Director of DevOps

at Helen of Troy
Location El Paso, TX
Date Posted March 14, 2021
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


Job Description

Join our Information Technology (IT) Team at Helen of Troy as a Director of DevOps and make an immediate impact on our trusted brands, including our 8 leadership brands: OXO, Hydro Flask, Vicks, Braun, Honeywell, PUR, Hot Tools, Drybar. Together, we build innovative and useful products that elevate people's lives everywhere every day.

Look around you at home, and you'll find us everywhere:

In your kitchen, living room, bedroom, and bathroom. We are already making your everyday lives better. We are powered by knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and forward-thinking people committed to developing a culture of inclusion. Whether you are just starting your career or in need of a challenge, we recognize, develop, and empower talent!

*This position will be based in El Paso, TX, Irvine, CA or New York, NY and temporarily eligible for Work from Home. When our offices reopen, you will be required to work from the office Monday-Friday. It can also be based remotely in Georgia or Florida.

What you will be doing:

Helen of Troy is looking for a talented, dynamic Director of DevOps to lead a group of teams responsible for the design, development, and operation of automated build, deployment and environment provisioning systems. You will drive continuous integration and delivery improvements throughout our global organization to create and the deliver the best in class experience.

A deep passion for your craft and proven leadership experience in the DevOps arena is what will distinguish you above others. A proven results-oriented leader with a delivery focus and demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in a highly innovative and fast-paced environment.

We enjoy our work as much as we enjoy working together and want leaders who can get things done while having a positive influence on our workplace environment. The successful candidate must have a passion for DevOps & Cloud Operations, deeply care about security, quality, technical standards, and be committed to continuous improvement. You will be working in a fast paced and growing environment where your expertise and experience will play a critical role within the company.

  • Establish and maintain a CI/CD center of excellence

  • Drive automation for CI/CD processes across different tech stacks and cloud providers. Must have experience and expertise building out CI/CD pipelines and related developer tooling.

  • Recruit and lead DevOps teams across multiple product lines that excel at applying industry best practices Develop and nurture continuous improvement mindset across your group.

  • Develop and support automated, scalable solutions to deploy and manage our global infrastructure.

  • Maintain and improve the use of automation tools for infrastructure provisioning, configuration, and deployment.

  • Work with development and operations personnel to define CloudOps processes, introduce new insights and technologies so that we can stay on the cutting edge.

  • Provide mentorship and expertise on system options, risk and impact management, as well as cost vs. benefit analysis.

  • Uphold and ensure security requirements for tooling, systems, and environments are met and protect the assets of the company and our customers.

  • Lead troubleshooting of system and performance problems in Prod/QA/Dev environments.

  • Identify improvements to reduce technical debt.

  • Lead infrastructure focused on optimization and performance

  • Lead DevOps Team

  • Author a dynamic training and skillset improvement plan.

  • Acquire team level certifications applicable to AWS, Azure or Google Cloud

Skills needed to be successful in this role:

  • Experience with large, high profile brands that required sophisticated configurations and customize solutions

  • Solid experience in building and leading cohesive distributed teams

  • Experience developing teams using Scrum or other Agile project frameworks

  • Excellent written communication, problem solving, and process leadership skills

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related technical field

  • 7+ years’ experience as a DevOps leader leading multiple teams with a passion for automation and continuous improvement

  • 7+ years of technical experience with significant personal capabilities in AWS, GCP and/or Azure Cloud

  • 5+ years’ experience in operational management of SaaS production applications

  • 3+ eCommerce domain experience

  • Authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis

Wondering if you should apply? Helen of Troy welcomes people as diverse as our brands. Have the confidence to come as who you are because your point of view, skillset, and experience will make us stronger. If you're eager to share new ideas and try new things, we want to hear from you.