Director, Cloud Application Foundations Lead

  • Competitive
  • Merrimack, NH, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Fidelity Investments
  • 16 Dec 17 2017-12-16

Director, Cloud Application Foundations Lead

The Expertise We're Looking For

  • Bachelor's degree, Masters a plus
  • 10 years' experience in Large Application Development Automation and DevOps implementations
  • Experience in Enterprise level Cloud Based development and deployment, examples include: PaaS, IaaS, SaaS, Cloud Ready design patters; Experience with DevOps tools like Concourse, Jenkins, Artifactory, etc.
  • AWS Cloud Certification is a plus; in depth knowledge of AWS and other cloud platforms

The Purpose of Your Role

Fidelity is seeking a Director level engineering lead who will work within the Application Foundations area to focus on enabling application teams build and deploy through our Fidelity Container as a Service and Internal/External cloud platforms.

Reporting to the Head of the Pipeline Services and Application Foundation, you will lead a team of DevOps engineers. This is a hands-on development and delivery focused role, which requires a combination of strong technical and influencing skills as well as architecture, design and analysis activities.

The Skills You Bring
  • Your experience in proven delivery and proposing solutions, roadmaps and collaboratively defining solutions and the needed architecture to enable it
  • Your knowledge of 12 Factor principles, API Design and deployment patterns/strategies
  • Your acquaintance with various application patterns web, batch, database, UI
  • Your ability to build support among key stakeholders across BUs for proposed strategies and solutions
  • Your ability to provide technical leadership to the development, QA and support teams in preparing the design artifacts and implementation of solutions
  • Your ability to identify integration patterns and points between various design areas and should be able to track the implementation of integrations
  • Your ability to mentor the members of the development teams
  • Your ability to analyze business direction and problem, understand long term vision and risk and develop strategy and guide technical solutions
  • Your ability to work on initiatives and projects that cut across divisional and organizational boundaries; working with peers, technical and non-technical team members on POCs and Projects independently to drive results and business value
  • Your ability to identify measurable dimensions (including ROI) of a business problem and present the options with pros and cons
  • Your ability to build strong relationships with development teams with quick alignment of value and understanding of the business and technology
  • Your ability to understand a high level problem and break it down to execution
  • Your in depth understanding of application deployment and management patterns
  • Your excellent presentation, documentation, communication and influencing skills, as well as skills which present/influence technology direction in business context to the stakeholders

The Value You Deliver
  • Implementing practices and automation to enable open source governance and adoption, as well as inner source contribution model
  • With broad understanding of cloud application patterns and working with other leads across ECC, helping application teams on-board to cloud
  • Identifying functional & non-functional requirements that are not currently met by the required capabilities and advocating solutions to address these gaps. Applying appropriate approaches to assessing trade-offs among architectural goals
  • Actively participating in planning, definition, design & integration application foundation patterns working with other BU SME's/Architects as required to assure consistency of product development and adoption of the product asset base across the product line
  • Leading and presenting a technical solutions (e.g. POC) and the underlying business requirements that drove its development and value provided; assessing the technical integrity and risks inherent in that solution in such a way that the recommendations and findings are appropriate and can be implemented across at scale across Fidelity
  • Working closely with internal ECC teams in technology selection, evaluation, policy recommendation and configuration and providing appropriate pipelines to address deployment patterns needed
  • Leading the implementation of generic common components/services aspects of pipelines, which may include applications, infrastructure, security and/or database strategies
  • Participating in defining the technical & coding standards and guidelines for the team or group as well as implementing a strong internal DevOps process
  • Actively monitoring and participating in external IT resources and communities and sharing knowledge with various architect communities
  • Participating in critical problem solving and advanced technical troubleshooting to assist the organization; driving resolution to technical issues; leading and performing impact analysis
  • Coaching and mentoring the technical team on IT Product/Application Strategy and Architecture

How Your Work Impacts the Organization

The Application Foundations Team, part of the Enterprise Cloud Computing Group, is responsible for the design, implementation and development of open source, inner source and on-boarding across the entire software delivery lifecycle. Our mission is to enable application teams to deploy and manage their applications in the cloud friction-free through automation with integrated security and testing and also enable just-in-time provisioning as soon as application teams ready to release their code.Company Overview

At Fidelity, we are focused on making our financial expertise broadly accessible and effective in helping people live the lives they want. We are a privately held company that places a high degree of value in creating and nurturing a work environment that attracts the best talent and reflects our commitment to our associates. For information about working at Fidelity, visit

Fidelity Investments is an equal opportunity employer.