Site Reliability Engineer - Observability

  • Location:
    Offsite, London, United Kingdom
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Software
  • Job Type
    Professional
  • Technology Interest
    Software Development
  • Job Id
    1424270

Who We Are

The name ThousandEyes was born from two big ideas: the power to see things not ordinarily possible and the ability to collect insights from a multitude of vantage points. As organizations rely more on cloud services and the Internet, the network has become a “black box” outside of their control. ThousandEyes gives organizations visibility and insight into the now borderless network. It arms them with an accurate understanding of how the network impacts their applications, users and customers. ThousandEyes is used by some of the world’s largest and fastest growing brands, including all of the top 5 global software companies, 5 of the top 6 US banks, and 45 of the Fortune 500.

ThousandEyes’ pioneered Cloud and Internet Intelligence and is widely known as the ‘Google Maps of the Internet.’ Today, ThousandEyes is central to the global operations of the world’s largest and fastest-growing brands. The company was acquired by Cisco in August 2020, chartered with continuing to drive leadership in empowering organizations to see, understand, and improve digital experiences everywhere.

About The Role

The Site Reliability Engineering team focused on Observability is responsible for providing the tools, services, and infrastructure to monitor and observe the ThousandEyes platform. Leveraging cloud native tools like Prometheus, Grafana, Kibana, and even ThousandEyes itself, we enable our developers to instrument, analyze, and monitor their applications. The Senior Site Reliability Engineer in this role will work together with the team to own our logging pipeline and monitoring stack while working with developers to continuously improve our view of the platform.

What You Will Do

● Design and implement visibility into our platform as we grow to multi-region scale.

● Design, deploy, and maintain cloud native monitoring services in AWS and GCP that are elastic and resilient to failure.

● Provide standards and best practices for instrumentation of container based services and cloud managed services.

● Maintain our alerting pipeline so that we are notified of the right things, at the right time, in the right places.

● Drive automation wherever possible, enabling our monitoring platforms to scale effortlessly. Think self service.

● Participate in and contribute to improve our 24x7 incident response and on-call rotation.

● Strong Infrastructure as Code skills, ideally with Terraform and Kubernetes.

● Strong knowledge of modern logging tool sets, including Logstash or Fluentd.

● Understanding of Prometheus and it’s ecosystem, including Alertmanager.

● Good knowledge of Application Performance Monitoring tools and crash reporting tools, such as Sentry.

● Good knowledge of cloud provider managed services, and how they can be leveraged in our context.

● Ability to write high quality code in Python, Go, or equivalent languages.

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U.S. employees have access to quality medical, dental and vision insurance, a 401(k) plan with a Cisco matching contribution, short and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance and numerous wellbeing offerings. Employees receive up to twelve paid holidays per calendar year, which includes one floating holiday, plus a day off for their birthday. Employees accrue up to 20 days of Paid Time Off (PTO) each year and have access to paid time away to deal with critical or emergency issues without tapping into their PTO. We offer additional paid time to volunteer and give back to the community. Employees are also able to purchase company stock through our Employee Stock Purchase Program.

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.75% of incentive target for each 1% of revenue attainment up to 50% of quota;

1.5% of incentive target for each 1% of attainment between 50% and 75%;

1% of incentive target for each 1% of attainment between 75% and 100%; and once performance exceeds 100% attainment, incentive rates are at or above 1% for each 1% of attainment with no cap on incentive compensation.

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