Performance Engineer

Remote Office, Illinois, USA

Every day, Global Payments makes it possible for millions of people to move money between buyers and sellers using our payments solutions for credit, debit, prepaid and merchant services.  Our worldwide team helps over 3 million companies, more than 1,300 financial institutions and over 600 million cardholders grow with confidence and achieve amazing results.  We are driven by our passion for success and we are proud to deliver best-in-class payment technology and software solutions.  Join our dynamic team and make your mark on the payments technology landscape of tomorrow. 

Job Overview:

As a Performance Engineer at Zego, you will be responsible for ensuring that all products meet our rigorous performance standards. This includes conducting various types of load testing, such as capacity, endurance, and spike testing, to simulate and measure how our systems perform under stress. You will leverage tools like JMeter and New Relic to analyze performance metrics and identify potential bottlenecks or performance issues.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Design, develop, and execute performance tests using JMeter
  • Analyze test results and coordinate with development teams for performance improvements using tools like New Relic.
  • Ensure performance test results are documented and communicated to stakeholders.
  • Implement and maintain performance testing frameworks and make recommendations for enhancing their robustness.
  • Collaborate with software development and architecture teams to understand system design and architecture.
  • Identify key performance metrics and set up continuous monitoring systems to detect performance regression.
  • Manage performance test environments, ensuring they are representative of production systems.
  • Conduct advanced types of load testing including but not limited to capacity, endurance, and spike tests.
  • Develop automated performance testing strategies and scripts for ensuring product scalability and stability.
  • Provide expertise in the mitigation of performance bottlenecks.
  • Mentor junior team members and provide guidance on best practices in performance engineering.
  • Participate in code reviews and provide constructive feedback to improve performance.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends in performance testing and performance engineering.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
  • Proven experience with performance testing and monitoring tools such as JMeter and New Relic.
  • Strong understanding of various load testing types (capacity, endurance, spike, etc.).
  • Expertise in analyzing performance metrics and identifying optimization opportunities.
  • Experience with CI/CD processes and familiarity with version control systems like Git.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to work under tight deadlines.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and switch between tasks quickly.
  • Proficient in scripting languages relevant to test automation (e.g., Python, Bash).
  • Prior experience in mentoring team members and leading testing initiatives.
Additional Skills (Preferred, but not required):
  • Certification in performance testing tools or methodologies.
  • Experience in using cloud-based platforms for scalable performance testing.
  • Knowledge of containerization and orchestration technologies like Docker and Kubernetes.
Why Join Us: At Zego, you’ll be part of a forward-thinking team committed to improving product performance, which directly impacts customer satisfaction and business success. We value innovation, collaboration, and the pursuit of excellence in every aspect of our work. Join us to advance your career in a dynamic and supportive environment where you can truly make a difference.

The US base salary for this full-time position is $100k + bonus + benefits. Individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training.

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Job Profile


North America


United States


Base salary


Bash Communication Docker Git JMeter Kubernetes New Relic Python Software Development Testing

  • Analyze test results and coordinate with development teams
  • Design, develop, and execute performance tests
  • Develop automated performance testing strategies and scripts
  • Identify key performance metrics and set up continuous monitoring systems
  • Implement and maintain performance testing frameworks
  • Mentor junior team members
  • Participate in code reviews
  • Provide expertise in the mitigation of performance bottlenecks

Bachelor Bachelor's Business Computer Science Engineering Master's Related Field


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