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Devops Manager

Date: Jul 21, 2021

Location: Dublin, D, IE, D02 R590

Company: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Job Requisition ID: 16484

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Software Engineering Manager - Devops


Imagine your work helps millions of children to unlock their learning potential? 

HMH are a learning company. Over 53 million students and teachers use our learning platform every day. And that's growing every year. You can learn more Here!

With millions of users, our technology infrastructure must be robust, responsive and highly scalable. You’ll be managing a team that supports and scale the infrastructure needed to help millions of little learners to dream big. 


The Opportunity:

As a Software Engineering Manager for our Devops Team you will directly manage a group of 5 Senior Devops Engineers, fostering a healthy and productive technology culture. You have a background in Software Engineering and passion for people management.

The Engineering Manager engages in mentoring and career development of software engineers, promoting Devops best practices, as well as working with Software Development and Operations Teams to determine best solutions.

Engineering Managers are entrusted to partner to define the roadmap and the overall strategy and vision for your area of the business.


This is a People Manager position. To thrive in this role, you have.

  • Significant experience leading multiple Agile teams and managing influencing Software Engineers.
  • Understand the software development process and how their work contributes to the larger goals, know how to make that process better, one step at a time.
  • Experience working with a team on a large project, typically working with Agile software development methodologies.
  • Loves a hands-on approach and thinking with a Devops mindset/culture.



  • Drive your team towards timely execution often with competing priorities. Negotiate technical needs vs. new features and be a key contributor in defining the roadmap.
  • Translate the company’s strategic vision, align group’s work, and help individuals understand their impact on Devops Teams and HMH’s success.
  • Mentor and motivate direct reports towards their career goals and actively develop your team’s skillset and put together a deep bench through proactive conversations, goal settings, and performance evaluations.
  • Work with Devops team to tease out implementation details and identify roadblocks before they occur.
  • Work with Product Owners and scrum teams to execute Agile release plans.
  • Actively monitor project risks and scope to foresee and identify potential problems and proactively identify solutions to address them.
  • Produce agile artifacts - stories, backlogs, burn down charts.
  • Effectively communicate and coordinate cross team dependencies with other Delivery Leads.
  • Assess the Agile/Scrum maturity of the team and organization and coaching the team to higher levels of sustainability and continuous improvement.


As a people manager you will:

  • Manage, support, and inspire a team of experienced Devops Engineers.
  • Enable and empower your team to do their best work in an environment that encourages collaboration and innovation and fosters development and learning.
  • Mentor and motivate your direct reports towards their career goals and actively develop your team’s skillset.
  • Be an active contributor to and participant in both company and site-led initiatives.


At HMH, we take direct actions to attract, hire, and retain more diverse talent, nurture an inclusive workplace, and create opportunities for meaningful conversations about what it means to be antiracist. We believe that it is through learning that people find their voices, connect with others, and create a better world.

We aim to increase the diversity of our employee base by growing our diverse talent pipeline, including partnerships with organizations like Resilient Coders, Girls Write Now, Hacker X, and Editors of Color.

See here for our philosophy on diversity, equity and inclusion.


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC) is a global learning company dedicated to changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. As a leading provider of pre-K–12 education content, services, and cutting-edge technology solutions across a variety of media, HMH enables learning in a changing landscape. HMH is uniquely positioned to create engaging and effective educational content and experiences from early childhood to beyond the classroom.  HMH serves more than 50 million students in over 150 countries worldwide, while its award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles are enjoyed by readers throughout the world.

For more information, visit http://careers.hmhco.com  

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is committed to a comprehensive policy of Equal Opportunities and we aim to create a workplace which provides for equal opportunities for all employees and potential employees.

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