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VP, Head of Technology - Application Engineering (2020-9221)

San Mateo, CA, United States
Information Technology


Job Description


Fisher Investments is seeking accomplished technology leaders to support our growing business. If you are looking for an opportunity to make an impact as we develop scalable and strategic solutions to support our global growth, we want to hear from you!  

The Opportunity:


As the Head of Technology – Application Engineering, you will serve as the department’s expert on DevOps, CI/CD (continuous integration & continuous deployment), QA testing automation, technology health and monitoring, API & micro services enablement and modernizing our software development tool sets. You will change the way we build and maintain applications by increasing adoption of a DevOps and Agile culture. Your expertise will help us automate CI/CD pipelines and build real-time application health and monitoring dashboards. You will modernize our tool sets and lead a team of employees, contractors, consultants and vendors as needed. Your expertise in these areas is critical to the technology transformation initiative occurring at Fisher Investments, and our goal to better align technology to the business needs of the firm.


This is a direct hire opportunity.

The Day-to-Day:

  • Own all aspects of shared technology frameworks and tools used by Fisher technology 
  • Develop technology strategy and roadmaps for capabilities in conjunction with enterprise groups, vendors and other internal technology partners
  • Deliver prioritized projects and programs as mutually-agreed upon (time, budget, scope)
  • Keep abreast of technology trends and industry solutions that impact the partner businesses and Fisher technology at large
  • Actively partner with and manage vendors who provide technology services and solutions
  • Measure, communicate and deliver on application stability, monitoring and production support
  • Develop ecosystem scorecards, SLA’s and KPI’s in conjunction with the enterprise and other technology partners to evaluate success and determine areas for improvement and areas of opportunity
  • Contribute to technology risk evaluation including the management of obsolescence and technology debt
  • Ensure compliance with internal policies and procedures as well as external legal requirements
  • Develop and manage budgets/resources as requested
  • Work with peers and management on the development of mission, standards, services, goals and objectives
  • Recruit, coach and build high-performing teams


Your Qualifications:

  • 7+ years’ experience managing and building effective, high-performing IT teams
  • Demonstrated experience building, supporting, and automating CI/CD pipelines with on-prem, cloud and hybrid infrastructures in an Agile and DevOps context
  • Experience building an enterprise framework for tracking all systems (i.e. application health and monitoring dashboard)
  • Experience leading technology transformation initiatives
  • Ability to transform technology teams into an Agile methodology and mindset
  • Experience leading QA resources and moving them towards automated testing
  • Recent focus on the Microsoft stack of technologies, including the Microsoft stack of DevOps/CI/CD tools
  • Recent Cloud experience, preferably Azure or AWS
  • Demonstrated ability to influence the application development and test organization to adopt DevOps automation


Why Fisher Investments:


Fisher Investments is a different kind of investment firm. We don’t come from Wall Street, nor do we believe we fit in with most of the finance industry, and we’re proud of that. We work for a bigger purpose: bettering the investment universe. From unmatched service to innovative perspectives on investing, it’s the people that make the Fisher purpose possible. After all, it’s our people that enable us to offer the level of service that we do. And we invest in them accordingly, offering exceptional benefits like:

  • 100% coverage of premiums for health, vision and dental insurance
  • A 50% 401(k) match, up to the IRS maximum
  • 20 days of PTO*, plus 9 paid holidays
  • 8 week paid Primary Caregiver Parental Leave
  • And much, much more

We also provide a cumulative, continuous learning and development framework customized for every employee. This emphasis on personal and professional growth has yielded an award-winning work environment; we’re Great Place to Work Certified, and The Oregonian named us as a Top Workplace. But in the end, it’s not the perks that keep people here. They stay because they believe in our mission of service—our employees want to make a difference in an industry that can do better.


* California employees accrue up to 17 days of PTO and 3 days of sick time per year.




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