Senior Performance Engineer at Ripple

Ripple’s mission is to enable payments every way, everywhere for everyone. We believe connecting traditional financial entities like banks, payment providers and corporations with emerging blockchain technologies and users is the path to an open, decentralized, and more inclusive financial future. This Internet of Value gives any internet-enabled person, application or device access to financial services that are transparent, fast, reliable, and cheap. Delivering this vision is a challenge of massive scale spanning $155 trillion in annual cross border fiat payments and the $1.5 trillion market of digital assets that has grown 10X in the last year.

We are looking for a performance engineer to join a growing team which is in charge of performance, scalability and reliability of the products and/or features we deliver to the XRPL community. You will work closely with developers, scientists, devOps and other members in the performance team to gain deep knowledge on software use cases and its data flow, model realistic load profiles and conduct comprehensive performance testing and tuning on products and features we deliver as a team. The ideal candidate should be passionate about problem solving, possess strong analytical and logical thinking skills and be very detail oriented.

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

Work with teams across the organization in acquiring performance requirements and load forecast metrics
Participate in the full software development lifecycle, from software design and requirements gathering to iterative performance testing
Work with the development team to understand feature details and call flows in order to design realistic performance testing load model and test data shapes
Develop comprehensive load simulators and all necessaries tools required for the testing
Conduct iterative performance testing and tuning during the software development life cycle
Provide tuning and sizing guidelines for the software products
Work closely with the devOps and infrastructure team to provide key performance monitoring and alerting metrics
Be a technical subject matter expert, provide technical leadership and share your expertise with a growing team of engineers
Continuously raise our standard of engineering excellence by proactively looking out for problematic signs that may affect product’s performance and/or reliability

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR:

Bachelor’s degree or higher in Software Engineering, Computer Science, or a equivalent industry experience
2+ years of experience in software performance engineering
5+ years of experience in software industry
Expert knowledge in Apache JMeter or other load testing tool(s), working knowledge of Python or other scripting languages.
Excellent communication skills in both verbal and written
Intellectual curiosity, hyper focused and persistence – you are not easily satisfied with hypothetical explanation but driven in digging out the real truth
You thrive on autonomy, responsibility and owning your work, end to end
A positive attitude and a passion for sharing knowledge within your team and organization
Attention to detail and a commitment to excellence

WHAT WE OFFER:

The chance to work in a fast-paced start-up environment with experienced industry leaders
A learning environment where you can dive deep into the latest technologies and make an impact
Competitive salary and equity
Medical, dental, and vision with 100% employer contributions for employees and dependents
Industry-leading parental leave policies
Generous wellness reimbursement program
Employee giving donation match
Brand new office in Toronto
Weekly company meeting – ask me anything style discussions with our Leadership Team
Team outings to sports games, happy hours, game nights and more!

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