Observability and Monitoring Engineer
Software Engineering - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Observability and Monitoring Engineer
Software Engineering - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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At TomTom…

You’ll move the world forward. Every day, we create the most innovative mapping and location technologies to shape tomorrow’s mobility for the better.

We are proud to be one team of more than 5,000 unique, curious, passionate problem-solvers spread across the world. We bring out the best in each other. And together, we help the automotive industry, businesses, developers, drivers, citizens and cities move towards a safe, autonomous world that is free of congestion and emissions.

TomTom is hiring for an Observability Engineer to perform a critical role that will contribute to TomTom’s success in the online services world.

What you’ll do

  • Work with internal/external stakeholders to shape the architectural design and implementation of new and existing systems to provide visibility into the performance of our customer business services. Where possible standardize cross-company
  • Ensure all key services are measured, monitored, and properly alerting
  • Work in a collaborative environment, working together across many teams to ensure our systems are performing as well as possible
  • Configure the four golden signals of monitoring, latency, traffic, errors & saturation across our customer's online services
  • Create performance dashboards for engineers, NOC & non-technical stakeholders
  • Design, write and maintain software to improve the availability, scalability, latency, and efficiency of the services
  • Engage in service capacity planning and demand forecasting, anticipating performance bottlenecks
  • Establish performance thresholds & integrate alerts into event management tool
  • Conduct/contribute to RFPs to standardize visibility & observability tooling across TomTom’s engineering teams

What you’ll need

  • Minimum of 5 years of industry experience in software engineering, SRE or system engineering
  • Experience in making a system / service observable
  • Knowledge of open standards in the observability domain; i.e. OpenCensus, OpenTracing and their merger OpenTelemetry
  • Experience supporting a service providing platform, realizing the importance of availability and predictability;
  • Good knowledge of Kubernetes
  • Excellent knowledge of tools used for monitoring, logging and tracing (such as Grafana, Scalyr, Cortex, Thanos, Prometheus, AlertSite, Statuscake, ServiceNow & PagerDuty)
  • Experience with operating mission-critical workloads in large-scale cloud infrastructure; AWS, Azure or a similar cloud environment
  • Demonstrated experience of coding in production environment (e.g. Python, Java, C++)
  • Experience in the Linux environment and a good understanding of its fundamentals and internals: filesystems and modern memory management, threads and processes, the user/kernel-space divide, etc.
  • Strong sense of ownership and drive
  • Expertise in designing, analyzing, and troubleshooting large-scale distributed systems
  • Bachelor’s in computer science / Engineering or Equivalent

Meet your team

We’re IT Service Management (ITSM). As TomTom’s customer advocate for all operational needs, we manage processes such as Service Desk, Incident, Event, Problem, Change, Availability, Service Level, Service Management and Reporting. We also manage a range of platforms to ensure processes function efficiently, and take on Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) to ensure our systems are reliable, scalable & auto-recoverable. On our team, you’ll help ensure TomTom’s business operates efficiently and the services we provide are best delivered to our customers.

Achieve more

We are self-starters who play well with others. Every day, we solve new problems with creativity, meet new people and learn rapidly at our offices around the world. We will invest in your growth and are committed to supporting you. In everything we do, we’re guided by six values: We care, putting our heart into what we do; we build trust (you can count on us); we create – it’s how we make a difference; we are confident, but don’t boast; we keep it simple because life is complex enough; and we have fun because life’s too short to be boring. 

After you apply

Our recruitment team will work hard to give you a meaningful experience throughout the process, no matter the outcome. Your application will be screened closely and you can rest assured that all follow-up actions will be thorough, from assessments and interviews through onboarding.

TomTom is an equal opportunity employer

TomTom is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity, thrive on each other’s differences and are committed to creating an inclusive environment at our offices around the world. Naturally, we do not discriminate against any employee or job applicant because of race, religion, color, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, national origin, genetics, or age.

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