Performance Engineer II at Peapod Digital Labs

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What’s Our Dish 

Announced in May 2018, Peapod Digital Labs (PDL) is an Ahold Delhaize USA company that powers the eCommerce and digital strategies for the Great Local Brands of Ahold Delhaize USA. Accelerating growth in digital and personalization capabilities, PDL is an innovation lab focused on meeting the changing needs of customers, regardless of when, where, and how consumers choose to shop.  

Peapod continues to be a consumer-facing eCommerce brand, and is part of Peapod Digital Labs, focused on growing Peapod sales to consumers.  

 

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Performance Engineer II will serve as a principle Engineer within Peapod Digital Labs DevOps, Automation and Performance Engineering team. This role is an experienced technologist and technical partner to the application development, quality engineering, operations, DevOps, automation, security, and infrastructure teams. Performance Engineer III will collaborate with and bring considerable strength to a team of experts in end-to-end and performance testing, with extensive knowledge of highly-scalable software systems, who will be responsible for building capabilities for monitoring the performance and availability of the entire Peapod Digital Labs portfolio of applications.


Recipe for Success - What's "in store" for the role

  • A recognized inspiring contributor, with a strong ability to influence others, build consensus, lead teams, engage engineers, and drive towards business and technical decisions.
  • Define the Performance Engineering Maturity model in alignment with Agile Transformation goals.
  • Define, drive and implement impactful additions and enhancements to monitoring and performance testing all PDL applications.
  • Work with other in Quality Engineering teams within the DevOps & Automation group to ensure that all production systems are properly tested and any identified issues remediated
  • Collaborate with the development and engineering groups to track changes to software and systems that might impact performance and provide guidance on best practices and techniques for building to scale.
  • Work with Product organization to develop strong KPIs, usage patterns, and business objectives and implement coverage in performance tests with thorough and relevant results reporting.
  • Leverage Application Performance Monitoring tooling for establishing continuous monitoring process
  • Identify and establish report & dashboard functionality to report performance tests and metrics to development teams as well as technical and business leadership.
  • Work efficiently to support mitigating performance risks of deliverables across multiple scrum teams, parallel releases and multi application dependencies.
  • Embrace the values of a can-do attitude, blameless incident management process and metrics-driven operational culture
  • Passionate about building an excellent performance testing process.
  • Passionate about leveraging automation to reduce reoccurring issues and lower time to market.
  • Design and implement performance measures in CI/CD pipelines
  • Provide expert technical guidance and ongoing engineering design review to teams planning and implementing large migrations, service-oriented architecture, broad architectural shifts, and capacity growth
  • Design and implement to iterative improvements to blameless incident management processes, root cause analyses, outage prevention, and service recovery strategies across the engineering organization
  • Partner closely with Development, Security, Quality, Operations and Product teams to achieve high priority security, privacy, compliance, reliability and business-continuity objectives on our overall roadmap
  • Propose and drive large improvements to production systems to achieve significant improvements for our business and engineering teams
  • Mentor less senior engineers to help them progress in the Performance Engineering practice and improve the overall strength of the team

The Essentials In Your Cart - The required ingredients 

  • Extensive hands-on experience with performance testing of Mobile, Web, API, DB, and supporting infrastructure (e.g. network) using testing tools, mobile app testing platforms and deploying these solutions to achieve strong performance, scalability, reliability and high quality in software releases.
  • You have the skills to implement load, stress, performance and reliability testing standards at scale to improve service, platform and infrastructure resiliency.
  • You have expert level root cause analysis skills in troubleshooting performance and scalability issues.
  • You have an expert ability to engineer high performance and scalability from project and feature inception through development and production.
  • Building and leveraging application logging frameworks to surface critical performance data.
  • Ability to instrument effective performance engineering practices in a cloud based computing infrastructure such as Microsoft Azure or similar as well as on-prem.
  • Ability to partner with all teams from the beginning of the Application delivery lifecycle to the end to ensure a thorough Performance Engineering approach to delivery.
  • Curiosity and applied skill and creativity in implementing new tools and technologies to improve performance.
  • Ability to write code and leverage tools that enable measurement of critical KPI's that ensure and improve the highest application performance.
  • Deep knowledge of test tools such as LoadRunner, Gatling and Apache JMeter as well as APM tools such as Dynatrace, App Dynamics or similar tools.
  • You have experience building mobile testing capabilities by building Mobile Device Labs that facilitate performance engineering.
  • You have experience in implementing automated code quality gates to shift quality left in development lifecycle.
  • You have proven capability in deploying performance test solutions that can provide high level of test coverage in least amount of time leveraging various methods to cut down test optimizations.
  • You have the skills to implement load, stress, performance and reliability testing standards at scale to improve service, platform and infrastructure resiliency.
  • You have leveraged various testing in the wild and end user testing platform like Applause for integrating real user feedback early into product development process.
  • Experience with automation, performance, API, DB testing tools and platforms and deploying these solutions to achieve strong reliability in software releases.

Extra Spices - What you should bring to the table

  • You have the skills to implement load, stress, performance and reliability testing standards at scale to improve service, platform and infrastructure resiliency
  • Ability to partner with teams from the beginning of the Application delivery lifecycle to the end to ensure a thorough Performance Engineering approach to delivery.
  • Curiosity and applied skill and creativity in implementing new tools and technologies to improve performance
  • Ability to write code and leverage tools that enable measurement of critical KPI's that ensure and improve the highest application performance
  • Deep knowledge of test tools such as LoadRunner, Gatling and Apache JMeter
  • You value openness, diversity of opinions and inclusive discussions at all times to evaluate a wide variety of ideas and perspectives in solving challenging problems

 

Join Us at Our Table  

Peapod Digital Labs is a forward-thinking company with a strong legacy of innovation. We recognize who powers our progress – our people! We offer a great variety of benefits and perks to our employees, including: great health care options, including PPO and HSA plans (with company contributions), dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, a 401k with strong company match and immediate vesting, and generous and flexible paid time off. 

We are an equal opportunity employer. We comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to sex, race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship status, religion, age, marital status (including civil unions), military service, veteran status, pregnancy (including childbirth and related medical conditions), genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, legally recognized disability, domestic violence victim status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Location

Right next to Union Station, we are easy to get too and surrounded by food in Downtown and the West Loop.

What are Peapod Digital Labs Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

Building a cutting edge eCommmerce center of excellence means our teams need to focus on their work challenges, not whether their benefits are activated. With a one-stop shop for online benefit management, competitive bonus potential, and a flexible, brand new office, our employees are able to focus on making the customer experience amazing.

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