Performance Architect (Canada - remote) Vancouver, Canada
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Performance Architect

(Canada - remote)

Position Summary:

Netcracker is looking to hire a Performance Architect that is passionate about testing and improving large-scale, mission-critical software in a fast-paced agile environment. We strongly believe in automated testing and reporting the same as iterative and consistent improvement process to build high-quality software. 

This position will be a key member of our solution engineering core teams and will work on a proof of concepts as needed. Along with working as a mentor to our more junior engineers at times. Successful candidates are highly skilled engineers who can debug, measure, analyze, and improve our applications and infrastructure by working closely with all of our engineering teams throughout the release cycle.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Strategize and lead technical streams of work within Netcracker implementation projects with a focus on performance, scalability, and reliability. 
  • Promote and apply performance best practices to improve scalability and reliability of services across engineering departments.
  • Be a subject matter expert and partner with our engineering team on areas of performance and scale.
  • Drive initiatives to evolve our current performance framework/tools/processes and keep it in line with best practices and scalability needs.
  • Participate in root cause analysis for performance-related incidences and determine how we can prevent them in the future, identify performance bottlenecks and create repeatable processes.
  • Be a performance test advocate and advisor for the performance tools and frameworks that serve as a model for others about quality, scalability, operability, maintainability, etc
  • Participate in defining the technical vision and architecture with performance in mind
  • Communicate and collaborate across levels, functions, and organizational boundaries
  • Mentor and coach junior engineers to leverage their full potential

Experience & Requirements:

  • Track record of leading successful large scale implementation projects
  • 3+ years of leading performance engineering team
  • 5+ years of Performance Testing/Monitoring/Troubleshooting of Web Applications
  • Candidates MUST be able to read a code and MUST be able to provide code samples with improvements to development and engineering teams.
  • Possess good knowledge in network and edge technologies
  • Demonstrate:
    • Excellent Linux fundamentals and a solid understanding of diagnosing system utilization.
    • Excellent fundamentals in input/output systems, storages, and their concepts
  • Experience working with large scale distributed systems & large data volumes
  • Familiarity with CI/CD pipeline for performance testing
  • Experience with Performance test framework development and automation
  • Experience with some of the following technologies and services:
    • Cloud-based Infrastructure as a Service (AWS, Google, Azure, etc.)
    • Container-based service schedulers (e.g., Docker, ECS, Kubernetes, etc.)
    • PostgreSQL, Java, Oracle
    • Perf tools like Jmeter, Loadrunner etc
    • Monitoring systems (Prometheus, Dynatrace, Datadog, Graylog)
  • Possess excellent documentation and communication skills, with the ability to influence others

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5+ years of experience in Performance Engineering and Benchmarking Large Scale systems, Applications with skilled in modelling the system under load and tuning end of end of technology stack.
  • Experience in working with Distributed Systems.
  • Experience developing with object-oriented programming languages like Java.
  • Experience in the internals of JVMs, performance profiling and optimization
  • Experience in analyzing Thread dumps, Memory dumps for bottlenecks
  • Experience in Large Scale Benchmarks and troubleshooting

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree required (BS in Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent relevant experience). Master’s Degree is highly preferred.

Are you someone who enjoys working with next generation technology, interacting with best in class global teams, and working with the largest digital transformations in the world?  This opportunity will combine them all while offering a competitive salary and accelerated career growth opportunities.

Join Netcracker Technology to work for a forward-looking software company, offering mission-critical solutions to service providers around the globe. Our comprehensive portfolio of software solutions and professional services enables large-scale digital transformations, unlocking the opportunities of the cloud, analytics, virtualization and 5G mobile networks. With an unbroken service delivery track record of more than 25 years, our unique combination of technology, people and expertise helps companies transform their networks and enable better experiences for their customers.

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