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Working As A Performance Engineer

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Processing Information
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $93,936

    Average Salary

What Does A Performance Engineer Do At Oracle

* As a Principal Performance Engineer of the Product engineering team,
* your primary responsibility will be to work with Developers/Product
* Managers/Program Managers and help validate and report on the quality of the
* product to help in stable and quality product releases.
* Diagnose performance problems as they arise in production and/or test
* environments.
* Bench-mark performance for POC or new system software or hardware.
* Monitor and analyze all aspects of system and seek tuning opportunities.
* Collaboratingwith the design team and business to understand the requirements and tocome up with performance testing strategy.
* Prepare comprehensive software performance test plan, test cases (System
* Regression / Integration/ Failure / Configuration etc.)
* Maintain and update all System Test plans and Test results documents
* with respect to every release.
* Execute test cases, ad-hoc testingscenarios and report on Performance ofthe product as well as recommendations on system capacity andconfigurations.
* Working alongside the engineering team in customer reportedissues andfollow up on closure of configuration issues and defects.
* Participate in release activity.
* Experience withVersion One or other Agile / Scrum project management tools is a plus.
* File bugs with proper investigation documentation,pursue resolutions and subsequent regressions.
* Strive for excellence and best customer experience

What Does A Performance Engineer Do At World Wide Technology

* Install, administer, deploy, customize, and integrate Extrahop solutions
* Design and develop customizations and integration with various operations monitoring solutions
* Manage technical tasks, including requirements analysis, design, development, testing, integration, configuration, and management of defect tracking, source code control, metrics and documentation of this IT space
* Work closely with customers, at a technical and user level, to design and produce solutions
* Develop customer facing pre- and post-deployment and design documentation such as worksheets, as-built docs, and drawings, etc.
* Work closely with the production management and development teams to rapidly translate the understanding of customer requirements for product and solutions
* Provide technical guidance, information exchange, and training as required

What Does A Performance Engineer Do At NRG Energy, Inc.

* Provide specialist performance modeling support to Development and Development Engineering teams for solar project development opportunities, technology evaluations, and project acquisition due diligence.
* Select data inputs and evaluate solar energy input and power output expectations using performance modeling software
* Analyze data and simulation results, identify patterns and provide insights and generate high quality reports to support optimization of plant design, installed generating capacity, energy output, capital cost, financial models, etc.
* Support conceptual engineering and energy simulation for solar power projects including roof top, shade structure, BIPV and ground mounted systems.
* Coordinate with NRG project team on energy resource predictions and production simulations
* Provide technical review and power output expectations for a variety of module and inverter technologies to support procurement and engineering with selection.
* Evaluate system generation performance and capacity testing methodologies for substantial completion of solar power projects.
* Support due diligence reviews of project acquisition opportunities to insure project technical viability and support development of pro forma costs inputs

What Does A Performance Engineer Do At Caci International

* Responsibilities include providing the dual functions of maintaining performance tools within the customer environment and also using the tools for troubleshooting application and network performance issues.
* The successful candidate will support multiple networks that operate 24 hours a day 365 days a year.
* Daily duties include the following:
* Analyze and escalate Remedy tickets for applications or networks
* Provide O&M support for tools including:
* OpNet Technologies Suite
* Computer Associates (CA) NetQos
* Develop Riverbed (OpNet) Appinternals scripts to monitor and debug performance and stability problems
* Create Riverbed (OpNet), vCenter Hyper
* V and Amazon Web Services views and/or dashboards that will provide application performance metrics to different groups
* Configure, establish, and utilize SNMP data within the OpNet and NetQoS products
* Create NetQoS reports for Wide Area Network (WAN) performance
* Diagnose and resolve application deployment and system problems for multi-tier systems including both Java and .Net environments
* Diagnose and debug both Java Virtual Machine (JVM) and Microsoft
* CLR performance to include web services
* Participate in cross functional teams to analyze complex system problems
* Respond to performance tickets and contribute to after action report creation

