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Performance Engineer

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Location: Waltham, Massachusetts, United States
Job ID: 1014460HV
Date Posted: Sep 30, 2022
Segment: IT
Business Unit: Hitachi Vantara
Company Name: Hitachi Vantara Corporation
Profession (Job Category): Engineering & Science
Remote: Yes

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The Company

Hitachi Vantara combines technology, intellectual property, and industry knowledge to deliver data-managing solutions that help enterprises improve their customers' experiences, develop new revenue streams, and lower the costs of business. Hitachi Vantara elevates your innovation advantage by combining IT, operational technology (OT) and domain expertise. Join our team and our employee-focused culture and help drive our customers' data to meaningful customer outcomes.

The Role

Our fast-paced, highly-collaborative engineering team is seeking a Software Development Engineer - Performance who will be a member of a cross-functional team prototyping, designing, and developing highly-performant products. Throughout the development lifecycle, you will use your specialized skills and product knowledge to identify and improve architectural issues, performance bottlenecks, and defects that impact performance in order to provide the best possible user experience at scale.

  • Contribute to a performance driven proactive culture for designing, developing, and supporting scalable software applications/systems
  • Advocate for and drive performance requirements and SLAs
  • Create actionable performance test plans from business requirements
  • Collaborate with entire engineering team to create functional specifications and technical designs
  • Build and maintain test infrastructure and automated tests to enable the engineering team to validate or discover performance issues
  • Identify performance problems, isolate root causes, and demonstrate product improvements
  • Analyze performance data and present actionable conclusions to the team
  • Work in cross-functional engineering teams to turn requirements into prototypes, technical designs, and implementation

Experience and Skills
  • 5 - 8 years of hands-on contribution in software performance engineering or related field
  • Excellent analytical, debugging, and troubleshooting skill
  • Familiarity with performance engineering concepts (modeling, testing, tuning, data analysis, etc.)
  • Knowledge and understanding of Linux and container fundamentals
  • Strong SW development skills in Java
  • Experience in performance benchmarking, analysis, and optimization of distributed, multi-threaded applications in Java
  • Solid understanding of CPU, memory, network, storage hardware, and software subsystems as they relate to performance
  • Ability to learn new languages, tools, & architectures quickly
  • Ability to convey complex technical information in a clear and concise manner

Our Values

We strive to create an inclusive environment for all and are open to considering home working, compressed/flexible hours and flexible arrangements. Get in touch with us to explore how we might be able to accommodate your specific needs.

We are proud to say we are an equal opportunity employer and welcome all applicants for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. With Japanese roots going back over 100 years, our culture is founded on the values of our parent company expressed as the Hitachi Spirit:

Wa - Harmony, Trust, Respect

Makoto - Sincerity, Fairness, Honesty, Integrity

Kaitakusha-Seishin - Pioneering Spirit, Challenge
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