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Performance Engineer - Java/J2EE - WebSphere - E- Commerce - 128/Mass Pike Area of MA - Excellent $$

From: Gary W.
Sent on: Thursday, January 12, 2012 12:29 PM
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Position Title – WRATSPE012012

Performance Engineer – Java/J2EE – WebSphere – E- Commerce - 128/Mass Pike
Area of MA – Excellent $$

Excellent Compensation Package – Base + Bonus + Very Comprehensive Benefits

Candidates local to Mass. only – Sponsorship possible


Large, public, highly successful, and growing Retail Firm - Great Company –
Lots of Upside.

Position Responsibilities – Summary

Client is looking for a highly motivated and technical individual to
characterize, analyze and optimize the performance of a large complex web or
eCommerce based application running under WebSphere commerce, UNIX, and DB2
environment. The Performance Engineer will also play a role in defining or
tuning technical deployment architectures. You must have technical knowledge
and understanding of operating systems and database management systems, a
strong interest in load characterization of applications, the ability to
code test drivers and scripts, analyze the results from a performance
perspective, an insatiable appetite for chasing down challenging technical
problems, debugging capabilities, a strong interest in working with server
technologies, deep interest in innovation and process improvements, and
strong verbal and written communication skills.

Individual will be assigned to study and understand industry best practices,
specifically as they relate to ecommerce solutions, analysis of product
performance issues on dotcom configurations and other related performance
situations. The individual may also work with reviewing / analyzing custom
code from a performance perspective.


Performance Engineering and Tuning

·         Provide thought leadership on areas of the application to be
tested, approach, volume and duration of tests
·         Review architecture, design and requirements documents for
·         Spearhead performance tuning to ensure Staples systems are
properly tuned, validate test results, and resolve any code issues that are
identified as impacting performance working closely with Development and DBA

Capacity Models and Extrapolation models

·         Develop and maintain capacity models
·         Publish periodic performance and resource utilization metrics
·         Analyze and update system volumetric and workload to perform
what-if scenarios

Partner with QM, IT and project teams to:

·         Ensure performance testing scripts and test harness are
appropriately setup
·         Monitor, review and analyze key performance data points to tune
·         Work with the release team to fully understand the content of the
releases and validate performance tests are in place to mimic the expected
production environment.
·         Participate in the failover & disaster recovery testing to ensure
required levels of performance are maintained

Required Skills and Competencies:

·         Bachelor of Science required - Master's Degree in Computer Science
or related preferred - Specialized training or courses beyond college a
plus - Java certification or J2EE enterprise architect certification a plus.

·         Expert level understanding of Java, core JavaEE components, Java
Script, CSS, JVM statistics and JVM tuning - WebSphere Commerce Application
Server experience required.

·         Experience with code profiling tools and algorithmic analysis

·         Experience with capacity planning methodologies/tools

·         Proficient with relational database management systems: with a
good understanding of SQL tuning and how relational technologies relate to
performance (preferably with DB2)

·         Experience with one or more operating systems (preferably AIX and
Red Hat Linux) coupled with a good understanding of internal structures and
how they contribute to performance (for example, virtual memory, paging,
multi-processor systems, etc.)

·         Good understanding of SOA technologies

·         Experience with WebSphere MQ, Tivoli or similar messaging

·         Experience with shell scripting – bash scripting, korn shell etc.

·         Experience with any measuring and monitoring: Perfmon, Glance,
Patrol, Spotlight

·         Experience with WebSphere Commerce, edge side caching, Akamai a

·         Good understanding of Web2.0, Rich Internet Application (RIA),
Cloud computing is a plus

Contact Information

Send Resume in Word format only to:

Gary Wright - President – Wright Associates

Phone - (508)[masked] - Email  - [address removed] - WEB
Site – www.wrightassociates­.org

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