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Tech Lead, Performance Engineering [Remote]

Company: HiRoad
Location: Springfield
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Our Mission

We make good things happen by recognizing and rewarding people for taking the high road. How? By reinventing insurance that celebrates people's mindful choices.

Insurance was fundamentally a brilliant idea, but it always had a key challenge - it couldn't identify and acknowledge the positive decisions that individuals made along the way. But when we apply smart mobile technologies, we can. And that's what we do. We help our customers save on their monthly bill. But more importantly, they join a growing movement of people who dare to live more mindfully because doing so is simply better for everyone.

We're a well-funded, talent dense team of people who care about using our skills to do good. From data science, to design, engineering, insurance, product, research, user experience and beyond - we believe in people who believe they can make the world even better. Join us, and let's build the higher path that is HiRoad.

The Role

The Tech Lead for Performance Engineering will be responsible for leading all performance and scalability initiatives by proactively identifying and diagnosing issues and rapidly identifying root causes to resolve performance problems.

You'll collaborate with engineers, product managers and other cross functional team members to analyze functional requirements, devise architecture designs that provide real scalability, low latency, and high availability. You'll contribute ideas for continually improving the team's efficiency & work enjoyment, as well as provide technical guidance and mentorship to junior developers.

Your day-to-day:

* Lead, collaborate and contribute to develop all performance testing
* Collaborate with engineering to debug issues, analyze logs, traces, dumps, etc.
* Collaborate with infrastructure team (SRE/Platform) to make infrastructure or code changes to improve performance and scalability
* Work with engineers to develop performance test plans based on deep understanding of domain, architecture and product tech stack
* Work with engineering to design, implement and maintain performance and scalability test frameworks
* Design and implement relevant simulators to ingest large data
* Collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders, providing testing insights and coming up with innovative solutions to improve and ensure the performance of our product and debugging performance problems.
* Work with engineering to root cause performance issues and contribute to product code to alleviate these issues
* Support in troubleshooting problems, such as system malfunctions, test failures in pipelines, customer reported bugs and close the test coverage loop.
* Provide feedback, propose solutions and suggest improvements in the product
* Collaborate with engineering to deploy and manage AWS instances to orchestrate the scale and performance testing pipeline.

Our Stack:

* Programming Languages: Python, Go, Javascript
* Frameworks: React.js, Selenium, K6, Natives
* Data Engineering: Airflow, Redshift, Redash, Pandas
* Test Management: Test Rail
* DevOps: Terraform, Helm, K8s, Docker
* Cloud Environment: AWS
* CICD - Gitlab, Jenkins

About you:

* 7 years of experience in performance and scalability testing
* 3+ years of experience leading performance engineering initiatives
* 3+ years of analytical and programming skills (Python, Javascript, Bash)
* 1+ years of docker skills and K8s experience
* 3+ years of experience deploying in AWS ecosystem and using open source tools
* 2+ years of full-stack generalist experience, preferably Python and JavaScript
* Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to lead discussions and contribute during code reviews
* Excellent troubleshooting skills and great attention to detail

Bonus Points:

* Gitlab/GitHub actions CI/CD experience is a plus
* K6 experience is a plus
* DevOps experience
* P&C Insurance domain knowledge

Additional Details

* Salary: We pay competitive salaries factoring in experience, skill set, and location. We do not offer equity.
* We provide a wide-selection of health and welfare benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and supplemental income plans. We also offer a 401(k) Plan with a company match.
* Wellness and Time Off: We provide Headspace subscriptions, a wellness allowance, and generous time off including four weeks of PTO in the first year of employment with additional time granted upon hire. New parents may also take eight weeks of fully paid parental leave (plus four weeks for parents who give birth) which may be taken within one year after the birth and/or the adoption of a child.
* Professional learning and growth: We provide a generous allowance each year for professional learning, continuing education, and career development.
* Location: May work from anywhere in the US, but will need to be actively available during core meeting hours from 9:00AM - 3:00PM pacific time to collaborate with team members across all time zones.
* Some travel may be required after the San Francisco office re-opens.
* Candidates based in the SF Bay Area will be able to commute to the SF office for in-person meetings and other gatherings. Frequency TBD.

What We Need

* Please submit a resume and any relevant links

BlueOwl, LLC is an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.

This role is employed by BlueOwl, LLC. BlueOwl, LLC is a separate company in the State Farm family of companies and is the solutions provider for the HiRoad Assurance Company.

Keywords: HiRoad, New England , Tech Lead, Performance Engineering [Remote], Engineering , Springfield, Northeast

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