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Manager - IT Infrastructure

Type: Full-time

Location: GTA

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ABOUT JMIR PUBLICATIONS

JMIR Publications is transforming scholarly communications as the fastest-growing open-access publisher of peer-reviewed Science, Technology, and Medicine journals. JMIR creates and leverages the latest technologies to organize conferences, researcher connections, social and online media content platforms, and our award-winning innovative knowledge translation products that connect people to research

Join one of Canada’s Top Growing Companies that’s rapidly expanding (138% three-year growth) and hiring now with over 20 years of experience in scholarly communication. We need to expand our team of innovators, consultants, and collaborators who drive that success. This is a chance to work with the best, at the best job you've ever had. We’ll ask for your ideas, expertise, and commitment and in return, give you access to smart people, an opportunity to expand your knowledge and experience while you build innovation for the real world.

JMIR’s Social Mission is: To transform scholarly communication, and to make health and medical information available to people when they need it. While our primary users and clients are academic authors and researchers, we are increasingly developing innovative products and services for other user groups such as patients and consumers.

We are looking to hire a talented Manager, Infrastructure to join our team. We’re looking for someone who will be an inspirational leader for our engineering operations and technology to better position us for our organization’s growth strategies. This individual will be someone with a proven track record of building, leading and sustaining consistently effective Operations and Support organizations that inspire confidence within the organization and its stakeholders.

YOUR IMPACT

Leadership

  • Reporting directly to the Chief Technology Officer, you will be managing, inspiring and motivating a group of onsite and remote DevOps engineers

  • Ensure all support and operations processes are clearly documented, communicated and understood to deliver a consistent high quality of service and reliability to our organization

  • Leading your team through technical evolution towards scalable and modern architecture. Always have service availability top of mind to drive towards automation in delivering resilient and self-correcting systems

  • Effective monitoring and alerting solutions that can be pre-emptive in detecting and resolving issues. Accountable for maintaining and exceeding service levels to ensure availability expectations are always met.

  • Your engineering leadership will be required to ensure we have the right people doing the right things; we have solutions with a sound engineering design; you are able to provide engineering leadership when dealing with problems encountered through coaching and 1 on 1s

  • Collaborating with other leaders to align towards common goals, bridge communications between multiple areas across product, technology, development, QA and support

  • Your team’s product development delivery is successful, applauded, and on time

Development

  • Supporting leadership as they define and drive technical vision and decisions, collaborating to help prioritize, set and own pod milestones, but also defining patterns and operational guidelines

  • Contribute to and ensure Architecture Solutions have sound design, security, and built-in resiliency.

  • Ensuring adherence to common software development design patterns

Quality

  • Define and ensure your team’s software design patterns and operational guidelines

  • Mentor and review, holding the highest standards for rigorously tested and elegant code

JOB QUALIFICATION & REQUIREMENTS:

Education

  • Computer Science degree (BSc.) or equivalent,

Experience

  • 5+ years of combined development and leadership experience including managing remote teams

  • Experience modernizing legacy applications

  • Experience working with Agile Methodologies

Competencies

  • The ability to communicate complex ideas clearly; thrive in an growing and agile environment

  • The ability to forecast and be two steps ahead of the team and development

  • Desire to use your hard-earned skills as well as teach them

  • Enthusiasm for constant improvement within your team and beyond

  • Delegate, orchestrate tasks and manage dependencies to set your teams goals

Technical

  • 5+ years of experience in web application development, preferably in an Agile environment and making impactful and cool tech

Experience in;

o PHP (our legacy back-end technologies being phased out)

either Node.js or Python for modernizing to an innovative technology stack

  • Experience with databases and SQL – and high-performance Amazon AWS Databases

  • Rapid debugging and bug squashing abilities

  • Ready to take on critical production applications prepare them for scale with our rapid growth

  • Familiarity with creating/building automated pipelines (Jenkins, CircleCI, etc.)

  • Working knowledge of JavaScript and other popular libraries and frameworks, including, but not limited to:

o Vue.js

o React

o Underscore.js/Lodash, jQuery

  • Technology agnostic and pragmatic engineering approach focused on problem solving

Our Core Technologies:

  • AWS, Nginx, MySQL, Apache, Vue.js, React, Underscore.js, Lodash, jQuery, Node.js, Python

  • Amazon AWS EC2, RDS, S3, EBS, EFS, SQS, Route53, AKS, Elasticache

  • Rancher, New-Relic

WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER

  • Opportunity to be part of a dynamic, high performance team where you can develop and advance your career in a fast-growing organization

  • A very competitive salary based on experience

  • An amazing place work and grow your career at our beautiful new office space near the Toronto Harbourfront with a great atmosphere with mentoring, support, and talented people who excel at what they do

  • A focus on meaningful work that drives professional development

  • A culture of transparency where your team members are part of important conversations

  • Great tools, technology, hardware, and support so you can unleash your best and be proud of your impact

Great Benefits:

  • Paid Time Off

  • Extensive 100% employer paid insurance benefits (Extended Health Care, Dental Care, Vision Care, and Life Insurance

  • Beautiful new office space near the Toronto Harbourfront

  • Great atmosphere with great people to work with

  • Company Events

  • Free Snacks & Beverages

  • Work remotely, due to COVID-19 then in a hybrid environment.

APPLICATION PROCESS

To keep our candidates safe, JMIR Publications is hiring and on-boarding 100% remotely with all employees working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic

JMIT Publications is an equal opportunity employer.

Please include a one line description of the company that you worked for, in your resume and please send it as a word attachment.

We wish to thank all those who apply, however, only those individuals whose skills and experience most closely match our requirements will be contacted by a member of our team.

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