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Senior Principal Engineer - Enterprise Architect - Observability



Mountain View, CA, USA · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Senior Principal Engineer - Enterprise Architect - Observability

Site Reliability Engineering | Mountain View, United States or Remote | Remote, Americas | Full-Time

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Job Description:

  • Design, architect, and implement monitoring and observability solutions for complex software applications and infrastructure.

  • Evaluate and select appropriate monitoring tools and technologies based on project requirements and industry trends.

  • Conduct performance analysis, capacity planning, and troubleshooting to identify and address performance bottlenecks and reliability issues.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to gather requirements and define monitoring strategies.

  • Develop monitoring frameworks, dashboards, and alerting systems to ensure critical systems' reliability, performance, and availability.

  • Implement best practices for log management, metrics collection, and distributed tracing to gain deep insights into system behavior and performance.

  • Mentor and provide guidance to junior team members on monitoring best practices and methodologies

  • Stay up-to-date with emerging technologies and industry trends in observability, monitoring, and devOps practices.

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field.

  • 10+ years of software development experience

  • With over 3 years of experience in a technical lead role, specializing in designing and developing high-scale distributed systems.

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills with the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with a keen attention to detail

  • Proven experience designing and implementing monitoring solutions for large-scale, distributed systems

  • Solid understanding of cloud computing platforms (e.g., AWS, Azure, GCP) and containerization technologies (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong proficiency in monitoring tools and technologies such as Prometheus, Grafana, ELK Stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana), Datadog, etc

  • Knowledge of software development methodologies such as Agile or DevOps


At Atlassian, we strive to design equitable and explainable compensation programs. To support this goal, the baseline of our range is higher than that of the typical market range, but in turn we expect to hire most candidates near this baseline. Base pay within the range is ultimately determined by a candidate's skills, expertise, or experience.

In the United States, we have three geographic pay zones. For this role, our current base pay ranges for new hires in each zone are:

Zone A: $234,100 - $312,100

Zone B: $210,700 - $280,900

Zone C: $194,300 - $259,000

This role may also be eligible for benefits, bonuses, commissions, and equity. Please visit for more information on which locations are included in each of our geographic pay zones. However, please confirm the zone for your specific location with your recruiter. #LI-Remote

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