Director, Tech Lead - DevOps

Prudential Financial



Newark, NJ


Position summary

Job Classification:

Technology - Engineering & Cloud

Are you interested in building capabilities that enable the organization with innovation, speed, agility, scalability and efficiency? The Global Technology team takes great pride in our culture where digital transformation is built into our DNA! When you join our organization at Prudential, you’ll unlock an exciting and impactful career – all while growing your skills and advancing your profession at one of the world’s leading financial services institutions.

Your Team & Role

As a Director, Tech Lead in the DevOps team, you will partner with product owners, designers, engineers and delivery professionals.  You will provide guidance on technical strategy, design the overall technology architecture and mentor and coach the technical team as you implement capabilities to solve sophisticated business problems, deploy innovative products, services and experiences to delight our customers! In addition to deep technical expertise and experience, you will bring excellent problem solving, communication and teamwork skills, along with agile ways of working, strong business insight, an inclusive leadership attitude and a continuous learning focus to all that you do.

The Director, Tech Lead is responsible for assisting with the analysis, design and build of the DevOps processes and tool sets, providing input to the DevOps standards and workflows, configuration management functions associated with product releases and ensuring the integrity of the delivery standards. Candidate should have strong automation & API skills. Strong leadership and communications required.

Here's What You Can Expect on a Typical Day

  • Interprets and operationalizes the technical and architectural decisions for the team.

  • Actively codes and provides guidance and leadership to the team, as well as manages the technical constraints and procedures to help the group achieve Agile design.

  • Responsible for executing technical design and infrastructure / environments strategy, ensuring that these are kept in-line with a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) mindset of 'emerging architecture'.

  • Guides team(s) on technology strategy related to coding practices, continuous integration, and automated deployment, and help to interpret technology strategy into consumable units of work deployed to the teams.

  • Actively helps the team solve complex problems / find optimal solutions and coaches / educates the team on industry trends and emerging technologies.

  • The Director, Tech Lead is an executor as well as the visionary force behind the technical solution. Requires skills at the level of a recognized contributor within the organization.

  • Demonstrates deep technical, business domain and/or platform expertise, leads solution design by applying modern software architectural patterns.

  • Learns new technologies, follows trends, and incorporates best practices.

  • Works on significant and unique issues where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of intangible variables and may impact future concepts, products, or technologies.

  • Researches and defines solutions outside the scope of tasks/domain.

  • Provides guidance, leadership, and influence across team(s).

  • May lead programming sessions, code reviews and active mentoring of junior resources.

The Skills & Expertise You Bring

  • 10+ years of proven experience as a Senior DevOps Lead within a large-scale enterprise

  • Exposure and thought leadership with DevOps and/or DevSecOps emerging industry trends

  • A great understanding of DevOps with proven and practical experience

  • As a member of a highly efficient DevOps team, the ideal candidate will be able to self-manage, taking a task either individually or as part of the team, and see it through to completion.

  • Experience with modern source code management and software repository systems (Git, Bitbucket) 

  • Experience with programming languages (Python a must)

  • Experienced with IaC (HashiCorp Terraform, Ansible)

  • Experience with API deployment for tooling integration

  • Experience using Jenkins (Pipeline as Code, Shared Libraries)

  • The ability to work independently as well as perform as part of a scrum team 

  • Strong customer service mindset

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate complex issues to both technical and non-technical users 

  • Strong time management and organizational skills 

  • Strong initiative, interpersonal and problem-solving skills with a strong desire to learn 

  • Strong attention to detail. The ability to document exceptions/issues/action plans/meeting minutes/lessons learned accurately and in a timely fashion 

  • Ability to create excellent working relationships within and across teams  

  • Experience with CI/CD Technologies, Jenkins, CloudBees, BitBucket, a plus

  • Experience using & building containers (Docker), EKS, Kubernetes

  • Experience with administering DevOps tools in SaaS

  • Experience using DevOps Tools (BitBucket, GitHub, SonarQube, Artifactory etc.)

  • Experience using Atlassian suite (Jira, Confluence)

  • Experience with Mobile app SDLC

  • Experience and hands on knowledge with AWS Cloud

  • Aware of Infrastructure as Code (Ansible / CloudFormation), Awareness of DevSecOps (SAST, DAST, MAST, IAST)

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science or equivalent

You’ll Love Working Here Because You Can

Join a team and culture where your voice matters; where every day, your work transforms our experiences to make lives better. As you put your skills to use, we’ll help you make an even bigger impact with learning experiences that can grow your technical AND leadership capabilities. You’ll be surprised by what this rock-solid organization has in store for you. 

Note: Prudential is required by state specific laws to include the salary range for this role when hiring a resident in applicable locations. The salary range for this role is from $168,https://600.00 to $228,https://000.00. Specific pricing for the role may vary within the above range based on many factors including geographic location, candidate experience, and skills. Roles may also be eligible for additional compensation and/or benefits. Eligibility to participate in a discretionary annual incentive program is subject to the rules governing the program, whereby an award, if any, depends on various factors including, without limitation, individual and organizational performance. In addition, employees are eligible for standard benefits package including paid time off, medical, dental and retirement.

Prudential Financial, Inc. of the United States is not affiliated with Prudential plc. which is headquartered in the United Kingdom.

Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services.

We recognize that our strength and success are directly linked to the quality and skills of our diverse associates. We are proud to be a place where talented people who want to make a difference can grow as professionals, leaders, and as individuals. Visit to learn more about our values, our history and our brand.

Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, marital status, age, veteran status, domestic partner status , medical condition or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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