Performance Engineer: Capacity Measurement, Applications, Java, Linux

Optima Connections
London (Greater)
From £70,000 to £85,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
13 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Tag: Performance Engineer, Performance Architect, Real-time, HA, Linux, technical architect, architecture, linux, Unix, Capacity Planning, .net, windows, java, c#, open source, financial, banking, distributed systems, Enterprise applications, microservices, AWS.

Expanding and profitable financial organisation is looking for a talented Lead Capacity and Performance Engineer with experience of optimising the performance of high-throughput data applications from which are both distributed Linux based (Java, Open source SQL moving to AWS) and, to a lesser extent, Windows (.Net/ C# based stacks).

This is a medium sized organisation (300 people in London) so they are not looking for a high-level individual only, but perhaps someone from a solution architect background, as the emphasis is more on someone to work with the application and system architects on the effective design of optimised performance systems as well as performance benchmarking and improvement of existing applications for a number of business areas, enabling the high-speed calculations and processing of financial data.

You will work with both development and infrastructure teams so need excellent communication and stakeholder management skills as well as ensuring teams are delivering on your vision. This is to be an expanding area and will involve leadership and mentoring skills as a key player within IT, setting direction, evaluating current state and future state and defining the road map of how to get there.

This role would suit someone from a development and/or engineering background, perhaps solution architecture, who has specialised on the design and development of data-centric, real-time systems (not necessarily financial, could be telecoms, air-traffic control etc) with detailed experience of automating and improving Linux and/or .Net based, data-centric solutions. Ideally, you will know both and the integration/interoperability aspects involved and knowledge of current architectural trends is useful in areas such as microservices, Cloud architecture and strategy (AWS, Azure etc) and Containers (Docker etc).

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