Senior Performance Engineer
Posted Date: Aug- 3-2016
Job ID: 4904
Job Type: Full Time
Job Function: Information Technology
What's cool about this job
Senior Performance Engineer
Location: REI; City: Bellevue; State: Washington
Responsible for designing and executing performance testing activities for a broad range of applications and platforms to ensure that REI’s digital/physical retail and back-end systems meet established performance and load standards as defined by business partners and system owners. Works closely with REI software architects and technical leads to define long term performance testing strategy for repeatable and scalable performance testing activities. Participates in design discussions to understand system performance requirements. Conducts performance, scalability, and reliability tests of business tools, third-party applications, and consumer-facing e-Commerce applications. Designs, orchestrates and analyzes load test and performance tests using a variety of testing tools, statistics, and analysis techniques. Works closely with product management, software developers and system engineers. May provide technical leadership and mentoring to junior team members.
Bring your passion and expertise
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or Mathematics, or the foreign degree equivalent; and five years of progressive, post-baccalaureate experience performing applications development and/or performance testing and conducting benchmark testing, performance analysis, and measurement of technically challenging applications. This must include the following: Three years of experience with performance engineering, scalability, and stress testing of highly-scalable e-Commerce, retail and backend systems using LoadRunner or JMeter. Two years of experience with defect management technology such as Bugzilla or HP Quality Center; performance tuning of Oracle database using SQL queries and J2EE application servers; and developing performance scenarios using Java or other scripting language. One year of experience testing Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) technology; and performance engineering using monitoring tools including Dynatrace or APP Dynamics. Experience with distributed Unix- or Linux-based systems; Troubleshooting and tuning Java and .Net applications; and Mentoring junior test engineering team members in performance testing methodology and practices.
Experience may be gained concurrently.
Job # REI07222016
Why you'll love it here
REI Information Technology is a team of creative and smart technologists who work in a collaborative environment to build business value through technology. And, we have the support of a great company to tackle some pretty dynamic challenges that will keep REI relevant for years to come. If you have a passion for the outdoors and want to be a part of innovating retail technology, this job is for you.
At REI we offer an enviable work environment that Fortune Magazine has recognized on the "100 Best Places to Work" list since the award's inception – 19 years in a row! Sure, we work hard, but it’s balanced with time off to play—a strategy that works for us as we continue to grow and thrive. Want to enjoy a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you? This is the place.
With more than 140 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 11,000 employees, including healthcare, gear and apparel discounts, free equipment rentals and challenge grants to help employees reach personal outdoor goals, generous retirement plan contributions, public transit subsidy, adoptions assistance, paid sabbaticals, and more.
REI is an Equal Opportunity Employer