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Working As A Senior Performance Engineer

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

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $91,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior Performance Engineer Do At Vmware

* Design and develop benchmarks/workloads to characterize the performance from end-to-end perspective, including UI and backend core components
* Design and deploy cloud scale environments to study performance
* Develop and automate performance measurement and data analysis tools
* Develop performance diagnostics tools in the products
* Understand the products in depth to be able to identify bottlenecks in code/design/architecture
* Implement or prototype optimization ideas
* Research next generation architectures for cloud scale performance
* Work with Product Management teams to help define product directions as it relates to performance and architectural improvements.
* Publish research papers and product performance technical whitepapers

What Does A Senior Performance Engineer Do At Sap

* Support an always-available cloud-based SaaS platform
* Using monitoring tools to find problems, resolve and/or escalate to development and ensure that we exceed our SLAs
* Participate in the building of tools and processes to support the infrastructure
* Design and implement overhead, scalability, stability, and stress tests using industry standard tools and custom developed software written in Java
* Provide expertise for use in capacity planning, and hardware and network configuration
* Handle presales escalations, prioritize initiatives and align them with business goals
* Assist other teams across different domain, including engineering, cloud operations and presales support
* Learn on the job and explore new technologies with little supervisio

What Does A Senior Performance Engineer Do At Kronos

* Strong Performance engineering concepts, strong aptitude for Performance test planning, identifying performance requirements/targets, test prioritization, schedule/environment/issue management
* Strong/extensive hands on experience in performance testing/execution
* Strong aptitude towards performance investigation, troubleshooting, sharing reports/insights
* Experience as consultant or working in a client-facing role
* Test development experience with strong problem solving skills, fluent/aptitude for coding
* Performance engineering experience such as, instrumentation/APM (dynaTrace), mocking/service virtualization, insights/reporting
* Experience in modeling/simulation of complex scenario and comprehensive end to end automation
* Continuous Load/Test automation development experience
* Experience with MSMQ, NServiceBus, SOA, POS, Integration Services, App Fabric, Content Management System (CMS) (Sitecore, Tridion), Cloud computing environment (VMWare, AWS, Azure), load balancers (F5, AWS), NoSQL, Fiddler/Charles Proxy, Splunk/Tableau
* Continuously monitor the results of performance issues that arise from the field as well as internally found items
* Proactively update and document best practices for the application and its enhancements
* Provide suggestions for improvement in Development or Testing practices to increase efficiency
* Review development designs and requirements to inform the appropriate parties of potential performance implications of the new enhancements
* Work with the Product Management teams to develop and enhance Customer based performance scenarios; and to set testing criteria to meet or achieve these standards as future versions are released

What Does A Senior Performance Engineer Do At Oracle

* Performance work on one or more Oracle components integrated
* with System Group hardware:
* Oracle DB
* Big Data Analytics
* Cloud - covering both PaaS and IaaS multi-tenant performance
* Web-tier especially in security
* Enterprise & Java application
* OEL, Solaris
* Virtualization including OVM/Xen, KZ, and LDOMs
* Workload/benchmark characterization and development
* Best practice and reference architecture
* Deep
* Dive performance analysis with innovative thinking
* Coordinate and follow through any proposed implementation and
* testing with related product teams
* Competitive performance analysis
* With this opening, we are targeting to hire a performance
* engineer to lead network performance projects in system infrastructure
* sub-team

What Does A Senior Performance Engineer Do At Rambus

* Design detailed performance test plans, scenarios, scripts, or procedures of software and production data in a secure environment
* Maintain documentation of performance test plans
* Plan and execute various metrics needed to assert performance of system.
* Actively involved in performance automation framework including core libraries development using Python
* Load generation : create tools to generate loads with precise mix of operations
* Graph generation: visualize the performance tests results and generate test reports for each workload
* Compare performance results across build to provide early warning of degraded performance
* System performance tests: measure how performance is impacted as the system scales.
* For example measure the effects of performance as the number of connections to the server grows , or when number of nodes in the cluster increases
* System monitoring: track the utilization of system resources such as cpu, disk, memory across time on multiple virtual machines or physical machines.
* Engages effectively with software developers to understand technical concepts.
* Comfortable providing product requirements input to make applications and the UI more testable and more robust
* Work and Function well in a fast-paced multi-tasking environment
* Provide guidance to Peer Engineers on “How to build for performance

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Average Yearly Salary
$91,000
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$65,000
Min 10%
$91,000
Median 50%
$91,000
Median 50%
$91,000
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$91,000
Median 50%
$91,000
Median 50%
$91,000
Median 50%
$91,000
Median 50%
$126,000
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Best Paying Company
Nvidia
Highest Paying City
Cupertino, CA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
2.7 years
How much does a Senior Performance Engineer make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Senior Performance Engineer in the United States is $91,096 per year or $44 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $65,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $126,000.

