Sr/Lead Performance Engineer

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Sr/Lead Performance Engineer

At Almanac we're looking for a Performance Engineer to join our team.

Full-time · Remote

About Almanac 

Almanac is a modern collaboration tool for remote teams that makes the dream of fewer meetings a reality. It's a single source of truth for project documentation and decision-making: one place where remote technical teams can write, approve, track, and document.

We believe teams and companies are the sum of their systems and processes—but most are surprisingly informal about how they collaborate, leading to chaos, delays, and frustration for managers, executives, and clients.

Technical teams at companies like Appetiser, Gipper, Decimal, Ender, and Indeed are using Almanac to change how they document work, get feedback without meetings, and automate repetitive processes.

We're looking for a full-time senior or lead performance engineer to ensure and drive improvements in performance, scalability, and reliability of the Almanac platform. 

About the role 

We’re looking for a hungry, talented engineer who wants to make a big impact at an exciting inflection point in our growth.

You will use your strong understanding of full stack engineering architecture to principally make our platform faster—a key benefit for customers. You'll work closely across our engineering team to identify and address performance issues, design and execute performance tests, and provide recommendations for optimizing application speed.

Specifically you'll:

  • Partner with other engineers, design, and product to deliver lightning-fast product experiences that feel secure to customers.
  • Build out the tooling and processes needed to ensure development at Almanac is efficient and simple.
  • Analyze and report on performance test results, and make recommendations for improvements.
  • Monitor production systems and provide guidance on performance-related issues.

About you

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science
  • 5+ years of professional engineering experience, 3+ years of performance tuning and optimization of databases, applications and infrastructure
  • Experience with AWS or GCP
  • Experience with Terraform or any other infrastructure as code tool
  • Experience with Docker
  • Experience with performance monitoring and analysis tools such as Datadog, Sentry or NewRelic
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience with backend frameworks like Express (Node) or Rails

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Online portfolio (GitHub) featuring examples of development work
  • Heroku experience a bonus!
  • Experience with load testing, stress testing, and capacity planning
  • Able to design and implement automated performance testing
  • Able to proactively make recommendations to optimize system configuration and resources to scale
  • Able to work independently, while collaborating with stakeholders

Our Team 

At Almanac, we’re looking for structured thinkers full of passion, ambition, and kindness. We’d love for you apply even if your experience doesn't precisely match the job description. Your experience, skills, and interests will help you stand out—especially if your career has taken some extraordinary twists and turns. At Almanac, we welcome people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives who aren’t afraid to challenge the status quo. Join us.

Interviewing at Almanac 

It’s our goal to provide an efficient, transparent interview experience that respects you and your time. Our roles typically have a four stage process (sometimes more) and we like to move through those as quickly as calendars allow. After submitting your application you will hear from us whether you are a strong fit for the role or not! From here you can expect:

  1. An initial screen with our recruiter
  2. The opportunity to meet the hiring manager, Dakota
  3. Two technical exercises (Q&A + Product Scoping) appropriate to the role
  4. A leadership interview with our CEO, Adam 

Your time is valuable, so we try to give you as much information as possible throughout our process to make the best decision for you. To start, here's our open source company handbook, which contains docs about our vision, our virtues, our compensation philosophy, and our approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Apply for the job

Do you want to join our team as our new Sr/Lead Performance Engineer? Then we'd love to hear about you!