Performance Engineer

Location: San Francisco, CA
Date Posted: 07-22-2013

The Site Reliability Team at One Kings Lane is looking for Performance Engineers who want to build and test highly scalable and stable systems. Our Site Reliability team has access to a production class performance testing lab where we build out and test our designs using the latest technologies.  Our team blends a variety of skill sets and works collaboratively to ensure not only that we deliver quality releases, but also take an active role in determining what architectures and technologies perform, scale and deliver services reliably.  If you're looking for an opportunity to deepen your expertise and learn new things, this job is for you.
 
Responsibilities
 
Test and size systems using open source frameworks such as The Grinder and Gattling.
Profile application code to locate bottlenecks.
Troubleshoot performance and scalability issues across the whole stack - hardware, software, applications and network.
Test current and future configuration processes and policies.
Work with real user monitoring data through tools such as Boomerang.js, OpenTSDB, Google Analytics, HBase, etc..
Help develop tools needed to automate tests and integrate them with our CI processes.
Help develop tools needed to automate reporting of test results and share them across teams.
Take part in a 24x7 on-call rotation.
 
Qualifications
 
2+ years of experience.
Fluency in Python
Familiarity with performance testing tools such as The Grinder, Jmeter, LoadRunner, etc..
Detail oriented, passionate, even obsessive.
 
Highly intellectually curious, independent but still a team player.
 

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