JA0110: Java J2EE Performance Engineer Lead

Premier NYC financial firm is seeking a Java J2EE Performance Engineer Lead with a background in full-stack agile development and experience working in test driven continuous integration environments. The Senior Performance Lead will drive efforts around the pre-production performance testing of financial applications. This person will also design and review infrastructure needs to ensure scalability, reliability, and availability.


Technology team lead with expertise in Java/J2EE/Oracle technologies, with a strong focus on application performance. We are looking for a database/performance expert responsible for monitoring, bench marking, analyzing, and recommending solutions to performance problems with enterprise applications.  Responsibilities include: Identify processing capabilities of an application (e.g., throughput per second, concurrent users, etc.), find bottlenecks, and recommend performance improvements to help increase application performance.

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Experience in designing solutions for large data warehouses with a good understanding of cluster and parallel architecture as well as high-scale, high-performance, distributed RDBMS and/or NoSQL solutions
  • Demonstrable experience in relational database technologies including storage/data architecture, replication, data synchronization, high availability, and performance tuning
  • Java & J2EE  – multithreading, concurrency, database connectivity
  • Knowledge of tools such as HP Loadrunner/Performance Center and TeamQuest, Wily, or RUM
  • Experience in Profiling and Monitoring tools, Network monitoring/Server Administration
  • Experience with high-traffic, large-scale distributed systems and client-server architectures
  • Knowledge of performance concepts such as response time, throughput, system resource utilization
  • Ability to present and discuss technical information in a way that establishes rapport, persuades others, and gains understanding
  • Project management skills
  • Performance tuning skills with 11g & 11g Oracle RAC environments.
  • Experience in problem analysis
  • Proficiency in setting up backup and recovery strategies
  • Solid grasp of advanced SQL query techniques in addition to experience with automating scripts
  • Query, index and Database IO performance tuning.
  • Understanding of Database design principals.
  • Experience running and supporting large databases under high transaction rates.
  • Be familiar with following technologies: Oracle Enterprise Manager, ASM, Data Pump, Data Guard, PL SQL, and UNIX shell scripting
  • Big Data (Cassandra or Hadoop)
  • Solr
  • Oracle
  • Strong core javascript
  • Continuous Integration experience
  • Full-stack development
  • Advocate of test driven development
  • Unit, Integration and Functional testing.
  • Subversion or Git
  • Experience with dependency injection and design patterns
  • Team Lead experience

One or more of the following considered a PLUS:

  • Desire to work with Kafka/Hive, Machine Learning, Distributed Systems, Big Data.
  • Detailed knowledge of browsers and web technologies
  • Code profiling and optimization



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