Infra/Devops Director

Rio de Janeiro, Brasil


OLX is one of the biggest internet brands in Brazil and the absolute leading online marketplace with over 50 million users, R$81bn in transacted merchandize in 2016 and a leading position in the Cars Vertical.

OLX Brazil aims to be one of the most profitable online businesses in Brazil. OLX is owned by two international groups: Naspers and Schibsted who are highly committed to making Brazil one of the most successful markets for online classifieds in the world.

For this role, you will be based on Rio de Janeiro, one of the most beautiful cities, with amazing nature and outdoor activities, relaxed lifestyle and considered by many the friendliest city in the world.

We are a Portuguese speaking company. This description is written in english because we value diversity and thus welcome foreign candidates; if you are Brazilian you need to be fluent in English in order to learn the most from the rest of the world.


Mission of the role:

By empowering developers to create the best products possible, ensuring that the members are growing as infra engineers/devops, doing valuable work, performing well, and generally having a great time on OLX and also by providing technical leadership to the team.

So that we can build our internal/external cloud, spread the DevOps Culture on OLX Brasil and ensure we have a world class engineering organization.


Core responsibilities:

You will report to the CTO and will be part of the Senior Technology Leadership Team. The role will be based in Rio de Janeiro.

Your mandate will include:

  • Help define and execute an engineering strategy that works well for our problem space and business objectives as member of the OLX tech leadership team
  • Create and evangelize a vision and strategic plan for own and cloud-based infrastructure operations with clear and measurable goals. Provide technical leadership, deferring most decisions to engineers.
  • Lead and develop a world-class engineering team.
    • Work with engineers to grow their technical, interpersonal, and leadership skills, and ensure they have the right challenges and necessary context to make use of them.
    • Cultivate a culture of feedback to ensure that teams and individuals are collaborative, purposeful, and high performing.
    • Work with the recruiting team to attract, onboard and retain diverse top talent.
  • Act as a role model for the team and coach other team members to act as role models too
  • Provide leadership for delivery of 24/7 operations. Establish metrics, key performance indicators, and service level agreements to continually improve the performance of IT operations
  • Ensure processes for disaster recovery, incident management and information security are in place and ensure exceptional governance and compliance to policies and best practices
  • Establish and maintain strong, strategic partnerships with vendors and service suppliers
  • Support company growth and business needs by scaling operations through process automation and efficiencies. Advocate and advance modern engineering practices in the teams you work directly with, as well as be an evangelist for the devops culture at OLX. Partner with other tech leads to build, maintain, and support every squad team.
  • Collaborate with other leaders in the organization to ensure that OLX is a safe, fun, and challenging place to work.



  • Fluent in English
  • You have proven experience in building/evolving devops/infra teams in fast growing organizations that work with a product that handles users at scale, making use of agile methodologies and tools.
  • Strong technical background including experience in operating systems, networking, storage, database, redundancy, resiliency and recovery, security, data protection and retention, incident management, configuration management, process automation, authentication and authorization, monitoring, big data platforms and cloud based infrastructures. You may have not had a lot of recent hands-on coding, but you should be able to dive into technical problems and have in-depth meaningful conversations about technology. You have knowledge in systems or software, preferably both.
  • Having experience in leading teams


Profile (competences)

  • You are self-directed, able to work independently, as well as manage in a team-oriented and fast paced environment
  • You have strong coaching, mentoring, and teaching skills. You have a passion for helping people grow in technical excellence.
  • You have excellent communication skills with which to build relationships, trust, and respect.
  • You’re an out of the box thinker that isn’t afraid to challenge the status quo in the people they manage, their peers in leadership positions, and other people in the organization.


All nationalities (for foreign applicants, OLX will assist with visa application and relocation)


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