Senior Performance Engineer Guidewire Software
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Do you enjoy pushing the limits of large-scale systems? Do you get excited about finding bottlenecks? Are you curious about anomalies in application performance? You may be an ideal candidate for our Performance Engineer position. Performance Engineers at Guidewire focus on testing and tuning our suite of enterprise applications.
Guidewire builds large and extraordinarily complex applications that have to work reliably with significant data volumes and under heavy load. Our applications are highly configurable, and we need to test out-of-the-box configurations as well as common or risky customizations. We are looking for thoughtful, creative and highly-skilled engineers who love tackling the deep and difficult problems inherent in performance tuning, relish squeezing every last bit of performance from every layer of the application stack and, most importantly, are capable of detecting and fixing potential as well as actual performance issues. We're particularly interested in engineers who would enjoy developing tools to improve and expedite our performance tuning work, both internally and in our customers' environments.
Our development process is sustainable (no death marches), work/life balance friendly, and we pride ourselves on a calm, systematic, and rational approach to our business. See and hear from our employees at http://www.guidewire.com/about_guidewire/careers
If you are happy when coding, and even happier identifying and solving software performance problems, we would love to hear from you.
As a Senior Performance Engineer, you will:
- Benchmark application performance across numerous dimensions and platforms on a variety of software and hardware stacks.
- Work collaboratively across our application teams to achieve performance objectives on multiple product lines.
- Identify performance issues, and perform root cause analysis on them, using both custom and off-the-shelf tools.
- Work with Platform and Database Performance Engineers to improve instrumentation and testing infrastructure and to resolve issues.
- Identify and fill gaps in our test coverage.
- Push the state of the art in realistic, large-scale, high volume testing techniques.
We care most about your critical thinking skills and technical talent. However, the following skills and prior experience are desired.
- 5+ years of software engineering experience
- 2+ years of performance testing and tuning experience
- Solid understanding of Java and SQL
- Experience with multiple JVMs and VM tuning
- Knowledge of commercial profiling tools such as JProfiler, YourKit and DynaTrace
- Experience with multiple database platforms, including Oracle and SQL Server
- Experience tuning with multi-byte datasets
- Web-based applications, Web Services
Guidewire Software is a leading provider of flexible core systems that enable property/casualty insurers to deliver insurance the way they want to. Guidewire builds high quality software that consistently works as promised. Designed for maximum flexibility and scalability, Guidewire solutions give carriers the capability to deliver excellent service to policyholders and agents and increase market share â€" while lowering operating costs. The Guidewire Insurance Suiteâ"¢, consisting of Guidewire PolicyCenterÂ®, Guidewire BillingCenterÂ®, and Guidewire ClaimCenterÂ®, spans the entire insurance lifecycle â€" underwriting, policy administration, billing, and claims management. Guidewire is headquartered in San Mateo, California, with offices in London, Munich, Paris, Sydney, Tokyo, and Toronto. For more information, visit www.guidewire.com.
PLEASE NOTE: We are only able to hire candidates who have the legal right to work in the United States. Principals only. No phone calls, please.
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As the number one provider of enterprise software applications to the property and casualty insurance industry, we beat our competitors (Accenture, SAP, and others) 9 times out of 10. Guidewire is an award-winning company both within the insurance industry and in the software technology space. Given our success and increasing demand for our products domestically and internationally, we continue to experience double-digit revenue growth. Guidewire has offices throughout the world, including in London, Munich, Paris, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Hong Kong, and the United States.
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San Mateo, CA 94404
|Company Profile:||Guidewire Software is a profitable, privately held, and VC-backed enterprise software product development company that exclusively serves the 1.5 trillion dollar property and casualty insurance industry. Our products enable companies such as GEICO, Liberty Mutual, and Amica to efficiently run their high volume core operations, including underwriting, policy administration, claims, and billing.
Our success can be directly attributed to the bright and extremely talented employees who make it all happen. If you are looking for an opportunity where your talents will not only be recognized and leveraged but also challenged, at a company that is grabbing significant market share in a 1.5 trillion dollar industry, then Guidewire is the place for you. We have an extremely low-turnover organization and 100 percent customer referenceability.
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