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Performance Engineer

£80k - £100k
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The role

Hopin is seeking a software performance engineer to undertake regular performance profiling of its backend application, and to diagnose and find ways to fix scaling issues. Hopin’s usage is growing at an enormous pace, and production traffic is increasing week over week. This brings the opportunity for the engineering team to stay ahead of anticipated production loads by creating simulated stress tests, and then quickly developing solutions to scale problems.

The role is a hands-on role in the infrastructure team, but will involve working closely across all engineering teams to suggest and effect changes.

Ideal profile

  • At least 5 years of software engineering experience working on distributed systems at scale.
  • Extensive experience running performance tests against systems, and organizing and sharing performance results.
  • You’ve scaled a system to support hundreds of thousands of concurrent users.
  • Familiarity with distributed performance testing tools, such as Jmeter, Blazemeter, Flood.io and others.
  • Excellent knowledge of PostgreSQL/RDS/Aurora and how to get the most out of it.
  • Tuning experience around connection pools, thread pools, caches, load balancing and more.
  • Experience automating complex multi-step processes.
  • Experience with telemetry/diagnostic systems such as New Relic, DataDog and/or Honeycomb.

Responsibilities

  • Building a deep understanding of the scalability and performance of Hopin’s systems by automating performance tests to achieve our ambitious growth needs.
  • Automating frequent performance tests and gathering and analyzing results.
  • Working closely with other groups of engineers to solve scale and performance problems.

More about you

  • You work well in a very fast paced startup environment.
  • Ideally you have experience tuning Ruby on Rails applications on Heroku or AWS.
  • You probably have a computer science background, or something similar.
  • You’re a concise, accurate communicator.
  • You dig deep to find out the facts and you support them with data.
  • You’re a great collaborator.
  • You win support for your initiatives.
  • You get others to effect changes by persuading whoever necessary.

Offer

A competitive starting salary for this role with opportunity for bonuses as we scale. We are currently a remote team and for this position we are focusing on EMEA and East US Time zones. However, if you’re based in London you can work with the Founder, Ops and the Tech Lead in the heart of Shoreditch.

Benefits

For people who are more senior, the salary could be increased.

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