Accenture Performance Engineer - Application Diagnostics Associate Manager in Chicago, Illinois
Title: Performance Engineer - Application Diagnostics Associate Manager Location: USA-Midwest Job Number: 00557762
ARE YOU READY to step up to the New and take your technology expertise to the next level?
Do you have a passion for using new technologies to make a positive impact on business and community? Want a role that provides you with a sense of purpose and satisfaction? Then join Accenture Technology and build a rewarding career improving the way the world works and lives, as you help clients shift to the New using leading-edge technologies on some of the coolest projects you can imagine.
Thrive in our highly collaborative, digitally-driven and innovation-led environment. Nurture your talent for thoughtful and game changing solutions in our inclusive culture that values diversity of ideas, experiences and backgrounds.
WORK YOU’LL DO
As an Application Performance Diagnostic Engineer, some of your key responsibilities may include:
Defining the strategy for enabling performance diagnostics and monitoring through the use of an Application Performance Management (APM) tool, other monitoring tools, and diagnostic techniques.
Identifying, evaluating, and recommending monitoring tools and diagnostic techniques relevant to the application architecture. Assess gaps in as-is monitoring tool capabilities and recommend tools to augment or replace.
Learning an application's design to assess for performance risks and identify areas to apply past learnings
Instrumenting applications to enable performance diagnostics and monitoring
Collaborating with Performance Engineering leads and project team to review and refine application NFRs, SLAs, & KPIs to create acceptance criteria and performance budgets necessary to measure, validate, and improve performance
Collaborating with developers to promote the concept of performance engineering during all phases of the SDLC to detect and correct performance issues earlier in the lifecycle
Monitoring application performance during performance tests or production usage through the use of APM and other monitoring tools to isolate the fault domain, dive deep into application code, and identify root cause of performance issues.
Utilizing static code and dynamic code analysis to identify performance and maintenance concerns
Profiling application performance from end-user perspective to inventory performance concerns and suggest tuning opportunities across the application stack
Performing deep dive JVM analysis examining garbage collection logs, heap dumps, and thread dumps as needed.
Documenting performance findings and recommendations
Interacting with client and/or Accenture development, operations, and infrastructure resources to recommend solutions to remediate performance issues
Participating in re-architecture, redesign, and refactoring decisions to satisfy performance requirements
Developing dashboards and reports to provide ongoing visibility into the performance of client applications
Contributing learnings and experiences to the Accenture Performance Engineering community
WHO WE´RE LOOKING FOR?
Minimum of 4 years' hands-on experience with performance tuning, diagnostic or monitoring
Minimum of 1 year's of hands-on design / development experience (e.g. Java, .Net, etc.)
Minimum 2 years' hands-on experience performance diagnostics tools (e.g. AppDynamics, Dynatrace, New Relic, CA APM (previously Wily Introscope), etc.)
Minimum of 6 months' hands-on debugging and profiling Java code (e.g. Eclipse Profiler, Eclipse TPTP, JProbe, JProfiler, Yourkit, VisualVM, Valgrind, NetBeans profiler, JConsole, JBoss Profiler, JAMon, JRocket Flight Recorder).
Minimum of 6 months' hands-on debugging web applications using HTTP proxy or browser-plugin tools (e.g. Firebug, Chrome Developer Tools, Fiddler, HTTPWatch, HTTP Analyzer, Charles, YSlow)
Experience delivering software designed for high concurrency, scalability, or availability
Experience using Application Performance Management (APM) tools (e.g. AppDyanmics, DynaTrace, New Relic, CA Introscope APM, HP Diagnostics)
Hands-on experience collecting performance data, analyzing, troubleshooting, and tuning
Hands on analysis, reverse engineering, debugging, and profiling Java code (e.g. Eclipse Profiler, Eclipse TPTP, JProbe, JProfiler, Yourkit, VisualVM, Valgrind, NetBeans profiler, JConsole, JBoss Profiler, JAMon, JRocket Flight Recorder)
Exposure to Cloud, SaaS, and virtualization concepts and performance concerns
Exposure to application threading and concurrency concerns
Working knowledge of operating system design , processes, and threading model
Professional Skill Requirements
This role requires 100% travel flexibility to travel and work onsite with clients (typically Monday - Thursday)
Proven success in contributing to a team-oriented environment
Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
Desire to work in an information systems environment
Excellent leadership, communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
WHAT´S IN IT FOR YOU?
Competitive benefits, including a fair and balanced parental leave policy.
At Accenture, we believe in bringing the best to our clients through continuous learning & improvement – from basic skills to industry-specific content – available to all our people.
Career coaching and mentorship to help you manage your career and develop professionally.
Performance Achievement – our performance management process that focuses on your strengths, progress and career possibilities.
Fantastic opportunities to develop your career across a variety of clients.
Opportunities to get involved in corporate citizenship initiatives, from volunteering to doing charity work.
To learn more about Accenture, and how you will be challenged and inspired from Day 1, please visit our website at accenture.com/careers.
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