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Java Performance Engineer

Location Jersey City, New Jersey, United States; Saint Louis,Missouri,United States;Other,California,United States; Requisition ID 2021-76542 Category Engineering Position Type Regular
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As a Sr. Performance Engineer you are responsible for designing, implementing, and supporting performance testing systems and strategies to ensure that Schwab & TD Ameritrade market data applications maintain optimal resiliency under changing user loads and no bugs or errors reach our clients while trading / investing on the platform.

What you are good at


  • Create comprehensive performance test plans which ensure all important performance capabilities of the system under test are assessed.
  • Interact with business and development resources to identify correct workloads and performance Service Level Agreements (SLA’s).
  • Create and maintain performance / stress / capacity / resiliency / load test scripts for multiple projects.
  • Troubleshoot test environment issues; ensuring the test environments are operational before any tests are executed.
  • Execute performance / stress / capacity / resiliency / load tests as needed.
  • Provide detailed test reports to support accurate evaluations of systems under test prior to release to production.
  • Leverage application monitoring tools to support testing; examples would be AppD, Splunk, Tivoli and BMC.
  • Review logs and monitoring of disk I/O, CPU and memory for any performance-related issues.
  • Report performance-related defects to Delivery teams; work with these teams to support further debugging and root-cause analysis.
  • Create test runbooks.
  • Design and maintain test simulators at the network level for packets testing
  • Periodically review workloads and SLAs with business and development partners to ensure alignment with current production levels.
  • Periodically conduct peer-reviews of application performance test results ensuring (a) accuracy, (b) clarity, and (c) completeness.

What you have


  • 7+ years of related overall experience in Software or Systems Engineering
  • 4+ years of performance software testing experience
  • 4+ years of using performance testing tools (e.g. Performance Center, Jmeter, Gatling)
  • Demonstrates a solid understanding of software development lifecycles
  • Strong analytical, organizational and problem solving/decision making skills
  • 4+ years’ experience in Windows, LINUX, UNIX, JAVA, Web Services, SQL Server, Oracle
  • 4+ years’ experience scripting in Unix/Linux
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team setting as well as independently with minimal error and guidance
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience working with securities and exchange market data business a plus
  • 4 year college degree in Computer Science or related field

Why work for us?

Own Your Tomorrow embodies everything we do! We are committed to helping our employees ignite their potential and achieve their dreams. Our employees get to play a central role in reinventing a multi-trillion-dollar industry, creating a better, more modern way to build and manage wealth.

Benefits: A competitive and flexible package designed to empower you for today and tomorrow. We offer a competitive and flexible package designed to help you make the most of your life at work and at home—today and in the future. Explore further.

Schwab is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to any status that is protected by law. Please click here to see the policy.

Schwab is an affirmative action employer, focused on advancing women, racial and ethnic minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities in the workplace. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodations in the application process, contact Human Resources at applicantaccessibility@schwab.com or call 800-275-1281.

TD Ameritrade, a subsidiary of Charles Schwab, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. At TD Ameritrade we believe People Matter. We value diversity and believe that it goes beyond all protected classes, thoughts, ideas, and perspectives.

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