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Principal Software Engineer - Observability

Company: Workday
Location: Pleasanton
Posted on: March 16, 2023

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2. Collect statistics to optimize site functionality Principal Software Engineer - Observability page is loaded Principal Software Engineer - Observability Apply locations USA, CA, Pleasanton USA, MA, Boston USA, CA, Palo Alto USA, CO, Boulder time type Full Time posted on Posted Yesterday job requisition id JR-76218 Your work days are brighter here. At Workday, it all began with a conversation over breakfast. When our founders met at a sunny California diner, they came up with an idea to revolutionize the enterprise software market. And when we began to rise, one thing that really set us apart was our culture. A culture which was driven by our value of putting our people first. And ever since, the happiness, development, and contribution of every Workmate is central to who we are. Our Workmates believe a healthy employee-centric, collaborative culture is the essential mix of ingredients for success in business. That's why we look after our people, communities and the planet while still being profitable. Feel encouraged to shine, however that manifests: you don't need to hide who you are. You can feel the energy and the passion, its what makes us unique. Inspired to make a brighter work day for all and transform with us to the next stage of our growth journey? Bring your brightest version of you and have a brighter work day here. About the Team The Data Platform and Observability team is based in Pleasanton ,CA; Boston,MA and Dublin, Ireland. We enable real time insights across Workday's platforms, infrastructure, and applications. Our focus is on the development of a large-scale distributed Observability platform and on the management of it to support critical Workday applications.

The team builds and operates the software for the metrics, logs and traces collection, stores it, alerts on it & provides the means of visualization for the whole acquired information. We handle more than 20M time-series data per minute and multiple terabytes of logs per day - all of these are produced by Workday applications and underlying services and infrastructure.

If you enjoy writing, orchestrating and running efficient software or tuning and scaling large distributed systems and solving big scale problems - you will enjoy working with us.

Do you want to work on demonstrating Workday's vast computing resources in a multi-cloud environment with its rich and constantly growing datasets? To work with premier engineers and facilitate the development of the Observability platform? If so, we should chat. About the Role

  • You will design and build our distributed systems that underpin our Observability services. You will build software modules that are used by all of Workday's engineering teams.
  • You will build orchestrating software to automate, monitor, alert and correlate various observability artifacts.
  • You will work with all aspects of monitoring with a keen eye for alerting , visualization and data collection.
  • You will evaluate/implement new open source and cloud native tools and technologies, as needed.
  • You will collaborate with experts in Security, Infrastructure, Product Engineering and Site Reliability Engineering.
  • You will debug, solve and scale distributed systems. You will participate in the on-call rotation of supporting the observability platform. About You Are you a hardworking, creative and driven team member who can support us in our mission to gracefully support our Observability teams? If yes, We would love to hear from you! If you like trying new techniques and approaches to sophisticated problems, love to learn new technologies, are a natural collaborator and a phenomenal teammate who brings out the best in everyone around you, then give us a shout! Basic Qualifications
    • 10+ years coding skills in a modern programming language (Java/Scala/Python/Go/Rust).
    • Solid understanding of high performance data capture and collection systems, design of APIs around these systems. Design for reliable delivery of data.
    • Hands-on experience with building high performance data ingestion software and solving for concurrency, latency, contention and throughput.
    • Solid understanding of Monitoring concepts, Time-series DBs, Distributed Tracing and Log collection systems like Prometheus, ElasticSearch, Splunk and InfluxData with performance tuning and scaling-up experience.
    • Authority in performance optimization of metrics, distributed tracing and log workloads.
    • Understanding of infrastructure (Physical and Virtual) and the way of maximising the alerting mechanisms, and also should be dexterous with the events correlation principals.
      Other Qualifications
      • Experience working with Public cloud (GCP/AWS etc).
      • Experience with one of the following tools: Terraform, Ansible, Chef
      • Experience with Containers, Kubernetes, Service Mesh and related technologies
      • Hands-on with Prometheus Ecosystem, Elastic Search and InfluxData stack is a plus;
      • Hands on experience with PromQL, InfluxQL/FluxQL, Lucin/ELK query language;
      • Ability to take care of a high degree of ambiguity and handle things with autonomy.
      • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
      • You have strong interpersonal skills both written and verbal. #LI-MH5 As a federal contractor, -Workday -is -requiring -all new hires -to verify -that -they -are -fully-vaccinated against COVID-19 -within 72 hours of -beginning employment with Workday, consistent with applicable law. -Workday -is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates who are not vaccinated due to a sincerely held religious belief, medical reasons, or other legally-protected reason should contact - -to explore what, if any, reasonable accommodations or exemptions Workday is able to offer. Workday Pay Transparency Statement The base pay range for the primary location of this job is listed below. Workday pay ranges vary based on work location. As a part of the total compensation package, this role may be eligible for the Workday Bonus Plan or a role-specific commission/bonus, as well as annual refresh stock grants. Recruiters can share more detail during the hiring process. Each candidate's compensation offer will be based on multiple factors including, but not limited to, geography, experience, skills, future potential and internal pay parity. For more information regarding Workday's comprehensive benefits , please click here . Primary Location: USA.CA.PleasantonBase Pay Min to Max Range: $206,800 - $310,200 Pursuant to applicable Fair Chance law, Workday will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. Workday is an Equal Opportunity Employer including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Are you being referred to one of our roles? If so, ask your connection at Workday about our Employee Referral process! Similar Jobs (5) BizOps, Senior Manager locations USA, CA, Pleasanton time type Full Time posted on Posted 8 Days Ago Senior Software Development Engineer locations 3 Locations time type Full Time posted on Posted 2 Days Ago Cant find a suitable opening? Join our talent community and receive the latest Workday news, content, and be first in line for new job opportunities. Join our Talent Community ! Are you being referred to one of our roles? If so, ask your connection at Workday about our Employee Referral process! Being a Great Place to Work 0:00 -/ - 2:09 Are you interested in contract opportunities at Workday? Please visit the Contractor Positions at Workday page About Workday At Workday, our employees have always been our number one Core Value. We understand that everyone has unique experiences and perspectives which is why our mission is to create a safe space where all people and ideas are welcomed. Our commitment to value inclusion, belonging, and equity (VIBE---) and creating a brighter workday for all is the cornerstone of all we do. Join us! Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources. Founded in 2005, Workday delivers financial management, human capital management, and analytics applications designed for the worlds largest companies, educational institutions, and government agencies. Organizations ranging from medium-sized businesses to Fortune 50 enterprises have selected Workday. Workday is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. Individuals seeking employment at Workday are considered without regards to age, ancestry, color, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, national origin, protected family care or medical leave status, race, religion (including beliefs and practices or the absence thereof), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. Further, pursuant to applicable local ordinances, Workday will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. We do not accept resumes from headhunters, placement agencies, or other suppliers that have not signed a formal agreement with us. To review our data use practices, visit our Recruiting Privacy Policy . You may view the Workdays Pay Transparency Policy , and Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law notice , by clicking on their corresponding links. Workday is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans during our application process. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, contact us at

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