Snr Performance Engineer

  • location: San Francisco, CA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $50 - $80.50 per hour

job description

Snr Performance Engineer

job summary:
Our client is seeking a talented Sr. Performance Engineer who can evaluate the performance of enterprise applications and at the same time, innovate new and better ways in analyzing performance bottlenecks. The Performance Engineer will focus on developing sophisticated tests that exercise our clients products in various situations to expose bottlenecks and accurately analyze the results thus helping to ensure service is blazingly fast and bulletproof. This Performance Engineer will utilize and contribute to developing cutting edge, sophisticated performance tests & tools to continuously improve our analysis and reporting capabilities using homegrown or existing enterprise tools.


* Be THE performance expert on key Platforms/Projects through evaluation & solid analysis thus resulting in improvements in overall performance

* Understand assigned Platform/Project and their respective usage & workflows to construct effective performance testing scripts & scenarios

* Use tools to deeply analyze performance results to pinpoint bottlenecks and optimization opportunities

* Construct complex workloads and data shapes to expose potential bottlenecks

* Innovate solutions to improve performance engineering effectiveness

* Look for ways to improve systems scalability

* Analyze metrics and trends to highlight performance opportunities for improvements

* Create Test Plans and Performance Impact Analysis documents to review with DEV other platform/project stakeholders

* Work closely with and coordinate key milestones & due-dates with US and Offshore teams

* Conduct technical presentations to educate internal/external teams on how to improve performance

Required Skills:

* 5+ years experience with LoadRunner and/or ALM Performance Center (JMeter or NetStorm a plus)

* 5+ years experience with Loadrunner Protocols (web-html, webservice, TruClient, etc.)

* 3+ years experience with Application servers: Tomcat (tcserver), Weblogic, etc.

* 3+ years experience Monitoring Software: AppDynamics or Wily Introscope

* 5+ years experience in Performance Engineering

* 5+ years experience with web front-end and back-end performance tuning

* 5+ years experience in performance tuning JVM's

* Experience in using Java & Java tools: thread dump, heap dump, JFR, MAT (Memory Leak detection), TDA

* 5+ years experience in web technologies (HTTP, Web Services, Rest, etc.)

* Familiar with J2EE Technologies (e.g. JSP, Servlets, EJB, Web Services, SOA)

* Familiar with VM environments - JVM running on guest VM on-top of Linux RH OS (VMWare ESXi)

Desired Skills:

* Bachelor's Degree in any software or hardware engineering discipline

* Experience with the log/data mining tool: Splunk

* 3+ years of experience with scripting languages: Unix Shell, JavaScript, Perl, Python, Ruby

* Experience with Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) and Docker technologies

* 3+ years of experience in performance testing mobile applications

* 3+ years of programming experience in a language: Java, C++, C#, etc.

* Familiar with Oracle SQL / PL SQL query plan analysis/tuning, contention/locking analysis and tuning

* Familiar with Oracle clustering technologies (e.g. Exadata)

* Familiar with Network packet sniffers (e.g. TcpDump, Network Monitor, WinDump)

* Familiar with TCP/IP, networking topology, routers, switches

location: Charlotte, North Carolina
job type: Contract
salary: $50.00 - 80.50 per hour
work hours: 8am to 4pm
education: Bachelors

  • Experience level: Experienced
  • Minimum 5 years of experience
  • Education: Bachelors
  • Performance Tester
  • Load Runner
  • Load runner Tester
  • Linux (5 years of experience is required)

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

Qualified applicants in San Francisco with criminal histories will be considered for employment in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

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