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Senior Staff Site Reliability Engineer, Monitoring & Observability

Udemy

Udemy

Software Engineering
Dublin, Ireland
Posted on Thursday, December 21, 2023

Senior Staff Site Reliability Engineer, Monitoring & Observability

Dublin, Ireland

About us

At Udemy, we’re on a mission to improve lives through the power of learning. We’re a leading global learning company and one of the world’s largest education platforms, with more than 59 million learners. Our goal is to provide flexible, effective skill development to empower organizations and individuals.

Talented people are everywhere, and the right opportunity can be hard to come by. That’s why we’re focused on revolutionizing learning, using our skills and expertise to help others develop theirs and reach their full potential. Individually, we bring our unique perspective to reimagine the way we share knowledge. Together, we can improve lives by making learning more accessible for our learners, our instructors, and businesses around the world.

Udemy is headquartered in San Francisco with global offices in Australia, India, Ireland, Türkiye, and other US locations. Our robust hybrid work model spans San Francisco, Denver, Ankara, Dublin, and Melbourne. This hybrid position requires two days per week in our Dublin office.

Learn more about us on our company page.

About you

You’re an analytical problem-solver ready to put your skills toward purposeful work that has a global impact. You want to lead the way in innovation, exploring the latest technologies and finding new solutions. You thrive in a collaborative environment and are eager to work with and learn alongside the best in Product, Design, and Engineering.

About this role

You understand that complex systems aren’t always easy to measure and monitor but want to do it anyway. You have extensive experience with microservices, along with monitoring and instrumenting them. You understand that the user experience should influence how we measure things. You’re into Linux and are not afraid to dig deep when troubleshooting application, system and network problems. You have extensive experience with monitoring and APM systems like Datadog, New Relic and Honeycomb.

What you'll be doing:

  • Leading our overall monitoring and observability strategy.
  • Helping engineering teams operate their microservices by improving our observability capabilities.
  • Standardising the use of SLIs + SLOs across engineering.
  • Owning and improving our current monitoring systems, like Datadog and Sentry.
  • Working with other teams to improve site availability wherever possible.
  • Encouraging and facilitating capacity planning activities, such as load testing and game days

What you’ll have

  • Understanding that complex systems aren’t always easy to measure and monitor but want to do it anyway.
  • Extensive experience with microservices, along with monitoring and instrumenting them. You understand that the user experience should influence how we measure things.
  • You’re into Linux and are not afraid to dig deep when troubleshooting application, system and network problems.
  • You have extensive experience with monitoring and APM systems like Datadog, New Relic and Honeycomb.
  • Excellent communications skill

We understand that not everyone will match each of the above qualifications. However, we also realize that everyone has unique experiences that can add value to our company. Even if you think your background might not perfectly align, we'd love to hear from you!

Life at Udemy

We aspire to be as vibrant and dynamic as the communities we serve, as inquisitive as those who use our platform, and as revolutionary as the future we strive to open for everyone. Here are some of the things we love about life at Udemy:

  • We’re invested in creating an inclusive environment that welcomes a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. From creating employee resource groups, ensuring we’re a Fair Pay Workplace, and building a flexible work culture, our belonging, equity, diversity, and inclusion (BEDI) initiatives always put our people first. We want you to be able to bring your authentic self to work because when we all do, we’re better for it.

  • Learning is what we do – inside and out. Our Learning & Development team is second to none, helping ensure your journey is one of continuous progression. You’ll also have unlimited access to Udemy courses, monthly UDays (meeting-free professional development days), and a generous annual professional development stipend.

  • Our reason to exist is to revolutionize learning – that calls for taking risks and learning from failures. Whether it’s our hackathons (a company-wide effort to envision new possibilities for our product) or sharing our prototypes, we see experimentation as a crucial step on the path to success.

  • We’re committed to creating world-class employee experiences and are proud of the recognition of this by Great Place to Work. Learn more about our certification here and find out what it's like to work at Udemy on our blog.

Of course, the best thing about being part of Udemy is knowing your work makes a difference for people and organizations around the world. You’ve got the skills; why not use them to help others develop theirs?

At Udemy, we value diversity and inclusion and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or family status, veteran status, medical condition, or disability.

Our Benefits Start With U

Our benefits package at Udemy “starts with U” and is grounded in mission-driven benefits that intentionally align with our core values. Here’s a sneak peek at just a few highlighted benefits if you’re a full-time Udemate based in the Ireland:

  • Core Benefits: Comprehensive medical, dental, life and income protection coverage

  • Parental Benefits: Financial assistance for fertility (including egg-freezing), adoption, and surrogacy expenses; twelve weeks of paid family bonding for birth, surrogacy, adoption, and foster placement. 26 weeks paid maternity leave for birthing parents as well as a two-week “ease-back” program that enables parents to return part-time at full pay

  • Whole U: Fully paid memberships for meditation/mindfulness, therapy/coaching visits, financial planning, fertility and family building, maternity and newborn care, parenting and pediatrics, menopause care, breastmilk shipping, and caregiving support

  • Learning: Free access to Udemy and Udemy Business plus a yearly stipend to spend on professional development

  • Retirement: 6% employer matching Defined Contribution Master Trust

  • Charitable Giving: Corporate charitable match for eligible nonprofits and charities

  • Holidays: 25 paid holidays throughout the year plus bank holidays

About our Dublin location

Dublin is where our Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) headquarters is located, which means it plays a major role in our mission of sharing knowledge and unlocking potential for learners, instructors, and businesses globally. We have a fantastic central Dublin location with a brand new building, purpose-built for us. We’ve invested a lot here and have seen huge growth in the EMEA market – which is why we see Dublin as a key location for the future of Udemy.

We have also been officially certified as a Great Place to Work in Ireland, recognizing our high-trust, high-performance workplace culture. With so many diverse perspectives, languages, and ethnicities coming together here, it’s no surprise that our Dublin office has been thriving.

Would you like to learn more about Udemy? Here are a few resources:

How Udemy Started [video]

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