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Director of Cloud Platform Engineering

REQ: REQ-145017 Engineering

Panasonic Avionics Corporation
  • Irvine, CA, United States
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Our new global headquarters is conveniently located in Irvine, CA near John Wayne Airport in the Park Place development. For our onsite and hybrid employees you will be able to enjoy amenities such as access to many restaurants and shops, running trails, a fitness deck, outdoor seating, dry cleaning, car wash, free garage parking, car charging stations, shuttle service for train commuters, outdoor games like bocce, horseshoes, gaming tables, pickle ball, and basketball. For more information on Park Place visit     
Who We Are:    
Ever wonder who brings the entertainment to your flights? Panasonic Avionics Corporation is #1 in the industry for delivering inflight products such as movies, games, WiFi, and now Bluetooth headphone connectivity!         How exciting would it be to be a part of the innovation that goes into creating technology that delights millions of people in an industry that’s here to stay! With our company’s history spanning over 40 years, you will have stability, career growth opportunities, and will work with the brightest minds in the industry. And we are committed to a diverse and inclusive culture that will help our organization thrive! We seek diversity in many areas such as background, culture, gender, ways of thinking, skills and more.   If you want to learn more about us visit us at
And for a full listing of open job opportunities go to        Job Summary:  
As a Director of Cloud Platform Engineering, you will be leading Panasonic Cloud Platform Strategy, DevSecvOps practice and Engineering Teams.  Success in this role requires exceptional leadership, communication, and project management skills. You should have hands-on senior leadership experience, and a strong belief in transparency and accountability. You have hands-on experience that has fueled your knowledge and experience on your journey into leadership. You have experience hiring and developing the skills and talents of others. You have led teams working in AWS to achieve cost effective, reliable, High Availability and Disaster Recovery solutions. You have previous success in setting up and regulating AWS FinOps solutions. You have previous experience leading cloud infrastructure teams supporting highly scalable SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS service solutions. You are someone who has a passion for DevSecOps principles and best practices, has a deep understanding of advanced automation toolsets for CI/CD infrastructure, and the ability to lead and provide direction in a continuously changing and competitive technology landscape.  You care about what you do, and the people around you. Ownership is a key characteristic you inspire your teams to ingrain in their culture.    
What you will be doing:      Strategic Oversight
  • Create and Communicate a Vision for how Cloud enables Product development and the Business to move quickly and efficiently.
  • Sponsor and support cloud governance initiatives, establishing standards, cost monitoring, and security / compliance efforts.
  • Identify and prioritize technical initiatives to align and integrate with business goals.
  • Add transparency mechanisms for stakeholders into the priorities and activities of our Cloud Platform Engineering.
  • Solicit requirements from collaborators and foster excellent communication with stakeholders.
  • Manage budget planning and oversight for all software development teams.
  • Keep up to date on both macro and micro changes that may impact development efforts and goals and adapt development strategies based on learnings.
  • Recruit, coach, and manage diverse teams with varying skill sets and experience.
  • Act as a mentor for other technical leaders and work to establish a strong bench of future leaders.
  • Establish standards and performance expectations for leaders and individual contributors.
  • Recruit, develop, and manage team members in support of building a pipeline of top talent and team member career goals.
  • Develop, modify and execute company policies that affect immediate operation(s) and may also have company-wide effect.
  • Direct activities through subordinate managers who exercise full supervision in terms of costs, scheduling, and staffing.
Technical Oversight
  • Provide Technical Leadership for Cloud Infrastructure Standards, Governance, Operations and DevSecOps Practices.
  • Foster a work environment that is innovative and fast and delivers high-quality software products.
  • Interface with other business units to help establish common tools, workflows, best practices, and standards to promote concurrent engineering.
  • Establish proper interfaces for exchange of data between departments, business units, and vendors.
The salary range of $151,000 - $253,000 is just one component of Panasonic’s total package. The final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to individual’s knowledge, skills, experience, and location. In addition, this role may be eligible for discretionary bonuses and incentives.    Base pay offered may vary depending on skills, experience, job-related knowledge and location.    
What we are looking for:  Required: 
  • BS / MS in Electrical / Computer / Computer Science Engineering required.
  • 10+ years of software engineering experience.
  • 5+ years of management experience, directly supervising and mentoring managers and teams.
  • 5 + years of experience managing and leading cloud platform or cloud engineering discipline.
  • 5+ years of demonstrated ability in DevSecOps, Infrastructure Delivery, and technical operations.
  • Strong track record of delivering results and are able to effectively prioritize and manage multiple competing priorities with various business stakeholders.