What Does A Performance Engineer Do At eBay

* The Performance Engineer works across the organization to identify, research, and implement performance and availability improvement programs for all platforms and systems.
* As a part of the StubHub performance team, the Engineer strives to improve the customer experience globally by optimizing the configuration of platform, infrastructure, Internet, system, and vendor components
* Responsibilities
* JMeter scripting, backend\frontend performance, Web Page Test, multi-load scenario testing
* Performance profiling, tracing and debugging of open source technologies
* Formulate and monitor policies, procedures, and standards relating to database and application management
* Perform system analysis to predict and detect system errors and anomalies
* Work closely with engineering staff to test planned database upgrades
* Work closely with product and project managers for prioritization and delivery of projects
* Manage escalations for down time issues and perform root cause analysis
* Drive performance evaluation and Sql review in pre-prod environment
* Perform application capacity planning
* Coordinate teams to drive incident resolution and apply fixes
* Document project run-books to transfer knowledge between shifts
* Develop proactive monitoring and alerting solutions for Net, DB, APP, and SYS components
* Work with product development teams while troubleshooting production issues
* Work with business teams to set priority of issue resolution

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Performance Engineer Career Paths

Performance Engineer
Senior Performance Engineer Performance Test Lead Architect
Chief Technology Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Architect Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Delivery Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Lead Senior Business Analyst Senior Consultant
Development Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Software Development Manager
Director Of Software Development
12 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Lead Senior Consultant Information Technology Manager
Director Of Technology And Services
11 Yearsyrs
Performance Test Lead Architect Senior Project Manager
Engineering Director
13 Yearsyrs
Engineering Manager Consulting Engineer Senior Systems Engineer
Manager, Systems Engineering
9 Yearsyrs
Architect Project Coordinator Business Analyst
Product Owner
9 Yearsyrs
Performance Test Lead Quality Assurance Lead Quality Assurance Manager
Quality Assurance Director
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Manager Subject Matter Expert Quality Assurance Lead
Quality Assurance Engineering Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer Senior Quality Engineer Quality Control Manager
Research And Development Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Engineer Engineering Manager
Senior Engineering Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Senior Information Technology Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Performance Engineer
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Engineer Senior Software Engineer
Senior Software Engineer Lead
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer Business Analyst Senior Systems Analyst
Systems Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Engineering Manager Plant Manager Sales Engineer
Technical Account Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Project Manager General Manager Technician
Technical Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Team Leader Senior Test Analyst Senior Test Engineer
Test Engineering Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Engineering Manager Engineering Director
Vice President Of Engineering
13 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Test Engineer 2.9 years
Performance Tester 2.2 years
Top Employers Before
Engineer 4.8%
Internship 3.3%
Consultant 3.0%
Top Employers After
Engineer 4.7%
Consultant 4.4%
Architect 2.5%

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Performance Engineer Demographics

Gender

Male

77.2%

Female

18.9%

Unknown

3.9%
Ethnicity

White

44.6%

Asian

25.8%

Hispanic or Latino

11.5%

Unknown

9.1%

Black or African American

8.9%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

28.9%

French

10.5%

Mandarin

7.9%

Hindi

7.9%

Chinese

5.3%

Gujarati

5.3%

Carrier

5.3%

Cheyenne

2.6%

Portuguese

2.6%

German

2.6%

Greek

2.6%

Mongolian

2.6%

Japanese

2.6%

Latvian

2.6%

Malayalam

2.6%

Arabic

2.6%

Korean

2.6%

Russian

2.6%
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Performance Engineer Education

