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Senior Manager - SRE

Company: Aktana
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Aktana is seeking a Sr. Manager, SRE to provide technology vision to scale our capabilities while driving aggressive growth. This opportunity presents a significant intellectual, technical and operational challenge with an enormous impact.
In this role, you will leverage your extensive experience to drive and transform our SRE organization into an agile well-oiled machine that continuously delivers value to our customers and business with speed and quality. You will evangelize DevOps culture and practices across the entire organization and provide visionary leadership in the architecture and design of our tooling and infrastructure.
What you'll own and accomplish...


  • Execute SRE strategy and cross collaborate with regional key business leaders and people managers
  • Primary responsibility for the performance of a global SRE team and drive the team to successfully execute on projects
  • Technical architecture review of cloud infrastructure for stability and reliability of SaaS services hosted in AWS
  • Champion and drive operational excellence in infrastructure and high availability of development and test environments through automation by partnering with Engineering, Product Management, Operations, and QA leadership.
  • Exert technical influence over cross-functional teams, increasing their productivity and effectiveness by sharing deep knowledge and experience.
  • Identify improvement opportunities with creative solutions by challenging the status quo.
  • Be both a hands-on technical leader and people manager.
  • Lead and grow the team by hiring the best talents.

    What you'll need to be successful...

    • BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent.
    • 5+ years of people management experiences
    • 10+ years of proven development and/or DevOps experience deploying and maintaining multi-tiered infrastructure in a SaaS offering.
    • Strong technical/comprehensive skills on various new technologies such as ELK, Kafka, AWS services, SIEM tools
    • Expert Knowledge in DevOps culture and agile methodologies.
    • Expert Experience in Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment, and Agile practices.
    • Strong technical/comprehensive skills in Docker, Kubernetes, Microservices, Service Mesh, container deployment and orchestration.
    • Experience with development/delivery tools such as Jenkins, Rundeck, Git/GitHub, Artifactory, Gradle, etc.
    • Experience with Infrastructure as Code, Configuration Management, and Continuous Monitoring and alerting tools such as Prometheus, Grafana, AlertManager and PagerDuty.
    • Experience with Blue-Green/Canary Deployment to reduce downtime and risk, provide continuous deployment and fast rollback.
    • Experience with AWS cloud platform.
    • Experience with software development process and technologies.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

      You'll really stand out if---

      • You show thought leadership in the Cloud Ops and SRE realm and beyond
      • You have life science/pharmaceutical experience
      • You have a people leadership ethos that is committed to growth, engagement and continuous learning

        The base salary range for this full-time position is $175,000 - $210,000, plus a discretionary performance bonus, equity, and generous benefits. The range displayed on each job posting represents the general target for new hire salaries for the position across all locations. Individual pay is determined by factors including job-related skills, experience, relevant education or training, and location.
        About Aktana
        Committed to customer success and innovation, Aktana is at the forefront of transforming how life sciences companies share information with healthcare providers (HCPs). Our proprietary platform harnesses machine learning algorithms to enable marketing and sales teams to seamlessly coordinate and optimize multichannel engagement with HCPs. Today, more than half of the top 20 global pharma companies are using Aktana for intelligent engagement.
        Aktana is growing fast and looking for exceptional talent to join our team. We value hard work, transparency, and collaboration - and we like to have fun too! We are, an honor given based on validated feedback from employees who report a consistently positive experience working at Aktana.
        Headquartered in San Francisco, we also have offices in Philadelphia, London, Barcelona, Bucharest, Tokyo, Osaka, Shanghai, Beijing, Sydney, Pune, and Sao Paulo.
        Aktana conducts background investigations and/or reference checks on all new hires.

Keywords: Aktana, Jersey City , Senior Manager - SRE, Executive , Jersey City, New Jersey

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