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Performance Engineer role with GSN Games!

Amery Zhen
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Location: Waltham, MA

GSN Games’ web sites are hit over 150MM times a day. We are in need of a Principal Software Engineer who can own our key site performance metrics and drive an ever-improving user experience.

Our Infrastructure team works closely with our Operations group to remove the bottlenecks that hold the business back. They are empowered to find and fix workflows, code or processes that won’t scale or are inefficient. This self-directed team is responsible for looking at the big picture and improving the system as a whole.

About the team:

We have a team of very smart and talented software development and quality engineers working on several products across a variety of platforms. We are an agile shop, and Engineering works very closely with Operations and our Product Owners.

We have a significant existing codebase but are also adding to it rapidly with new technologies throughout the tech stack. We need someone who dreams about how to implement performance and scalability testing across a variety of large and rapidly growing platforms.

About the job:

The Principal Performance Software Engineer is the owner of our key performance metrics. You will be responsible for measuring and improving everything from database access time, to time to serve, to page weight, to the number of requests per page. Of course, you won’t have to do this all by yourself. The expectation is that you will be a leader amongst the Infrastructure team and work with the Web teams to create a culture where performance is as important as the functionality.

About you:

You started working as a software engineer before Apple introduced the first iPhone. Since then you have...

- helped design and develop scalable and reliable features for high-volume websites
- written concise, manageable and easy to read object-oriented code using a language such as Perl, PHP or Python as part of a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
- developed a core belief that milliseconds matter

Interested? Email me at azhen@gsn.com with your resume!
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