Senior Software Engineer - Performance (Temporary)

Portland, OR, US
Jan 29, 2021
Job Type
Performance Engineer

Who you are...
You're passionate about the software performance and see it as an integral piece in the SDLC. Instead of just focusing on locating the performance of an application, you look at the entire workflow for ways to increase system performance. You will be part of a team that influences the expansion of cloud solutions for speed, scale, and high availability .
Performance t esting complex applications can be daunting, so you look to speed up the process by automating what you can . You work well cross-functionally to articulate performance issues and influence others to make performance improvements . You must be genuinely curious in order to analyze performance issues that you identify - this isn't a throw-it-over-the-wall environment.
You have a solid base of knowledge in performance engineering, associated technologies and have experience in AWS . You're highly organized and manage your time well. This is a 6-month temporary assignment (with possibility for assignment extension), where you can work remotely from any location in the U.S.
Must have s...
  • Experience conducting system performance testing to ensure system reliability, capacity, and scalability
  • Experience a nalyz ing root causes of performance issues and provide corrective actions
  • Experience working cross-functionally to articulate , measure and solve performance issues
  • Experience with AWS
  • Experience with JMeter or other performance tools
  • Experience with Java and NodeJS
  • Experience with SQL or NOSQL

Traits for Succe ss...
  • Needs to be comfortable working in a collaborative environment
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to succeed in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be able to multi-task efficiently


  • Instill trust : gain the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity
  • Communicate effectively : develop and deliver multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences
  • Customer focus : build strong customer relationships and deliver customer-centric solutions
  • Drive results : consistently achieve results, even under tough circumstances

Education and Experience...
  • 5+ years as a Software Engineer , with a specific focus on system performance.
  • Minimum B.S. degree in computer science or a related field; or equivalent work experience and/or education in lieu of a degree

About the NWEA Product Engineering Team...
Comprised of nearly 200 professionals, NWEA's Product Engineering team offers our employees the ability to work with cutting-edge technologies, on a platform that has one of the highest concurrency applications in the Portland Metro area, that assesses nearly 10 million students annually across the world.
Our Product Engineering group is made up of large-scale teams focused across many tech fields like infrastructure, applications engineering, business analysis, operations, QA, and solutions delivery.
About us...
NWEA® is a research-based, not-for-profit organization that supports students and educators worldwide by creating assessment solutions that precisely measure growth and proficiency-and provide timely data to help tailor instruction. For more than 40 years, NWEA has developed innovative pre-K-12 assessments, including our flagship interim assessment, MAP® Growth™; our progress monitoring and skills mastery tool, MAP® Skills™; and our reading fluency and comprehension assessment, MAP® Reading Fluency™. Educators trust our professional learning offerings to accelerate student learning and our research to support assessment validity and data interpretation. More than 11 million students in 146 countries use our solutions to support their learning and growth each year.

NWEA strives to make diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) practices the center of our work. Our organization's mission, Partnering to Help All Kids Learn, is the foundation for our DEIA commitment as we work to reflect, value, and support the educators, students, colleagues, and communities we serve. We seek to empower and engage all stakeholders in the research, services, solutions, and products we provide, our organizational culture, and the partnerships we establish with schools, districts, states, and countries.
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