Performance Engineer - Application Performance and Availability Engineering
Who We Are
For over 235 years, Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon) has been at the center of the global financial markets, providing the world's leading institutions the tools, capabilities, and services to be distinctive investors. BNY Mellon has approximately $16.5 billion in revenues and a 23% return on tangible common equity.
BNY Mellon is a leader in the world of investment services and investment management, and our businesses support the full range of stakeholders of the financial system including:
Global Custody and Cash Services Overview
- Managing the custody of approximately $37 trillion financial assets of the world's leading institutional investors, hedge funds, sovereign wealth funds, and corporates
- Investing approximately $2 trillion as one of the largest global asset managers across a wide range of asset classes
- Providing collateral, liquidity, and funding for the world's largest banks through our markets franchise
- Serving family offices and high net worth individuals through our wealth management franchise
- Providing a full suite of solutions to advisors, broker-dealers, family offices, hedge and '40 Act fund managers, registered investment advisor firms and wealth managers
- Advising large global corporations on a range of trust and other solutions
- Providing integrated managed data services to asset managers
Global Custody and Cash Services is a division of Investment Services Technology. Our mission is to provide the highest quality, most efficient service to the BNY Mellon businesses we support. Our core strengths include capture and enrichment of client trade instructions; processing of global securities settlements and global corporate events; maintenance and reporting of client securities positions; multi-currency cash processing; maintenance of global cash positions; middle office outsourcing; and the Enterprise Reconciliation Utility, which performs reconciliation processing for business lines across BNY Mellon. What We Do A day in the life of a Performance Engineer:
General Job Responsibilities:
- Champions for and drives performance of Non-functional Requirements and SLAs.
- Creates and maintains comprehensive performance test plans from stakeholder's requirements.
- Collects user and system workload information required for developing workload models.
- Validates and ensures performance testing scripts are robust and maintainable.
- Participates in peer review sessions.
- Detects and investigates performance, scalability, and reliability issues using experience, tools, and data analysis.
- Creates comprehensive and actionable performance testing reports.
- Partners with IT and Non-IT teams.
- Participates in SCRUM meetings and other project meetings.
- Installs, manages, maintains and runs moderately complex performance products and frameworks as part of an end-to-end visibility strategy in various domains. May allocate/coordinate work within a team/project.
- Has broad knowledge of performance best practices on various domains including applications, databases, MQs, networks and monitoring strategies including synthetic, real user, network connections, systems, and Java /.NET code.
- Creates and executes complex performance tests and may lead the reporting of results.
- Evaluates, recommends, and implements automated test tools and strategies.
- Collects and analyzes network performance information required for simulation modelling studies.
- May provide performance engineering knowledge in contributing to simulation modelling projects.
- Develops detailed project plans.
- Monitors project progress and provides regular status reports to management team.
- Contributes to the achievement of related teams' objectives.
- May allocate/coordinate work within a team/project.
- Plays a key role in mentoring, training and bridging the specific skill gaps across the Quality Engineering Domain.
- Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related discipline, or equivalent work experience is required; advanced degree is preferred.
- Six to eight (6-8) years of related experience is required.
- Experience in the securities or financial services industry is a plus.
- Expertise in JMeter.
- Strong programming skills in Java and Groovy.
- Broad knowledge of various domains including J2EE/.NET applications, databases (relational/non-relational), MQs, networks, containerization, and monitoring strategies including synthetic, real user, network connections, systems.
- Strong debugging, troubleshooting and analytical skills.
- Proven complex distributed system performance testing.
- Experience testing Mainframes is a plus.
- Experience integrating performance testing within a deployment pipeline to continuously assess application performance, scalability, and reliability (Continuous Integration) is a major plus.
- Previous work experience with an onsite/offshore resources model.
- Strong knowledge of application performance management and monitoring best practices and tools such as AppDynamics, SPLUNK, Dynatrace, and Prometheus.
- Experience working within an Agile environment.