OPOWER: Senior Performance Engineer (SF)

Posted by | December 8, 2010 | Web Pro Job Tips

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Location: San Francisco, CA

URL: http://www.opower.com

About the Job

We are looking for a talented individual who can help
us adapt our application to meet the realities of success (ie, scale it
up to support the many more clients and much more data that we will
have in the future). We are accruing 1 billion rows of usage data every 3
months — you get to help us deal with it. You will contribute to the
design and development of the application, from the database to the
software to the physical infrastructure, as required to deliver data and
analytics to our customers quickly. We work mostly with open-source
tools and expect that creativity as much as money will contribute to a
successful solution.

Responsibilities

  • Help define and create our performance engineering practice
  • Tackle large, complicated performance challenges that require skill at both the architecture and hands-dirty-code levels
  • Lead the design and development of a continuous performance monitoring framework
  • Design benchmarks for predicting scalability pain points and documenting successful solutions
About you:
  • Creative and detail-oriented in your approach to solving problems
  • Hold an intimate understanding of how applications interact with databases
  • 5-10 years of experience building database-backed Java applications
  • 2-5 years of experience being responsible for a large SaaS app’s performance
  • Unphased by rows, columns and terabytes
  • Expertise with MySQL — huge bonus points for experience scaling MySQL to “huge”

About the Job

We are looking for a talented individual who can help
us adapt our application to meet the realities of success (ie, scale it
up to support the many more clients and much more data that we will
have in the future). We are accruing 1 billion rows of usage data every 3
months — you get to help us deal with it. You will contribute to the
design and development of the application, from the database to the
software to the physical infrastructure, as required to deliver data and
analytics to our customers quickly. We work mostly with open-source
tools and expect that creativity as much as money will contribute to a
successful solution.

Responsibilities

  • Help define and create our performance engineering practice
  • Tackle large, complicated performance challenges that require skill at both the architecture and hands-dirty-code levels
  • Lead the design and development of a continuous performance monitoring framework
  • Design benchmarks for predicting scalability pain points and documenting successful solutions
About you:
  • Creative and detail-oriented in your approach to solving problems
  • Hold an intimate understanding of how applications interact with databases
  • 5-10 years of experience building database-backed Java applications
  • 2-5 years of experience being responsible for a large SaaS app’s performance
  • Unphased by rows, columns and terabytes
  • Expertise with MySQL — huge bonus points for experience scaling MySQL to “huge”
About the Company
OPOWER is an energy efficiency and smart-grid
software company. Our products encourage energy efficiency by empowering
people to make better decisions about the ways they use energy every
day. With industry-leading data analytics and a unique approach to
customer engagement, we’re changing the way the world understands
personal energy consumption, and helping more than 40
utilities—including 8 of the US’s 10 largest—achieve unprecedented,
sustainable energy savings in tens of millions of households.
Founded in 2007, OPOWER has offices in Arlington,
Virginia, and San Francisco, California. Our rapidly expanding team
includes software engineers, product specialists, behavioral scientists,
statisticians, marketing experts, infographic designers, and efficiency
advocates.
In April 2010, President Obama gave his national
policy speech on green job creation from our office in the Washington,
DC area. In September of 2010, we were named a Technology Pioneer by the
World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, for creating “innovations
that will have a critical impact on the future of business and society.”
By the end of 2011, the energy we save will equal a third of the power
produced by the entire US solar industry, and have the impact of
effectively removing 50,000 homes from the grid.
OPOWER is an Equal Opportunity Employer
VISAS/TRANSFER SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE WHEN APPLICABLE.
NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE. THE FASTEST WAY TO GET A
RESPONSE IS BY APPLYING ONLINE. (IF YOU CALL THEN WE ARE JUST GOING TO
SEND YOU TO THIS SITE).
NO EXTERNAL RECRUITERS.

To apply: Apply at http://opowerjobs.com/san-francisco/engineering/senior-performance-engineer

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