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VP of DevOps and Software Development

Lee's Summit, MO · Information Technology
VP of DevOps and Software Engineering
Location:  Kansas City
Full Time/Direct-Hire
Salary:  $175K - $250K + equity


Our client is a well-funded startup in the dynamic Kansas City startup scene filled with successful GovTech/FinTech companies, offers an opportunity to "get in on the ground floor" and help create a culture and work environment where individual contributions and work product are highly valued.

Looking for a "player-coach" to help create a culture that empowers individuals to take responsibility for their work and deliver an atmosphere of respect, where employees are acknowledged and rewarded for their innovation. This individual is a leader that will have a strong drive to succeed and a passion to build the company alongside with the founders. A technology visionary, that is as capable of coding and leading talented teams as with presenting on the CTO level. They utilize modern AWS technologies and services, mobile app development, and GIS/geofencing technologies to deliver our cutting-edge technology platform. 


VP of Devops and Software Development works with Executive Management and Product teams to create software applications and to grow the company. Directs IT and Software Development departments to achieve company's strategic goals. VP of Devops and Software Development is also tasked with managing and maintaining software applications that impact customer facing systems.  Role reports to the CEO.

  • Lead a team of software developers and devops engineers
  • Represent the technological agenda in executive level and staff meetings.
  • Maintain current knowledge of technology landscape and developments.
  • Plan, maintain, and consolidate technology platforms and create plans for each application and system.
  • Track, analyze and monitor technology performance metrics.
  • Take the initiative in thought leadership, innovation, and creativity.
  • Spearhead IT projects to accomplish strategic goals set by the company Executive Leadership.
  • Oversee all system design and changes in system architecture.
  • Work with the product team to shape new products, prioritize projects, and enhance existing applications.
  • Oversee application and system security and assist with regulatory and industry standard compliance.
  • Manage AWS cloud services and keep up with the latest technologies and AWS products.
  • Setup and maintain all cloud-based Linux server infrastructure for the development team.
  • Setup and maintain monitoring infrastructure that provides proactive notifications when issues arise and facilitates quick diagnosis of problems.
  • Write automated scripts for provisioning and configuration of the services
  • Tools and Technologies Used:  AWS serverless architecture, AWS (ec2, ebs, vpc, emr, iam, s3, route53) AWS Services, AWS Lambda
  • Utilized Include:
Requirements/Education & Experience:
  • Leading small to medium size teams
  • Launching new products and services
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with at least 1-2 years using AWS related technologies
  • Automated server provisioning in cloud environment
  • Operation of high availability environments
  • Performance monitoring and troubleshooting
  • Strong background in Linux/Unix Administration
  • VPN, DNS, load balancing, firewalls
  • Infrastructure security and auditing
  • Shell scripting with bash, python, ruby, etc.
  • Networking
  • SQL querying and database administration

Covenant Consulting strives to attract, cultivate and retain exceptional talent. If you feel you are a match for the position, and are interested in a great growth opportunity, we encourage you to contact toliver@covenant-consulting.com. 

Covenant Consulting is a Technology Services Provider offering project-based IT consulting, IT staffing and IT recruiting services. Every partnership reflects our uncompromising commitment to quality and integrity. We have extensive experience and capabilities in project-based consulting, short and long-term staff augmentation, and permanent recruitment. We work with companies of every size, across many industries and have the flexibility to scale solutions to meet our client's specific needs.


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