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Observability Engineer

Next Insurance

Next Insurance

Other Engineering
Kefar Sava, Israel
Posted on Monday, June 17, 2024

Location: Kfar Saba, Israel (hybrid)

NEXT’s mission is to help entrepreneurs thrive. We’re doing that by building the only technology-led, full-stack provider of small business insurance in the industry, taking on the entire value chain and transforming the customer experience.

Simply put, wherever you find small businesses, you’ll find NEXT.

Since 2016, we’ve helped hundreds of thousands of small business customers across the United States get fast, customized and affordable coverage. We’re backed by industry leaders in insurance and tech, and we still have room to grow — that’s where you come in.


As an Observability Engineer at Next, you will be responsible for shaping the observability domain at Next Insurance. This will be done by focusing on defining an observability strategy and best practices to ensure service resiliency, performance, and cost optimization.
As part of the role, you’ll be responsible for defining the following aspects:

  • Performance & Anomaly Detection
  • Data/Metrics Collection
  • Alerting
  • Analysis
  • Automation
  • Dashboards and Visualization.

Using various technologies, tools, and cloud services, your primary role will be to empower our teams to understand and address the Observability challenges our products may face. You will be instrumental in promoting a deep understanding of these issues within the engineering teams. Your responsibility will extend to planning, defining, educating, and driving and leading projects and processes to significantly enhance our products. However, the primary focus of your role will be to foster these capabilities within our engineering teams, enabling them to take our products to the next level independently.
You will be a catalyst for growth, helping our teams to evolve and expand their skills, ultimately driving a culture of performance excellence throughout our organization.

If you are a great engineer who gravitates towards observability and performance improvement and wants to significantly impact the organization, this is your chance!

Requirements:

  • At least 5 years of experience as a SW developer in a modern engineering organization, working in a cloud environment and delivering multiple times a day to production
  • Solid experience with observability tools (e.g., Open Telemetry, Prometheus, Grafana). Passion to make an impact in those areas.
  • B.Sc. in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Proven ability to introduce new technologies/tools/processes in an engineering organization and to follow their adoption to full success.
  • Must possess strong management and ownership capabilities and can work independently.
  • Must be a people person, accessible, and quickly adapt to new technologies
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Strong troubleshooting skills with a proven track record.
  • Good understanding of how large-scale distributed software systems are built, deployed, architectured, etc.
  • Proven ability to independently define the scope, design, and plan high-quality, large-sized projects.
  • A significant programming language: Java/Kotlin/Scala/Go/Python
  • Good familiarity with network protocols and tools and experience with troubleshooting network issues - an advantage
  • IaaC familiarity, e.g., Terraform, CloudFormation, CDK - an advantage
  • Containers/Kubernetes - an advantage

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that some underrepresented people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At NEXT, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and respectful workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

One of our core values is 'Play as a Team'; this means making sure everyone has an equal chance to participate and make a difference. We win by playing together. Next Insurance is an equal opportunity employer and prioritizes building a diverse and inclusive workplace. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants of any type and do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job-related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state, and local laws. Next's policy is to comply with all applicable laws related to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.