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Established in 1806 as a small soap and candle business in New York City, Colgate-Palmolive is now a truly global company with products sold in over 200 countries and territories under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom's of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Soupline, Haci Sakir, Suavitel, PCA SKIN, EltaMD, Filorga and Hello as well as Hill's Science Diet and Hill's Prescription Diet.

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading consumer products company that serves hundreds of millions of consumers worldwide with brands and products across four core businesses – Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. We are committed to offering products that make lives healthier and more enjoyable, and programs that enrich communities around the world.

Every day millions of people trust our products to care for themselves and the ones they love. Our goal is to use our technology to create products that will continue to improve the quality of life for our consumers wherever they live.

A career at Colgate-Palmolive is an excellent opportunity if you seek a global experience, constant challenge, and development opportunities in an environment that respects work/life effectiveness.

Job Title:  Director, DevSecOps

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Feb 6, 2024

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 153674 - Piscataway, New Jersey, United States

Who We Are
Colgate-Palmolive Company is a caring, innovative growth company that is reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet. Focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, we sell our products in more than 200 countries and territories under brands such as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, hello, meridol, Sorriso, Tom’s of Maine, EltaMD, Filorga, Irish Spring, PCA SKIN, Protex, Sanex, Softsoap, Speed Stick, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

We are recognized for our leadership and innovation in promoting sustainability and community wellbeing, including our achievements in decreasing plastic waste and promoting recyclability, saving water, conserving natural resources and improving children’s oral health.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile and join our global team!


We are searching for a Director, DevSecOps to join our Digital & Direct Commerce applications group. In this role, you will lead a dynamic team of technologists committed to delivering innovative solutions across our diverse portfolio of brands. You will define DevOps and Automated testing strategies that guarantee the performance, security, scalability and maintainability of our solutions. You will facilitate agile feature development cycles and play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our commerce landscape. 

The ideal candidate is a quick learner who has strong interpersonal skills, a passion for process improvement and the ability to balance progress over perfection. With a deep understanding of software development best practices and cybersecurity, you’ll be the driving force behind architecting and delivering robust CI/CD pipelines across both simple and complex platforms. You’ll partner with our engineering teams, product managers and application management teams to translate complex technical concepts and ensure common understanding of priorities, requirements, and the efficient management of DevOps processes and solutions.


If you're ready to lead a team that thrives on innovation, fosters collaboration, and pushes the boundaries of what's possible in the digital world, we want to hear from you. Join us on this exciting journey as we redefine the future of technology and security in the Digital & Direct Commerce space!
What you will do

  • Design and manage the development and maintenance of efficient DevOps processes and technologies that can be scaled across teams and applications
  • Partner with Development, Security & Architecture teams to ensure DevOps strategies are implemented within required timeframes, while delivering performance & reliability at scale
  • Participate in architecture design and implementation of infrastructure monitoring, security, and scaling solutions
  • Champion design and improvement reviews, including identifying and remediating existing technical debt
  • Identify and develop improvements for test coverage of new and existing code bases
  • Participate in vendor evaluation & selection for key initiatives related to DevOps solution assessments


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering or similar degree
  • At least 10 years previous experience in a DevOps or Release Engineer role working closely with Software Engineers
  • Hands-on experience with the following technologies and processes
    • Cloud infrastructure and services (GCP, AWS, Azure, etc.)
    • Test-driven development methodologies 
    • Security-related infrastructure best practice and application security
    • Container-based frameworks (Kubernetes/Docker)
    • Python, Bash, and yaml
    • Pipelines at scale (Github Actions, Circle CI, or Travis)
    • Administration of code versioning tools (Git, Bitbucket)
  • Familiarity with infrastructure deployments using Infrastructure as Code tools (such as Terraform and Ansible)

Required Competencies

  • Strong written and verbal communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to express sophisticated technical concepts in business terms and translate business needs into technical specifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proven capability of leading technical projects through an agile methodology
  • Proficient in the use of payment gateways (Stripe, Paymetric, Adyen, Moneris, etc.)
  • History of using user-centric design and applying User Experience concepts
  • Familiarity with data privacy concepts (GDPR, PCI, HIPAA), threat modeling, and other advanced security methodologies

Compensation and Benefits
Salary Range $146,000.00 - $182,500.00 USD

Pay is based on multiple non-discriminatory, individualized factors including but not limited to experience, job-related knowledge and education, skills and office/market location. In addition to base salary, salaried employees are eligible for annual discretionary bonuses, profit-sharing and, for Executive-level (salary grade 16 and above) roles only, long-term incentives in the form of Restricted Stock Units and/or Stock Options.

Subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable benefits plans then in effect, all salaried employees are also eligible for a competitive benefits package which includes:

  • Insurance: Employees (and their eligible dependents) are eligible to participate in Company-sponsored Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic Life Insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment and Disability insurance plans.
  • Retirement Plans: Employees are eligible to enroll in Colgate's 401(k) plan, which provides for company matching contributions subject to eligibility requirements
  • Vacation/PTO: Employees receive a minimum of 15 days of vacation/PTO leave annually
  • Paid Holidays: Employees receive a minimum of 13 paid/floating holidays annually
  • Paid Sick Leave: Based on location and consistent with applicable state and local law, employees receive a minimum of 40 hours of paid sick leave on January 1st of each year
  • Paid Parental Leave: Eligible employees may take up to eight weeks of paid parental leave and 12 weeks of unpaid leave (varies for employees with fewer than 12 months of service and is subject to hours worked requirements)

Our Commitment to Sustainability
With the Colgate brand in more homes than any other, we are presented with great opportunities and new challenges as we work to integrate sustainability into all aspects of our business and create positive social impact. We are determined to position ourselves for further growth as we act on our 2025 Sustainability & Social Impact Strategy.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Achieving our purpose starts with our people — ensuring our workforce represents the people and communities we serve —and creating an environment where our people feel they belong; where we can be our authentic selves, feel treated with respect and have the support of leadership to impact the business in a meaningful way.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, veteran status (United States positions), or any other characteristic protected by law.

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

For additional Colgate terms and conditions, please click here.


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