Senior/Lead Performance Engineer
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Job CategorySoftware Engineering
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Are you a systems performance expert? A data nut? An automation wiz? Want to be part of something big? How about building the innovative distributed database technology that is powering growth of the Salesforce Core Platform across the globe?
The Salesforce Database team is building the future of trusted enterprise computing in the cloud. We're a fast-paced highly collaborative team and work across all areas of our distributed transactional database technology stack. We are seeking creative and dynamic performance engineers to deliver the tools, analysis, and optimizations that will drive the Salesforce Core database technology to new levels of performance and scalability with every release.
Our performance engineers partner closely with database and storage system developers, application performance engineers, infrastructure engineers, and our analytics team to deliver all the pieces that add up to high performance in production at scale. Sounds exciting? It is!
Develop, run and analyze a comprehensive suite of performance workloads and system benchmarks for release qualifications, research, and development projects
Investigate production performance issues
Work closely with systems and application developers to deliver performance fixes and proactive improvements.
Devise, prototype and evaluate system performance and scalability improvements (algorithmic efficiency, concurrency control, memory management, etc.)
Profile the database engine (C code) and storage service (Java code)
Conduct benchmarking, analysis and modeling for hardware selection and capacity management
Collaborate with multiple teams on telemetry, dashboards, and analysis facilities to manage the performance of our rapidly growing production fleet
BS or higher degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field
3+ years experience in professional software development
3+ years experience in performance engineering for systems software
Strong CS fundamentals including data structures, algorithms, and system design
Strong coding skills (Java or C/C++)
Proficiency in SQL database programming
Fluency with Linux commands, interfaces and OS concepts
Expertise in data analysis and visualization
High energy and enthusiasm for technical problem solving, learning and growth mindset
Phenomenal communication and collaboration skills
Desired Skills & Experience
MS or PhD in databases or distributed systems is a plus
Experience with SQL query optimization, knowledge of DB optimizer internals
Depth in database architecture and internals
Experience with Splunk for performance monitoring and analytics
Java profiling tools, JVM tuning, heap dump analysis
Working with source control systems (Git preferred)
Linux shell scripting, Python
Statistical analysis and experimental design
Operating system concepts including processes, threads, memory management, networking, file systems, and storage
Network technologies like DNS, Load Balancing, SSL, TCP/IP, HTTP
Cloud based platforms and infrastructure (AWS, GCP, Azure)
Docker and Kubernetes
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