Scalability Engineer
Interactive Intelligence Inc. - Indianapolis, IN

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Job Title: Scalability Engineer (200)
Department & Team: Testing, Performance & Scalability Team
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Job Reports to: Group Manager or Team Lead

Company Description :
Interactive Intelligence Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ININ) is a global provider of unified business communications solutions for contact center automation, enterprise IP telephony, and business process automation. The company is among Software Magazine's top 500 global software and services suppliers, is a BusinessWeek "hot growth 50" company, is listed in Forbes magazine as a 2011 Best Small Companies in America, and is among Fortune Small Business magazine's top 100 fastest growing companies. Interactive Intelligence, Inc. is also positioned in the leaders' quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Contact Center Infrastructure, Worldwide report (April 8, 2011). Interactive Intelligence has also been recognized as a market leader by top-tier industry analyst firms such as Datamonitor, Frost & Sullivan, and Gartner.

Job Description:
The Scalability Testing role provides a great deal of responsibility and reward with regard to technical development and knowledge. Each team member has ownership of large scale projects. Scalability Engineers are extremely important as they function as the customer advocate and their work directly impacts the company’s largest customers.

The Scalability Engineer looks for issues on a large scale. They use simulation test tools to test numerous scenarios in large volumes. The product is network intensive so team members need an understanding of the network and how data flows. Strong documentation and communication skills are required as a test successfully completed today may run into a new issue a year later, and may require going back into the original data and documentation.

This role requires creativity and problem solving on a daily basis. A Scalability Engineer must anticipate important data points for practical analysis. A Scalability Engineer must demonstrate the willingness to take chances, continue to develop new tools, learn new technologies, and be confident in their work. This is not a traditional test environment and team members have the unique opportunity to grow their technical skill set exponentially.

This is a high energy team environment with an equally high job satisfaction rating. Team members have a strong respect for each other and work well together. The actual work environment is outstanding and offers an excellent work life to home life balance: a flex-time 8 hour schedule, no beepers, no weekends and no emergency calls with the exception of a very rare occasion.

Major Responsibilities/Activities:
Acquire and maintain an in-depth understanding of the function and architecture of various Interactive Intelligence products.

Set up and maintain high-scale testing environments of moderate to high complexity, including hardware and all software required for simulations and tests. This includes troubleshooting hardware, network, and software issues.

Make use of various tools including interaction generators, handlers, and scripting tools to create as close to a real customer environment as possible.

Monitor simulations, investigate and report problems. This includes monitoring environments for exceptions, as well as data analysis after a test run. (e.g. memory leaks, excessive CPU utilization, unexpected behaviors, etc.)

Work with all levels of Development to diagnose problems identified by test runs.

Collect and interpret product and network logs, and perform data analysis to confirm results.

Track and effectively communicate detailed results of test runs.

Be a strong customer advocate for product optimizations to relieve performance and scalability bottlenecks.

Should strive to evolve into a mentor for new or Associate Level Scalability Engineers.

The Scalability Engineer will have autonomy but will also work closely with their Group Manager, Team Lead and potentially other mentors to develop simulation goals, scenarios and performance criteria.

Minimum Requirements:
A Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Technology, Computer Science, or Electrical Engineering desired. Equivalent work experience may be accepted.

Must be legally eligible to work in the U.S.

Ideal candidate will either have at least 2 to 3 years of Interactive Intelligence product experience or 3 to 5 years outside work experience with computer networking and information systems. Other exceptional experience may be considered.

Working knowledge of the design and implementation of network, software and hardware solutions.

Must possess a high Quality threshold.

Good analytical and troubleshooting abilities.

Actual hands-on experience with current Microsoft software.

Good knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating systems.

Good documentation, written and verbal communication skills.

Desirable Skills:
Knowledge of a wide range of network and systems platforms such as HP, IBM, Intel, and Cisco.

Basic understanding of VoIP and telephony protocols is a plus.

Previous work with Interactive Intelligence products a plus.

Knowledge of and experience with one or more scripting languages.

Industry Certifications (i.e. MCSE, CCNA, MSDBA, etc.) is a plus.

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Interactive Intelligence Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ININ) is a global provider of contact center, unified communications, and business process...