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Sr. Director, Site Reliability Engineering

US-CA-San Mateo
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Marketo is truly at the forefront of the rapidly evolving and competitive landscape of Marketing Technology and experiencing hyper-growth. We have the most inspired, customer-obsessed people supercharging a nation of empowered marketers with inspiration, education and an unrivaled engagement platform. Our people are fueled with a passion for innovation, competition, and a relentless commitment to making the Marketer successful. That fire is what makes Marketo an amazing place to work. Headquartered in San Mateo, CA, Marketo serves customers all over the world and has offices in Denver, CO; Portland, OR; Atlanta, GA; Seattle, WA; Dublin, Ireland; London, UK; Tel Aviv; Sydney, Australia; and Tokyo, Japan.

Job Description

Who are we?

At Marketo, we are creating the world’s leading engagement platform that empowers marketers to deliver the authentic experiences customers desire at scale. Our team is fueled with a passion for innovation, growth, and a relentless commitment to making the Marketer successful. We hire dynamic, passionate, and innovative individuals who thrive in fast paced environments.

Marketo is looking for a Sr. Director, Site Reliability Engineering. 

This role sits in our San Mateo office and reports to the Global Head of Technology and Cloud Operations.

Major Areas of Accountability:

  • Global resource management of the team driving the organizational transformation from traditional data center infrastructure and application environment to a Cloud based operating model (AWS, Azure, etc).
  • Achieving Customer and Business expectation on application and content availability.
  • Manage operating expenses to plan and ensure accurate and detail expense reporting.  Provide application and feature level cost reporting.
  • Partner with Technology Platform leadership to jointly ensure compliance with integrated cloud platform services model.
  • Partner with Technology leadership to achieve year over year strategic and operational commitments.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with development and architecture teams to establish appropriate redundancy and high availability technologies ensuring adequate service levels to all critical applications.
  • Drives complex technology and process decisions based on the alignment of customer needs, costs, risks, and value proposition. 
  • Maintains external vendor relationships and collaborates on contract terms with internal Technology Sourcing team. 

 Responsibility for Work of Others:

  • Directs the performance and development efforts of direct reports (Manager and Director) and is responsible for an overall staff of 50+ technology professionals achieving transformation to a cloud operating model.
  • Works with team members to define career development plans and ensures the resources are available for them to progress according to the plan.
  • Conducts performance reviews, recommends candidates for promotion and manages performance improvement plans as necessary. 
  • This position has significant financial management responsibilities and oversees multiple cost centers. Creates, reviews, and manages annual budgets, including re-forecasting annual spend at least twice per year and reporting monthly variances.  


  • Masters degree in Business or Computer Science (or equivalent experience)
  • 15+ years of IT operations experience, at least 10 years of which is in a management capacity.  3+ years of demonstrated results managing cloud transformation from a traditional data center environment.
  • Strong application technology and infrastructure knowledge and experience. 
  • Strong communication and leadership skills (written and verbal), along with knowledge in work flow, search and content management.
  • Strong bias toward customer service and continually improving customer experience and costs.
  • Strong business acumen, leadership skills, with the ability to build relationships with and influence all levels within an organization, most importantly at the senior executive level.
  • Results orientation with proven ability to mobilize and energize large, complex cross-functional teams to implement creative out of the box solutions.
  • Strong expertise in project management skills, with proven ability to work with competing resources, budget limitations, and. strong conflict management skills
  • Proven ability to manage large, unstructured issues, organizing them into solvable, prioritized projects designed to meet over-arching goals across the organization while leading multiple large, complex projects; and working directly with customers.
  • Ability to present information in a variety of different formats and influences all levels of the organization, including senior executives. 
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to develop individuals to their optimal potential
  • Global travel is required for this position to build and maintain relationships and address critical support needs. 

  Why Team Purple?

  • Marketo creates a culture that is customer obsessed, radically transparent, and boldly accountable
  • We’ve been ranked consistently as a top place to work with local business journals, Inc., Great Places to Work, and others
  • We offer competitive pay and great benefits including health, dental, vision, and 401k
  • Other perks include discounted gym membership and commuter benefits, tuition

Marketo is an equal opportunity employer

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