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Technology Innovation

Principal Director, DevOps

  2323 bryan street, Dallas
Back to vacancy overview Last updated: 01-09-2022

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Position Title:  Director of Product Engineering

Location: Remote

Your role The Director of Product Engineering handles the overall health and performance of Service Fabric's engineering teams. Service Fabric is our next-generation global interconnection fabric, supporting 285+ data centers across 50 metros in 26 countries globally. Service Fabric is the foundational capability that enables our data center platform to be successful going forward. This document outlines the scope of your responsibilities.

What you’ll do

  • You are charged with building and leading the Service Fabric engineering function. This role is ultimately responsible for all technical work related to operating, supporting, and enhancing Service Fabric.
  • You are responsible for defining long-term technical initiatives and feature roadmaps in close collaboration with Product Management and other stakeholders.
  • You define leadership culture and long-term management goals in collaboration with your direct reports.
  • You ensure all engineering teams' efforts are aligned with company vision and strategic product goals.
  • You collaborate with engineering team managers and product managers to support product integrity and on-time delivery.
  • You foster an inclusive and supportive environment which encourages professional growth.
  • The scope of this role may vary depending on business needs with several engineering managers managing 1-2 engineering teams each reporting to a single director of engineering.
  • Learning and Development Attract, hire, onboard, and retain diverse top talent. Support direct reports and their teams through management activities such as coaching, mentoring, and meeting facilitation. Ensure adequate funding for employee development activities.
  • Performance Management Conduct regular 1:1s, goal setting, and feedback conversations with direct reports. Encourage direct reports to provide the same to their teams. Ensure all performance reviews for direct and indirect reports are completed on time as per corporate policy.
  • Work Culture Promote a culture which values creativity and professional growth and encourages continuous learning and experimentation. Strive to provide an inclusive and supportive environment. Embody and champion our corporate values of Customer Focus, Teamwork, and Results Driven.
  • Process and Product Maintain high levels of transparency about team efforts to internal and external stakeholders. Foster effective collaboration across engineering teams and product management. Ensure all engineering teams are executing efficiently and have productive relationships with product management as appropriate.
  • Business Value Delivery Achieve strategic goals by consistently delivering incremental business value over time in collaboration with Product Management.
  • Reliability and Performance You are not expected to regularly write or review code. However, you are accountable for the technical decisions made by Service Fabric engineering teams and the overall reliability, performance, and operational cost of Service Fabric systems.
  • Hiring Plan Develop an annual hiring plan based on product roadmap and other technical goals in collaboration with Product Management and your direct reports. Ensure the plan is included in the overall CTO Organization budget.
  • Employee Development Develop an annual professional development plan and budget in collaboration with engineering team managers. Ensure the plan is included in the overall CTO Organization budget.
  • Capacity Planning Ensure regular usage and capacity reviews occur for relevant systems. Identify expansion needs based on usage growth and forecasted trends. Responsible for supplying accurate cost estimates for inclusion in the annual CTO Organization budget.

What you’ll need

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or relevant experience
  • 10+ years in product and/or engineering roles
  • 7+ years of leading and developing technical teams, especially at least 15-30 engineers
  • Expert in process and product engineering

A bit about us

Digital Realty supports the world's leading enterprises and service providers by delivering the full spectrum of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions. PlatformDIGITAL®, our global data center platform, gives customers a reliable foundation for scaling their digital business and efficiently managing data gravity challenges. The size and scale of our business puts us in a unique position to offer customers access to 290 facilities in 49 metros across 24 countries and six continents.

A bit about our Digital team


Technology & Innovation



Our Technology & Innovation team strives to innovate alongside our customers and empower their businesses to thrive. We work closely with our customers to develop insights-based, data-driven technical solutions and differentiated value propositions on PlatformDIGITAL® across the world. Operating in almost 50 cities globally means we understand how rapidly the world is evolving, so we’ve built a best-in-class development model to qualify, package; and enable cloud to core to edge hybrid IT solutions. Our deep technical heritage, combined with our global footprint, means the Technology Innovation team can create and deploy services and solutions that are at the heart of the digital economy.


What we can offer you

Our rapidly evolving business sector offers the opportunity to be part of a courageous and passionate team who work together to understand and meet the changing needs of our global customers.

Join us and you’ll be part of a supportive and inclusive environment where you can bring your whole self to work. As part of our team, you’ll get to work with people from different business areas, challenge the way we do things and put your ideas into action. We’ll also give you plenty of development opportunities so you can build a rewarding and successful career with us.

This is an exciting time to join our business so apply now and make your mark on our future.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Digital Realty offers a highly competitive compensation package, excellent benefits, and an environment that recognizes and rewards your contributions.

Digital Realty is an equal opportunity employer, EOE/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or other status protected by law or Company policy.

Digital Realty is a publicly traded company (NYSE: DLR) with investment grade ratings from all three major ratings agencies.

Please do not forward unsolicited resumes to any employee of Digital Realty and its subsidiaries. Digital Realty is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited referrals.


Want to know more about this position?

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Natalie Lucas

Natalie Lucas


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