Head Of Infrastructure and Operations

Remote, FranceCDI

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About  OKP4

OKP4 is a young and innovative French company based in Toulouse with the mission of promoting data sharing to create new knowledge and address economic, social, and environmental challenges.

The volume of data produced in all sectors is exploding, yet it is often underutilized and undervalued. OKP4 believes in the knowledge economy, a circular economy with infinite growth that values data exchange. Our mission is to create new value chains around data and knowledge by setting up incentive ecosystems.

For example, the OKP4 solution enables the creation of agro-environmental indicators that can better value milk produced with a lower environmental impact or optimize logistics flows.
OKP4 is a decentralized protocol that allows organizations to break down their data silos to better value them and also create Zones (data sharing ecosystems) with partners. Each Zone is defined by its governance rules: sharing rules and economic model. These rules are verified when creating new knowledge and each data or service provider is compensated.

Founded by a trio of experienced entrepreneurs and experts in key areas of OKP4 (cybersecurity, AI, blockchain, Agtech), the company today has 25 employees and is leveraging its subsidiary in Germany to drive its international project development.

Job description

We are seeking a seasoned and strategic leader for the role of Head of Infrastructure and Operations. This role is divided into two main areas of responsibility:

  1. Cloud Infrastructure Management: The individual will be responsible for the maintenance, monitoring, and evolution of our Cloud infrastructure within Kubernetes clusters. This includes managing the functional, security, operational, and backup aspects of our infrastructure.

  2. Open Source Repository Management: As all our codes are open source, the individual will maintain and evolve the CI/CD pipelines, ensuring the quality and efficiency of our deployment processes. This includes creating, configuring, and overseeing code repositories, managing permissions, and collaborating with other developers to maintain the organization and structure of the code.

Responsibilities and duties are:

  1. Lead and manage the Infrastructure and Operations team, fostering a culture of collaboration, transparency, and team achievement.

  2. Develop and implement a strategic infrastructure plan that enables the company to scale, while ensuring operational and cost efficiencies.

  3. Oversee the operation of server systems, networks, and data centers, ensuring their high availability and adequate capacity.

  4. Implement and manage security tools, policies, and procedures in compliance with web3 best practices and regulatory requirements.

  5. Oversee the management of the technology disaster recovery plan.

  6. Manage Departmental Capex and Opex Budget, oversee the production and infrastructure budget, ensuring control over budgets related to the evolution of our infrastructure.

  7. Collaborate with other departments to identify, recommend, implement, and support cost-effective technology solutions.

  8. Manage the functional, security, operational, and backup aspects of our infrastructure.

  9. Oversee the maintenance and evolution of our Open Source repositories. This includes managing CI/CD pipelines, code repositories, permissions, and community interactions.

Profile

👉 Hard skills:

Required:

  1. Cloud Infrastructure Management: Experience with the maintenance, monitoring, and evolution of Cloud infrastructure within Kubernetes clusters. This includes managing the functional, security, operational, and backup aspects of infrastructure.

  2. Open Source Repository Management: Experience with maintaining and evolving open source repositories, including managing CI/CD pipelines, code repositories, permissions, and community interactions.

  3. IT Infrastructure Management: Knowledge of IT infrastructure management, enterprise systems, system security, and telecommunications.

  4. Project Management: Strong project management skills, with the ability to lead and manage teams, and oversee large-scale projects from conception to completion.

  5. DevSecOps: Knowledge and experience in implementing DevSecOps practices and principles.

  6. GitOps & Cloud Deployment: Proficiency in GitOps and cloud deployment tools such as GitHub Actions, Argo CD, Kustomize, Kubernetes, and Docker.

  7. Observability Tools: Experience with observability tools, including metrics, logs, tracing, and visualization. This encompasses tools like Prometheus, InfluxDB, Fluentd, ELK, Jaeger, Zipkin, Grafana, and Kibana.

  8. Databases: Experience with databases such as Elastic Search, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, and Redis.

  9. Programming Languages: Familiarity with Go, Rust, Kotlin, Typescript, and Python, including understanding of compiling, building, deploying, and promoting code quality.

Highly valued:

  1. Budget Management: Experience with managing both Capex and Opex budgets, including estimating infrastructure costs, anticipating purchases, and ensuring cost-effective decisions.

  2. Disaster Recovery Planning: Experience with creating and managing technology disaster recovery plans.

  3. Security Management: Experience with implementing and managing security tools, policies, and procedures in compliance with industry best practices and regulatory requirements.

👉 Soft Skills:

  1. Passionate about coding and an advocate of the open-source philosophy.

  2. Strong ability to work independently.

  3. Rigorous and meticulous in work.

  4. Conscientious, with a strong sense of duty and responsibility.

  5. Egoless player, open to feedback and collaboration.

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Remote, France
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