Belk
Position Summary:

Senior Performance Architect focus is to implement Performance Engineering methodologies, processes across the IT towers. The purpose of this role is to understand the critical systems across IT towers understand the complexity of the systems by analyzing various components of the system. The Senior Performance Architect should take complete ownership in terms of driving the recommendations to implementation across various projects by working with several teams under challenging circumstances.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:
  • Implement Performance Engineering discipline by establishing relationships across several teams so that the engineering recommendations could be planned and addressed as part of the development life cycle

  • Take complete ownership and drive the changes to be implemented for improving performance by working with management and leadership teams

  • Contribute to aspects of the solution delivery lifecycle in performance prototyping, capacity modeling, performance driven design, profiling, performance testing, availability management, and troubleshooting.

  • Clearly communicate to IT and business stakeholders regarding performance-related recommendations and tradeoffs, justify the same with appropriate data

  • Identify gaps in Performance Engineering implementation across various IT towers, document the gaps and address for any improvements as applicable with the necessary stake holders

  • Partner with Performance Testing team, assisting with creating and refining effective performance test objectives, test plans, and scenarios that help the organization achieve Non Functional Requirements for Performance across applications.

  • Participate in Architecture Review Board, assessing various solutions’ ability to meet performance engineering requirements.

  • Collaborate with project teams on application and module design that achieves the quality attributes of performance, scalability, and availability.

  • Independently utilizes diagnostic and monitoring tools to detect, isolate, and resolve performance issues throughout the application technology stack by configuring or utilizing the appropriate performance engineering tool set

  • Provide technical and analytical leadership to a small team of performance analysts and systems analysts, working together to resolve performance issues and continuously improve application performance, for both real-time transactional systems and batch systems.

  • Guide operations and support team on building and refining performance metrics capture and reporting for Production systems, and corresponding processes.

  • Carry out Production Performance Assessments and provide recommendations for improvements

  • Provide performance-related mentoring and training to other architects, technical leads, and developers.

Requirements/Qualifications:
  • Expertize in analyzing code level issues for concurrency, scalability etc…

  • Experience in carrying out Single Point of Fail Over analysis

  • Experience in analyzing configuration related problems across technology stack

  • Experience with APM tools (CA-Wily APM, Compuware DynaTrace, AppDynamics), load testing tools (JMeter, SOASTA, Compuware Gomez, Load Runner), profiling tools (JProfiler)

  • Expertise with Java, JSP, JMS, JDBC, and performance tuning

  • Expertise with assessing and tuning application caches.  Thorough knowledge of caching algorithms (LRU, MRU)

  • Experience with test-driven development techniques, using tools (TDD, JUnit)

  • Experience with web services, and corresponding performance tuning

  • Experience in analyzing component level benchmarks

  • Performance tuning servers (memory, storage)

  • Performance tuning operating system parameters (Linux, Solaris, Windows)

  • Performance tuning SQL statements and stored procedures (Oracle)

  • Performance tuning Java application containers (WebLogic, JBoss, Tomcat)



  • 14 + Years of Experience in Performance Engineering

  • 2 + Years of Experience as Performance Architect

  • 5 + years of experience in engineering Design and code level issues

  • Bachelor’s degree in software engineering, computer science, or related field

  • Expertise in Retail domain knowledge



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