DevOps Manager

Scottsdale, AZ
Job Type
Junior, Senior level

Job Description

Vaco is running point with a top client in Scottsdale as they continue to transform and grow their technology group. We’re currently on the market for a strong leader to lead and develop the DevOps team. In this role, you will lead the team to streamline the software development and deployment lifecycle. This role involves overseeing the creation and implementation of automated, scalable DevOps processes and solutions, ensuring high availability, and fostering innovation in automation strategies. The successful candidate will collaborate with software development, IT operations, and security teams to improve the CI/CD pipeline efficiency and implement cloud-native solutions across the organization. Our client is currently undergoing a major transformation and this position will play a key role in this key program. If you are interested in learning more and have a background that aligns with this opportunity, please reach out to a member of the Vaco team today.
What you'll do
  • Cloud Infrastructure Optimization: Lead the migration of key applications to a cloud-native architecture, reviewing and auditing spend to ensure cost savings while enhancing scalability and security within the first nine months.
  • Team Leadership and Development: Build and mentor a high-performing DevOps team. Establish a comprehensive development plan for each team member, focusing on skill enhancement and career growth.
  • Own Agile DevOps: Design, develop, test, and release of new capabilities and post-production support.
  • Provide Thought Leadership: Coach the organization on SREs principles: automation, visibility improvements, self-healing, high availability/scalability, and root cause analysis.
  • Conduct an Operational Audit: Within the first 60 days, evaluate the existing DevOps practices and infrastructure to identify areas for immediate improvement.
  • Implement a 30-60-90 Day Action Plan: Develop and execute a strategic plan focusing on quick wins in automation and deployment efficiency while laying the groundwork for long-term initiatives.
  • Enhance Collaboration: Foster a culture of continuous feedback and collaboration between the DevOps, development, and IT operations teams to ensure alignment with business objectives.
  • Ensure Best Practices: Champion the DevSecOps best practices, including threat modeling, penetration testing, vulnerability scanning, security monitoring/incident response enablement, to ensure privacy and
  • security and comply with regulations.
  • Lead Strategic Projects: Oversee the implementation of key projects, such as the introduction of containerization with Kubernetes and the adoption of Infrastructure as Code (IaC) practices.
  • Drive Change Management: Navigate the complexities of integrating new DevOps technologies within a dynamic and fast-paced environment. Adapting to rapidly changing priorities, managing cross-functional team expectations, and advocating for DevOps best practices across all levels of the organization are critical for success.
What you have accomplished
  • Achieved Education: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer/Electrical Engineering, or related field.
  • Technical Proficiency and Innovation: Deep understanding and hands-on experience in a range of Cloud, DevOps and monitoring tools and technologies (e.g., AWS Services, Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform, Jenkins, New Relic, Dynatrace). Demonstrated ability to leverage technology to automate processes, improve efficiency, and solve complex problems.
  • Strategic Planning and Execution: Experience in developing and executing strategic plans that align DevOps initiatives with business objectives, including cloud adoption, infrastructure as code (IaC), and continuous integration and delivery pipelines.
  • Demonstrated Leadership in DevOps Transformation: A proven five year minimum record of leading and mentoring a DevOps team towards the successful adoption of DevOps practices, achieving significant improvements in CI/CD processes, and fostering a culture of continuous improvement and automation.
  • Operational Excellence: Track record of enhancing system reliability and performance, reducing downtime, and implementing monitoring and alerting tools to proactively address issues.
  • Cross-functional Collaboration: Strong ability to work collaboratively with software engineering, IT operations, and security teams to ensure a seamless, secure, and efficient software development lifecycle.
  • Change Management and Scalability: Experience in leading change management initiatives to adopt new technologies and processes, with a focus on scalability and the ability to support growth
  • Metrics-Driven Management: Ability to define, measure, and track key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to assess the effectiveness of DevOps practices and make data-driven decisions.
  • Budget and Resource Optimization: Demonstrated ability to understand budgets, forecast resource needs, and optimize spending to achieve maximum value from investments in DevOps tools and resources.
  • Continuous Learning and Adaptability: Commitment to continuous learning, staying abreast of industry trends and best practices in DevOps, and adapting strategies to incorporate new technologies and methodologies.


Vaco values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.

EEO Notice

Vaco is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race (including but not limited to traits historically associated with race such as hair texture and hair style), color, sex (includes pregnancy or related conditions), religion or creed, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, status as a veteran, union membership, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, or any other protected characteristics as required by federal, state or local law.

Vaco LLC and its parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries are committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Vaco LLC and its parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact


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Pay Transparency Notice

Determining compensation for this role (and others) at Vaco depends upon a wide array of factors including but not limited to:

  • the individual’s skill sets, experience and training;
  • licensure and certification requirements;
  • office location and other geographic considerations;
  • other business and organizational needs.

With that said, as required by local law, Vaco believes that the following salary range referenced above reasonably estimates the base compensation for an individual hired into this position in geographies that require salary range disclosure. The individual may also be eligible for discretionary bonuses.

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