Sr. Manager of Engineering Services
Jive Software - Portland, OR

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Engineering Services - Sr. Manager – Portland, OR

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced strategic individual to lead our talented team in architecting, deploying and maintaining our complex test and dev environments. Must be proficient large automated deployments, virtualization, continuous integration systems and other devops tools. This person will work closely with senior level developers, production operations, QA, and many other employees throughout the organization. Success is defined as providing systems, tools and infrastructure to support development of a diverse population of technical users – sometimes without being asked ahead of time. Precognition helpful; a sense of the population's imminent needs is essential. Progress is defined as the continual removal of bottlenecks, including one's own involvement, in the creation of customized, temporary, rapidly provisioned virtual machines, databases, and other services.

About You

You can lead a team effectively integrated other groups while consistently delivering on commitments

You have a passion for setting up and supporting distributed continuous integration environments with massive automation.

There is no application server you could not get up and running in a day (for test purposes)

You love collaborating and building strong working relationships across all departments

You have great communication skills and, when you lead a team, the team performs better

You can convince engineers that what they actually want is not what they've asked for


Strategic thinker - understand how to create solutions that solve the short term pain but scale and evolve over the long term

Databases: Postgres, Oracle, MySQL, MS SQL Server

Networking: LAN, firewalls, load balancing, network service monitoring

Linux: RedHat, CentOS, SuSE

J2EE containers: tomcat, clustering

Enterprise Network storage: FC, iSCSI, NetApp, fabric zoning

Virtualization: VMware, Xen

Analytical, with keen attention to detail.


5 years experience in management experience for fast growing tech company

Networking experience, bonus points for any non-TCP/IP exposure

UNIX shell scripting, Java or Python also useful

Large scale virtualization experience

J2EE containers, bonus points for more than one

Experience working in a production environment (with SLAs, planned recovery strategies, offsite backups, etc.)

Hands-on experience administering and adhering to internal procedures, standards, policies

Familiarity working with large enterprise environments and configuration, including virtualization

In-depth knowledge of standard web technologies, including app servers, web servers, databases, browsers, etc.

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