Microservices. DevOps. Docker. Kubernetes and more…

This is Cobe.

Like any new organization to market these days, a key consideration when launching Cobe was “what is our identity?”. We sought a name that means something …and that is easy to remember. Something that is short and snappy …and that also has a domain name available to use!

Cobe took inspiration from a satellite that was launched in the late 1980’s (much like many of our employees!). The Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) was dedicated to cosmology, the branch of astronomy focused on the origin and evolution of the universe – from the beginning to today, and on into the future.

COBE’s measurements provided two key pieces of evidence that supported the Big Bang theory of the universe: that the CMB has a near-perfect black-body spectrum, and that it has very faint anisotropies. According to the Nobel Prize committee, “the COBE-project can also be regarded as the starting point for cosmology as a precision science”. Pretty cool huh?

Our Vision

Cobe provides Service-Centric Intelligence into business applications running in a Microservices environment. By providing contextual insights for DevOps through visualization of an application’s topology, interdependencies and associated performance metrics, the Cobe platform delivers improved diagnostics and reduced MTTR. Cobe will remain an innovative thought leader and leverage the Open Source community by providing tools that help deliver and manage cloud native deployments.

Cobe Management Team

Roy Coutinho – Rainmaker

Successful entrepreneur and investor. Roy has considerable international big ticket sales experience, taking responsibility for making the difference to the bottom line. Roy’s first business was an IT services business for which he orchestrated a lucrative exit to a competitor.
In addition Roy had been responsible for taking a dot.com business from launch to a sale to RBS and overseeing the development of an 8,000-seat call centre operation, which was subsequently sold to an international call centre operator.

Andy Onacko

Andy Onacko – Chairman

Serial entrepreneur. His background is in Managed Services where he amassed a detailed understanding of company restructuring and technology integrations.
In 1999 Andrew formed Abilitec, a provider of IT Operations management solutions, and in 2004 founded software development company Abilisoft, to complement the Abilitec business. Abilitec was subsequently acquired by Innovise plc in 2007.

Alan Simpson

Alan Simpson – CTO

Seasoned CTO with a successful track record of leading teams to deliver innovative software solutions and in running a boutique MSP business. Most recently Alan was helping organisations with digital transformation. This involved containerizing customer’s applications and moving them to the Cloud. He is equally at home defining the technical product roadmap or getting hands on with code.
At Cobe Alan is responsible for overseeing all technical aspects and technological resources of the company.

In our short history, Cobe has already been recognised as an innovative provider of disruptive technology. In 2016 a Queen’s Award for Enterprise Innovation was given to Cobe’s parent company in recognition of the unique troubleshooting capabilities that the platform offers.


We are always on the lookout for dynamic individuals that have a passion for innovative technology.

If you think that you have plenty to offer and like the idea of working in a fast paced start up environment then please send a CV and covering note to careers@cobe.io (No agencies please).

Back-End Python Developer

We are seeking an experienced Python Software Engineer to join our Development team. This role is deeply technical and requires an extremely versatile individual who is good problem solver, able to gain an understanding of new topics, tools and concepts quickly, and then apply that understanding to create solutions in a reproducible and sustainable way.

We are seeking someone with solid Python experience and a thirst to know more. Someone who deeply cares about testing and test driven development, and enjoys peer code review.  The successful candidate will be a positive, proactive team player passionate about delivering high quality features that our customers will quickly benefit from.

Front End UI Developer

We are looking for someone with solid front-end development experience and a thirst to know more. Someone who deeply cares about testing and test driven development, and enjoys peer code review.  You will be helping us develop a rich user experience that allows a user search and traverse a complicated, directed multi-graph data model together with huge amounts of related time-series data.

You will be coding against REST APIs and utilising PubSub APIs over web sockets.  You will also be responsible for improving our SaaS portal and the customers on-boarding experience, making it as seamless as possible.  You will have had plenty of experience developing jaw-droppingly cool user interfaces.  You will have a mastery of UI technologies and understand how to deliver the rich user experience our sophisticated users demand.

We adore “learning engineers” who are passionate about their craft and relish interactions with the community.  We like people who have ideas, if there’s a better way to do things then we’d like to hear about it.  The work is challenging, if you like the sound of all this, then Cobe is probably for you.

Inside Sales Representative

If you are just starting out on your career or are looking for the next role that will springboard you up the corporate ladder, get in touch.

The role focusses on generating leads for the sales team by converting incoming enquiries as well as proactively reaching out to target prospect companies. You will need to research companies and identify key decision makers and then make appointments with those organizations.

To do this you will need to be business savvy and able to articulate how Cobe’s solution aligns to the business requirements of prospective customers.

Plenty of potential to either run the team or move into an external sales account manager role.


As well as being a dynamic and fun place to work, there are a number of benefits on offer to all employees.

Health and Pension

Cobe provides you with private medical insurance just in case. We also contribute to a workplace pension scheme on your behalf to help protect your future.


We are flexible on how you choose to learn but are committed to the personal development of all our staff. Time out for online courses or formal training programmes is built into staff member’s personal development


It’s important for our staff to be relaxed and refreshed so we offer 25 days (3 of which are stipulated by Cobe) plus Public Holidays vacation time each year.

Social Events

We all like to have a good time! We are still working out the best way to make it a regular feature so hope that any new team members will make some suggestions. Anything ranging from Karaoke, quiz night, dart match or 5 aside football will be considered!

Share in Success

We believe in sharing the success of the company across the entire team. A share option scheme that has been set up under the UK Government Enterprise Investment Scheme allows all employees the right to participate in Cobe’s future success.

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