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Lead Performance Engineer

Portland, Oregon
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Marketo provides the leading engagement marketing software and solutions designed to help marketers develop long-term relationships with their customers – from acquisition to advocacy. Marketo is built for marketers, by marketers and is setting the innovation agenda for marketing technology. Marketo puts Marketing First. Headquartered in San Mateo, CA, with offices around the world, Marketo serves as a strategic partner to large enterprise and fast-growing small companies across a wide variety of industries. To learn more about Marketo’s Engagement Marketing Platform, LaunchPoint® partner ecosystem, and the vast community that is the Marketo Marketing Nation®, visit

Job Description

Lead Performance Engineer


  • Identify and fix application performance bottlenecks for a market-leading SaaS solution
  • Develop and test prototype application/system architectural components aimed at improving performance, scalability, and reliability
  • Create comprehensive benchmark tests for characterizing application and system performance
  • Work closely with the distributed software development team to review automation and to encourage performant design principles
  • Work closely with technical operations team for production performance monitoring and capacity planning
  • Have a positive work attitude, self-motivator, quick learner, and a team player.


  • 5+ years of working in performance optimization or core architecture role with 2+ years working in a Lead capacity
  • 3+ years of developing application software in a SaaS environment using Java and/or PHP
  • 2+ years experience with load testing, API testing, and system monitoring tools
  • Solid understanding of system components and application architecture a must
  • Working experience with typical performance load testing and profiling tools
  • Working experience in typical LAMP technology stack
  • Working knowledge of MySQL query optimization and tuning
  • B.S. in Computer Science or related fields; M.S a plus


  • Built performance tooling to scratch your own analytics itch
  • Experience integrating performance tools into Continuous Integration/Deployment pipelines
  • Experience with Aaka, LoadRunner, or Jmeter
  • Experience with Solr, HBase, Scala, Kafka, Spark, Redis, Mongo, Symfony, Propel, Memcached, Hadoop, ActiveMQ, Percona Tools, Docker, or Nginx
  • Software testing experience
  • Experience with cloud performance optimization

Marketo is an equal opportunity employer.


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