DataDog Systems Engineer

Immediate long term contract opportunity! We are seeking a DataDog Systems Engineer to support our customers Systems Monitoring initiatives as a backend administrator/engineer of the tool, along with several upcoming migration efforts to make DataDog the primary monitoring tool, enterprise wide (on-prem and off). The selected candidate will be responsible for software tool administration for systems and applications monitoring tools. Expertise with the monitoring tool, DataDog, is required as a backend Administrator/Engineer (not seeking frontend users of the tool, this is a backend support role). We are seeking candidates that have experience implementing DataDog from scratch, along with basic Java understanding. Responsibilities include:

- DataDog Administration experience on Linux platform to instrument Java based applications running on Tomcat Application Server. Manages, configures and maintains the DataDog tool on Linux platform.
- Responsible for Network Monitoring, Infrastructure/Server Monitoring (Linux, Windows, AIX) using Data Dog, Application, SNMP and Log Monitoring. Configuration experience in Infrastructure Monitoring, Network Monitoring and Centralized Loggin or similar Administration experience with ELK Stack - Elasticsearch (search and analytics engine), Logstash (ingest pipeline) and Kibana (visualization and creating dashboards).
- Configure centralized logging of all logs from different sources like WebSphere / Tomcat and IHS WebServers on AIX servers to Data Dog on Linux. Knowledge of Load Balancers like F5 to route logs to Log server. Handling different types of Log formats.
- Creates required dashboards with data visualization in Data Dog.
- Manages, configures and maintains the DataDog APM tool on Linux platform.
- Responsible for Java Applications- instrumentation with Data Dog, set up health rules and fine tune monitoring in Data Dog.
- Setup End User Monitoring / Browser Real User Monitoring of Data Dog for applications, using Java script injection.
- Provides support to all significant production issues.

Although this position is remote, our client does have meetings onsite (Reston VA or Wash DC) 1-2 times per month; the selected candidate must be able to attend these meetings.

Want to learn more? Then you should contact Elite Technical right away for consideration!

Required Skills

- Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or related field (i.e., Engineering, Applied Science, Math, etc.) or equivalent experience.
- Seeking 8+ years of hands-on IT Engineering experience, with a minimum of 3 years hands-on experience installing, integrating, managing and maintaining monitoring tool DataDog (backend administration support role, not frontend user of the tool)
- Strong knowledge of Java is required. Tomcat web servers highly preferred.
- Strong Linux platform (Red Hat) background. Understanding of SSL setup on Linux servers. Installing CA certs etc. = Highly preferred
- Log Management experience with ELK Stack - Elasticsearch (search and analytics engine), Logstash (ingest pipeline), and Kibana (visualization and creating dashboards)
- Experience with Network Monitoring and knowledge on Network components like Switches, Routers, Palo Alto Network utilization SNMP, F5 Load Balancers, WebSeal, Info Blocks, Gigamon, Network Mapping is a plus.
- Automation experience with scripting (Python, Shell, ANSIBLE) preferred.
- Any AWS Cloud knowledge = Big plus

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Hybrid, Washington, DC



Anticipated Start Date

Monday, July 22, 2024

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Anticipated Duration

12 months+

Date Posted

Monday, July 1, 2024

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