Company: H&R Block
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: May 24, 2020
What you'll do...H&R Block, the world's leader in tax
preparation services, is looking for a Director DevOps
Transformation and Enterprise Testing to join the IT leadership
team. This position is located at our corporate headquarters, in
the premier downtown Power & Light District of Kansas City, where
everything is either steps or a streetcar ride away. Join us as we
modernize our technology landscape and increase the speed and
quality we deliver new products and capabilities to our associates
and clients. Are you ready to lead transformation and innovation at
a well-respected company that is poised to redefine the way
financial services are viewed? H&R Block is in the midst of
positive cultural and technological change, and this role is
pivotal in accelerating and guiding the change.
More than two years into its IT transformation, the journey has
included a significant move to cloud computing, particularly
Microsoft Azure, along with Agile and DevOps approaches to operate
at the ever-increasing speed of technology in the marketplace. The
process of migrating to the cloud has involved a combination of
developing greenfield cloud-native applications that take advantage
of the latest PaaS services that are being released on a monthly
basis. To harness this power automation approaches such as CI/CD
pipelines, automated testing, and automated gating are being
employed to radically increase speed to market and quality.
Day to day, you'll...
- With a passion for technology transformation and DevOps, this
visionary and evangelist will lead and influence teams focused on
evolving the experience and processes for our IT organization,
including automated testing, infrastructure as code, measuring
development performance, governance, and modernizing IT tools.
- Team Leadership: Lead, manage, and coach your team to bring
technology expertise and automation to the organization. Your
organization includes a governance team, enterprise testing team,
DevOps transformation team (includes agile and DevOps coaches), and
a team focus on evolution to test automation and decentralized
- Partnership: Collaborate with H&R Block technology and
product teams to build agile and DevOps processes into the delivery
of new/enhanced products. Using a metrics driven framework to
access progress and determine where to engage - with coaching and
- Change agent: The DevOps transformation is a meaningful shift
for H&R Block, this role needs to drive the change with thought
leadership, empathy, and determination to make a difference.
Managing relationship, at all levels, to move the organization
forward. Creating change management approaches and strategies to
move the organization towards the future state.
- Strategy and Direction: With your team, create and maintain a
vision, strategy, and executable roadmap focused on delivering
DevOps. The IT strategy is grounded in the expectation that we can
become a mature DevOps shop. This role is pivotal in delivering
- Purpose: Be a part of H&R Block's purpose to provide help
and inspire confidence in our clients and communities
ONE H&R BLOCK WAY
About H&R Block...
We're here to live our purpose-to provide help and inspire
confidence in our clients and communities everywhere. We take our
work personally, because we know what it represents: Families and
homes. Livelihoods and lives.
We've been true to that purpose since brothers Henry and Richard
Bloch founded our company in 1955. Since then, we've grown to
approximately 12,000 tax offices throughout the United States and
around the world. When you join our team, you'll add to the
momentum of a forward-thinking company-one that defined an industry
and is now leading its transformation.
It would be even better if you also had...
Some mix of H&R Block's cutting edge technologies-
- Kubernetes-backed microservice applications
- Cosmos DB
- Istio Service Mesh
- Azure Data Factory
- Azure Data Lake
- Serverless (Azure functions)
- Angular Micro UI
What you'll bring to the team...
- Bachelor's degree in related field or the equivalent through a
combination of education and work experience.
- 10 years minimum work experience
- 5+ years of people management experience, including developing
and managing a significant department budget.
- Candidates must possess excellent leadership qualities and
communication skills, including the proven abilities to facilitate
meetings, manage cross-functional teams, champion ideas and
influence others up, down and across the organization to obtain
buy-in for the products and/or programs.
- Ability to adapt rapidly in a fast-moving environment with
shifting priorities and the ability to react quickly, dynamically,
Director DevOps Transformation and Enterprise Testing
Keywords: H&R Block, Kansas City , Dir-Technology, IT / Software / Systems , Kansas City, Kansas
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