  • Experience leading Architecture/Principal level engineers.
  • Experience working with AWS both at a technical delivery and business management level.
  • Experience setting operational metrics and reporting.
  • Experience leading cloud cost optimization efforts.
  • Experience leading cloud security and compliance efforts.
  • Must possess a solid background in relevant engineering discipline.
  • Extensive experience working in Cloud Native environments, specifically AWS.
  • Extensive AWS Cloud architecture experience, strong familiarity and Experience with AWS Well Architected Framework.
  • Extensive experience building Cloud native Software solutions and platforms, managing teams and projects in that space.
  • Experience with multi-account and multi-region systems architecture and best practices.
  • Experience leading multiple teams, managing many levels of leaders and individual contributors.
  • Experience with FinOps solutions, cost optimization, charge back models, and establishing related governance programs.
  • Experience driving DevSecOps best practices & principles across the organization.
  • Extensive experience using modern monitoring tools (Cloudwatch, DataDog, etc) and establishing metrics, monitoring, alarming, and dashboards.
  • Hands-on experience with modern programming languages preferred.
  • Extensive experience managing change management practices, policies, and procedures.
  • Previous examples of success establishing incident and security response processes.
  • Previous vendor contracts negotiation experience.
  • Experience managing and establishing automated controls for 3rd party audits (SOX, SOC-II, etc).
  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code, DevOps, SRE concepts and best practices.
  • Build and deliver self-service platforms that create environments, test and deploy code, advance our CI/CD infrastructure to help reach our deployment goals.
  • Experience implementing software delivery process such as Agile or SAFe across multiple teams or organizations.
  • Proven ability to drive organizational transformation to support business strategy.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive ownership and accountability in delivering quality product on time to customers.
  • Proven experience operating at a senior level software engineering position with broad range of responsibilities.
  • Demonstrate a strong orientation for developing products from the user’s perspective.
  • Hands on experience with modern technologies, frameworks, and design and architecture patterns.
  • Seasoned ability to communicate effectively and work with all areas of the company. Ability to author documentation for all levels of stakeholders.
  • Proven experience collaborating up, down, and across the organization to achieve results.
  • Ability to effectively influence multiple constituencies internally and externally and inspire action without direct organizational management responsibility.
  • Outstanding communication skills and demonstrated ability in developing and delivering complex business and technical presentations for senior management.
  • Excels in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as negotiation and presentation skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate between several departments within the global organization.
  • Proficient with mainstream PC desktop applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, VISIO, Project).
  • Ability and willingness to manage ambiguity i.e., help shape solutions and prioritize deliverables to align with the Company’s vision.
  • Industry experience a plus.
Our Principles:    
Contribution to Society | Fairness & Honesty | Cooperation & Team Spirit | Untiring Effort for Improvement | Courtesy & Humility | Adaptability | Gratitude        What we offer:    
At Panasonic Avionics Corporation we realize the most important aspects in leading our industry are the bright minds behind everything we do. We are proud to offer our employees a highly competitive, comprehensive and flexible benefits program.    
  • Paid time off: Exempt Salaried employees receive unlimited PTO. This means that there is no fixed number, range, or limit to the amount of Personal and Vacation Days that may be taken for exempt employees. Non-exempt hourly employees accrue 14 vacation days per year + 7 sick days + 3 personal days. Accrual rate increases with tenure. All employees receive 11 company paid holidays per year plus a paid company-wide shut down in the U.S. between Christmas and New Year.    
  • Insurance: Medical insurance offerings from Aetna and Kaiser (CA &HI). Options for Employee Only, Employee + Spouse/Domestic Partner, Employee + Children, or Family. Dental PPO and DMO options & Vision insurance through EyeMed or VSP.    
  • 401K with 50% match on up to 8% contribution, full vested from day 1    
  • Other offerings include: Wellness Program, Counseling services, FSA & HSA, Life Insurance for employee, spouse and child, AD&D Insurance, Long-term and Short-term disability, Critical Illness Insurance, Accident Insurance, Legal Assistance, Pet Insurance, Identity Theft Protection, Dependent Care FLSA, Education Assistance, Commuter Program, Employee Purchase Program, Service Award Program.    
Panasonic is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law or company policy. All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Pre-employment drug testing is required for safety sensitive positions or as may otherwise be required by contract or law. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to candidates of interest. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S. Thank you for your interest in Panasonic Avionics Corporation.    #LI-WS1    

REQ: REQ-145017 Engineering

  • Irvine, CA, United States
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