Real Senior Performance Engineer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Performance Test Engineer Netflix, Inc. Los Gatos, CA Mar 30, 2015 $240,200
Senior Performance Engineer Egnyte, Inc. Mountain View, CA Jun 21, 2016 $175,000
Senior Performance Engineer Egnyte, Inc. Mountain View, CA Apr 25, 2016 $175,000
Senior Performance Engineer Mobile Iron, Inc. Mountain View, CA Jan 06, 2016 $164,382
Senior Performance Engineer Credit Sesame, Inc. Mountain View, CA May 30, 2016 $160,000
Senior Performance Engineer MacHine Zone, Inc. Palo Alto, CA Aug 28, 2015 $160,000 -
$189,000
IT Senior Performance Engineer Salesforce.com, Inc. San Francisco, CA Jan 12, 2015 $155,000
SR. Performance Engineer Pure Storage, Inc. Mountain View, CA Feb 17, 2016 $148,803
Senior Platform Performance Engineer Ninthdecimal Mountain View, CA Mar 18, 2015 $145,000
Senior Performance Engineer Salesforce.com, Inc. San Francisco, CA Jun 08, 2015 $140,000
SR. Performance Engineer Renaissance Learning, Inc. New York, NY May 30, 2016 $140,000 -
$170,000
Senior Performance Engineer Inflection.com, Inc. Redwood City, CA Mar 23, 2015 $140,000
Senior Performance Engineer, Data.com Salesforce.com, Inc. San Mateo, CA Nov 01, 2016 $138,362
Smts, Senior Performance Engineer, Search Cloud Salesforce.com, Inc. San Francisco, CA Nov 07, 2016 $138,362
Senior Performance Test Engineer Amadeus North America, Inc. Waltham, MA Jun 09, 2016 $119,000
Senior Performance Testing Engineer Alstom Power Inc. Windsor, CT Mar 23, 2016 $118,569
Senior Performance Engineer Akamai Technologies, Inc. Cambridge, MA Nov 18, 2015 $115,000 -
$135,000
Senior Performance Engineer Akamai Technologies, Inc. Cambridge, MA Apr 13, 2015 $115,000 -
$135,000
Senior Performance Engineer Evolent Health LLC Arlington, VA Nov 14, 2016 $115,000 -
$125,000
SR. Performance Engineer Tesla Motors, Inc. Fremont, CA Jun 06, 2016 $115,000 -
$125,000
Senior Performance Test Engineer Mobileiron, Inc. Mountain View, CA Sep 10, 2015 $115,000 -
$140,000
Senior Performance Test Engineer Dealertrack, Inc. Lake Success, NY Jan 28, 2015 $114,941
Senior Performance and Verification Engineer Lg Electronics Mobile Research U.S.A., LLC San Jose, CA Apr 27, 2015 $102,606
Senior Performance Engineer Motorola Mobility LLC Chicago, IL Mar 02, 2015 $102,523 -
$134,700
Senior Performance Engineer Motorola Mobility LLC Chicago, IL May 11, 2015 $102,523 -
$134,700
SR. Healthcare Performance Engineer Montefiore Medical Center Yonkers, NY Oct 01, 2015 $102,000
Senior Engineer Performance/Simulation/Application Caterpillar Inc. Rossville, IL May 25, 2015 $102,000
Senior Performance Engineer The Mathworks, Inc. Natick, MA Sep 04, 2015 $102,000
Senior Performance Engineer Webmd, LLC New York, NY Dec 29, 2015 $101,899 -
$130,000
Senior Performance Engineer Akamai Technologies, Inc. Santa Clara, CA Feb 16, 2016 $101,800 -
$145,000

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Top Skills for A Senior Performance Engineer

  1. Test Cases
  2. Multi-User Performance Tests
  3. Load Runner
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Create Performance Test Cases, Number of transactions per hour and concurrent users Prepare load test data.
  • Executed multi-user performance tests using LoadRunner.
  • Created, Executed and Monitored the feasibility of various manual and goal oriented scenarios of an application with Load Runner Controller.
  • Performed web testing by identifying broken links, User Interface & functionality test and compatibility test of the web application.
  • Build and execute SQL queries to verify the data updates to various tables and ensure data quality and integrity.

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Top 10 Best States for Senior Performance Engineers

  1. New Hampshire
  2. Colorado
  3. Virginia
  4. Connecticut
  5. District of Columbia
  6. California
  7. Texas
  8. New Jersey
  9. Alaska
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Senior Performance Engineer Demographics

Gender

Male

66.5%

Female

23.5%

Unknown

10.0%
Ethnicity

White

45.2%

Asian

26.7%

Hispanic or Latino

9.8%

Black or African American

9.3%

Unknown

8.9%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

French

40.0%

Mandarin

20.0%

Carrier

20.0%

Chinese

20.0%
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Senior Performance Engineer Education

Schools

Purdue University

12.5%

More Tech Institute

7.5%

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

6.3%

New York University

6.3%

Ohio State University

6.3%

National University

5.0%

Georgia Institute of Technology -

5.0%

California State University - Long Beach

5.0%

University of Bridgeport

5.0%

Syracuse University

3.8%

Michigan Technological University

3.8%

Arizona State University

3.8%

Wright State University

3.8%

Northeastern University

3.8%

Pennsylvania State University

3.8%

University of New Haven

3.8%

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

3.8%

Strayer University

3.8%

University of California - Berkeley

3.8%

University of California - Santa Barbara

3.8%
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Majors

Computer Science

26.7%

Business

10.7%

Electrical Engineering

9.8%

Mechanical Engineering

8.6%

Computer Engineering

7.2%

Engineering

6.3%

Information Technology

6.3%

Computer Applications

4.7%

Computer Information Systems

3.7%

Physics

2.3%

Industrial Engineering

2.1%

Information Systems

1.6%

Electrical Engineering Technology

1.4%

Computer Networking

1.4%

Accounting

1.4%

Education

1.2%

Project Management

1.2%

Statistics

1.2%

Finance

1.2%

Health Care Administration

1.2%
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Degrees

Bachelors

47.5%

Masters

33.3%

Other

10.3%

Doctorate

3.6%

Associate

2.0%

Diploma

1.8%

Certificate

1.6%
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