Lead Performance Engineer

Job description

Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime?

Aaqua’s purpose is to “empower people to live their passions”.

We are creating a global services platform built around PASSION COMMUNITIES across a wide range of entertainment and lifestyle categories and genres.

We empower and enable our people to contribute to Aaqua’s purpose by bringing their own passion to our workplace community, collaborating with a team of like-minded people who love what they do.

Your Community

You will be a member of the Aaqua Engineering team, working closely with the different engineering teams and engineering leadership.

Your Purpose

Your purpose is to make sure the members on the Aaqua platform have a great experience, no matter where they are in the world.

Your Focus

Your contribution will include:

  • Building a strategy and plan to monitor, test and continuously improve the performance and scalability of the Aaqua platform.
  • Provide and maintain tools and guidelines for the different engineering teams to monitor and test performance.
  • Train, coach and support the different engineering teams to profile and optimise their services and apps.
  • Work together with the rest of engineering leadership to align on vision, priorities, architecture, culture and much more.
  • Build performance tests.
  • Investigate performance issues and drive post-mortems to support continuous improvement and learning. 

Your Knowledge

  • You have an academic degree (BSc or MSc) in computer science or a related field, complemented with a minimum of 7 years of working experience.
  • You have 3+ years of experience in performance profiling, engineering and testing.
  • You have experience programming in Java, Python and Javascript/Typescript.
  • You easily grasp complex, distributed, event-driven systems.
  • You have strong experience with load and stress testing.
  • You have experience with profiling code to find bottlenecks and propose performance improvements.
  • The ability to quickly learn new technologies and successfully implement them is essential.
  • Work experience with CircleCI or other CI/CD tools
  • Work experience in distributed software development (microservices, Kubernetes, Docker, Kafka, ...).
  • You have strong experience with optimising relation databases.
  • You have work experience in Graph and NoSQL databases.
  • You have strong experience in the AWS world.
  • As a bonus, you have experience with frameworks and tools like React, React Native, Spring Boot, Datadog, ...
  • Notions of machine learning and data mining.
  • You are a strong communicator and leader to coach and train the engineering teams.
  • You can work independently and take matters into your own hands, while seeking alignment with your colleagues.

Your Qualities

Your qualities are seen, heard and observed every day through your words, actions and behaviours. They are a key part of our DNA.

We seek our team members to be :


Your Attitude

Your attitude is a big part of what you bring to Aaqua. It contributes hugely to our culture, which is why cultural fit is something we take very seriously when we bring on new team members.

We expect everyone to play their part in :

Putting Members First
Building an Inclusive Community
Delivering the Unexpected
Be Always Evolving, and
Keeping it Real

Why work for us

At Aaqua we are committed to real economic value distribution and this extends to our people. Aaqua is creating a work culture that caters to all your YOU's. Our total rewards package is highly attractive, with generous compensation, options programs, comprehensive medical coverage and workplace flexibility.

Developing our people is a given and the exposure you will get at Aaqua will see you always evolving, creating opportunities for rapid career advancement. By putting our "members first" (that includes YOU), you will deliver the unexpected every day. Aaqua's agile focus drives collaboration, ideation and allows you to be your true self, empowers our people and delivers a passionate and fun team.

Aaqua is a diverse and inclusive culture. We want our people to be reflective of our members and commit to a non-discriminatory culture that does not judge by; age, gender, sexual orientation and gender reassignment, race and colour, disability, religion and beliefs, pregnancy and family responsibilities, education level and all of your YOU's.

Aaqua is the place for all YOUR YOUS.

Feel like YOU are a fit for this opportunity?

If so, please send your interest to join@aaqua.live

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