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DevOps Project Lead

Abu Dhabi | United Arab Emirates

DarkMatter is developing a suite of communication applications covering encrypted voice, instant messaging, email and other in-transit data.  Working in a fast paced environment, the candidate will be responsible for software design, implementation, testing, debugging, and deployment of security-focused products and services.

The Role

The DevOps Project Lead will be responsible for driving teamwork, communication, collaboration and commitment within DevOps teams. Project Lead will support product backlog definition / refinement / prioritization to feed sprints and drive projects.

Responsibilities

  • Deliver on a portfolio of DevOps projects and services enabling software delivery in the areas of development, test, architecture, program/ project management
  • Prepares for and facilitates Agile planning sessions with DevOps teams and assists with prioritizing user stories
  • Monitor the progress of all DevOps projects in the portfolio through the request, refinement, approval, contracting, scheduling, resourcing, execution, and closure.
  • Utilize appropriate methodologies, ranging from traditional to Agile/Scrum, to most effectively manage DevOps projects and maximize their success.
  • Create and maintain project documentation as needed.
  • Actively communicate project status, risks/mitigation, and issues/resolution to both internal stakeholders and clients
  • Demonstrate strong ability to collaborate with others to solve problems and determine an agreeable path forward that best meets short and long-term user needs and business objectives

Requirements

  • At least 8 years relevant work experience in technical teams focused on DevOps
  • At least 6 years of work experience in managing, mentoring, motivating and growing a goal-driven delivery team
  • Solid understanding of software development life cycle models as well as expert knowledge of both Agile and Waterfall project management principles and practices and the ability to blend them together in the right proportions to fit a project and business environment
  • Prior experience with SCRUM/Agile methodologies with enterprise-level application development projects.
  • Certified Scrum Master accreditation is preferred but not necessary 
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is a plus 
  • Master’s Degree in IT a relevant field or High School Diploma and solid related work experience
  • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills 

Working in Abu Dhabi

At DarkMatter, we’re turning our biggest ideas into reality in the fastest moving and most dynamic city on the planet. Working here, you’ll lead technical innovation in the region while taking advantage of all Abu Dhabi has to offer. From first class healthcare and education, to superior living accommodations and cultural attractions, you’ll find your ideal career and more in this global crossroads. The UAE is one of the safest and most secure areas in the world. And with its location between Europe, Africa and Asia, you’ll expand your worldview in just a short flight. But you won’t have to venture far from the city to experience its diversity. You’ll find people of over 50 nationalities working in the DarkMatter Group. Join us and see that while far away from the concrete tech jungle, Abu Dhabi is an oasis where your latest innovations will thrive and grow.

 

 

 

 

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DREAM ENVIRONMENT

At DarkMatter, you’ll find a fast-paced environment where you can shape our product roadmap. We’re a young company with the agility of a startup, but the experienced talent and resources of an established firm. With a sense of adventure and drive to succeed, you can make your dreams a reality in the Middle East.

A hub for innovation

  • The Middle East is one of the fastest moving economic regions on the planet and the UAE plays a largerole in this growth. In 2014, the government launched its National Innovation Strategy, which aims to transform the UAE into one of the world’s most innovative countries through a seven-sector plan.
  • The plan includes creating innovation incubators and technological infrastructure and supporting the private sector in building research centres, innovation communities and more. 
  • Additionally, the UAE Vision 2021 National Agenda aims to shift the nation to a knowledge-based economy. Smart cities such as Dubai and the technologies they employ are examples of how the UAE has set these goals in motion.
  • This connectivity and investment in innovation can lead to exciting career opportunities for you in an expanding economy.

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