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Bayer Senior Manager, Observability in Boston, Massachusetts

Position Overview:

Climate has a unique value proposition over other companies - our engineering organization wants guidance from Performance Engineering experts, giving them the freedom to specify and utilize the best of breed tools and best practices. You won’t spend your time testing with synthetic workloads overcoming skepticism; you’ll be working directly on production without the stress of daily firefighting. Your measure of success is site performance and “Hapdex”, a term we coined for transaction performance and engineering / customer happiness - how about that?

At Climate, we believe that a great manager empowers people and wants them to grow. They create high performing teams that have a deep sense of belonging, trust, safety, respect, collaboration and are able to push each other to perform more effectively. They remove obstacles, help develop stretch goals and enable everyone to take action and rise to their natural best to deliver and make a lasting meaningful impact. They create a culture flywheel that accelerates the team’s impact and engineering velocity.

Climate’s Infrastructure Engineering organization has an Observability team to help drive visibility and performance optimizations into our global service offerings. We are looking for a senior manager to lead, expand, and build systems that will give insights into our next generation platforms.

Observability is one of the highest leverage teams in Climate as it enables teams to understand their services’ behavior before and after deployment, reducing bugs and support issues. Your goal is to minimize time spent to detect, triage, fix and maintain our services and better tooling, training, migration, adoption, assistance is required ongoing.

We are building a state of the art Observability solution to process terabytes of operational and engineering data, providing engineers with deep insight (including financial) into the services they own. We work closely with cloud infrastructure and application engineering teams and thrive on developing a deep understanding (both operational and financial) of our large, complex and secure microservices environment.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Lead the Observability vision in partnership with the Infrastructure Engineering leadership team

  • Driving a roadmap for monitoring and logging infrastructure

  • Owning the reporting and execution of changes to infrastructure or contracts to manage cloud provider costs.

  • Lead, oversee, and grow a team of high-performing engineers by communicating a vision, providing direction, mentorship, and inspiration

  • Balance the strategic and operational needs of your team-from pitching ideas to negotiating trade-off decisions and coordinating resources

  • Drive excellence through collaboration with design and engineering directors, managers and architects

  • Cultivate positive relationships with executives and peers across the organization to ensure alignment and delivery of a holistic end-to-end user experience

  • Promote data-driven decision-making using collected information across the infrastructure to ensure users' observability needs are understood and met

  • Develop tools, dashboards, alerts, and training that quickly arm developers with deeper insights into application performance and service health issues reducing their MTTR and MTTA for Live Site Issues.

  • Present core service performance metrics / health in operational meetings and discuss ongoing efforts to further improve system utilization and HApdex

Basic Qualifications:

  • 7+ years leading technical teams to deliver high-quality work in an agile, fast-paced environment

  • 4+ years in at least one programming language (e.g. Python, Java)

  • Ability to analyze varying stakeholder concerns, proactively leading diverse groups to address concerns and build consensus

  • Experience attracting, hiring, mentoring and retaining top talent

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expert knowledge of leading APM tools (e.g. New Relic, AppDynamics, Dynatrace, Splunk)

  • Expert knowledge of modern observability practices

  • Proven ability to collaborate with Technical Program Managers and Architects on the design and development and rollout of highly technical observability initiatives

  • Experience with CloudHealth, Dome9 and price modeling for public cloud providers

What We Offer:

Our teams are composed of industry experts, top scientists, and talented engineers. The environment is extremely engaging and fast-paced, with dozens of specialties coming together to provide the best possible products and experiences for our customers.

We provide competitive salaries and some of the best perks in the industry, including:

  • Superb medical, dental, vision, life, disability benefits, and a 401k matching program

  • A stocked kitchen with a large assortment of snacks & drinks to get you through the day

  • Encouragement to get out of the office and into the field with agents and farmers to see first-hand how our products are being used

  • We take part and offer various workshops, conferences, meet-up groups, tech-talks, and hackathons to encourage participation and growth in both community involvement and career development

We also hinge our cultural DNA on these five values:

  • Inspire one another

  • Innovate in all we do

  • Leave a mark on the world

  • Find the possible in the impossible

  • Be direct and transparent

Learn more about our team and our mission:

The Climate Corporation - The Technology Behind Making A Difference

https://youtu.be/c5TgbpE9UBI or visit https://climate.com/careers

Climate aims to create a welcoming and collaborative environment for our employees in which a diverse set of perspectives and voices are represented and celebrated.

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, The Climate Corporation is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sex (including pregnancy), protected veteran status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any unlawful criterion existing under applicable federal, state, or local laws. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations@climate.com .

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