Software Performance Engineer

Ref#: 23745

Function: Engineering

Location: Canada, ON, Ottawa

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OPENTEXT - THE INFORMATION COMPANY

As the Information Company, our mission at OpenText is to create software solutions and deliver services that redefine the future of digital. Be part of a winning team that leads the way in Enterprise Information Management. #LI-POST

The opportunity:

Are you interested in Enterprise Information Management and motivated in facing challenges? This Software Performance Engineer role is a compelling opportunity to assess the performance of EIM solutions in new technology stacks, identify and work with team members possessing diverse skillsets to resolve often complex and challenging performance issues. The position requires the continuous learning of new technologies and will give you exposure to the end-to-end deployment of EIM solutions.

This is an entry level technical position requiring a computer science background, but no prior performance and load testing experience is expected as that will be learned on the job. Candidates having prior performance and load testing experience are encouraged to apply as compensation and job level is commensurate to existing skill level and experience.

You are great at:

• Designing, developing, executing and analyzing performance and load tests for software products.
• Simulating realistic usage profiles, with increasing data and transactional volumes as expected in customer deployments.
• Bench-marking and identifying slow operations, resource bottlenecks and capacity trending models.
• Drilling into associated data to determine cause and work with development to improve their responsiveness or transaction throughput.
• Producing reports and guidance for both internal and external stakeholders.

What it takes:

• Computer science, mathematics or engineering degree or diploma, or equivalent experience in technical aspects of the software development industry
• Hands on experience with web application technologies
• Exposure to Windows Server editions and Unix/Linux administration
• Development experience (not strictly necessary, but will offer a greater chance for involvement in making improvements and code profiling)
• Bonus marks given to candidates with prior experience using performance or load testing software (eg Load Runner, SilkPerformer, JMeter, etc), analysis and interpretation of hardware monitoring statistics, and performance diagnostic tools
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
• Most importantly a keen interest and tenacity for finding performance bottlenecks, designing/developing tests to expose them, analyzing impact with statistics, and working with other performance analysts and product developers to optimize performance and handle high volumes or users, transactions and data.

At OpenText we understand and value diversity in our employees and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We hire the best talent regardless of sex, national origin, disability or race. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process please email accommodationrequests@opentext.com.

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