Senior Performance Engineer - Linux


June 11, 2021

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Job Title
Senior Performance Engineer - Linux
Good opportunity for a solid performance tuning and event management administrator to join a great team and have a direct impact on critical Mastercard services. You’ll play a meaningful role in the day-to-day operations of services relied upon across Mastercard.
  • The candidate will enable complex performance testing, monitoring and tuning of Virtual machines (KVM) and host running on Linux (RHEL/CentOS) servers to ensure system service level objectives
  • Analyzes highly complex system resource usage and configures CPU and memory resources.
  • Work with development initiatives to proactively provide input on design/implementation considerations to ensure good performance.
  • Create architecture documents, operations process and procedure documents, troubleshooting documents, and run books
  • Data analysis and drill down for root cause analysis using both manual and automated techniques
  • Maintain a high-level understanding of emerging cloud and virtualization technologies
  • Application of machine learning techniques to develop models which generate real time data analytics
  • Solve problems in complex environments - investigate, fix and resolve issues.
  • Communicate findings and provide recommendations to other teams to improve product quality and performance

  • Bachelors or master’s degree in mathematics, computer Science or Information Technology or equivalent combination of education and job-related experience.
  • Experience with Linux (RHEL/CentOS) Systems, including kernel and user space tools, as well as virtualization technologies (especially KVM).
  • Strong troubleshooting skills and hands on knowledge of profiling/debugging tools such as DTrace, gdb, perf, or SystemTap.
  • Practical experience with modern Linux systems and systems programming concepts like C, sockets, virtual memory, and the process life cycle.
  • Confident in shell scripting and Linux system administration, including network configuration
  • Analytical mind with attention to detail and desire to probe further
  • Good communication skills: both written and verbal, along with the ability to communicate complex procedures
  • Excellent organizational skills, along with the ability to remain focused on completing tasks and meeting goals

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