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Solarwinds Inc. Manager, DevOps (DevOps PMO and Governance) in Morrisville, North Carolina


SolarWinds is undergoing explosive growth and success with our SAAS offerings. We are seeking a Manager with solid technical skills to oversee our DevOps Project Management function. This manager will oversee a small team of technical project managers who manage the project portfolio, prioritize initiatives, lead sprint planning, and directly manage large cross-functional initiatives. This team has applied agile practices to an operations function, and although based on agile principles, it is modified for DevOps. In addition to managing the PMO team this individual also oversees our governance capabilities relative to achieving and maintaining our various product certifications inclusive of ISO 27001 and SOC2. This individual will continue to develop and drive PMO best practices with a focus on velocity and consistency.

The ideal candidate should possess a technical understanding of DevOps technologies and associated technical stack, is highly results oriented, and has a collaborative approach to problem-solving. If this describes you, and you thrive in a challenging, high-growth, and dynamic environment, please read on.


  • Manage the DevOps project portfolio and backlog.

  • Collaborate with Engineering, Architecture, Product Management and DevOps to align resources and priorities.

  • Real world experience with Agile in a product delivery environment.

  • Manage the project delivery stream for our MSP SAAS products to ensure on time delivery.

  • Actively participate in design review and pressure test proposals.

  • Create technical project plans and oversee their execution.

  • Solid technical skills and has the ability to call BS on delivery obstacles (experience with AWS SAAS deployments preferred).

  • Remove project barriers and blockers.

  • Manage and mentor a small team of geographically distributed project managers.

  • Advocate agile best practices and how to apply those principles for operations teams.


  • Seasoned manager with experience leading large-scale DevOps projects

  • Strong customer orientation

  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Attention to detail and focus on quality

  • Strong communication skills to effectively liaise with both technical and non-technical staff

  • Ability to act decisively and work well under pressure

  • Must be a collaborative problem solver

Education / Experience

  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in appropriate technical discipline.

  • Greater than 5 years relevant technical experience.

  • Experience using agile methodologies, scrum master certification desirable.

  • Experience managing product certification projects, ISO/SOC highly desirable.

SolarWinds is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. SolarWinds will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job ID 2019-12684

# Positions 1

Category Engineering

Position Type Regular

Business Group MSP

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