SAP Lead Performance Engineer - SAP Successfactors Job in South San Francisco, California

Requisition ID: 127775

Work Area: Software-Design and Development

Expected Travel: 0 - 10%

Career Status: Professional

Employment Type: Regular Full Time


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SuccessFactors Engineering Performance Team is looking for a Senior Performance Engineer to lead the effort of performance and scalability assurance for SuccessFactors SaaS application with a focus on evaluating the SAP HANA in memory database infrastructure.

You will be part of the SuccessFactors Performance Engineering team, working with engineering, datacenter delivery, and customer supports to drive the product performance improvement. You will use various performance testing techniques to assess the application performance responding to the database technology. It is a great opportunity for you to influence the cloud application architecture for better performance, build out full spectrum performance tuning experience, and work in a team with great engineers in which everyone is passionate about the Cloud.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Specialize in database performance, especially for the HANA database infrastructure

• Work independently and also with a group of engineers on SuccessFactors application performance and scalability

• Demonstrate leadership in project management and high quality deliverables

• Able to define, track, and enhance team productivity metric, drive for objective performance

• Enforce performance assurance as an integrated step during the product development life cycle

• Partner with product managers and development teams to understand performance implication for features in each release development lifecycle

• Drive performance assurance across all dimensions, including network, application performance, and datacenter scalability

• Collaborate with teams cross organization, including engineering, operations and customer support

Required Experience and Skills:

• Hands-on experience on various performance and load assurance practices and methodology.

• Rich software development experience - 5 years’ experience with Java or J2EE.

• Strong experience with relational databases and in memory database

• 3 years’ experience on using Load Runner or other load testing tools.

• Solid knowledge of algorithms and data structures and be able to assess trade-offs between memory vs. CPU vs. I/O vs. database load etc.

• Familiar with system administration, application server configuration, network configuration and setup

• Highly goal oriented, flexible and to be able to adjust to changing priorities under stressful conditions and tight schedules.

• An absolute self-starter. Very comfortable and highly effective when working across teams.

• Highly motivated for performance tasks. Can take a big project and drive it across various teams from the start to the finish effectively.

• Possess strong interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, and a facility and ease with large group presentations will be needed.

• Have rich experiences working on real, large deployment of production systems, preferably SaaS deployments.

• Prior experience with performance Profiling/Tuning/Testing.

• Prior experience with analysis tools such as JProfiler, JConsole, MAT etc.

• Degree in Computer Science, advance degree is a plus.


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