Performance Test Engineer - Lead

  • Contract: Full-time

Job Description

Combined with correctness, robustness, and error resilience, performance testing is the fourth pillar of Fastly’s reliability model. The performance testing lead will take ownership of the performance of our industry leading caching system – creating systems to monitor, measure, and stress test from the code down to the metal. They will be a key component in decreasing the risk of code changes and increasing the cadence of system updates. Help us build a better, faster, more reliable internet!

What You’ll Do

  • Create a repeatable and reliable testing system for working with Varnish code changes
  • Perform traffic analysis and construct isolated tests based upon recorded or generated traffic
  • Create scenarios for examining hardware tuning of our physical POPs
  • Facilitate root cause analysis of production system performance fluctuations
  • Integrate with our existing automation and CI systems
  • Provide expertise and direction in prioritizing engineering efforts

Skill Requirements

  • Demonstrated experience in performance testing large, complicated systems
  • Experience architecting testing solutions from scratch
  • Understanding of QE/QA processes and best practices
  • A history of tool development in C/C++
  • Experience with a variety of CI orchestration tooling (Jenkins, TeamCity, TravisCI, etc)
  • Experience with one or more system configuration tools (Puppet, Chef, etc)
  • Background in hardware and system administration, specifically *nix based
  • Knowledge of 3rd party performance testing systems and how they can be used to their best benefit

Bonus Points

  • Previous work with a CDN system
  • Experience with Varnish/VCL

About the Company

Fastly helps the world’s most popular digital businesses keep pace with their customer expectations by delivering fast, secure, and scalable online experiences. Businesses trust Fastly to accelerate the pace of technical innovation, mitigate evolving threats, and scale on demand. Founded in 2011, Fastly powers online destinations including Airbnb, GitHub, Alaska Airlines, Pinterest, Vimeo, The Guardian, The New York Times and Ticketmaster.

The worldwide cloud services market is projected to grow rapidly to $236 billion in 2020, according to Forrester, Inc. As more and more businesses move operations to the cloud, Fastly is well positioned to continue increasing CDN, cloud networking and cloud security market share with edge cloud services that reach beyond content delivery.

We’re building a better Internet. Come join us.

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