Director, SRE – Digital Nova Scotia – Leading Digital Industry

Director, SRE

Job Description

What is the Opportunity?

We are looking for an experienced SRE lead, to manage our DevOps and ETSS production services and lead efficiency, reliability and automation initiatives

This role would manage a Halifax/Toronto/NJ team to deliver DevOps, Compute and other emerging technology services for application teams across Capital Markets.

The role requires an open minded individual who is not afraid to fail fast and pivot when needed. An individual who seeks out gaps and challenges to drive efficiency not only for other application teams but also for their own team. Knowledge sharing is key in this respect.

As a Senior Lead, you will participate in transforming DevOps for Capital Markets.
This role will work close with ‘client’ application development teams and ‘partner’ DevOps, Compute, Data engineering teams, within Capital Markets and across the broader Enterprise.

What will you do?

  • Manage the Production DevOps services
  • Manage Compute (Kubernetes), Elastic and other emerging technology production services
  • Drive alignment with, and improvement of, broader Enterprise services
  • Manage a team of ~8 SRE
  • Apply SRE techniques to DevOps and Compute Services
  • Demonstrate SRE as a concept for broader Capital Markets
  • Lead hands-on automation and elimination of manual toil
  • Track Production and SRE KPIs
  • Be a senior stakeholder in Capital Markets DevOps and Compute roadmap development
  • Coach application teams on how to leverage DevOps offerings and help drive productivity gains
  • Champion developer-experience and development best practice
  • Partner on or lead new tool adoption. Recommend improvements to process
  • Evolve DevOps services beyond current state for application teams
  • Become part of the DevOps management team

What do you need to succeed?


  • An engineer mindset and experience with production class delivery
  • Strong analytical mindset and good communication skills
  • Strong sense of ownership/drive
  • Expert in SRE approach
  • Hands-on experience with DevOps CICD tools e.g. GitHub, Jenkins, Ansible, Urban Code Deploy
  • Hands-on Experience with Docker and/or Kubernetes
  • Hands-on Experience with Agile methodologies, e.g. Scrum, Kanban

Nice to have

  • Experience with Elastic Search and Kibana
  • Experience with a public cloud technology, i.e. Azure, AWS
  • Experience building or supporting distributed applications

What’s in it for you?

We thrive on the challenge to be our best, progressive thinking to keep growing, and working together to deliver trusted advice to help our clients thrive and communities prosper. We care about each other, reaching our potential, making a difference to our communities, and achieving success that is mutual.

  • A comprehensive Total Rewards Program including bonuses and flexible benefits, competitive compensation, commissions, and stock where applicable
  • Leaders who support your development through coaching and managing opportunities
  • Ability to make a difference and lasting impact
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team
  • A world-class training program in financial services
  • Flexible work/life balance options
  • Opportunities to do challenging work

Job Skills

Application Development, Capital Markets, Cloud Computing, DevOps, ElasticSearch, Emerging Technologies, Information Technology (IT) Infrastructure, IT Architecture, IT Service Management (ITSM), Key Performance Indicators (KPI), Kubernetes, People Management, Production Services, Software Release Management, SRE Observability, Strategic Thinking, Systems Software, Taking Initiative