BlackLine
BlackLine automates and controls financial close processes for midsize and large organizations.
Woodland Hills, CA

Staff Performance Engineer at BlackLine

| Greater LA Area
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As a Staff Performance Engineer, you will play a crucial role in the success of our company by contributing to, as well as driving, high-quality releases and value-delivery to our customers. In this role, you will lead performance testing efforts across different product lines and engineering disciplines. You are expected to work with multiple projects with conflicting deadlines and in-compatible resource requirements. Using a wide range of tools and utilities, you identify performance related issues in the applications and systems and present your findings to other teams in the organization.

By following and evangelizing quality standards, as well as overall SDLC processes as they relate to quality, you will be able to affect meaningful change in the organization and help drive our culture to a quality and customer-first mentality.
Responsibilities:

  • Design and execute different performance test strategies depending on unique project purposes and client requirements
  • Analyze test results and establish reliable mathematic models for response time, throughput, SLA and other application performance metrics
  • Grow and evolve our performance tooling and testing processes to ensure tests are customer-like and representative of real-world scenarios
  • Identify existing bottlenecks in the hardware and software platform, application code stack, network and disk IO
  • Measure and document reliable predictions on potential bottlenecks as computing platforms and workloads change
  • Communicate test results and analysis to Engineering, Operations, PM, Network and DB teams
  • Develop unique performance testing tools, analysis methodologies, as well as capacity planning
  • Support the Engineering teams with tools and frameworks to enhance system performance, scalability and stability.
  • Help and guide other QE teams develop their own performance test plans and scripts
  • Co-ordinate multiple performance test projects within the limited test resources; provide expert opinions in understanding and analyzing their test results
  • Identify gaps, issues, or other areas of concern, and proactively define, propose, and enact process and workflow improvements to mitigate such issues.
  • Partner with Network, Database, Ops, InfoSec and other teams in evaluating performance issues and solutions for the infrastructure of the entire company
Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in Mathematics, Computer Science or related disciplines
  • 10+ years of hands-on experience in Web Application, SaaS, and RESTful API testing.
  • Technical leader with extensive experience in architecting and measuring application performance of complex SaaS product environments.
  • 10+ years of hands-on experience in closed network simulations and open network simulations
  • Fluent in Gatling.io and Jmeter; Knowledge of other industry standard performance tools such as Loadrunner, httperf etc is a plus.
  • In-depth knowledge of the inner workings of these utilities. Understand the key differences in the arrival patterns generated by these tools under different settings is a must.
  • Proven records in root-cause analysis.
  • Working knowledge of Queuing Theory.
  • Prior hands-on experience with load test in Cloud set-up, especially as part of Cloud migration strategy is a big plus.
  • In-depth knowledge in the stacks of common network protocols.
  • Prior working experience with appliances such as firewalls, routers and load balancers is preferred
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of SQL, including stored procedures, data models, and transactional flows is required
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well with engineers, product owners, and development managers, as well as other teams across the organization.
  • Experience in statistical analysis is a strong plus.
  • Experience testing mobile applications is a plus.

 

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BlackLine’s headquarters feature open work stations, informal lounge areas, a game room, a music room, quiet pods, training areas, and more.

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What are BlackLine Perks + Benefits

BlackLine Benefits Overview

BlackLine believes in providing the best possible service to its clients, and that starts with offering amazing perks to its employees. These perks include 100% coverage for healthcare, vision, and dental, 401(k) matching, ESPP, food, drinks, games, and so much more!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
At BlackLine, we feel that paying 100% of our employees’ health benefits is 100% the right thing to do. Medical, dental, and vision are taken care of by the company.
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
BlackLine has been offering company wide virtual fitness classes such as, Aerobics and Yoga!
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
BlackLine provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan.
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
BlackLine offers and Employee Stock Purchase Plan with the ability to buy stock at a discounted price.
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
BlackLine hosts company outings several times per year.
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Pool Table and Video Games.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
We offer employees free on-site garage parking.
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

We’re better together and know that amazing individuals make amazing teams. We also know that we bond through socializing and shared experiences. That’s how teams gel and support each other.

So, we like to play games together: table tennis, poker, and video games. We encourage company sports leagues and fitness groups. We relax with happy hours and team get-togethers, and we never let a holiday season go by without a celebration.

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