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Senior Performance Engineer

  • Location: New York, NY
  • Job Type: Direct Placement
  • Ref No: 19-06240
  • Date: October 21, 2019
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Job Description - Senior Performance Engineer


  • Capacity & Performance Management Framework
    • Establish and maintain a comprehensive application performance management framework
    • Drive alignment around CPM best practices, including service design and performance assessment, data collection and analysis, and reporting standards
    • Engage technical product teams to integrate their performance management activities into that framework
  • Data Acquisition & Analysis

    • Collaborate with the development and infrastructure teams on platform design, implementation, and data flows
    • Identify data requirements and metrics to support the monitoring and reporting of system capacity and performance
    • Onboard new data sets and perform the requisite data transformations and analytics to support CPM monitoring and reporting
    • Use statistical analysis and modeling skills to monitor trends and model future capacity needs
    • Provide assistance with production investigations and resolution of technical issues and/or problems impacting business services or individual customers
    • Collaborate with technology leads to develop system changes designed to improve capacity and performance
  • Business Intelligence Dashboards & Reporting

    • Establish and maintain dashboards and reports showing current and projected capacity and performance for all business services and applications
    • Develop customized reports for product teams to support service delivery and customer engagement
    • Regularly report on capacity and performance to senior business leadership and product teams

Knowledge and Experience

  • 5+ years of experience in Performance Engineering and Capacity Planning of highly available and scalable application infrastructures
  • Experience using databases and statistical modeling techniques to perform data analysis and forecasting
  • Experience with high level scripting languages (e.g. Python) to support data analysis and reporting
  • Experience with business intelligence or data visualization platforms (e.g. Tableau)
  • Understanding of network protocols such as TCP/IP and Multicast data flow
  • A high impact individual with deep technology background and the ability to engage in high bandwidth conversations with engineers and executives alike
  • A team player with a passion for building a culture of innovation and flawless execution
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, recruit, grow and retain high-caliber talent at scale
  • Long-term strategic thinking and staying ahead of state-of-the-art curve in order to keep abreast with what's possible technically, operationally and professionally
  • Capable of forming and advocating an independent viewpoint
  • Skilled at both verbal and written communication
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Prior experience in systems software development and deployment on diverse platforms preferred
  • Prior experience in building systems software in domains that require high through-put and low latency preferred
  • Proven experience in managing or supporting High Frequency/Trading applications preferred
  • Experience with big data analysis on parallel processing query engines and data sources such as Hadoop, Impala, or comparable technologies preferred
  • Experience using Grafana or Tableau for BI dashboards and visualization preferred


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