrastructure architecture
  • Extensive knowledge of networking, security, virtualization and operating systems principles
  • Linux and Bash savvy. Strong ability to work with automation and CI/CD tools and languages, like Jenkins (Groovy), Nexus, Artifactory.
  • Proven hands-on experience with orchestration and configuration management solutions, like Terraform, Ansible, Salt, Chef, Puppet
  • Full proficiency in containers, Docker and Kubernetes
  • Solid understanding of both private (VMWare) and public (AWS, Google, Azure) cloud solutions.

What’s in it for you?

The salary for this job is based on experience, so whilst we are not able to go into detail at this stage, we can say that we offer great salary packages and also like to throw in a discretionary annual performance bonus.

We offer health and dental insurance for you, your partner and your children (if you all live at the same address). In addition, you can join our company pension scheme.

Our in-house training and development team deliver fantastic support to develop your skills and support you in progressing your career.

Lunch is on us and there is free fresh fruit, snacks, drinks in the office.

What happens next?

We will aim to get back to you as soon as possible. If you meet the criteria, then we’ll invite you to a phone interview and if that goes well we’ll meet you for a face-to-face interview.

The Group

The Stars Group owns or licenses gaming and related consumer businesses and brands, including PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, BetStars, Full Tilt, FOX Bet, BetEasy, Sky Bet, Sky Vegas, Sky Casino, Sky Bingo, Sky Poker, and Oddschecker, as well as live poker tour and events brands. Collectively, these and other brands of The Stars Group have millions of registered customers globally, forming one of the world’s largest and most licensed publicly listed online gaming companies. This role is in the Group’s Richmond Hill, Toronto service office in the IT Infrastructure & DevOps department.

At The Stars Group, we encourage applications from all sections of the community. If you are an applicant with a disability and you require accommodations at any point in our recruitment process, please let our talent acquisition team know when they contact you to invite for interview.