Performance Engineer II at Chewy

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Our Opportunity:

Chewy is growing! We’re looking for a Performance Engineer to join our team in Seattle, WA. Chewy is the go-to online shopping destination for all things pet and we are continuously striving to delight pet parents with a seamless experience across our platforms.

The Performance team is looking for a self-motivated individual who loves improving application performance. The team’s mission is to empower Engineering teams to deliver  reliable and high-performance services and features at Chewy’s scale. We build performance testing and observability frameworks that make it easy for engineers to quickly get self-service performance and scalability feedback about their proposed code and infrastructure changes. Join the Performance Engineering team to champion performance, deliver fast applications, and drive our platform to architectural excellence.

What You’ll Do:

  • Researching and developing tools and frameworks to evaluate performance of our platform.
  • Developing fully automated systems for accurate, consistent, and reliable measurement of performance metrics.
  • Partnering with SRE’s, product management and development teams to build the right set of performance tests and performance monitors that identify our platform capabilities and limitations.
  • Executing performance tests, analyzing results, documenting and presenting those results.
  • Working in a fast paced agile environment with multiple development teams and providing direction to the teams on performance concerns and improvements.
  • Creating and evangelizing performance standards across software applications and teams.
  • Integrating performance tests into the CI pipeline.
  • Determining how to meet growing capacity requirements while ensuring reliability within the platform.

What You’ll Need:

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in software development, DevOps, site reliability, software performance engineering, or QA automation.
  • Strong knowledge of the Linux OS.
  • Java programming and data analysis skills.
  • Eagerness to design and create tools that exercise our platform and measure platform performance.
  • The ability to deal with unexpected issues and try new approaches to get yourself unstuck.
  • Well-developed clear communication skills and the ability to influence and discuss complex technical concepts with a diverse audience across all areas of the organization.
  • Candidate must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or related field, or equivalent experience

Bonus (if applicable):

  • Experience in performance testing of complex systems.
  • Knowledge of the performance of Java based applications and AWS-hosted applications.
  • Scripting ability (shell, python).
  • Experience in chaos testing.
  • Experience with monitoring and analysis tools such as DataDog, Splunk, New Relic, Dynatrace,  Sumologic, Sentry, and the ELK stack.
  • High-level of comfort and know-how to work with senior developers, product managers,  and engineering directors across the organization
Chewy is committed to equal opportunity. We value and embrace diversity and inclusion of all Team Members. If you have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or similar law, or you require a religious accommodation, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at Chewy, please contact [email protected]. To access Chewy’s Privacy Policy, which contains information regarding information collected from job applicants and how we use it, please click here:
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What are Chewy Perks + Benefits

Chewy Benefits Overview

We offer competitive salaries and 401k, unlimited time off, comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, in addition to wellness programs, online communities, and resources for improved physical and mental health... enabling you to be your best self - in and outside of work. With mentorship programs, employee resource groups, cross-functional job trainings, events, and customized development tracks for advancement, we're proud to help develop and promote our team members from within.

True to our business, we're pet-friendly and have fun pet-related perks like Paw-ternity leave for new pup parents and Chewy employee discounts. We offer countless volunteer opportunities, recreational club teams, company outings, happy hours, and team events to enable you to bond with fellow Chewtopians and have some fun!

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
We offer a commuter transit, parking, and dependent care FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
We're currently 100% remote due to caution and care for the health & well-being of our team. Post-pandemic, we plan to operate in a combination of onsite and remote, with logistics still being defined
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Chewy sponsors office sports leagues year-round.
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross-functional lunch and learns.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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