Associate Performance Engineer, New Grad

Generation Veeva Pleasanton, California

Company Information

Be a part of the future of cloud at one of the fastest growing and profitable companies in enterprise software. Veeva is experiencing rapid growth and strong demand as the cloud software market is evolving toward industry-specific, cloud solutions. Veeva topped the Fortune Future 50 list of U.S. companies poised for breakout growth and was listed as one of the fastest growing companies among Forbes Fast Tech 25.

We build innovative SaaS solutions that span CRM, content management, and data for the life sciences industry. Our more than 675 customers ranging from emerging biotechs to the largest global pharmaceutical companies including Bayer, Lilly, Merck, and Novartis.

We are driven by our core values: do the right thing, employee success, customer success, and speed. We are innovators, collaborators, and thought leaders out to create and bring to market solutions that help our customers improve and extend human life.

Job Description

Do you dream about working on an engineering team with the talent, passion, and financial backing to build killer, industry-changing cloud-based applications and platform?  Are you passionate about problem solving?  Are you interested in operating systems and computer architecture and how they work together to affect software performance? Veeva is looking for a passionate Associate Performance Engineer to work at our Pleasanton, CA location.  You’ll work on the Vault Performance Engineering team, which utilizes modern technologies and best practices to ensure that Veeva Vault is fast and efficient.

Vault is a proven, cloud-based development platform to manage documents and related data, while automating tasks and processes across the organization.  Vault applications are purpose-built using the platform to provide a single source of truth with complete visibility and increased compliance on a single cloud platform.

What will your day to day look like?

The Vault Performance Engineering Team works within the Vault Development Team and participates in all phases of the SDLC.  In this role you will:

  • Test new features pre-production to make sure they will scale and perform
  • Collaborate with Vault team members in Product Management, Engineering Management and Quality Assurance to help design and develop performance tests
  • Implement and execute load tests in JMeter
  • Use and update Python scripts for managing test systems
  • Work with Senior Performance Engineers to profile code and identify bottlenecks 

 Qualities We Value

  • A passion for speedy software
  • Creativity and a willingness to explore new technologies
  • Pride in work through attention to detail
Minimum Qualifications
  • An overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • A degree in Computer Science or related technical degree
  • Solid CS fundamentals (data structures, algorithms, and object-oriented design)
  • Experience with Java and scripting tools such as Python or Shell scripting
  • Working knowledge of computer architecture and operating systems
  • Proficient with Linux including system tools such as vmstat, top, etc. 
  • Excellent analytical skills and tenacity with problem solving
  • Willingness to roll up your sleeves and work hard (and have fun) in a fast-moving startup environment
  • Working knowledge of HTML and HTTP
  • Good communication skills
  • Local to the San Francisco Bay Area 
Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Veeva does not provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with load testing tools such as JMeter or LoadRunner
  • Understanding of Java application profiling and analyzing heap and thread dumps
  • Working knowledge of Agile methodologies
  • Familiarity with Jira or other bug tracking tools
At time of application, please make sure to attach the most updated version of your academic transcript.

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