Uptake is the actionable insights platform that makes the world more productive, safe, secure and reliable. We create products and solutions to achieve measurable results and outcomes to enable insight and predictive analytics across key industries by leveraging a common platform.

Performance Engineer at Uptake
What We Do:

Uptake is a Chicago-based predictive analytics SaaS platform provider that empowers major industry leaders to optimize performance, reduce asset failures and enhance safety. At Uptake, we combine our strengths—machine learning, analytics, data visualization and software development—with the expertise of our industrial partners. The result is enormous savings in development time and resources for Uptake’s partners and a proven industrial grade software platform that delivers value to partners and their end customers.

What You'll Do:

As a Performance Engineer, you’d create performance tests, manage platform stress and load and develop optimization methods. You’d work cross-functionally to identify problems and implement solutions.


  • Solid understanding of Java and Scala. Our framework is written in Scala but good Java understanding is needed as well.
  • Ability to work through Swagger documentation to understand capabilities of an implemented APIs.
  • Ability to enhance performance test framework as well as implement individual tests.
  • Experience with Jenkins project configuration.
  • Ability to use Chrome Developer Tools to analyze page performance.
  • Familiarity with New Relic reporting tools.


  • Gatling load testing framework experience.
  • Experience with performance test modeling.
  • The ability to recognize performance issues in written code.
  • Experience with HAR files and BrowserMobProxy.
  • Experience with Jenkins pipeline configuration.
  • Experience tuning web servers/ElasticSearch/Kafka for performance.

Day-to-Day Tasks

  • Work with Performance Team in test authorship, execution, review/evaluation.
  • Work with the automation framework team on load test framework changes.
  • Reporting performance issues to using Jira.
  • Work with individual application development teams to get performance issues resolved.
  • Review New Relic, troubleshoot post-deployment issues.

Please provide:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter

Company Reviews

What binds us is a passion for tackling hard problems and having a lot of fun along the way.
Nick Singh
UX Researcher
at Uptake
We have access to resources the moment we need them, and we can tap into an amazing talent pool at a moment’s notice.
Brad Nicholas
Lead Innovation Architect
at Uptake
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Perks & Benefits
Health/dental/vision coverage
401(k) match
Open PTO policy
Parental leave
Commuter benefits
Speaker series
Lunch stipend
Happy hours

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