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Principal Performance Engineer

San Francisco

Performance Engineers at MuleSoft enable the Anypoint Platform to scale as we continue to transform how technologies and APIs connect with each other. We’re a fast growing team working in a fast growing company whose customer base is ever expanding and onboarding large customers. We influence the architecture of the Mulesoft’s product to be designed for performance, scalability and reliability. The Performance Team ensures that benchmarks are established, platform limits are established, internally and externally facing capacity and sizing guidelines are provided to consuming teams. You will lead our performance programs and team, work on the most cutting edge intelligence systems, and solve the hardest performance problems that puzzle even the savviest engineers. You'll use out-of-the-box thinking to bring stability to our platform and influence architecture by modeling production data and workloads. You'll implement end to end performance at all levels (application, system and infrastructure) as well as partner with Field teams to provide guidance on customer specific use cases and enable engineering teams to run performance as part of CI cycle. You'll also improve performance frameworks and increase coverage for the existing and new products and publish performance papers and white papers.

Goals for your first three months:

30 days:

  • Onboard and learn MuleSoft Architecture
  • Meet with all stakeholders and understand who does what and where you need to put focus
  • Learn exiting performance frameworks and tools used 
  • Assess the performance coverage
  • Work with a team member on delivering performance coverage for a project

60 days:

  • Come up with innovative ideas and improvements to the existing performance strategy
  • Start leading the team in the direction towards achieving the Performance goals 
  • Make recommendations, get consensus and implement strategies to reach goals
  • Understand cloud architecture and think of ways to bring reliability to the platform
  • Understand production issues and bring that to the program
  • Independently handle performance for a project

90 days:

  • Review and assess the success of the strategies defined earlier
  • Devise long term strategy for broader product areas
  • Start leading the team in reviewing performance methodologies and provide guidance
  • Engage in framework development, automation and tooling and contribute
  • Work with Engineering managers, fields teams on delivering performance requirements 
  • Provide visibility to Leadership team on the programs and performance metrics
  • Show contribution towards platform stability 

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Ability to ask the right questions and learn quickly
  • Experience in Java technologies, latest profiling tools and frameworks, and leading investigation with others to resolutions
  • Familiarity with multithreading and concurrency
  • Solid knowledge on performance, the core principles and methodologies, how to tune up the JVM, GC and the kernel
  • BS, MS or Ph.D. in CS or related disciplines from top university
  • A track record of action, creativity and ambition
  • Understanding of latest performance developments in the industry, complex architecture and how to devise performance strategy for existing and upcoming releases, metric data correlation
  • Strong technical articulation capabilities to work with customers and field teams on performance aspects and provide input in architectural discussions on how to design products for performance and scale

About Our Benefits:

  • Equity and generous Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Unlimited vacation
  • Gym discounts and weekly onsite yoga classes
  • Catered lunches three times a week and a fully stocked kitchen
  • Annual MeetUp, our company-wide offsite to learn, grow, and connect
  • Frequent office activities and offsites, like Muleys at the Ballpark, Waffle Wednesdays, and family nights
  • Regular opportunities to give back to the community together
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance for you and your family
  • 401(k) and pre-tax health insurance, dependent care, and commuter benefits (FSA)




About Us

Our mission is to help organizations change and innovate faster by making it easy to connect the world’s applications, data, and devices. MuleSoft's Anypoint Platform is at the heart of the applications and services you use every day, like Spotify and Salesforce, from Global 500 corporations to emerging companies in approximately 60 countries. Hiring the best and brightest people is our number one priority—our people define our culture and our future. We’re committed to providing an equal opportunity workplace where everyone is supported and inspired to fulfill our mission and build a successful company together. One of the fastest growing software companies, now with 18 global offices, we’ve been named the #1 Top Workplace in the Bay Area and a best place to work five years in a row—but we’ve barely scratched the surface. We need fiercely determined people to help us take on this challenge. Join the team!

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