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AppD Senior Performance Engineer

Cisco Systems Inc.
San Francisco, CA 94102
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About Role

  • Work with the product owner, dev teams, ops team, and other stakeholders to understand/clarify requirements and determine performance test scope.
  • Should be able to understand highly distributed, complex microservice-based architecture with streaming, messaging, queuing, NoSQL, and big data systems.
  • Develop loadgen tools/frameworks for various product solutions, set up the end-to-end environment using Kubernetes/helm charts, ansible/terraform, etc. Collect KPIs (key performance indicators), analyze results, and give feedback to dev teams for possible performance bottlenecks.
  • Provide feedback, propose solutions, and suggest scale improvements in the product.
  • Work on APM tools ( AppDynamics, Prometheus, etc), profiling tools such as JProfiler profiler, Go profilers (pprof), pstack/jstack, YourKit, etc.
  • Analysis of test results to expose potential performance issues and help root cause analysis of poorly performing applications
  • Conduct system performance testing to ensure system reliability, capacity, and scalability.
  • Automate performance test setup and run. Run as a part of Jenkins/TeamCity pipelines on a regular or on-demand basis.
  • Work with DevOps and support capacity planning based on various load profiles/resource profiles.
  • Work with dev teams and build teams to set up a micro-bench marking pipeline for microservices as a part of CI/CD culture.

About You

  • 7-8 years proven experience in software engineering, focusing on performance, scale.

  • Strong development experience in java, go lang or python. The engineer must be able to code efficiently to develop various Loadgen frameworks and tools.

  • Must be willing to work in a highly agile, fast-paced development environment (with tight deadlines and ever-changing priorities).

  • Experience with microservice-based distributed complex architecture is a must.

  • Excellent understanding of multi-threading, parallel execution, distributed/local caches, distributed/local locks, I/O, networking, operating system, and hardware impact on performance.

  • Experience garbage collection analysis, JVM tuning, and configuration tuning.

  • Must be self-starter, innovative, excellent communicator with the ability to lead discussions.

  • Troubleshooting skills and great attention to detail

  • Must have a solid understanding of cloud technologies like AWS/Azure/GCP, Kubernetes, Docker, and container ecosystems.

Huge plus if you have

  • Experience monitoring backend applications using Tracing/Observability tools such as AppDynamics, Prometheus, Datadog, profiling tools like JProfile/Yourkit, etc.
  • Experience with DevOps technologies chef, puppet, ansible/terraform, helm charts for automation of infrastructure/setup.
  • Experience in Gradle, Git, building CI/CD pipelines in TeamCity/Jenkins.
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Posted: 2021-05-21 Expires: 2021-06-21
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