Senior Performance Engineer
Proofpoint, Inc
Toronto, CAN
2d ago

Company Overview

At Proofpoint, we have a passion for protecting people, data, and brands from today’s advanced threats and compliance risks.

We hire the best people in the business to :

  • Build and enhance our proven security platform
  • Blend innovation and speed in a constantly evolving cloud architecture
  • Analyze new threats and offer deep insight through data-driven intel
  • Collaborate with customers to help solve their toughest security challenges
  • We are singularly devoted to helping our customers protect what matters most. That’s why we’re a leader in next-generation cybersecurity and why more than half of the Fortune 100 trust us as a security partner.

    The Role

    Proofpoint is looking for a Senior Performance Engineer to work out of its Toronto office. Proofpoint Email Archiving is a Software as a Service solution that features a distributed grid search and storage infrastructure.

    This service-based architecture allows us to scale to meet the needs of hundreds of clients that are among the largest businesses in the world.

    We are looking for an experienced performance engineer to join this leading-edge team, to extend and enhance the wide range of services provided by our service infrastructure.

    The successful candidate will work with developers to test and optimize our products in pre-production, and also monitor and troubleshoot performance issues in production.

    This is a technical, hands-on role for someone who is adept at gathering and analyzing performance data and finding the root cause of performance bottlenecks.

    Your day-to-day

  • Collaborate with members of the Engineering team to solve performance problems
  • Profile Java application performance using proven tools and techniques
  • Monitor production performance and investigate issues
  • Develop tools to automate performance monitoring
  • Test and profile new features pre-production to make sure they will scale and perform
  • Build out test labs and environment to mimic production conditions both for performance and scale
  • Work with Engineering groups to help validate architecture / designs to meet product performance requirements
  • What you bring to the team

  • Experienced building core enterprise products / solutions
  • Design and development skills in Java
  • Strong analytics background with experience Proficiency with Java, MySql and scripting tools such as Python and Shell scripting
  • Proficiency with Linux and the various tools and techniques used to debug performance problems from the OS all the way up to the highest-level JavaScript
  • Extensive hands-on experience with performance engineering, including the use of JMeter, LoadRunner or similar tools, as well as profiling tools
  • Experience working on teams using agile development techniques
  • Willingness to roll up your sleeves and work hard in a fast-moving startup environment
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience with distributed systems
  • Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering
  • Why Proofpoint

    As a customer focused and driven-to-win organization with leading edge products, there are many exciting reasons to join the Proofpoint team.

    We believe in hiring the best the brightest and cultivating a culture of collaboration and appreciation. As we continue to grow and expand globally, we understand that hiring the right people and treating them well is key to our success! We are a multi-

    national company with locations in 10 countries, with each location contributing to Proofpoint’s amazing culture!


    Proofpoint is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, sex, disability, religion / belief, sexual orientation or age.

    Proofpoint does not accept unsolicited resumes from external recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Services Agreement, Proofpoint will not consider or agree to payment of any recruiter or agency fee.

    In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, Proofpoint explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.

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