Performance Engineer
Websense - San Diego, CA

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Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN), a global leader in integrated Web, data and email security solutions, provides Essential Information Protection™ for more than 44 million employees at organizations worldwide. Distributed through its global network of channel partners, Websense software and hosted security solutions help organizations block malicious code, prevent the loss of confidential information and enforce Internet use and security policies. For more information, visit www.websense.com .

Job Summary

The Performance Engineer provisions and configures test environments, executes performance and stability tests, and analyzes and documents results.

Essential Functions

Diagnose performance issues with guidance from team members.

With some supervision, execute tests and perform analysis of the data to determine system bottlenecks and provide benchmark data.

Configure clients, servers, and networking equipment to enable performance testing across the enterprise.

Debug issues within the test environment

Provide data and some analysis for test reports

Create custom scripts and programs to contribute to performance test automation projects.

Work to gain a good understanding of product functionality

Become fluent in using network test equipment

Perform other duties and projects as assigned

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience

2+ years’ engineering experience preferably as a performance engineer

Experience in monitoring system performance of Windows and Linux platforms.

Good knowledge of current Web protocols, HTTP and SSL protocols, and knowledge of TCP/IP networking.

Good knowledge of computer internals and performance monitoring and provisioning

With some assistance, can understand complex data sets and the tools used to analyze them.

Experience with system installation, configuration, and administration of Windows, Linux, and networking equipment.

Java development experience

Preferred Skills and Background

Experience using and modifying scripts in common scripting languages (e.g., bash, perl, Microsoft PowerShell) to aid testing.

Knowledge of Spirent, Ixia, or similar performance tools.

Competent with Microsoft Excel or similar tools for data analysis.

Knowledge of Directory Services, Data Bases, and other IT infrastructure

Experience with a variety of enterprise switches, routers, and firewall products.

Websense offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package which includes Medical / Dental / Vision Insurance Plan options, Flexible Spending Accounts, 401K Retirement Plan with Employer Match, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Vacation, Sick and Holiday Paid Time Off, Tuition Reimbursement, a Commuter Program expense program, Gym Discounts and more. EOE.

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