Schools

University of Central Florida

8.6%

New York University

7.3%

University of Phoenix

7.3%

Northeastern University

7.3%

Georgia Institute of Technology -

6.6%

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

5.3%

University of Florida

5.3%

Michigan Technological University

4.6%

University of Bridgeport

4.6%

Pennsylvania State University

4.6%

Purdue University

4.6%

National University

4.0%

Wayne State University

4.0%

George Washington University

4.0%

University of Texas at Arlington

4.0%

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

4.0%

University of Texas at Austin

4.0%

Michigan State University

3.3%

University of Cincinnati

3.3%

North Carolina State University

3.3%
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Majors

Computer Science

20.2%

Mechanical Engineering

16.4%

Electrical Engineering

14.6%

Business

9.2%

Computer Engineering

4.9%

Information Technology

4.1%

Computer Information Systems

3.4%

Aerospace Engineering

3.4%

Engineering

2.9%

Management

2.4%

Computer Networking

2.1%

Project Management

2.1%

Industrial Engineering

2.1%

Computer Applications

2.0%

Information Systems

2.0%

Mathematics

2.0%

Finance

1.8%

Chemical Engineering

1.7%

Engineering And Industrial Management

1.5%

Electrical Engineering Technology

1.4%
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Degrees

Bachelors

47.1%

Masters

35.4%

Other

8.7%

Doctorate

3.1%

Associate

2.6%

Certificate

2.1%

Diploma

1.0%
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Real Performance Engineer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Lead Performance Engineer Glint Inc. Redwood City, CA Dec 10, 2016 $175,000
Principal Storage Performance Engineer Intermodal Data, Inc. Santa Clara, CA May 18, 2016 $175,000
Performance and Capacity Engineer Facebook, Inc. Menlo Park, CA Dec 09, 2016 $172,000
GPU Software Performance Engineer Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Sep 08, 2015 $168,000 -
$183,500
Lead Performance Engineer Toutapp Inc. San Francisco, CA Sep 11, 2015 $165,000
Client Performance Engineer II Optimizely, Inc. San Francisco, CA Nov 07, 2016 $160,000
IOS Performance Engineer Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Nov 19, 2015 $160,000 -
$165,000
Performance and Capacity Engineer Facebook, Inc. Menlo Park, CA Dec 15, 2016 $157,600
Performance and Capacity Engineer Facebook, Inc. Menlo Park, CA Sep 11, 2015 $156,542
Performance and Capacity Engineer, Cloud Operations Autodesk, Inc. San Francisco, CA Dec 09, 2016 $153,000
Performance and Capacity Engineer, Cloud Operations Autodesk, Inc. San Francisco, CA Sep 12, 2016 $153,000
Software Performance Engineer, Quality EBAY Inc. San Jose, CA Nov 30, 2016 $152,000
Lead Automation Performance Engineer, Lmts Salesforce.Com, Inc. San Francisco, CA Aug 31, 2015 $150,786
Lead Performance Engineer Airwatch, LLC Atlanta, GA Jul 27, 2015 $150,000
Performance Architect Engineer Samsung Austin Semiconductor, L.L.C. Austin, TX Oct 01, 2015 $105,000 -
$165,000
Associate, Performance Engineer Jpmorgan Chase & Co. Wilmington, DE Oct 24, 2016 $105,000
Performance Engineer Informatica LLC Redwood City, CA Aug 20, 2016 $105,000
Performance Engineer, Associate Jpmorgan Chase & Co. Wilmington, DE Jan 02, 2016 $105,000
Performance Engineer (Advisor) Caremark, L.L.C. Richardson, TX Mar 30, 2015 $105,000
Performance Engineer Jpmorgan Chase & Co. Wilmington, DE Dec 15, 2015 $105,000
Performance Engineer, Associate Jpmorgan Chase & Co. Wilmington, DE Apr 01, 2016 $105,000
Lead Performance Engineer McGraw-Hill Global Education, LLC Columbus, OH Jul 25, 2016 $105,000 -
$115,000
Service Performance Engineer III Sprint Corporation Maitland, FL Jul 18, 2016 $87,000
Performance Engineer The Mathworks, Inc. Natick, MA May 10, 2015 $87,000
Performance Engineer Jpmorgan Chase & Co. Jersey City, NJ Apr 12, 2016 $86,900
Performance Engineer Ameriprise Financial, Inc. Minneapolis, MN Mar 10, 2016 $86,800 -
$130,200
Performance Engineer Ameriprise Financial, Inc. Minneapolis, MN Dec 09, 2016 $86,800 -
$130,200
Performance Engineer General Motors Company Warren, MI Jan 09, 2016 $86,760
Performance Engineer/Analyst (Associate) JP Morgan Chase & Co Newark, DE Jul 15, 2015 $86,700
Performance Improvement Engineer Valmet, Inc. Lansdale, PA Nov 08, 2016 $85,946 -
$102,230

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  1. Test Plans
  2. Web
  3. Loadrunner Analysis
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  • Designed and Implemented Performance test plans based on system understanding and analysis of functional and system specifications.
  • Used LoadRunner tool for testing and monitoring actively participated in enhancement meetings focused on making the website more intuitive and interesting.
  • Produced performance test execution summary reports and presentations using LoadRunner Analysis, and presented report to management.
  • Performed Oracle 10g Release 2 and SQL database administration on AT&T business enterprise network.
  • Work extensively with LoadRunner Controller to create scenarios for different load tests like Durability test, Stress test and Performance test.

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