Summer 2014 – Performance Engineer Intern


General Information
  • Job Type: Internship
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Compensation: $33-$41/hour


Do you:

  • love writing web applications and then find yourself preferring to spend time wringing every last ounce of performance out of them?

  • know how to spin up additional Heroku servers to improve your application’s throughput?

  • write map reduce jobs to analyze the social media graph of your app’s users?

  • use your mobile device to optimize the path to your 8am class?

  • have a github account?

  • overclock your CPU?  (bonus points for nitrogen!)

Do you keep up with the latest technologies, and wish you could work on something the scale of Facebook or LinkedIn, with even more functionality for mission critical business?

As a Performance Engineer Intern you'll be part of the team responsible for ensuring is the world's most performant, scalable, and reliable enterprise cloud computing platform by creating the most complex load simulations and comprehensive end-to-end automation in the industry.  Work closely with Developers and QE to understand the service architecture, gather requirements from Product Managers, and create and automate performance workloads with varying load and data shapes to simulate real world stresses with accuracy and precision. Your results analysis will help guide the deployment of critical features and ensure the service remains blazingly fast and bulletproof for our 100,000 customers worldwide. Multiple positions available.

Startup or Salesforce?

If you're thinking about working at a startup you really should come talk to us too. If you read Fred Wilson you know that he invests in "large networks of engaged users that can disrupt big markets". is the ultimate large network of engaged customers, who also pay for the service…and we still act like a startup internally.



You’ll analyze, understand, and improve’s performance from server generation to browser rendering, using industry standard tools for measuring and visualizing the different components of site performance, across millions of users.

You will work closely with developers to understand our architecture, gather requirements from management and product owners.  Your direct efforts will help us ensure we have the visibility necessary to identify potential areas of performance improvement as well as triage problems when they occur in one of our global production data centers.

Required Skills:

  • Working towards BS or MS in CS, EE or a related field

  • Hands on exposure with Java

  • Object-oriented programming experience

  • Working knowledge HTML and CSS

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • A self starter with a strong sense of self motivation

Desired Skills:

  • You’re always trying out the latest cool project on github

  • Strong linux sysadmin skills

  • Familiar with open source technologies

  • Familiar with SQL and database design and scalability

  • Familiar with Big Data challenges and NoSQL solutions like HBase and Hadoop

About is the global leader in customer relationship management (CRM) software. We pioneered the shift to cloud computing, and today we’re delivering the next generation of social, mobile and cloud technologies that help companies revolutionize the way they sell, service, market and innovate–and become customer companies. We are the fastest growing of the top 10 enterprise software companies, the World’s Most Innovative Company according to Forbes and one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Our more human, less corporate culture is built around doing work that matters, winning as a team and celebrating success Aloha-style. Ready to find your #dreamjob? Learn more

How to Apply: Please apply online.