Energy Impact Partners
Energy Impact Partners

Director / Senior Director Engineering - Cloud Engineering (R&D)

Clevest Solutions

Clevest Solutions

Software Engineering, Sales & Business Development
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Company Description

IFS is a billion-dollar revenue company with 6000+ employees on all continents. Our leading AI technology is the backbone of our award-winning enterprise software solutions, enabling our customers to be their best when it really matters–at the Moment of Service™. Our commitment to internal AI adoption has allowed us to stay at the forefront of technological advancements, ensuring our colleagues can unlock their creativity and productivity, and our solutions are always cutting-edge.

At IFS, we’re flexible, we’re innovative, and we’re focused not only on how we can engage with our customers but on how we can make a real change and have a worldwide impact. We help solve some of society’s greatest challenges, fostering a better future through our agility, collaboration, and trust.

We celebrate diversity and understand our responsibility to reflect the diverse world we work in. We are committed to promoting an inclusive workforce that fully represents the many different cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints of our customers, our partners, and our communities. As a truly international company serving people from around the globe, we realize that our success is tantamount to the respect we have for those different points of view.

By joining our team, you will have the opportunity to be part of a global, diverse environment; you will be joining a winning team with a commitment to sustainability; and a company where we get things done so that you can make a positive impact on the world.

We’re looking for innovative and original thinkers to work in an environment where you can #MakeYourMoment so that we can help others make theirs. With the power of our AI-driven solutions, we empower our team to change the status quo and make a real difference.

If you want to change the status quo, we’ll help you make your moment. Join Team Purple. Join IFS.

Job Description

We strive to give our customers solutions that cover their needs now and into the future. To achieve that, we go the extra mile in terms of service, availability, and commitment. That’s why #WeAreChallengers. We’ve been continuously challenging the boundaries of business technology. Although that technology has changed over time, our singular focus on our customers and our employees has not. We are already outpacing the market by growing three times as fast as our competitors and need talented people to help us on our journey.

We're on the lookout for dynamic, experienced Engineering Leader to join our growing R&D - Cloud Engineering team.

A Director/ Senior Director – Engineering (Engineering Leader) is responsible for the process of delivering software at IFS relating development investments to the overall R&D Product Strategy. The ability to articulate the What and Why to their teams based on their close working relationships with both Product and Program Managers is key to the success of individuals in this role.

Main Duties and Accountabilities

  • The Cloud Engineering team at IFS are responsible for all of the automated pipelines our customers rely on to deliver their solution and updates to it and a fully automated self-service way. The engineering leader will therefore be responsible for the engineering standards and discipline in order to continually enhance and optimize the automation in conjunction with plans put forward by the leadership and product management teams.
  • The primary duty of the engineering leader in Cloud Engineering will be to bring their knowledge and experience of DevOps related technologies, infrastructure as code, configuration management, CI/CD to the team in order to help drive the overall planning, estimating and execution of Sprints.
  • Leading a team of DevOps Engineers participating in one or more Agile teams delivering enhancements, architecture initiatives, system, and security upgrades.
  • Another very important aspect is to coach and build both teams and individuals and take responsibility for appraising their direct reports. Each team member should have achievable but stretching goals to allow for personal growth and career development. Should there be the need, poor performance will be addressed for the good of both the individual and the team. Engineering leaders play a key role in the recruitment of team members and will look to upskill the team at any available opportunity with a mind on the individuals career growth and personal aspirations.
  • Foster good proactive relationships with stakeholders across IFS, including but not limited to colleagues in support. Engineering Leaders will look to minimize the amount of R&D time their teams spend supporting the product and minimize escalations by delivering high quality, well documented software with a “right first time” approach and attitude. There should be regular engagement with both business and technical stakeholders globally to deliver high quality solutions.


  • Experience in leading globally distributed teams with people management responsibility.
  • Experience in planning & forecasting skills.
  • In-depth knowledge of Agile approach, DevOps and CI/CD.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Natural desire to discover and learn new technologies & processes. Passion for innovation & new ideas. Proactively taking initiative & responsibility.
  • A University degree, or equivalent professional qualifications in engineering & delivery of enterprise software solutions.

Additional Information

We believe that coming together as a community, in person, is important for innovation, connection and fostering a sense of belonging. Our roles have the right balance of remote and in-office working to enable flexibility for managing your life along with ensuring a real connection with your colleagues and the broader IFS community.