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Senior Software Performance Engineer

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Ireland, Remote
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The Senior Software Performance Engineer role is a technical leadership role on a Performance Engineering team.

You will work closely with software development and dev ops teams to define, estimate, and design performance benchmark CI/CD pipeline strategies for complex, strategic solutions to ensure their performance delights our customers. You are responsible for driving innovation through leadership, influence, and discussions.

In addition, this role is responsible for impacting and continuously improving our performance engineering process and mentoring other engineers across the organization.


  • Design performance test strategies that align to development’s long-term plans based on deep expertise and insight, including long term and micro-service specific strategy

  • Ensure consistent, usable, forward-looking, maintainable test infrastructure; draw from a large base of design patterns, uses expertise in available technologies, and is adept at identifying practices that work well

  • Develop efficient tests to help understand the root causes of performance issues

  • Proactively identify performance issues, troubleshoot, provide effective options to prevent issues in production that could span multiple product areas

  • Develop and maintain thorough architectural documentation for the test environment

  • Estimate work, time, resources, and skill needs for performance analysis projects that span multiple product areas

  • Proactively identify performance test technologies or solutions that differ from current technology stack or represent innovative uses of existing technologies

  • Evaluate the performance of proposed solution strategies for new technologies and work with architecture to review and approve proposals

  • Mentor and coach other software performance engineers, and proactively seek mentorship from others

  • Lead the effort in defining the software performance engineering lifecycle and practices for team and associated teams in partnership with principal software engineers



  • + 6 years of experience developing and implementing performance tests and analyzing performance test results for commercial software across several platforms while leveraging a variety of programming languages

  • Experience in owning and delivering performance test projects and results of increasing technical complexity

  • Experience with APM tools (ex. Appdynamics, Dynatrace) and knowledge about JMeter, Load Runner

  • Experience with unit, integration, and acceptance testing

  • Experience with modern development languages (ex. .Net CORE, C#)

  • Experience with database objects in relational databases (ex. MS SQL, Oracle) including schema design, stored procedure development and performance and optimization techniques

  • Possess solid communication skills and strong customer focus

  • Effective collaborator, experienced in creating technical partnerships across teams

  • Able to learn and understand the various technical domains across the enterprise and able to communicate complex technical and business concepts across the enterprise and various business stakeholders


  • Experience working on large-scale open source or inner source software development

  • Experience with thin-client development (ex. HTML/CSS, JavaScript, JS frameworks)

  • Experience with non-relational databases (ex. MongoDB, Elastic, Cosmos)

  • Experience with version control systems (ex. GIT, GITHub, TFS, etc.)

  • Experience with CI/CD continuous integration / continuous deployment practices

  • Experience building cloud native applications and services (ex. Azure, AWS, GCP)

  • Experience in system integration projects or global projects

  • Experience with data streaming architecture and frameworks (Kafka, ESB)

What do we offer?

  • Fully remote work

  • Top-tier benefits package

  • Including company contribution for health insurance

  • Statutory leave

  • Employee stock purchase plan

  • Broad range of career development opportunities

Why Do You Belong at C.H. Robinson?

Standing out among the world’s largest logistics platforms, C.H. Robinson solves logistics problems for companies across the globe and across industries, from the simple to the most complex. For 100+ years, our global suite of services has innovated trade to seamlessly deliver the products and goods that drive the world’s economy. With 19 million shipments annually for 105,000 customers, our people and technology literally move the world.

As a FORTUNE 200 company, FORTUNE has also named C.H. Robinson one of the World’s Most Admired Companies 2022. Headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, we are proud to be recognized as one of LinkedIn’s Top Companies in Minneapolis-St. Paul 2021. And we’re not stopping there… Join us as we collaborate, innovate, and work as one global team to make life better and more sustainable for our customers, communities, and world.

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