Senior Observability Engineer at Anaplan
York, GB

At Anaplan, we are looking for a self-motivated SENIOR OBSERVABILITY ENGINEER to join our growing team of global engineers at our vibrant tech hub in York, UK to build and ship award-winning, cloud planning technology that is helping people and companies around the world every day to make better-informed plans and decisions.

You will join a team of individuals who embrace and respect diverse perspectives, aren’t afraid to push boundaries and try new ideas, and are passionate about helping our customers and each other succeed. We work hard, but we also don’t wait for an excuse to have fun. In fact, we’re so serious about it that it’s one of our core values.

Located in a stunning, Grade II listed building overlooking the River Ouse in York, you are set up to not only do great work but be in an environment that is inspiring.

As an Observability Engineer we know that you’re passionate about data.  You delight in building new ways to ingest, analyse, visualise data, and take decisions and actions from that data.  This team’s work ensures that Anaplan can observe the state of our platform at all times, identify, predict and respond to anomalies, saving our customers from costly downtime.

What you’ll be doing:

Working with the security team to ensure compliance and regulatory requirements are met

Working with engineering teams to enable them to support their services from development to production

Work with business units outside of engineering to bring data to planning and decisions

Continually making it easier to ingest, analyse and visualise data in our Splunk / SignalFx based platform

Working as part of an agile team, learning and succeeding together

Required Experience:

Scripting and automation in Python, Ruby, Shell, or other scripting languages

Metrics and monitoring using Splunk, SignalFx, or open-source alternatives (ELK, Prometheus, Graphite, etc)

Container runtime technologies (Kubernetes, Helm, Docker etc)

Public cloud platforms (eg. AWS, GCP)

Useful Experience:

Configuration management using Chef, Ansible, Terraform etc.

Automation tooling, such as Rundeck

Linux administration including package management, DNS, and network file systems

Relational databases (MySQL, Postgres, SQL Server etc.)

You will be part of the UK Infrastructure Engineering operations. You’ll be working closely with the Engineering Development, Product Architecture, and Program Management teams. You’ll be part of the partnership between our UK and US Infrastructure teams.


A rewarding, progressive career with a company that values diversity, flexibility and understands the need for a good work/life balance.

Market-leading salaries combined with generous bonuses, equity and a range of comprehensive benefits.

Regular agile meet-ups, events and hackathons

Flexible working, catered lunches, a well-stocked kitchen and plenty of parties!

A range of sports, health and wellbeing initiatives

3 days of additional paid leave every year to support the charity or cause of your choice.

Huge problems to solve – you will constantly be learning and pushing boundaries, working with some of the smartest people around!

Explore all of our Values on #AnaplanLOVE


We’re building a truly unique technology. From our calculation engine and in-memory data store, to apps and predictive analytics; amazing technology is being developed every day.

We’re addressing a $100B/year problem that all global businesses face. Our mission is to break the traditional business planning mould, currently performed through spreadsheets or legacy systems. Anaplan’s Connected Planning platform is enabling customers to improve decision-making by turning response time into real time.

With 1000+ customers and 175+ partners globally, Anaplan’s platform is solving some of the most complex challenges in business. CEOs, analysts, and the press agree - Anaplan is changing the way the world does business.

Learn about our history, see our recognitions and achievements, and take a look at what it’s like to work at Anaplan.

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