Senior Performance Engineer

Splunk   •  

Seattle, WA

Industry: Enterprise Technology

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5 - 7 years

Posted 60 days ago

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At Splunk, each and every release of our software is highly scrutinized to meet the demands of our customers. As a Principal Performance Engineer, you'll have a key role in our products' success. You will collaborate with peers, field teams, customers to understand and encapsulate the use cases into industry standard benchmarks. You will work with product management and interface directly with our customers to get direct exposure to the usage patterns we strive to satisfy. You will also drive projects to integrate benchmarking into our continuous integration and test automation frameworks.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Define, develop and perform performance/scalability benchmarks on Splunk Enterprise and Cloud products
  • Efficiently working with various profiling tools to identify performance and concurrency bottleneck, propose and implement optimizations to improve the Splunk product
  • Implement and improve sizing and capacity calculators for key Splunk application on the cloud

Who You Are & What Makes You Qualified:

  • 6+ years of experience in Performance Engineering and Benchmarking
  • Skilled in both the art and science of benchmark creation and measurement and modeling of system behavior under load
  • Ability to find root cause of performance bottlenecks with profiling tools, pstack, qmlprofiler
  • Passionate to optimize the performance bottlenecks and improve the product
  • Experience in taking on problems of load, scale, and optimizations of complex large-scale deployments
  • Authority in scripting languages (Python) and compiled languages (C/C++)
  • Expert in distributed computing system and stack
  • Comfortable with Linux, Docker, AWS, GIT, Artifactory in terms of both tools and systems administration

Extended Qualifications

  • Experience with enterprise software capacity planning a huge plus

Education

Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science, or equivalent