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WTW Director of DevSecOps in Boston, Massachusetts

The Role

As a Director of DevSecOps you will define our DevSecOps strategy, develop a roadmap to execute on the strategy and guide a team of experts and direct reports to achieve the vision and objectives. You will guide and support new development and provide maintenance of web-based, mobile, or traditional software applications. The range and scope of duties for this position include architecting scalable technical solutions, lending technical guidance on DevSecOps best practices, supporting activities that span various stages of the DevOps pipeline (planning, dev/test, release and monitoring), managing, optimizing, monitoring and reporting on the infrastructure environment, coaching/mentoring team members, and researching latest development trends and technologies.

Using your practical experience to hit the ground running, your role will cover a wide range of tasks such as:

  • Set strategic direction for the DevSecOps team, including establishing a vision, strategic objectives, and execution plans, within the framework of the overall strategic direction of the H&B technology team

  • Provide DevSecOps-oriented technical and architectural guidance and expertise to members of own team and other teams

  • Assign projects/tasks and manage workload of team appropriately and effectively

  • Interface with other internal departments and provide quick, reliable support to them as needed

  • Collect and document requirements, development of user stories, estimates and/or work plans

  • Lead peer-reviews of solution designs and related code

  • Manage deployment of software releases

  • Management of security operations and automation of security controls

  • Serve as a steward for agile development, closely monitoring team process to ensure it aligns with software engineering standards and best practices

  • Be actively involved and hands-on with design, programming, and testing

  • Work closely with Director of Software Engineering and People Operations to identify staffing needs and participate in the selection process, identify and coordinate training, establish development plans, and handle employee relations issues

  • Establish performance expectations of team and provide coaching in order to meet individual and team goals

  • Conduct ongoing performance assessments and reviews of own team members

  • Drive upgrades and conversions within the infrastructure environment, including operating system, database and platforms

  • Establish, innovate and operate monitoring and predictive forecasting to ensure infrastructure capacity is able to support business requirements

  • Optimize the infrastructure environment to ensure security, scalability, and cost effectiveness

  • Set up and optimize applications to ensure security, scalability, and favorable performance

  • Research new technologies and innovate new processes to drive change, improvements in the efficiency and capabilities of the DevOps team and the business technology

  • Drive process automation within DevOps and provide consultation to other teams to streamline their processes through automation

  • Drive migration to the Azure Cloud

  • Analyze existing operations to understand strengths and weaknesses to uncover opportunities for improvements

  • Create and share development estimates and operational requirements to enable accurate planning

The Requirements

  • Proficient at a Senior Engineering Level (Software, Quality, Front-End, or Interface Design)

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems, or related field

  • 5+ years of management experience demonstrated through effective leadership of people, projects, and processes

  • 5+ years of DevSecOps or combined software development and system administration experience

  • 3+ years of experience with principles of ALM and software development methodologies

  • Proficiency in security architectures, cybersecurity skills and knowledge of risk assessment techniques

  • Experience with Microsoft Azure platforms and securing applications built on Azure

  • Automation experience using Azure Automation, PowerShell, Scripting YAML and ARM templates

  • Familiarity with Azure network topologies and technologies including VPN gateways, next generation firewalls and ExpressRoute

  • Familiarity with containerization technologies and security (Docker, Kubernetes)

  • Effective communication and documentation skills

  • Experience in employee benefits, insurance or healthcare is a plus

  • Certifications or professional training in software engineering principles such as software architecture, agile development methodology, etc.

  • Strong command in information security and best practices in all technology areas (e.g., infrastructure, application development and setup, databases, networking, etc.)

  • Demonstrated agility, flexibility and big-picture thinking in approaching responsibilities

  • Demonstrated out-of-the-box thinking to problem solving

  • Strong command in Microsoft VS, deployment automation & orchestration and continuous integration and other DevOps tools

  • Experience in application and data migration to the Cloud with knowledge of migration tools

  • Experience with database release management tools (e.g., RedGate SQL Change Automation)

  • Proven intellectual curiosity and strong leadership skills

WTW may be subject to mandatory employment-related COVID-19 vaccination requirements. Therefore, to the extent any such mandates apply, you may be required to certify and provide documentation of full vaccination against COVID-19 if you are hired in the U.S. If you accept an offer from WTW and are subject to a mandate but are unable or unwilling to be vaccinated because of medical reasons or sincerely-held religious beliefs, you may request a medical or religious accommodation. If you require an accommodation, the Company will evaluate your request and work with you to identify reasonable alternatives to vaccination, if available.

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