Senior Performance Engineer


Posted Under: Portland, Oregon jobs in Engineering; Engineering jobs in zipcode 97201
Posted On: 2017-08-22 02:00:00

Senior Performance Engineer

Marketo provides the leading engagement marketing software and solutions designed to help marketers develop long-term relationships with their customers - from acquisition to advocacy. Marketo is built for marketers, by marketers and is setting the innovation agenda for marketing technology.


  • Identify and fix application performance bottlenecks for a market-leading SaaS solution
  • Develop and test prototype application/system architectural components aimed at improving performance, scalability, and reliability
  • Create comprehensive benchmark tests for characterizing application and system performance
  • Work closely with the distributed software development team to review automation and to encourage performant design principles
  • Work closely with technical operations team for production performance monitoring and capacity planning
  • Have a positive work attitude, self-motivator, quick learner, and a team player.


  • 5+ years of working in performance optimization or core architecture role with 2+ years working in a Lead capacity
  • 3+ years of developing application software in a SaaS environment using Java and/or PHP
  • 2+ years experience with load testing, API testing, and system monitoring tools
  • Solid understanding of system components and application architecture a must
  • Working experience with typical performance load testing and profiling tools
  • Working experience in typical LAMP technology stack
  • Working knowledge of MySQL query optimization and tuning
  • B.S. in Computer Science or related fields; M.S a plus


  • Built performance tooling to scratch your own analytics itch
  • Experience integrating performance tools into Continuous Integration/Deployment pipelines
  • Experience with Aaka, LoadRunner, or Jmeter
  • Experience with Solr, HBase, Scala, Kafka, Spark, Redis, Mongo, Symfony, Propel, Memcached, Hadoop, ActiveMQ, Percona Tools, Docker, or Nginx
  • Software testing experience
  • Experience with cloud performance optimization

Marketo is an equal opportunity employer.