Performance Engineer

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The Performance Engineer specializing in web application performance will have a significant impact on product development. This individual will help ensure that our HCM platform is performant and scalable, and provide tools and guidance for developers to do so on their own features.

Are you the teammate we are looking for?

Who you are:

  • At ease working at all levels of the organization
  • Relentlessly curious about current market and technology trends, able to adapt accordingly
  • Passionate about automation
  • A superior communicator with a penchant for quality
  • Unflinching in your desire for production stability and client satisfaction
  • A natural problem solver that can quickly troubleshoot remediate application or environment issues
  • Able to work with both software development and operations
  • Able to coordinate and implement new applications
  • Able to balance long term projects with daily duties

How we work:

  • Small, self-sufficient product-oriented teams with an entrepreneurial spirit organized into categories
  • Dedicated Tech Operations experts committed to cutting-edge infrastructure and developer tools
  • We don’t add more folks to our teams, we add additional teams to scale
  • Casual, collaborative, agile environment which embraces and operates under our shared principles
  • Complete transparency with open, honest discussions about our progress
  • Close working relationship between executive stakeholders and product teams

What we offer:

  • Lean enabling process that focuses on putting our product teams in the best position to succeed
  • A commitment to investing in our products, hiring the best talent, and giving them the chance to meaningfully contribute to a vast market opportunity
  • A subscription to an Online Training Forum for all technology colleagues

Education & Experience:

  • Demonstrated understanding of the HTTP protocol, web applications with ability to pinpoint performance risks by interpreting output (e.g., network latency graphs, stack trace profiles)
  • Previous experience (ideally 5+ yrs) implementing and maintaining performance testing suites using tools (e.g. Microsoft Load and Performance Testing Framework) and providing analysis of the results
  • Experience with real-time site evaluation tools (e.g. AppDynamics)
  • Must understand DB bottlenecks and caching infrastructures
  • Experience working in a fast-paced Agile/Scrum development shop
  • Commitment to documentation best practices so your code can be consumed in an open source environment
  • Experience working in a .net environment

During the last three months, you would have:

  • Gained real-world experience developing in C#
  • Increased experience with continuous integration systems (e.g., Jenkins, TravisCI) and automated provisioning tools (e.g., Ansible, Puppet, Chef)
  • Demonstrated full stack performance engineering capabilities, ranging from instrumenting front-end (e.g. JavaScript) to back-end
  • Contributed to or consumed Open Source Frameworks
  • Solidified understanding of content delivery on a global scale, its challenges and how to solve them
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Location

We just moved into a larger, more modern space across from the bustling Woodfield Mall area in Schaumburg, accessible to plenty of bars & restaurants.

What are Paylocity Perks + Benefits

Paylocity Benefits Overview

Our commitment to hiring the best and brightest employees with a “talent anywhere” strategy means that no matter where you’re located around the country, you can be a part of our growing tech department

• Enjoy an attitude of trust to work remotely, manage your own schedule and be productive
• Work in small, cross-functional product-oriented teams
• Showcase development progress in two-week sprints with strong executive involvement
• Embrace the freedom to innovate, voice opinions and share new ideas

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
We have a talent anywhere culture, where employees can work anywhere in the US and/or work from one of three US offices located in Illinois, Florida, and Idaho
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
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