My employer is in the process of implementing an initial Application Performance Management (APM) solution; currently preparing to issue a request for proposal to several APM vendors. We are looking to hire an APM technical position (permanent, full-time) from outside to complement internal technical staff, and have the following questions for anyone that is in a similar situation/has already implemented an APM solution/is familiar with hiring APM resources:
1. What companies and/or other resources are/were helpful for finding people with APM skills/backgrounds?
2. What specific skills were identified as being desired or ideal for persons tasked with supporting an APM solution, and onboarding new applications to the solution?
3. Other thoughts/suggestions related to acquiring an APM technical resource?
Thank you in advance for any responses to these questions.