Salesforce.com, Inc Performance Software Engineer - in Boston, Massachusetts
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Performance Software Engineer
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LOCATION: We are open to Fully Remote, Flex (1-3 days/week in the office), or Office-Based (4-5 days/week in office) work arrangements.
Salesforce is seeking a Software Engineer, Performance Engineer across multiple teams within our organization.. Our mission as the “customer company”, is to ensure confidence with our customers, from Fortune 100 companies, to start-ups and nonprofit organizations. Processing more than 5+ billion transactions per day and growing, performance remains a center focus for innovation.
Be a part of the first-rate team that influences the future expansion of next-generation cloud solutions for speed, scale, and high availability. You will have the opportunity to design performance experiments, collect and evaluate data. Develop power tools and automation frameworks for continuous integration, performance measurement and evaluation. Contribute to the design and velocity of our global products. Optimize our systems end-to-end by advising infrastructure design, server and application development/ tuning, solving sophisticated cluster architecture and any data storage issues that impact features within artificial intelligence, IoT, Platform, API’s and mobile UI experiences.
If you’re fired up about software performance, automating everything, and working with great engineers, this is the job for you! If you are a developer that is passionate about performance, or a performance tester that is also interested in contributing performance improvements, we would love to hear from you.
This candidate must have the technical prowess to write fast and efficient code, find inefficiencies and influence others to make performance improvements. In addition, this engineer needs to measure and demonstrate performance gains in a scientific way, by building/running workloads or simulations. The candidate should be comfortable in discussing time/space complexity using O(n) notation and engage in a project’s design phase for its performance and scalability considerations. You are the performance specialist for your scrum team, and should own your team’s performance related problems on production.
Required Skills (vary depending on team)
6+ years of software development experience,
3+ years in performance engineering
Hands-on experience with performance measurement, evaluation, and optimization
Experience conducting benchmark and/or work-load testing using automation tools and frameworks for performance measurement and evaluation (Jmeter)
Experience performing simulation or lab experimentation to evaluate application/ system performance
Distributed systems debugging
Ability to work multi-functionally to articulate, measure and tackle performance issues
Passion for continuous improvement in learning technically and expertly
Bachelor’s degree (or its foreign degree equivalent) in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical subject area or equivalent experience
3+ years working on multiple releases with short cycles (3-6 months).
Developed at least one complete network-based iOS and/or Android client application.
Familiar with tools like Jenkins, Splunk, GitHub, AWS.
Familiar with Perfecto Mobile.
Participate in the team’s on-call rotation to address complex problems in real-time and keep services operational and highly available.
SaaS experience at scale
Knowledge of database fundamentals: SQL, schema, internals (Oracle preferred, TKProf, AWR (Automated Workload Repository), ASH (Active Session History)
JVM (Java Virtual Machine) and garbage collector tuning, heap dump experience
Experience with the following performance tools: JMeter, YourKit
Experience in using UI profilers and deep knowledge of chrome developer tools
Knowledge of how a browser works (i.e. chromedevtools, ui automator)
Agile/ Scrum methodology experience
Experience with big data technologies such as Hbase, HDFS, Hadoop, Pig, Hive and/or Kafka
Experience working in an Apache/ Spark architecture
Understanding of back-end systems and API’s, developer tools and compilers
Knowledge of statistical break down and experimental design techniques
Solid understanding of Linux operating system
Experience evaluating and interpreting large volume of production data using Splunk to know efficiency, latency, memory and CPU utilization
Experience with search platforms such Lucene, Solr or ElasticSearch
Solid understanding of system architectures, iOS / Android mobile operating systems and how to optimally utilize such systems to achieve performance and scalable systems.
Ability to dig deep into sophisticated pieces of code to understand system design with an eye for performance and scalability bottlenecks with an aim to optimize code.
Understanding of performance measurements, especially around UI scrolling performance and network use.
For Colorado-based roles: Minimum annual salary of $121,800. You may also be offered a bonus, restricted stock units, and benefits. More details about our company benefits can be found at the following link: https://www.getsalesforcebenefits.com/
Benefits & Perks
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