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Sr. System Monitoring Analyst, SRE Operation

Canadian Tire Corporation Ltd

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted July 24, 2022.

Help us boldly shape retail in Canada

Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited (“CTC”) is one of Canada’s most admired and trusted companies. With world-class Owned Brands and exciting market-leading merchandising strategies, we are continually innovating with purpose: to be there for Canadians from coast-to-coast. We are relentlessly focused on innovating at every level of our business, investing in new technologies and products, and doubling down on the best talent to drive the company forward. It is an especially exciting time to join Canadian Tire and its group of companies.

Senior Monitoring Analyst, SRE Operations

The Monitoring Analyst will be responsible for the setup and maintenance of everything telemetry related to all supply chain systems. Our focus is on ensuring that interruptions in supply chain operations are being detected in a timely matter and that our support teams are notified to remediate. We utilize various technologies and are genuinely passionate about monitoring and understanding the power it holds. Our work is ensuring the Canadian Tire Corp supply chain operations are as frictionless as possible and is a key pillar in our mission to become the #1 retail brand in Canada.

At Canadian Tire we work flexibility embracing ‘Hybrid’ whereby individuals utilize a combination of working at a CTC campus and or virtually in service of outcomes. Determined by managers, decisions around work location will be made based on business and team needs and grounded in a desire to support individual well-being and personal needs. Our goal is to empower teams and individuals to make the right decisions for them, and we expect that to look different for everyone.

What you’ll do

Reporting to the Manager, Supply Chain Technology Delivery, the Monitoring Analyst will be responsible for ensuring supply chain data is flowing correctly and efficiently. He/she play a critical role in ensuring supply chain telemetry is working and up to date, as well as working with various teams in developing solutions to meet monitoring needs.

This role is also an active participant in all aspects of Site Reliability Engineering, including technical vision, telemetry and observation decisions, automation strategy, framework development, solution delivery, incident, and problem management.

Responsibilities include:

  • Identifying, configuring, & tuning: events, logs, metrics, & traces. Constant gap analysis from production incidents; required tuning identified & implemented
  • Setup, maintenance, and optimization of data collection to various monitoring tools. Data sources will be from multiple systems including on-prem, off-prem, SaaS within various platform types.
  • Dashboard development to display all metrics & monitoring data. Ensure it maintains functionality, programmability, & observability
  • Collaborate with admins and L3 developers to prioritize problem root cause analysis and fixes based on incident and error analysis to achieve highly reliable infrastructure, systems, and integrations.
  • Improve problem identification and service restoration of the Supply Chain Technology platforms by leading and overseeing efforts to define, enhance and deliver fully automated telemetry, observation, & applied intelligence systems.
  • Analysis for new services (in the production or design stage) to align with industry best practices & CTC monitoring framework. Provide recommendations on how to align
  • Participate and contribute to CTC’s Supply Chain SRE Operations roadmap, including being a SME for other groups looking to set up telemetry

Who you are

We are looking for individuals who are:

  • Creative and courageous, with the ability to manage in an environment of change and ambiguity to help us take bold, strategic moves in this rapidly evolving retail environment
  • Action-orientated, and comfortable taking calculated risks to better serve our customers and business
  • Outcome-focused, critical thinkers with the ability to analyze and visualize, to ensure continuous improvement across our entire business
  • Collaborative team players with superior influencing skills, who build relationships easily across various stakeholder groups to move initiatives forward

If you are curious, ready to take on new challenges, and open to doing things differently to help us evolve rapidly, then this is the place to be.

What you bring

  • Strong technical & analytical skills in troubleshooting and correlating information. Previous developer/application or system administrator experience
  • Experience with monitoring, logging & telemetry tools like New Relic, Sumologic, Grafana, Splunk, and Azure Monitor
  • SRE experience working with telemetry, observation, self-healing solutions, and automation.
  • Excellent ability to liaise with business users, IT personnel, and vendors gathering requirements and delivering solutions
  • Always questions the status quo and looks for ways to work more effectively


  • Experience with SQL or SQL server/database management
  • Experience creating, collecting, tuning & responding to all things monitoring: alerts, events, metrics, & tracing
  • Experience using APM including New Relic, Grafana, Datadog, Sumologic
  • Infrastructure experience including networking, DNS, virtualization, containers, & various OS (Linux, AIX, Windows)
  • Experience supporting back-end or front-end infrastructures in a complex production environment
  • Familiarity with cloud platforms (Azure preferred)
  • PowerBI, Tableau & other BI tools is an asset
  • Experience with Collaboration & Change Management tools: Jira, Confluence, ServiceNow is an asset
  • Python & other automation languages & experience is an asset
  • Familiarity with microservices architecture & system integrations
  • Knowledge of Retail Business/Supply Chain is an asset

About Canadian Tire Corporation

As one of the most trusted brands in Canada, our employees take pride in the work we do across the country. It’s more than the iconic triangle that keeps our employees around. From benefits and perks, to learning and development opportunities, to our commitment to Jumpstart – these are some of the many reasons why Canadian Tire Corporation is one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. To learn more follow us on LinkedIn.


Canadian Tire is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace for all. We recognize that our future success depends on the perspectives and contributions of all our employees — their diverse backgrounds, abilities and experiences make our business stronger. If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please advise us of any accommodations needed to ensure fair and equitable access throughout the recruitment and selection process. All accommodation information provided will be treated as confidential and used only for the purpose of providing an accessible candidate experience.