Software Engineer Website Performance

Posted Date: Apr-18-2017

Job ID: 6798

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: Information Technology

City: Kent

State: Washington

What's cool about this job

At we strive to help our more than 5.5 million members, have amazing outdoor experiences. We currently have a unique opportunity for a software engineer who is passionate about performance and stability to revolutionize our performance testing and lead the effort to improve the performance and stability of our successful and growing website.
It’s exciting times here and a lot of change is taking place. We’ve transitioned to true continuous deployment, have made big strides in implementing a micro-service architecture, and have begun moving our platform to Amazon AWS. We need an engineer to bring their vision and expertise to performance testing to ensure the next generation of is as fast and stable as ever. The sky's the limit at this point. We currently use a combination of HP StormRunner and Gatling and are eager to find someone who wants to tackle the performance testing challenges that come along with running in the cloud, continuous deployment, and micro-services.

We have some ideas on how to move to the next level of performance testing but you will lead the charge and have a big say in the direction we go and be fundamental in getting us there. You will also be a key player in identifying specific performance issues and either fixing them or working closely with a variety of agile teams to remediate them.

Being a true continuous deployment shop, on your first day you might end up committing code that goes to production within minutes, run a load test against our website from locations all over the world, or write a Gatling test to incorporate into an integration pipeline. You certainly won’t be bored, challenges abound: How do we get performance feedback to developers as quickly as possible? What tools should we use? How do we reduce the inherent risks of quick and frequent deployments to production but at the same time not slow productivity? How do we completely automate our performance tests?

Technologies you will use include:

  • Java/Groovy
  • HP StormRunner 
  • Gatling/Jmeter
  • Jenkins
  • Git
  • Nagios
  • Kibana (ELK)
  • Graphite/Grafana
  • New Relic
  • Linux
  • Terraform
  • AWS

Bring your passion and expertise


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, math, engineering or equivalent work experience
  • 3+ years of experience in software development, preferably in Java
  • 3+ years experience with AWS, performance testing tools or frameworks, and performance testing would be helpful
  • 1+ years of experience with HP StormRunner and Gatling/Jmeter (preferred)

Why you'll love it here

We’re a passionate community of people who believe in one simple truth: an outdoor life is a life well-lived. REI is a co-op, born in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest in 1938. We’re here to help our 5.5 million members have amazing experiences outside—and do the same ourselves. Bring your creativity, customer focus and enthusiasm for living life outdoors—we can’t wait to meet you!

At REI we offer an enviable work environment that has been recognized on the "100 Best Companies to Work For" list since the award's inception – 20 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 12,000 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

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