Software Performance Engineer

Boston, MA

Software Performance Engineer

Category: Testing/Quality Assurance

Main location: United States, Massachusetts, Boston

Position ID: J0624-0643

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Description:

We're looking for a talented and experienced Software Performance Engineer to join our growing team. In this role, you'll play a critical role in defining and developing performance test strategies for our large-scale applications. You'll work closely with engineers to identify and resolve performance bottlenecks, ensuring our applications deliver an exceptional user experience.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

• Collaborate with the engineering team to define and implement performance test strategies for large-scale applications.

• Design and execute performance tests for enterprise cloud-based distributed systems.

• Analyze performance data and identify bottlenecks that impact scalability and user experience.

• Work with developers to troubleshoot performance issues and recommend solutions for improvement.

• Ensure applications are built with scalability in mind using cloud infrastructure like AWS.

• Leverage expertise in performance testing tools like Dynatrace (or similar), Datadog, Splunk, and JMeter.

• Integrate performance testing into the Agile software development lifecycle using CI/CD tools.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

• 8+ years of experience working with a large-scale engineering team defining and developing performance test strategies

• Have experience with enterprise cloud enabled distributed systems.

• Thorough understanding of distributed systems, Internet principles and statistical data analysis

• Extensive experience with Dynatrace or similar, Datadog & Splunk, JMeter, Stress/Rush hour testing

• Expert in defining fundamental design principles for building a scalable application on cloud infrastructure like AWS

• Deep knowledge of middleware Java stack, Oracle, messaging technologies and web containers

• Comfortable working in a fast-paced Agile software delivery environment, with exposure to continuous integration and continuous delivery tools.

• Excellent analytical skills and extensive troubleshooting experience of performance throughput issues.

• Ability to identify application bottleneck and assist engineers with improving application performance and reducing latency.

CGI is required by law in some jurisdictions to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. The determination of this range includes various factors not limited to skill set, level, experience, relevant training, and licensure and certifications. To support the ability to reward for merit-based performance, CGI typically does not hire individuals at or near the top of the range for their role. Compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current range for this role in the U.S. is $$82,100 - $142,900.

CGI anticipates accepting applications for this position through 08/11/2024.

At CGI we call our professionals “members” to reinforce that all who join our team are, as owners, empowered to participate in the challenges and rewards that come from building a world-class company. CGI’s benefits include:

• Competitive base salaries

• Eligibility to participate in an attractive Share Purchase Plan (SPP) in which the company matches dollar-for-dollar contributions made by eligible employees, up to a maximum, for their job category

• 401(k) Plan and Profit Participation for eligible members

• Generous holidays, vacation, and sick leave plans

• Comprehensive insurance plans that include, among other benefits, medical, dental, vision, life, disability, out-of-county emergency coverage in all countries of employment;

• Back-up child care, Pet insurance, a Member Assistance Program, a 529 college savings program, a personal financial management tool, lifestyle management programs and more.




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Life at CGI is rooted in ownership, teamwork, respect and belonging. Here, you’ll reach your full potential because…

You are invited to be an owner from day 1 as we work together to bring our Dream to life. That’s why we call ourselves CGI Partners rather than employees. We benefit from our collective success and actively shape our company’s strategy and direction.

Your work creates value. You’ll develop innovative solutions and build relationships with teammates and clients while accessing global capabilities to scale your ideas, embrace new opportunities, and benefit from expansive industry and technology expertise.

You’ll shape your career by joining a company built to grow and last. You’ll be supported by leaders who care about your health and well-being and provide you with opportunities to deepen your skills and broaden your horizons.

Come join our team—one of the largest IT and business consulting services firms in the world.

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