Staff Application Operations Engineer

Mountain View, CA, United States Full Time Mid-Level
Responsibilities
  • Applies full understanding of the business, the customer, and the solutions that a business offers to effectively design, develop, and implement operational capabilities, tools and processes that enable highly available, scalable & reliable customer experiences.
  • Utilizes their deep knowledge of operations engineering, connected services, and information technology plus their knowledge of industry best practices to innovate and influence operational approaches and solutions
  • Be the Technical Lead and works on significant assignments that are broad in scope and complexity and cover a wide range of issues
  • Exercises independent judgment in the selection of methods and techniques used to deliver operational solutions.
  • Creates formal internal and external networks outside of own area of expertise to leverage and adopt ideas, technologies and best practices that helps the organization move fast
  • Support the migration to AWS with automation all the way and with no manual intervention anywhere in the flow.
  • Manage all operational aspects of Production and Pre-Production environments in AWS and traditional data centers.
  • Work with development on design, testing, and implementing data objects in support of critical applications
  • Implement, monitor, and test backup and resiliency methods
  • Developing the monitoring architecture and implementing monitoring agents, dashboards, escalations and alerts
  • Working closely with Product development for operational aspects of the release, for Resiliency patterns and ensuring that the customer experience is monitored, measured and improved release over release.
  • Provide Tier-2 support and participate in 24x7 on-call incident escalation rotations.
  • Utilize proven skills and knowledge, to provide troubleshooting and timely resolution of application, performance, systems and infrastructure incidents.
  • Developing and driving incident management processes, playbooks and stakeholder communication mechanisms.
  • Coaches and mentors other Site Reliability engineers.
Qualifications
  • Incident management reports, including initial problem analysis, management status, resolution, and follow up defect reporting
  • Technical documentation on supported applications & operational tools
  • Application Deployment Plan and implementation
  • Configuration of monitoring agents at the software layer, and the development of meaningful alerts and the escalation procedures
  • Responses to monitoring alerts according to defined playbooks and procedures
  • Participation in Root Cause Analysis (RCA) processes
  • Implementation of business operations standards
  • Suggestions for process improvements and enhanced operational efficiencies
  • Implementation of monitoring agents
  • Management of application deployment processes
  • Management of RCA processes for a specific application
  • Implementation of improved operational processes
  • Real Time Application Dashboards showing overall health of the system
  • Code reviews of operational solutions
  • Facilitate the creation of the Operational readiness documents
  • Review and development of performance and capacity plans (operational capacity and load requirements)
  • Specifications for onboarding new offerings, including trouble shooting, patch processes, cross organizational incident management processes, security breach response plans, etc.
  • Implementation plans for application disaster recovery, migration, roll-back plans, expansion, routine deployments, and system upgrades
  • Metrics reporting on applications performance, availability, reliability, etc.
  • Design reviews of operational approaches and solutions
  • Contributions to Operational Standards and Requirements
  • Risk Analysis and root cause analysis
  • Technical feasibility and approach decisions
  • Public presentations at internal events
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