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Sr. Performance Engineer

Req id:  23103

Waterloo, ON, CA



As the Information Company, our mission at OpenText is to create software solutions and deliver services that redefine the future of digital. Be part of a winning team that leads the way in Enterprise Information Management. 




Senior or Lead Performance Engineering Analyst



Design, develop and execute software performance and scalability tests for OpenText products.  A qualified candidate can analyze the results of these tests, offer diagnosis of bottlenecks, and optimize the design and deployment of software applications on-premises or in the cloud.


Knowledge and application of performance assessment methodologies are needed to establish scalability characteristics, to conduct analysis on trend, edge case handling, stability and end-to-end responsiveness, and to evaluate efficiency in design.


Communication skills are essential to author reports and work with fellow engineers to share findings and analysis, propose mitigation approaches, architectural enhancements, or configuration best practices to optimize product performance. Ability to guide and mentor junior performance analysts is also required.


In addition to the actual testing and analysis, the person in this role will setup, configure and tune the performance lab equipment and infrastructure software supporting these tests.


Technical Experience:

  • Must have working system admin level experience with the full web application technology stack, from web servers to the Java or JS application tier, relational database server to operating system; knowing how to configure, tune and troubleshoot all tiers
  • Must have performance load testing experience, preferably with web applications (designing and scripting tests in leading load simulation tools like LoadRunner, JMeter, analyzing load test results, resource monitoring and interpretation skills, and diagnosing exposed bottlenecks)
  • Database and SQL tuning experience required (Oracle, SQL Server, Postges)
  • Desirable – code profiling experience (eg JProfiler, Yourkit, VTune, etc)
  • Desirable – resource (memory, connection, etc.) leakage analysis experience
  • Nice to have – ability to apply statistical methods to promote understanding of load results and scaling, and model realistic response tolerance
  • Nice to have – development experience (eg Java, JavaScript, SQL, C++/C#, etc)
  • Nice to have - experience with OpenText products or similar Enterprise Information Management systems


Qualifications and soft skills:

  • At least 5 years of software performance analysis and load testing experience
  • Computer science, mathematics, or engineering degree or diploma, or equivalent experience working in technical roles in the software development industry
  • Clear verbal and written communication skills in English is vital
  • Highly organized with project leadership skills
  • Most important is a keen interest and tenacity for finding performance bottlenecks, designing/developing tests to expose them and finding solutions to mitigate them



OpenText's efforts to build an inclusive work environment go beyond simply complying with applicable laws. Our Employment Equity and Diversity Policy provides direction on maintaining a working environment that is inclusive of everyone, regardless of culture, national origin, race, color, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, family status, age, veteran status, disability, religion, or other basis protected by applicable laws. Should you require accommodations during the selection process, please contact accomodationrequests@opentext.com).


Our growing team is mapping the future of Information Management, and we continue to make new discoveries that expand its boundaries. Join us and be part of a winning team, where the opportunities for your career are limitless. 

From its innovative start as a research project by University of Waterloo professors in 1991, OpenText has grown into a global company with offices in more than 35 countries. Our high- performance culture has forged our growth and is an excellent fit for people looking to push themselves to learn and do more.

It’s our time to lead, and as part of our team, it will be your time too. Our continued growth will provide you the opportunity to explore, learn and chart an exciting career path while enjoying a good work-life balance. 

If you thrive in a dynamic work environment, there is always a new horizon to explore. We are proud to offer excellent benefits, challenging work and competitive financial rewards. 

Our employee programs prioritize employees’ well-being and that of their families. We offer a comprehensive benefit plan, education assistance, a wellness/fitness reimbursement and time off to volunteer. 

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With offices around the world and flexible work arrangements, OpenText strives to make sure all our employees feel connected. Teamwork extends to our social lives too from local social events to company-wide activities, we want our employees to take time to relax and have fun.  

Corporate Citizenship  
Corporate Citizenship is more than a program for us, it is engrained in our purpose, impact, and approach to doing business. Through numerous volunteer initiatives, we support education and innovation for global change.

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