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DevOps Manager (AWS, Terraform)

Santa Ana, California

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Job ID R044144 Date posted Apr. 17, 2024 Category Information Technology Employment Type Full Time

Who We Are

Come join Sequoia, newly formed to re-imagine and digitize the title search and examination process through Big Data, AI, document automation and modern, cloud-native application development. As a market leading title insurance company, powered by the nation's largest and most complete property information, ownership and recorded document database, First American is committed to advancing title automation and removing friction from the real estate closing process. Our modern title decisioning solutions create certainty and speed through data and analytics, delivered to real estate agents, lenders, title agents and homebuyers. Join a team that puts its People First! Since 1889, First American (NYSE: FAF) has held an unwavering belief in its people. They are passionate about what they do, and we are equally passionate about fostering an environment where all feel welcome, supported, and empowered to be innovative and reach their full potential. Our inclusive, people-first culture has earned our company numerous accolades, including being named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list for nine consecutive years. We have also earned awards as a best place to work for women, diversity and LGBTQ+ employees, and have been included on more than 50 regional best places to work lists. First American will always strive to be a great place to work, for all. For more information, please visit

What We Do

First American / Sequoia is seeking candidates for a leadership role as a DevOps Manager.  An ideal candidate has strong technical expertise, a product mindset and takes a hands-on approach for driving DevOps best-practices.  You will manage a DevOps team in the design, construction, and management of AWS cloud-native solutions and CI/CD automation workflows/tools to deliver and operate our core, mission-critical software platforms using modern tools, techniques, and cloud-native services.

What You’ll Do

  • Technical Leadership: Provide vision and technical leadership to guide a team of DevOps engineers in designing, delivering, and supporting application architectures and CI/CD pipelines, including security, monitoring, and alerting.  This also includes work breakdown, prioritization, and backlog management.

  • Collaborate: Partner with engineering teams to improve the reliability, scalability, and operability of solutions being developed through DevOps best practices. You will also collaborate with Solution/Infrastructure/Data Architects and DevSecOps teams to implement security and compliance policies across our cloud infrastructure.  Nurture a culture of collaboration, transparency, and continuous improvement across the team.

  • Implement: Partner with SREs in the implementation of monitoring and observability tools to evaluate health, usage, and availability of services running in the cloud. The role is also responsible for implementing zero downtime and blue-green deployment strategies.

  • Leadership: Provide technical leadership and guidance to less senior DevOps engineers. Mentor, coach, train, and support your team and others in their careers and personal growth.

  • Best Practices: Responsible for establishing and optimizing our DevOps practices, including training, establishing methodologies, and creating /maintaining practice artifacts.  Evangelize and drive adoption of best practices in Infrastructure as Code (IaC) and CI/CD to protect the integrity and availability of our data and applications.

What You’ll Bring

  • 7+ years in the cloud and DevOps field, with 2+ as a people/team leader

  • Proven track record for delivering fit for purpose technical solutions balancing complexity, performance, and maintainability.

  • Leadership skills to mobilize and motivate a high-functioning engineering team.

  • Passion, perspective, and empathy for unblocking software engineering teams working to achieve their goals

  • A balanced approach between Software Engineering principles and modern Infrastructure Operations

  • Passion to lead from the front by keeping in touch with emergent technologies to keep our platform and services in alignment with industry trends.

  • Collaborate with solution architects, product teams, SRE, operations, and leadership to identify and prioritize technology initiatives and ensure alignment with business objectives.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Automation orchestration tooling such as GitHub Actions and GitHub Enterprise

  • Strong hands-on experience writing Terraform code including the creation and use of Terraform modules.

  • Solid experience managing Docker containers and container orchestration platforms such as ECS and EKS, including expertise in deploying, scaling, and managing containerized applications at scale.

  • Strong knowledge in key DevOps practices, including CI/CD, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), observability, serverless computing, containerization, and scripting languages like Python.

  • The candidate should have leadership skills with the ability to lead and mentor other DevOps engineers, as well as collaborate effectively with other teams and stakeholders.

  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written, with strong relationship, collaborative, and organization skills.

Ideally you will also have experience with:

  • AWS infrastructure and cloud native services including Lambda, SQS, VPCs, TGWs, etc.

  • Knowledge of networking core concepts (VPCs, subnets, DNS, load balancers, firewalls etc.)

  • Experience working with monitoring and log aggregating frameworks and tools such as Kafka, Splunk, Prometheus, Grafana, Elastic Search, Open Telemetry and Kibana.

  • Python, bash, SQL, node.js

BS/MS in Computer Science or a related technical field

Pay Range: $182,000 - $208,000 annually.  

This hiring range is a good faith and reasonable estimate of the salary range of possible compensation at the time of the posting, and is subject to change. The actual compensation offered will be determined by various factors, which may include a candidate’s education, training, experience, and geographic location. 



What We Offer

By choice, we don’t simply accept individuality – we embrace it, we support it, and we thrive on it! Our People First Culture celebrates diversity, equity and inclusion not simply because it’s the right thing to do, but also because it’s the key to our success. We are proud to foster an authentic and inclusive workplace For All. You are free and encouraged to bring your entire, unique self to work. First American is an equal opportunity employer in every sense of the term.

Based on eligibility, First American offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401k, PTO/paid sick leave and other great benefits like an employee stock purchase plan.

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