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Support Engineer, Instana (f/m/x)


Introduction At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just


At IBM, work is more than a job – it’s a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you’ve never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world’s most challenging problems? If so, lets talk.

Your Role and Responsibilities

Instana is looking for highly motivated individuals to join our Technical Support Team as a Support Engineer. The ideal candidate has software development knowledge and strong interest in cloud native technologies such as Kubernetes and Docker running on AWS, Google Cloud and Azure. The Support Engineer will be working closely with Instana customers who are building and maintaining cutting edge environments in the enterprise space at companies such as Audi, Telekom, REWE, Edmunds and Nielsen. This is a great opportunity for the right person to accelerate their career at the fastest growing Application Performance Management (APM) company focused on delivering the best solution for modern dynamic applications.

Instana’s Support Engineers take pride in helping customers by solving problems and answering questions both large and small. Support Engineers develop a mastery of Instana and use that knowledge to enable customers to overcome problems while sharing best practices. This important role is a hub within the company. Support Engineers take questions, issues, and feedback from users and work with Solution Architects, Product Management and Engineering to continuously improve Instana’s solution. Additionally, Support Engineers are encouraged and provided the opportunity to hone their technical skills and deepen their knowledge.


  • Respond to customer cases and chats in a timely manner
  • Work closely with Engineering and Operations on resolving escalated cases
  • Educate customers to help them become Instana experts
  • Write knowledge base articles based on customer questions
  • Develop and maintain strong customer relationships

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 1+ years of experience with cloud infrastructures, Linux, Windows
  • 1+ years of experience working with Kubernetes and Docker
  • 1+ years of experience with one or more of the following: Java, PHP, Python, Ruby, Node.js
  • Fluency in English – both written and verbal.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 3 years’ experience with cloud infrastructures, Linux, Windows
  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience

About Business Unit

As the leading provider of Application Performance Management solutions for containerized microservice applications, Instana applies automation and artificial intelligence to deliver the visibility needed to effectively manage the performance of today’s dynamic applications across the DevOps lifecycle. Founded by Application Monitoring veterans, Instana provides true AI-powered APM to help organizations deliver high performance applications today and in the future. Visit us at to learn more.

Your Life @ IBM

Are you craving to learn more? Prepared to solve some of the world’s most unique challenges? And ready to shape the future for millions of people? If so, then it’s time to join us, express your individuality, unleash your curiosity and discover new possibilities.

Every IBMer, and potential ones like yourself, has a voice, carves their own path, and uses their expertise to help co-create and add to our story. Together, we have the power to make meaningful change – to alter the fabric of our clients, of society and IBM itself, to create a truly positive impact and make the world work better for everyone.

It’s time to define your career.

About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world.

Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are not only one of the largest corporate organizations in the world, we’re also one of the biggest technology and consulting employers, with many of the Fortune 50 companies relying on the IBM Cloud to run their business.

At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it’s time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.

Location Statement

IBM wants you to bring your whole self to work and for you this might mean the ability to work flexibly. If you are interested in a flexible working pattern, please talk to our recruitment team to find out if this is possible in the current working environment.

Being You @ IBM

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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