At Morningstar, we believe in building great products in-house in a highly collaborative, agile environment where we focus on technical excellence, the user experience, and continuous improvement. Our technologists represent a range of skills and experience levels, but they all view their work as a craft and push technology’s boundaries to find new and better ways to serve investors.

Monitoring Engineer at Morningstar
 The Team: Fueling the technologies that drive our products and support our company`s infrastructure, the Cloud Engineering team enables public cloud at scale for our application teams to deploy applications securely, reliably, and in a compliant state.  Though our technologists represent a range of skills and knowledge bases, they all view technology as a craft and care deeply about creating positive user experiences. From Agile methodologies to mobile applications to software as a service (SaaS), we push technology`s boundaries to build scalable, elegant solutions that help investors reach their financial goals.

The Role: We are seeking a Monitoring Engineer to join the Monitoring team within Cloud Engineering.  In this role, you will collaboratively and iteratively provide a monitoring platform around which our teams can maturely deploy applications to public cloud.  You will have opportunities to utilize your knowledge to interact and collaborate with diverse teams, and to establish an at scale monitoring platform for public cloud deployments.

Responsibilities:

  • Make monitoring easy by collaborating with multiple software development teams globally to provide, and iterate on, an enterprise scale public cloud monitoring platform
  • Ensure integration between cloud based monitoring system and enterprise Event and Incident Management process
  • Work in a diverse technical environment to establish, advocate, and provide self service capability for monitoring

Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree in computer science/engineering or related fields is required; a master degree is preferred
  • Automate first mentality
  • Knowledge of source control tools (Git), build/release tools (Jenkins), and infrastructure as code tools (Terraform, CloudFormation)
  • Experience/skills in popular languages such as Python, Java, C#, PHP, Ruby, bash, PowerShell, etc.
  • Working knowledge of Linux and Windows
  • Strong grasp of server monitoring tools (CloudWatch, Datadog, New Relic, Nagios, etc.)
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services highly desirable
  • Comfort with collaboration, open communication and reaching across functional borders

Morningstar is an equal opportunity employer.

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We’re an ambitious group, driven by our passion to make investing better. Imagining the next big thing is in our blood—it’s transformed us from a company with just a few employees in 1984 to a leading independent investment research company with a worldwide presence today.
Culture
There are no corner offices in our Chicago headquarters. In fact, there are no offices at all. At Morningstar, our open environment reflects our belief that anyone at any level can voice their ideas and take part in making them happen. You’ll see little of the typical corporate hierarchy here, with no rigid structures or barriers between people or teams. Morningstar employees enjoy a fluid work environment where they are given both the resources and opportunities to pursue a fulfilling career.
Perks & Benefits
Compensation at Morningstar is more than a salary. It’s about making positive contributions to both life and work. We give our diverse workforce the choice and flexibility they need to maintain their health, retirement plans, time, and professional growth.
Morningstar offers medical, dental, and vision coverage to employees and their families. Our philosophy is to provide access to excellent health care while maintaining low out-of-pocket costs.
Morningstar provides three tools to help employees maintain work-life balance—vacation, sabbatical, and leave. There’s no “use it or lose it” vacation policy at Morningstar. Employees take the time they need with their manager’s approval.
On top of the major benefits, we believe in preserving the little things that make a workplace friendlier. Some of these perks include: Casual dress every day, Open, egalitarian environment, Free beverages, Free bagels every Wednesday, Social events year-round, At-cost subscriptions to products for family members and friends, Employee discounts at selected merchants and retailers.

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