Pennymac
Pennymac has the mindset and agility of a startup, with the power and backing of a large public company.
Raleigh-Durham, NC

VP, Dev Ops at Pennymac

| Raleigh-Durham, NC
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Overview
Manage, grow, and develop DevOps Engineers dedicated to building and supporting scalable technology by leveraging architectural standards and design patterns. Work closely with product oriented cross-functional teams consisting of engineers, developers, product managers, QA, security and operations team members. Responsible for overseeing the management of multiple products, directing and overseeing technical teams through all software development lifecycle phases. Lead the implementations of new systems through strategic thinking and leveraging processes, tools and frameworks that help ensure effectiveness across a variety of stakeholders. Create organizational alignment to get the entire team working towards the same vision.
Job Description
  • Develop and maintain your teams' roadmap to utilize fully automated, highly scalable, cost-efficient, auditable, and reliable infrastructure.
  • Partner closely with your peers in Security, Quality Assurance, Operations, and Product teams to improve quality and velocity of teams' deliverables using goal setting, metrics, quarterly and annual planning and prioritization. Manage, measure, and communicate the teams' progress toward goals.
  • Drive performance by managing, motivating and developing direct reports and future leaders.
  • Provide technical guidance and support via engineering design reviews to teams planning and implementing large-scale solutions, deployment of service-oriented architecture and capacity growth.
  • Directs the activities necessary to design and develop innovative technical solutions for programs as well as ensure the necessary technology infrastructure is running seamlessly, efficiently, and effectively.
  • Scale and lead an innovative, best-in-class product management team by identifying and recruiting top talent.
  • Ensure the provision of appropriate resources to address systems' incident support and troubleshooting.
  • Oversees the review and implementation of recommendations of technical solutions across multiple functions.
  • Leverages partnerships with IT teams and vendors to ensure written code adheres to company architectural standards, design patterns, and technical specifications.
  • Accountable for ensuring specific interfaces, methods, parameters, procedures, and functions support technical solutions and are aligned with architectural designs and patterns.
  • Oversees the management of application portfolios and/or provides resources in support of those portfolios by leveraging partnerships with IT teams; Operations, Architecture, Quality Assurance, Business Analysts, vendors, and business leaders to ensure adherence of written code to company standards.
  • With the assistance of your team members, educate Development Teams on best practices for testing, deploying, and developing code. Encourage and enforce the right behaviors to ensure we continue to ship quickly without compromising production stability.
  • Collaborate with internal parties to define technical goals, develop innovative solutions, set technical objectives, develop plans and timelines, and monitor ongoing technical delivery to ensure effective project execution.
  • Work with product owner to understand internal/external requirements and assist the team in designing solutions to meet specified requirements.
Ideal Candidate will have the following:
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, CIS, Engineering or related field and minimum five (5) years of experience in supporting software development and operations via methods like automated deployments, infrastructure as code in a public cloud (GCP, AWS).
  • Five (5) years of hands-on experience managing or overseeing the management of mid to large-scale information technology projects, including complex cross-functional and cross-organizational projects.
  • Three (3) years of work experience in a role requiring interaction with executive leadership (e.g., First Vice President level and above).
  • Two (2) years of experience overseeing vendor relationships.
  • Successful candidate will have experience managing and implementing Cloud architectures in a DevOps/Agile methodology.
  • Proven track record of success managing DevOps/Engineering teams in high-functioning continuous delivery environment that supports outcomes for the business.
  • Mastery of modern agile software methodologies (e.g., Scrum, Kanban) and planning tools (e.g. JIRA)
  • Successful track record of defining and executing strategic and innovative initiatives which have had major impact on company and market performance.
  • Must be a self-starter, possess exceptional analytical skills and the ability to work in an agile environment with minimum guidance.
  • Demonstrable understanding of all layers of cloud infrastructure in highly available platform.
  • Experienced in effective communications to technical and non-technical audiences in both verbal and written forms.
  • Track record of attracting and developing a strong and diverse engineering team.
  • Comfortable in a fast-moving, results-driven environment.
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What are Pennymac Perks + Benefits

Pennymac Benefits Overview

Pennymac puts its people first. Our generous health, dental and vision benefits are available to all full-time employees. Our tech department also hosts fun, team-building events and activities.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

An Insider's view of Pennymac

What are some social events your company does?

Our Tech team has great events, including casino & trivia nights, virtual happy hours, gaming - we’ve even sponsored a video game tournament against our industry competitors! We’re nationally disbursed, but regardless of where people live, we’re all part of one interactive, linked community, and it’s easy to find others who share your interests.

Juan

Senior Developer, Production

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

The culture at Pennymac has cultivated a great sense of teamwork in which we all succeed, fail, and learn together. We collaborate in many ways - from video calls to morning coffee hours, ad hoc huddles, email, chat, and sometimes while playing ping pong or pool in the cafeteria. Everyone is encouraged to work together to accomplish a common goal.

Mandy

Vice President, IT Program Management

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

My time at Pennymac has rocketed my career as a software dev. In two years I went from having no professional coding background to managing three applications in production, managing two direct staff and contributing to open-source libraries. My time has given me the experience and skills to successfully create new tech products that make money.

John

Assistant Vice President, Application Development

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

As a company, we're one very cohesive, supportive team with various areas of expertise. It's like a potluck - everyone brings something different, but it all comes together perfectly. Company management believes in us, trusts us, and invests in us. That provides the opportunity to build positive outcomes for our business and our customers.

Nick

Managing Director, Technology Infrastructure

What are some things you learned at the company?

Our team constantly works to better itself by delivering software on time without shortcuts or compromising quality. At Pennymac, I have the opportunity to own many critical day-to-day database operations. I've had the flexibility to be innovative, which has allowed me to grow as a developer.

Pavan

Senior Developer, Database

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