Principal, Software Engineering Enterprise Monitoring
IT Infrastructure - Systems
DallasTexas Direct Hire May 16, 2024

Spero Tech: Principal Software Engineer - Enterprise Monitoring

Location: Dallas, Texas OR Chicago, Illinois 



The Principal Software Engineer will use a high degree of independent judgement for investigating, planning, and implementing a sophisticated enterprise monitoring system. Identify areas for improvement, recommend allocation of resources, and work with solution architects to craft an appropriate remediation or enhancement for the client's Enterprise Monitoring systems.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Translate middle and senior management strategic directives into workable technical directives
  • Monitor project status and take remedial action on projects behind schedule and/or over budget
  • Provide subject matter expertise for ongoing support of third-party tools like Splunk
  • Provide expert-level technical mentoring to more junior members of the team
  • Resolve complex support issues in non-production and production environments.
  • Have an understanding of Cloud Native applications running on Kubernetes within AWS and how exposed APIs may be used to monitor them
  • Assist production support and development staff in debugging environment defects using logging monitors and/or APM-related profiling data
  • Create procedural and troubleshooting documentation related to enterprise monitoring systems and the applications they are monitoring
  • Write complex automation scripts using common automation tools, such as Jenkins, Ansible, and Terraform for the installation, configuration, and/or upgrade of monitoring systems
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None


  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proven ability to lead and motivate colleagues
  • Demonstrate strong confidence in abilities and knowledge.
  • Ability to work well in crisis situations.


Technical Skills

  • Expert understanding of:
    • Systems administration and change management practices
    • Enterprise monitoring and reporting tools
    • Experience scripting and/or coding against APIs
    • In-depth knowledge of common used management and monitoring tech
    • Internet / Web based technologies
    • ITLT Best Practices
    • Experience with tech used to support microservices
    • Network technologies
    • AWS log collection such as CloudTrail, CloudWatch, VPC Flow Logs
    • Monitoring and reporting using SNMP
    • CI/CD tools such as Artifactory, Jenkins, and GIT
    • Cloud native applications, including Terraform experience
    • Technologies used to support microservices
    • Encryption technologies (SSL/TLS, PKI Infrastructure management)
    • Security controls as applied to software technologies


Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in a related area
  • 10+ years of related experience
    • Minimum 10 years experience working in a distributed multi-platform environment.
    • Minimum 3 years experience working with cloud native applications
    • Minimum 3 years experience managing technical projects


Certificates or Licenses

  • Cloud certification in AWS is a plus