Director of Infrastructure Engineering



Other Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2024

What you’ll do:

Blackbird.AI helps organizations discover emergent threats and stay one step ahead of real-world harm through our AI-powered Narrative and Risk Intelligence Platform. Our commitment is to prioritize safety and security, providing the tools to identify potential risks and ensure a safer environment proactively. No matter the job or where it’s located, we’re all connected by a shared vision: To lead and enhance the landscape of risk intelligence.

Reporting to the Head of Engineering, the Director of Infrastructure Engineering will be the visionary leader responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining the infrastructure architecture for our real-time streaming cloud-hosted analytics platform. This role will be a heavy hands on technical role to begin with and pivotal in establishing a robust foundation for deploying various microservices, databases, and frameworks, along with performance monitoring tools and continuous integration and deployment pipelines. As you build the team, you will start managing your time between infrastructure leadership and hands on responsibilities.

As the Director of Infrastructure Engineering, you’ll have the opportunity to drive and manage:

  • Infrastructure Leadership: Own the strategic vision for infrastructure architecture, ensuring scalability, reliability, and security across all deployments.
  • Platform Management: Oversee the architecture and performance of Linux servers, service orchestrators, and containers.
  • Performance Optimization: Engineer fault tolerance mechanisms, backup procedures, data retention policies, and help optimize essential components
  • Security Collaboration: Uphold rigorous security standards, conduct security audits, manage TLS, firewalls, and ensure “security by design- built in, not bolted on” in all infrastructure components in collaboration with the application security team and our CISO.
  • Automation & Deployment: Develop and maintain deployment and rollout scripts for seamless and efficient processes including efficient code reuse, ensuring cloud-neutral deployments adaptable to AWS or on-premise environments.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with other engineering, AI and security teams to maintain best practices in stack selection and deployment, following DevSecOps practices and fostering a collaborative environment.
  • Monitoring & Scaling: Develop comprehensive monitoring and telemetry solutions to ensure system observability/telemetry, security, and manage the scaling of various databases to optimize performance.
  • Innovation: Drive continuous improvement and innovation within the infrastructure team, staying current with the latest advancements in technology and best practices.