Monitoring Engineer

timbre is seeking an agile and driven Monitoring Engineer to join our growing team.

you’ll ideally be a DevOps engineer who has been a Systems Administrator in a past life and have good knowledge of how to build, deploy and support Java applications. statistics and performance indicators are what you enjoy so using trend analysis to identify bottlenecks and capacity issues is right up your ally.

as Monitoring Engineer, you’ll be responsible for all products and services the monitoring team provides to the organization at product development and infrastructure level.

you’ll be instrumental in assisting the Monitoring Specialist in the usage and implementation of all monitoring tools and platforms for all software and hardware components across data centers, environments, and offices globally. your ability to deliver efficient and reliable solutions is above par to ensure that the business’ monitoring and statistics gathering needs are met.

about us

our story began back in June 2016 when ‘One Dance’ by Drake was being played on repeat through speakers around the globe and there were whispers of an iPhone 7 on the way.

meanwhile, with the energy of a start-up and the security of a large global network backing our successes, timbre is launched; a full service technology agency, successful at creating strategic software solutions who:

  • are all about teamwork. we know the foundation of success is having an excellent team
  • are confident. we know what we bring to the table and we are not afraid of failure
  • have a great culture. status, rank and hierarchies are not what we’re about. we love our jobs, we like each other – and we have good time
  • resonates. timbre resonates with its employees, because it is our employees who are creating and building timbre

the role

  • design, develop, and implementation of a new highly available global monitoring platform that will meet current and future business needs and expectations
  • collaborate with development and operational staff to ensure accurate and useful monitoring and statistics gathering are in place
  • provide documentation and tools for the rapid deployment of new monitors, alerts, and graphs by development and operational staff
  • share knowledge and transition procedures to monitoring specialists

about you

  • 3+ years’ commercial experience in a similar role
  • understanding of a broad range of software and system components across Unix, Unix-like, and Windows environments; and how to monitor their health and efficiency
  • knowledge of Application Performance Management (APM) tools such as New Relic, AppDynamics, Foglight, and how they integrate with servers and applications
  • proficiency in scripting (Java, Python, Bash, PowerShell etc.) and sound knowledge in Python web frameworks like Django
  • basic programming know-how (Linux and Windows oriented) – including an understanding of code and coding concepts – plus knowledge of build tools and concepts like Maven, Ant and Bash/SH
  • knowledge of Java EE concepts and technologies, .Net, Node.js, etc. and ability to help in the troubleshooting of issues affecting applications written in those languages
  • prior experience creating productions monitors in systems such as Nagios, OpenNMS, Cacti or similar
  • autonomous, proactive attitude, detail-oriented, highly organized, and quick to adapt to changes

Skills / qualifications

  • experience in a technology support organization
  • prior experience working with time series databases and data representation tools
  • experience with event and log management tools such as Splunk, Graylog or Logstash
  • software development knowledge, including an understanding of agile and lean principles (i.e. scrum, kanban)
  • ITIL® Foundation certification
  • excellent english communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • computer science degree or technical certificate

the timbre employee is

  • a team player who realizes that the best teams are built by unique individuals sharing a common goal
  • ready for the opportunity to grow and excited to take the next step
  • isn’t looking for status, but rather to work in a great atmosphere with like-minded colleagues
  • someone who adds to the company culture
  • all about taking ownership, when stuff goes right we take a bow, but if something isn’t so great, we own and we fix it
  • authentic. be yourself. be you!

timbre offers the following to its employees

  • a company culture that treats everyone equally
  • the opportunity for growth
  • a tight knit team without many management layers
  • for every employee to be equal and have their voice heard
  • an exciting and different kind of work
  • fun company outings and great in-office energy

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