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Cloud Performance Engineer

Silk Israel · Full-time · Senior

About The Position

Silk is looking for a talented DB Performance Research Engineer to join our Performance group. The ideal candidate will take an ownership of performance testing, profiling, analysis, research and optimizations focusing cloud technologies and protocols.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure Silk Datapath product offer best performance on all relevant applications, workloads and setups.
  • Enable, develop, customize and adapt applications so that they can run effectively on Silk technology, while emphasizing Silk value.
  • Gather and analyze performance data, as well as recommend improvements in Silk product and deliverables to increase performance for specific customer applications and also in general common workloads.
  • Specific focus to enterprise relational databases such as MySQL, Oracle DB.
  • Benchmark and tune Silk software and hardware to maximize performance in highly parallel environments.
  • Develop tools and infrastructure for automating benchmarking and data analysis processes.
  • Interact with customers and enable Silk products adoption, with emphasis on performance.
  • Develop proof-of-concept implementations, evaluations to demonstrate a product value. 
  • Investigate optimal system and application settings to ensure best performance.
  • Work closely with the developers, Product teams to make sure that the customer application needs are addressed by the Silk platform capabilities.

Requirements

  • Expertise in MS SQL server – Installation, deployment, tunning and optimization.
  • Good knowledge in performance monitoring metrics and tools.
  • Linux and Windows knowledge: Have a general understanding of Linux operation system concepts.
  • Coding skills in scripting languages (Bash, PowerShell, Python).
  • Quick learning ability, and strong analytical skills with attention to details.
  • Expertise in Data Center Compute and Networking – advantage.
  • Experience of working with Cloud platforms like AWS/GCP/Azure is a big advantage.
  • Expertise in storage systems / data platforms internals (databases, storage stack and protocols, filesystems) - advantage.
  • Proven track record in delivering production quality server side software - advantage.
  • Storage protocols expertise – iSCSI/FC/NVMeOF/NFS - advantage.

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