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Your Role and Responsibilities
Performance Engineer is an integral part of the team that is responsible for participating in the execution of procedures for ensuring the performance, scalability and quality of new features and releases of software. To achieve this, the Performance Engineer will be required to collaborate across functional teams (QA, DevOps, Product and others) to plan, define, and execute performance/load/capacity tests and report on any issues that are observed during the testing cycle.
In this role you will be responsible for the following:
  • Provide testing and analysis of high-volume systems to ensure they are compliant with load and performance requirements and can perform well in production.
  • Evaluate system performance and provide recommendations for improvement.
  • Identify performance bottlenecks and work with Development to innovate appropriate resolutions.
  • Define, develop and conduct system performance and stress testing.
  • Analyze test results and suggest action plans.
  • Report performance test results to Quality Assurance, Customer Support, Development, and Product Management.
  • Compile and analyze test results and write test reports.
  • Direct and/or assist in root cause analysis of performance issues.
  • Provide technical recommendations for system performance measurement and analysis, scalable architecture and profiling/troubleshooting techniques.
  • Solid understanding of On Prem to Cloud evolution as well as hands on experience working with public cloud.
  • Mentor junior members of the team on performance related testing.
Job locations- Austin, TX, Sunnyvale/San Jose CA, Littleton, MA, Durham, NC
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • At least 7+ years of experience working as a performance engineer.
  • Demonstrated experience with open source load testing tools such as Apache JMeter, httperf, etc.
  • Software automation development skills (at least one) - Java, Python, GO, etc).
  • Experience working with Unix and Windows environments.
  • Experience with SQL databases - querying, profiling and performance tuning.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Demonstrates strong ability to take ownership of the projects and provide adequate visibility on the progress.
  • Self-starting individual and a team player.
  • Aggressively addresses and resolves problems, and actively improves processes, products, and/or services.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Experience with MongoDB, DB2, and MySQL a plus.
  • Degree in Computer Science (or related subject) or technical portfolio demonstrating CS proficiency.

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  • 12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. Family care options are also available to support eligible employees during COVID-19.
  • World-class training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform. IBM's learning culture supports your restless attitude to grow your skills and build the depth and scale of knowledge needed to achieve your career goals.
  • Well-being programs to support mental and physical health.
  • Financial programs that empower you to plan, save, and manage your money (including expert financial counseling, 401(k), IBM stock discount, etc.).
  • Select educational reimbursement opportunities.
  • Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups where you can network and connect with IBMers across the globe.
  • Giving and volunteer programs to benefit charitable organizations and local communities.
  • Discounts on retail products, services, and experiences.

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