Senior Performance Engineer at Anaplan

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Anaplan's connected planning platform enables organizations to accelerate decision making by connecting data, people, and plans across the business.

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Senior Performance Engineer
Job listing last updated at
Sep 18, 2020
Job listing location
San Francisco, United States
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Senior Performance Engineer

San Francisco, USA

At Anaplan, we are looking for a self-motivated SENIOR PERFORMANCE ENGINEER to join our growing team of global engineers at our vibrant tech hub in San Francisco to build and ship award-winning, cloud planning technology that is helping people and companies around the world every day to make better-informed plans and decisions.

You will join a team of individuals who embrace and respect diverse perspectives, aren’t afraid to push boundaries and try new ideas, and are passionate about helping our customers and each other succeed. We work hard, but we also don’t wait for an excuse to have fun. In fact, we’re so serious about it that it’s one of our core values.

About you:

You have a genuine passion for performance testing and software engineering and a firm desire to help assess/improve software that you work on. You thrive in an environment that deeply values collaboration, feedback, and learning.

You have extensive experience performance testing web apps, APIs and services and have in depth working knowledge of performance testing tools such as JMeter, Gatling, Taurus. You have a strong technical ability and can implement elegant solutions to address complex problems. You can collate performance data from a variety of sources, analysis, interpret and communicate results and recommendations effectively.

You believe quality is something we all take ownership of and engage with teams to develop processes that ensure we consider performance from the start, looking to shift performance testing left and right.

You take ownership of work, are proactive to investigate and resolve issues to reach successful outcomes.

You are an excellent communicator, being able to liaise with multiple teams, ensuring alignment with changing requirements and progress.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Provide performance testing expertise to global Engineering Teams.
  • Undertake customer focused, independent performance assessments within the Engineering department.
  • Act as the champion of performance testing within engineering, guiding teams towards a more mature and accountable performance focused culture.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements and drive implementation
  • Develop tests that replicate complex load profiles and answer challenging application performance questions.
  • Collate performance test data from a variety of sources to give effective insights.
  • Provide in-depth product/platform knowledge and testing experience to analyse and question the impact of features under development.
  • Collaborate with engineers to evaluate performance testing goals and requirements.
  • Identify performance bottlenecks and issues.
  • Automate the creation of performance tests from code.
  • Support engineers with performance testing of features under development.
  • Performance testing release candidates.
  • Contribute to Go/No Go decisions.
  • Recreate Production issues.

Who you will be working with:

  • Software Engineering Scrum teams
  • Performance Engineers
  • Product Owners
  • Architects, Designers and Support teams
  • QA Analysts
  • Program Managers

Technologies we work with:

  • Java
  • Kubernetes, Docker, Git
  • Jenkins, Jira,
  • BlazeMeter
  • JMeter, Gatling, Taurus
  • AWS, GCP
  • Splunk, Signal FX

Bonus points:

  • Experience working with/implementing performance testing in Continuous Integration.
  • Experience coding with Java.
  • Experience with Splunk or Signal FX.

What we offer:

  • A rewarding, progressive career with a company that values diversity and understands the need for a good work/life balance.
  • Market-leading salaries combined with bonuses, and a comprehensive range of benefits.
  • Regular Agile meetups, events and hackathons (both attending and hosting!)
  • Flexible working, a fully stocked kitchen, and plenty of parties & events
  • 3 days of paid leave every year to help support the charity or cause of your choice.
  • Huge problems to solve – you will constantly be learning and pushing boundaries, working with some of the smartest people around!

This initial start to this position will be remote due to COVID. The person will eventually work on site in our San Francisco office.

Do you align with Anaplan’s Values?

Collaborative: We go out of our way to help others succeed

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About Anaplan

We’re building a truly unique technology. From our calculation engine and in-memory data store, to apps and predictive analytics; amazing technology is being developed every day.

We’re addressing a $100B/year problem that all global businesses face. Our mission is to break the traditional business planning mould, currently performed through spreadsheets or legacy systems. Anaplan’s Connected Planning platform is enabling customers to improve decision-making by turning response time into real time.

With 1000+ customers and 175+ partners globally, Anaplan’s platform is solving some of the most complex challenges in business. CEOs, analysts, and the press agree—Anaplan is changing the way the world does business.

Learn about our history, see our recognitions and achievements, and take a look at what it’s like to work at Anaplan.

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