Posted Date: Dec- 7-2018
Job ID: 12693
Job Type: Full Time
Store: Kent Headquarters
This job contributes to REI’s success by ensuring that all digital/physical retail and back-end systems meet established performance and load standards as defined by business partners and system owners.
The Sr. Performance Engineer is responsible for designing and executing performance testing activities for a broad range of applications and platforms. This individual will drive performance strategy with the proper mix of business knowledge and technical leadership. Planning activities involve working closely with architects and technical leads to define the long term strategy for repeatable and scalable performance testing activities within the organization. Solid understanding of automated regression testing in a continuous integration environment is required. This individual will work closely with product management, software developers and system engineers and will participate in design discussions to understand system performance requirements. The Sr. Performance Engineer will conduct performance, scalability, and reliability tests of business tools, third party applications and consumer-facing e-Commerce applications. The successful Sr. Performance Engineer will design, orchestrate and analyze load and performance tests using a variety of testing tools (e.g. LoadRunner, JMeter), statistics and analysis techniques. Effective analysis and communication of performance test results, bottlenecks, sizing guidelines, and recommended improvements for Java applications and database specific issues is a key requirement for this role. The successful candidate will have several years of progressively difficult applications development and/or performance testing experience which demonstrates: efficient coding practices, architectural and design ingenuity, attention to framework design, and holistic understanding of how testing can be applied in both Agile and Waterfall streams alike.
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 over 6 million active 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