DevOps Architect & Principal Scientist

Adobe is a known leader in the document management and content creativity software - helping creative professionals worldwide to build compelling and engaging content. Less well-known, is Adobe's leadership in the customer intelligence and experience delivery business. With the Adobe Experience Cloud, we build SaaS solutions to empower our customers to understand their own customers and to leverage those insights to help businesses, governments and non-profits to deliver delightful experiences.

Our engineering team is responsible for the Adobe Experience Platform, the foundational technology for the Adobe Experience Cloud. We help thousands of customers gather, manage and synthesize petabytes of data with high fidelity and velocity. We help them make sense of that data, glean insights and run algorithms, so they can deliver exceptional experiences in real-time.

We are seeking a DevOps Architect (Principal Scientist), to help us continuously improve how we build, package and deliver our software services and applications to customers. You have extensive experience in cloud technologies and large scale data systems, with demonstrated success in helping organizations build and scale the tooling that makes developers happy and productive.

A strong philosophical grounding is necessary, derived from practical hands-on experience as well as extensive research and curiosity about how the best companies in the world are solving these problems today, both in terms of culture and technology. Impatience in this case is a virtue - you will need a bias towards action and experimentation, to iterate with teams and constantly evolve our tools and approach. You'll be given the mandate to help define our strategy in DevOps tooling and processes and to implement it broadly.

What you'll do here

  • Act as a cultural leader and custodian of DevOps strategies and practices
  • You will lead the technical design, vision and implementation strategy for DevOps tooling, using as much opensource software as possible
  • Mentoring and guidance for members of a high performing team
  • Build and own critical parts of the developer services stack and help developers to continuously and predictably deliver high quality software to our customers
  • You will articulate areas for improvement in tool choice, software design and patterns for building highly resilient software in a continuous delivery world
  • Review and provide feedback/improvements on technology, architecture, designs, release and test strategies
  • Work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with distributed teams and inter-dependent services
  • Lead projects, mitigate risks & creatively solve problems as they are encountered
  • Build and evolve engineering processes to optimize developer and team efficiency
  • Identify areas for Adobe to contribute back to the open source community around DevOps
  • Partner with other teams across Adobe for achieving these common goals


What you'll need to succeed

  • 10+ years of forward-thinking experience architecting open source & enterprise software
  • Extensive experience building and delivering large-scale distributed systems
  • Up to date on current and cutting-edge practices and emerging concepts in CI/CD landscape
  • Experience in automating Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery at scale
  • Experience with Docker, microservices, containerized deployment and service orchestration
  • Experience with canary and blue-green deployment strategies to reduce downtime and risk
  • Experience with configuration management tools like Ansible, Puppet and Chef
  • Experience with Infrastructure automation (Terraform, Cloud Formation)
  • Familiarity with monitoring and alerting principles and tools such as Grafana, Prometheus, Thanos, Zabbix. New Relic, Splunk, AppDynamics, etc.
  • Deep understanding of DevOps concepts like SLAs, SLOs, SLIs, error budgets, MTTR, MTTD, etc.
  • Committed to customer service and developer enablement.
  • Effectively communicate with product managers, developers and site reliability engineers.
  • Strong communication skills - written and verbal
  • Strong management and leadership skills
  • PhD/MS/BS in Computer Science helpful but not required
  • Recognized contributor to Open Source eco-system for big data projects highly desired.
  • Huge plus to be a Committer or PMC Member with the Apache Software Foundation or Cloud Native Computing Framework on big data technologies, such as: Kubernetes, Spark, Hadoop, Hive, HBase, Kafka, Drill, Atlas, Impala, Taz, etc.


Get to know the team


Adobe's Digital Experience Business Unit provides solutions that empower businesses to make, manage, measure and monetize online, offline and multichannel business initiatives.

The Adobe Marketing Cloud offers integrated solutions that help brands connect with customers on a personal level; the Adobe Analytics Cloud is a customer intelligence engine that helps brands move from insights to action; and, the Adobe Advertising Cloud offers the industry's first end-to-end platform that manages advertising for TV and all digital formats.

At Adobe, you will be immersed in an exceptional work environment that is recognized throughout the world on Best Companies lists. You will also be surrounded by colleagues who are committed to helping each other grow through our unique Check-In approach where feedback flows freely.

If you're looking to make an impact, Adobe's the place for you. Discover what our employees are saying about their career experiences on the Adobe Life blog and explore the significant benefits we offer.

Adobe is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace regardless of race, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

At Adobe, you will be immersed in an exceptional work environment that is recognized throughout the world on Best Companies lists. You will also be surrounded by colleagues who are committed to helping each other grow through our unique Check-In approach where ongoing feedback flows freely.

If you're looking to make an impact, Adobe's the place for you. Discover what our employees are saying about their career experiences on the Adobe Life blog and explore the meaningful benefits we offer.

Adobe is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace regardless of race, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.


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