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Workday, Inc. Sr. Principal Architect - Observability Platform - JR-78448 in Seattle, Washington


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, it\'s 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 large scale distributed data systems to support critical Workday applications. The team provides software for collection, ingestion, storage & visualization of critical data assets. We handle 100s of terabytes of data in the form of billions of messages produced daily by Workday applications and underlying services. If you enjoy writing efficient software or tuning and scaling large distributed systems you will enjoy working with us. Do you want to tackle exciting challenges at massive scale across private and public clouds for our 4000+ global customers? Do you want to work with world class engineers and facilitate the development of the next generation Observability & Data Platforms? If so, we should chat.


About the Role


This is a hands-on role, where you will be responsible for the architecture, standards, best practices for all things Observability at Workday. You will spend your time by working closely with the Observability Platform engineers, product managers, stakeholders, developing and maintaining standards, contributing to the Observability platform and acting as an evangelist for the platform. Here are some of the things you will be doing:

  • Provide architectural leadership for Workday's Observability Platform and Services. You will be the domain expert across all the pillars of Observability.

  • Ensure Workday MTTx metrics are best in class by leveraging the Observability platform and services.

  • Ensure a seamless Observability experience across data domains (logs, metrics, traces, alerts) and different infrastructure types (Virtualized, Kubernetes, Bare metal, etc.)

  • Drive standardization of the Observability tooling, develop and publish standards, leverage open source specifications (OpenTelemetry etc)

  • Closely collaborate with the Infrastructure, Technology Operations & Product teams.

  • Promote Observability to all Workday engineering teams. Establish standard processes, frameworks, and help onboard engineering teams.


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 an excellent teammate who brings out the be