Sr Software Development Engineer (Performance)

Pleasanton, CA US
USD 140k - 248k
Microservices AWS GCP Machine Learning Spark Java Python Hadoop SQL
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At Workday, it all began with a conversation over breakfast. When our founders met at a sunny California diner, they came up with an idea to revolutionize the enterprise software market. And when we began to rise, one thing that really set us apart was our culture. A culture which was driven by our value of putting our people first. And ever since, the happiness, development, and contribution of every Workmate is central to who we are. Our Workmates believe a healthy employee-centric, collaborative culture is the essential mix of ingredients for success in business. That’s why we look after our people, communities and the planet while still being profitable. Feel encouraged to shine, however that manifests: you don’t need to hide who you are. You can feel the energy and the passion, it's what makes us unique. Inspired to make a brighter work day for all and transform with us to the next stage of our growth journey? Bring your brightest version of you and have a brighter work day here.

About the Team

Workday is looking for an outstanding Software Development Engineer to join our Performance Engineering team! Performance Engineers are highly skilled engineers who debug, measure, analyze, and improve our Workday software. They are generalists with deep technical understanding of software, distributed systems, cloud computing, cloud technologies, deployment, hardware, networking, and the Internet.They enjoy taking a holistic view of complex systems. Application Performance is achieved by working closely with all our engineering teams throughout the release cycle. Our ultimate goal is application performance that yields an excellent end user experience and scales to meet Software as a Service Infrastructure needs.

About the Role

The position within the Performance, Resiliency and Scalability group, is ideally suited to diverse candidates from a performance engineering or development background with a deep focus on performance and resiliency engineering. In addition to an enjoyment of a collaborative, open and encouraging working environment, you will:
* Collaborate with Principal Engineers, Engineering Managers and Product Managers to influence architectural changes in the product based that provide real scalability, low latency, and high availability and resiliency
* Develop prototypes in various layers of workday stack which propose alternate solutions to existing performance issues.
* Build tools to expedite, enhance and ease multiple aspects of performance analysis.
* Play pivotal role in debugging, analyzing, quantifying complex production issues
* Participate in escalations to drive the technical conversations
* Characterize Performance, Scalability and Resiliency to collaborators

About You

Are you a hardworking, creative and driven team member who can support us in our mission to gracefully support our site reliability teams?

If yes, We would love to hear from you! If you like trying new techniques and approaches to sophisticated problems, love to learn new technologies, are a natural collaborator and an excellent teammate who brings out the best in everyone around you, then give us a shout!

Basic Qualifications
* 8+ years' experience in development or cloud related technologies

* 4+ years' proven experience in performance engineering.
* 4+ years'experience in object oriented programming experience (Java or Python)

* 4+ years' experience with Public Cloud Technologies such as AWS or Google Cloud

* Bachelors’ or Masters’ degree in Computer Science, or similar

Other Qualifications
* Experience working with AI and/ or Machine Learning
* Experience working with Chaos Engineering.
* Experience with Data Science and Big Data technologies, Hadoop, Spark, Hive
* Experience with operations or scalability study of large scale distributed systems.
* Web Application Development, Application Servers Tomcat, Web Services development experience (SOAP or REST)
* Experience with micro services architecture or Distributed Programming
* Experience in Observability stack such as ELK, Grafana, Splunk
* Experience with Automation and profiling tools such as SOAPUI, Postman, Jmeter, Loadrunner, Gatling, JProfiler, Jconsole, and system tools vmstat/top
* Experience with Performance, Load, Stress, and Scalability Evaluation
* SQL skills or equivalent experience
* Linux/Unix expertise

Workday Pay Transparency Statement

The annualized base salary ranges for the primary location and any additional locations are listed below.  Workday pay ranges vary based on work location. As a part of the total compensation package, this role may be eligible for the Workday Bonus Plan or a role-specific commission/bonus, as well as annual refresh stock grants. Recruiters can share more detail during the hiring process. Each candidate’s compensation offer will be based on multiple factors including, but not limited to, geography, experience, skills, job duties, and business need, among other things. For more information regarding Workday’s comprehensive benefits, please click here.

Primary Location: USA.CA.Pleasanton


Primary Location Base Pay Range: $165,600 USD - $248,400 USD


Additional US Location(s) Base Pay Range: $140,600 USD - $248,400 USD

Our Approach to Flexible Work

With Flex Work, we’re combining the best of both worlds: in-person time and remote. Our approach enables our teams to deepen connections, maintain a strong community, and do their best work. We know that flexibility can take shape in many ways, so rather than a number of required days in-office each week, we simply spend at least half (50%) of our time each quarter in the office or in the field with our customers, prospects, and partners (depending on role). This means you'll have the freedom to create a flexible schedule that caters to your business, team, and personal needs, while being intentional to make the most of time spent together. Those in our remote "home office" roles also have the opportunity to come together in our offices for important moments that matter.

Pursuant to applicable Fair Chance law, Workday will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Workday is an Equal Opportunity Employer including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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