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Senior Performance Engineer

Location: Redwood City, California, United States


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Job Number: 30738

Position Title: Senior QA Engineer

External Description:


We’re currently looking for a Senior Performance Engineer with experience in software Testing of large-scale enterprise application and platform services to join our Informatic Cloud Team in Redwood City, CA

Job Summary

As a Senior Performance Engineer and as part of agile team member, you will be responsible for building the leading integration-Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS) product to provide Data Integration, Data Quality, Master Data Management, Data Governance, and other Information Management solution as a service on the cloud. In the role of Senior Performance Engineer, you must be able to work and adapt in a fluid, fast-paced environment, and have strong technical, communication, collaboration, and leadership skills.

Informatica LLC is the world’s leader in Enterprise Cloud Data Management. It’s the number one independent data integration vendor of the industry and Gartner has named Informatica as leader in all the markets it is operating in.  Data is at the center of all things digital and it is empowering digital transformations and market disruption. Informatica is leading from the front in this data revolution with its business ready solutions like Intelligent Data Platform and CLAIRE AI engine.

Your Opportunity 

We are looking for a Senior Performance Engineer with a proven record of performance automation, performance testing and engineering to deliver high performance, scalable and stable enterprise class software. In this role, you will be responsible for creating performance automation scripts, executing, monitoring and analyzing performance bottleneck of product. You will work in a fast-paced environment delivering product and feature increments in short iterations. Your technical skills will be very critical to deliver product functionalities across releases.  

Our Ideal Candidate 

We want you to be a strong technical member with performance engineering skills. We would like you to embrace complex problems and provide a practical and strong solution. Your technical capability to understand the product in a short time and adapt to new circumstances will be well received.  Having an excellent sense of time management to meet deadlines is quite important. You will also be required to help your peers to meet their goals and set an example for good work procedures.  

Your Responsibilities 

The performance engineer works closely with just about every team at Informatica to ensure our applications perform well under load and stable. That means writing and executing JMeter scripts for performance use cases, monitoring performance of application, servers and processes involved, conducting performance analysis, identifying performance bottleneck and working with the right people to resolve the issues. The performance engineer will identify and collect the necessary metrics to ensure the performance, stability and scalability of Informatica's products. The performance engineer will also have to ensure the client-side performance is up to par in a variety of supported browsers so they should have a good understanding of technologies like JavaScript, Ajax and be able to identify slow page elements.
The performance testing engineer will also get pulled into escalated production performance issues. That means they will need to be able to perform under pressure, manage multiple concurrent tasks, and present information clearly and concisely to upper management. 
Required Skills: 

  • Design and develop performance test plans, test cases based upon requirements and Customer use cases 
  • Create and execute JMeter scripts for performance use cases
  • Experience with performance monitoring tools and understanding performance metrics
    Experience in performance analysis at different layer such as Database tuning, JAVA Tuning and UI tuning
  • Conduct performance analysis and report findings to product teams and senior management. 
  • Deep understanding of JVM architecture, parameters and tuning. 
  • Understanding of RDBMS concepts and working experience in any RDBMS databases such as Oracle, DB2, and MS SQL. 
    Work closely with the development teams to analyze the performance issues, debug and resolve any issues 
  • Collaborate effectively with peer engineers and architects to solve complex problems spanning their respective areas to deliver end-to-end performance quality in our technology and customer experience 
    Understand business use cases, internal/external performance Benchmarks, debugging performance issues, designing automation framework, decision making on issues, technical assistance in performance analysis and tuning DB/OS etc. 
    Influences development managers to insure appropriate levels of Performance quality on owned technologies.  
  • A deep understanding of performance testing methodologies, like Performance Testing Guidelines for Web and JAVA Applications.
  • Good to have understanding of Hadoop technology, monitoring and performance analysis of Hadoop components such as HDFS, HBase, YARN, SPARK, Zookeeper and etc...
    Influences and communicates effectively with non-technical audiences including senior product and business management . 

Your Qualifications 

  • BS/MS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or similar technical degree 
    4 to 6 years of experience in performance testing and engineering for high data volume management products
  • Minimum 2+ years working experience in creating and executing performance automation scripts using JMeter

Navigating COVID-19 and Beyond

  • Since March 2020, our INFA Team have been working remotely to do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19
  • During this time, work-life balance and the well-being of our team has been a priority for us. In lieu of not being in the office, our teams are actively participating online via video chats. You'll find groups connecting for online games, virtual break rooms, online training, yoga, morning coffee, and so much more!
  • We're also offering all teammates the ability to expense home office items (monitor, chair, desk, etc…) to ensure that you're as comfortable as possible

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

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City: Redwood City

State: California

Seniority Level: Mid-Senior Level

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Unleash Your Potential

A career with Informatica gives you all the opportunities and benefits that can only come from working for the trusted industry leader.  By joining our team, you'll be able to solve real-life problems, make a difference, have a global impact, and join a supportive group of globally diverse teammates.  We encourage you to be yourself, grow with us and unleash your potential.

EEO Employer Verbiage:

Informatica, the Enterprise Cloud Data Management leader, empowers businesses to realize the transformative power of data. We have pioneered a new category of software, the Informatica Intelligent Data Management Cloud (IDMC), powered by AI and a cloud-first, cloud-native, end-to-end data management platform that connects, manages and unifies data across any multi-cloud, hybrid system, empowering enterprises to modernize and advance their data strategies. Customers in more than 100 countries and 85 of the Fortune 100 rely on Informatica to drive data-led digital transformation. For more information, visit us at, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

Conquering the Impossible with data, come join #LifeAtINFA!

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.


Travel Requirement: Limited

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