Lead – Performance Engineering

Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Published on: 10 December 2019
Job Type: Full Time

Sysco LABS is the innovation arm of Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY), the world’s largest foodservice company. Sysco is the global leader in marketing, selling and distributing food products as well as equipment and supplies to the hospitality industry. Sysco serves over 500,000 customer locations through its team of over 65,000 associates and operates 300 distribution facilities across the globe.

Sysco is re-imagining the global foodservice industry: our Sysco LABS engineering teams based out of Colombo, Sri Lanka, San Mateo, CA and Austin and Houston TX, will help to drive innovation across the entire supply chain – sourcing of food products, merchandising, storage and warehouse operations, order placement and pricing algorithms, delivery of food and supplies to Sysco’s global network – culminating in the in-restaurant dining experience for the end-customer. Operating with the agility and efficiency of a tech–startup and backed by the domain expertise of the industry leader, Sysco and the Sysco LABS team is poised to reimagine one of the biggest industries in the world.

We are currently on the lookout for a Lead – Performance Engineering to join our team who will help develop an end-to-end strategy for non-functional testing and oversee the system’s performance lifecycle, while identifying key metrics for performance improvements. You will be responsible for non-functional compliance of software solutions delivered into production and provide technical assistance to engineering teams as well as maintain and generate periodic performance reports of the system for management.


The Role:

  • Responsible for non-functional compliance (security, performance, capacity, reliability, scalability and compatibility) of software solutions delivered in to production (non-functional certification).
  • Single point of contact for any non-functional related issues that may arise in production and work with the Site Reliability Engineering team to analyze the root cause and make corrective actions.
  • Provide technical assistance to engineering teams to improve system security, performance, capacity, reliability, scalability and compatibility (develop design guidelines and best practices).
  • Leading discussions and evaluations of all integration points of software solutions developed by Scrum teams.
  • Generate and maintain periodic performance reports of the system for management.
  • Develop a strategy for end-to-end non-functional testing which includes security, performance, capacity, reliability, scalability and compatibility.
  • Development of test scenarios, test data, scripts, exit criteria and analysis of test results to expose potential performance issues.
  • Full automation of non-functional test suite running during every release drop in to production, and responsible for maintaining production like performance test infrastructure to certify code drops before moving into production.
  • Enable other QA engineers and developers in running non-functional tests before releasing code to final acceptance tests by coordinating with Scrum teams, and sign-off the user story/feature acceptance criteria.
  • Proactively identify performance bottlenecks and reliability issues and work with engineering teams and product owners to get those issues fixed.
  • Work with application development and SRE (Site Reliability Engineering) teams to analyze and resolve non-functional issues in test and production environments.
  • Provide technical assistance to improve system’s security, performance, capacity, reliability, scalability and compatibility.
  • Oversee system performance lifecycle and identify key metrics for performance improvements.


The Profile:

  • A degree in Computer Science from a recognized foreign or local university; a relevant master’s degree will be an added qualification.
  • 7+ years of work experience in non-functional testing and performance turning of enterprise scale web and mobile applications, and 3+ years of experience in a senior/lead role.
  • Experience with performance testing tools such as JMeter and automation using Selenium.
  • Programming experience in JAVA.
  • Familiarity with standard web and mobile architectures on cloud (AWS is preferred).
  • Experience in using diagnostic/performance monitoring tools like Dynatrace, Fiddler, Firefox and Chrome Developer Tools.
  • Experience working on Agile teams that deliver releases at least every two weeks.
  • Previous experience in Cloud infrastructure failure simulation tools like Chaos Monkey.
  • A good understanding of IPC, TCP/IP stack and the Linux OS.
  • Experience in working with micro-services architecture and internet scale applications.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Motivated to meet commitments and deliver the highest value possible.


The Perks:

  • An attractive base compensation and benefits package which is comfortably above market rates.
  • The opportunity to work with high caliber individuals across the organization.
  • Fast career growth, recognition and leadership opportunities within a short period of time.
  • A flexible, diverse and entrepreneurial work environment, and a fun work culture that celebrates success regularly.
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Careers at Sysco LABS

At Sysco LABS, we value our entrepreneurial spirit and openness the most. Our culture is non-hierarchical, encourages open communication and the free flow of ideas, and foster learning as an ongoing process.

We are headquartered in Silicon Valley with much of our engineering being carried out by Sysco LABS in Colombo. Although both teams are roughly thirteen hours apart, we coordinate like clockwork to ensure deadlines are met and results delivered.

Teams based in Colombo regularly visit the Redwood City office, giving them an opportunity to experience the Silicon Valley culture first hand and meet the restaurants that use the products we build.