IS&T Director DevOps
Veolia North America

Paramus, New Jersey

Company Description

Veolia Group aims to be the benchmark company for ecological transformation. With nearly 220,000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides game-changing solutions that are both useful and practical for water, waste and energy management. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources and replenish them. In 2021, the Veolia group provided 79 million inhabitants with drinking water and 61 million with sanitation, produced nearly 48 million megawatt hours and recovered 48 million tons of waste. Veolia Environment (Paris Euronext: VIE) achieved consolidated revenue of 28,508 billion euros in 2021.

Job Description

IS&T Director, DevOps will own the strategy, planning, design, and implementation/migration of large & complex applications on the Public Cloud. This is a strategic technical leadership position in charge of designing & building apps and DevOps Practices. The role is a trusted advisor to IS&T's Business clients for driving the next generation innovation but also a leader in advancing the group's capabilities into the future. Lead the creation of value propositions in Cloud and DevOps capability / CoE. Provide thought leadership on the domain & mentorship to the team. Lead innovation & ideation by leveraging evolving technologies to identify opportunities of efficiencies in driving business excellence. The role is critical and a core building block to our core digital transformation. As an evangelist for Cloud, IS&T Director, DevOps will collaborate with leaders in various divisions, industries and geographies, in developing & implementing solutions for our VNA Business partners.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support existing functionality and address end user support needs

  • Develop custom Apex and Visualforce Classes and Triggers to ensure functionality aligned with business needs.

  • Develop Lightning components and be familiar with event-driven architecture and frameworks

  • Design, develop and implement unit and scenario testing for existing code base and for new functionality under development

  • Architect, customize and configure new implementations

  • Work with project teams as a primary developer, with other internal developers or the business side to gather requirements and translate into system functionality

  • Strategizing, designing and implementing highly efficient solution on Public Cloud (Amazon Web Services, Azure or GCP) for security, resilience, performance, networking, availability, Blue-green deployments in context of business application.

  • Security hardening of cloud infrastructure application/web server against known/unknown vulnerabilities.

  • Assess Business needs and requirements to ensure appropriate approach to solve client challenges

  • Recommend right public / private cloud services (IaaS, PaaS, or SaaS) required for the solution

  • Expert in Capacity Planning Design, cost and effort estimations

  • Experience in cloud comparison & recommendation

  • Experience in Cloud (Public & Private) cost optimization

  • Designing and set up automated backup and restoration of application/web servers/databases/datalakes to object storage like S3.

  • Deliver best in class operations tooling & practices, including CI, CD, chatops, RBA, and RPA

  • Writing infrastructure as code for public or private clouds and implement modern cloud Integration architecture using -

    • Configuration Management (Chef, Puppet or Ansible )

    • SCM (TFS or GIT)

    • CI tools (Jenkins or Bamboo)

    • Azure Resource Manager, Cloud formation or Google Cloud Deployment Manager

    • Scripting language: Python, Bash and Shell

    • Container services like ECS, ACS, GCE or Kubernetes

  • Understands compliance, safe harbor and law of land

  • Design for failover, high availability, MTTR , MTTF and MTBF

  • Designing and implementing software engineering processes, improve efficiency

  • Monitor application, systems and infrastructure health

  • Report on business and processes metrics

  • Balance governance, ownership and freedom against reliability

  • Evaluate the undifferentiated heavy lifting of operating in house solutions versus adopting cloud native services (Public vs. Private)

  • Deliver best in class operations tooling & practices, including CI, CD and chatops

  • Work closely with Security Engineering, Infrastructure Engineering and SRE


  • Undergraduate degree in engineering, computer science, or related experience

  • 15+ years of technology experience with a min of 7+ years experience in a fast-paced organization performing as a Software Development Manager, with strong DevOps and or software development background.

  • 6 + years people management experience required

  • Must have understanding of SDLC
  • 5+ years of Salesforce Apex, Visualforce and Lightning experience

  • AWS Certified DevOps Engineer a plus

  • Google's Professional Cloud DevOps Engineer a plus

  • Experience managing multiple class and triggers in a complex salesforce instance is required

  • Experience in developing and architecting Lightning Components

  • Proficiency in HTML, XML, JavaScript, ASP, SQL, Java or C++, SOAP-based web services, JSON

  • Knowledge of Source Control Environments such as git, svn, etc

  • Experience with integration on an enterprise level

  • Experience building complex, scalable, and high-performance software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers

  • Certified Platform Developer 1 is desired, Platform Developer 2 will set you apart.

  • Experience with CPQ is a plus

  • Excellent verbal; written communication; and people skills

  • Entrepreneurial with a strong inclination towards action, preferably with experience shipping software.

  • A high-energy, expert communicator with both technical and non-technical team members, brimming with positive, proactive energy and dynamic leadership skills with the ability to motivate teams

  • Hungry for knowledge and understanding of both technical and business details

  • High level of maturity; comfortable leading meetings with people of all ages and backgrounds

  • Ability to proactively anticipate problems and seek opportunities

  • Strong understanding of Release management and environmental planning and management in distributed and PCF and hybrid cloud environments.

  • Strong understanding of API gateway, API protocols, API management console, and API Documentation creation

  • Experience in leading teams to implement solutions on a Cloud-based platform.

  • Prioritizing work with multiple product teams across large organizations

  • Clear passion for topics of technology products and ability to innovate within a product space

  • An effective manager with the desire to cultivate leadership and high performance in the team you lead

  • A data-driven decision-maker who blends sound business judgment with strong analytical thinking

Additional Information

VNA is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. VNA's practices and employment decisions, including those regarding recruitment, hiring, assignment, promotion, compensation, benefits, training, discipline, and termination shall not be based on any person's sex, race, color, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, citizenship status or other protected group status as defined by applicable law. VNA gives fair consideration to all qualified individuals and affords all employees and applicants opportunities for advancement according to their individual abilities without regard to membership in any applicable protected category. No opportunity for hire, advancement or any other condition of employment will be diminished through unlawful discriminatory practices.


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