Performance Engineer, Senior

ApplyBoard

Kitchener City, Ontario, CA / Toronto, Ontario, CA
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Marketing/PR/Product Mktg
  • Post Date: 05/23/2021
  • Website: applyboard.com
  • Company Address:

About ApplyBoard

At ApplyBoard, we believe that education is a right, not a privilege. We empower people around the world to access the best education available. Through our platform and team of experts, we streamline the application process, from submission to enrolment, assisting thousands of students to pursue their dreams of studying abroad.

Job Description

We’re building a movement - an education revolution. We’re building a world where anyone, anywhere can have access to the best education regardless of where they were born. At our core, we believe education is a right, not a privilege. To that end, we’re building a company and a suite of products to lead the charge in transforming access to education. ApplyBoard is an online platform that empowers students around the world to access the best education by connecting international students, recruitment partners, and academic institutions. We simplify the study abroad search, application, and acceptance process. Not only do we help students with their study abroad journey, but we also help academic institutions to find the best students globally. Our goal is to help enable better, more diverse, schools that are enriched with cultures from all over the world.
 
 
The Opportunity:
 
As a Performance Engineer, you will be a hands-on senior engineer within the Cloud Services team. Your main role and responsibilities is to ensure the ApplyBoard web application and related services are performing and help engineering and DevOps teams to avoid any possible issues.
 

What you’ll be doing every day:

    • Monitor performance for applyboard.com production web application and related services
    • Create dashboards, gather metrics and set up alerts based on production performance issues. 
    • Work with Development and DevOps teams to ensure we log and gather proper metrics to evaluate and monitor the performance of ApplyBoard and related services
    • Generate periodic performance reports for management review regarding performance of our ApplyBoard and related applications
    • Provide report for open performance issues, stay on top of effort driving to fix the issues 
    • Report and follow up performance issues to responsible teams to take actions and fix issues
    • Work closely with the Quality Assurance team to ensure performance testing is performed for respective production releases to validate system performance and stability.
    • Analyze test results and work with Developers and Engineers to perform bug fixes.
    • Review Server and Browser logs to perform root cause analysis of performance issues and suggest corrective actions.
    • Oversee system performance lifecycle and identify key metrics for performance improvements.
    • Evaluate system performances and recommend improvements.
    • Perform frequent manual checks to ApplyBoard Web Application from different remote locations to ensure proper performance across the globe
    • Work with Quality and DevOps teams to automate the front-end user experience checks regarding performance of the ApplyBoard Web Application

What you bring to the table:

    • 3+ years of experience as a Performance Engineer
    • Passion to make a difference and make software run faster
    • Be data driven, love to measure, compare and understand what is going on behind the scenes
    • Great communication skills.  (Yes, everyone writes that - but we really mean it.)
    • Demonstrated ownership and pride in the performance of the software and infrastructure you work on, and the way that it succeeds in meeting the needs of its users
    • Ability to explain and defend an informed opinion while maintaining an open mind
    • Experience with engineering and operational practices and processes which promote incrementalism, frequent delivery and tight feedback loops - without sacrificing quality
    • Practical experience and knowledge of Amazon Web Services
    • Practical experience in scripting languages such as python
 
 
Thank you for your interest in ApplyBoard; however, only those applicants that have been selected for an interview will be contacted.  At ApplyBoard, we understand the value of having a diverse team. That’s why we believe in providing equal opportunity regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics, disability, and conviction. Please let us know if you require accommodation during the recruitment process. 
 
Life at ApplyBoard:
By joining our team, you have the opportunity to join the fastest-growing technology company in Canada, with many opportunities for growth and advancement. Work alongside a globally diverse team of over 800 team members based in 18 countries, who represent over 30 nationalities and speak more than 40 languages.
 
Make a difference in the lives of thousands of students as they explore educational opportunities. Want to learn more about Life at ApplyBoard, be sure to follow us on our Life at ApplyBoard Instagram. 
 
About ApplyBoard
ApplyBoard simplifies the study abroad search, application, and acceptance process by connecting international students, recruitment partners, and academic institutions on one platform. To date, ApplyBoard has become the world’s largest online platform for international student recruitment, assisting more than 100,000 students with their educational journey.
 
 In 2019, ApplyBoard was named the fastest-growing technology company in Canada by Deloitte, ranking #1 on the Technology Fast 50™ list. In 2020, ApplyBoard announced a C$170M Series C funding on a C$2B valuation, reaching a ‘Unicorn’ status. This funding will allow us to further invest in our technology, grow our team, and serve more students on our mission to educate the world. 
Thank you for your interest in ApplyBoard. Please note that only qualified applicants that have been selected for an interview will be contacted.  
 
At ApplyBoard, we understand the value of having a diverse team. That’s why we provide equal opportunity to applicants regardless of race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics, disability, and conviction. If you require an accommodation to submit an application and/or during the interview process, please notify the Talent Acquisition Team at [email protected] Requests will be addressed confidentially.

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