Java Lead for Performance Optimization

San Francisco, CA, USA

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You are curious, persistent, logical and clever – a true techie at heart. You enjoy living by the code of your craft and developing elegant solutions for complex problems. If this sounds like you, this could be the perfect opportunity to join EPAM as a Java Lead for Performance Optimization. Scroll down to learn more about the position’s responsibilities and requirements.

What You’ll Do

  • Analyze existing performance issues and bottlenecks and propose the improvements for applications to meet expected holiday load requirements;
  • Do capacity planning for holiday readiness and growth;
  • Identify and fix application performance bottlenecks, which includes making changes to improve availability, performance and scalability in the application, systems or database layers;
  • Perform profiling and optimization for RTB platform and services;
  • Work with other engineers closely to improve code base performance (e.g. algorithm redesign), reduce resource consumption and shorten request latency;
  • Participate in code reviews of new features and applications being in development;
  • Determine hardware/software configurations for optimal performance;
  • Help teams to create and manage performance SLAs for their applications;
  • Participate, collaborate, and influence overall IT architecture, direction, and goals.

What You Have

  • Extensive Java development experience;
  • Solid, current “hands-on” Java development profile with ability to roll up sleeves and code if required;
  • Knowledge of scalability, resiliency and high-availability;
  • Good understanding of architecture with focus on performance: caching strategies, synchronous vs asynchronous approaches, throughput vs latency;
  • Good understanding of JVM tuning;
  • Ability to read, understand and analyze logs from multiple systems and tech stack;
  • Experience in stability initiatives, improvement through implementing frameworks and processes;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively with technical and non-technical staff;
  • Strong technology skills including software architecture, development, testing, release & change management, infrastructure;
  • Experience in Agile methodologies like Scrum;
  • Experience using Jira, writing stories and understanding its critical role in the delivery process.

What We Offer

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance (Subsidized);
  • Health Savings Account;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Healthcare, Dependent Care, Commuter);
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability (Company Provided);
  • Life and AD&D Insurance (Company Provided);
  • Employee Assistance Program;
  • Matched 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan;
  • Paid Time Off;
  • Legal Plan and Identity Theft Protection;
  • Accident Insurance;
  • Employee Discounts;
  • Pet Insurance.