Summer 2014 Intern - Performance Engineer -


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

As a Performance Engineer Summer Intern at you will get hands on experience with services that scale to millions of users with even greater number of transactions per day. You will be part of the Performance Engineering team that is responsible to ensure that our web and cloud based services and platforms have high performance, response time and availability as well as are scalable to our ever growing number of users. You will be expected to apply your skills around system performance management by running complex simulations to validate factors such as CPU speed, Memory and Disk IO. You will also have to work closely with your technical operations team to evaluate and benchmark production performance and participate in troubleshooting of performance related issues in production systems.




  • Be part of a fast paced performance engineering team working with several functional teams to help validate new products and features against production performance standards

  • Participate in the development of tools and processes (monitoring, measurement, load generation etc.)  that will enable us to continuously run performance workloads and catch issues early and often

  • Develop well-tuned code that will provide effective and efficient testing and monitoring of our scalable world class service

  • Own a performance engineering project over the course of the internship that will in some manner contribute towards ensuring that we are meeting our performance goals standards and delivering beyond our customer expectations


Experience/Skills Required:

  • Enrolled in Junior year or higher at a college/university or any year at a graduate school

  • Working towards a BS or MS in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related field

  • Hands-on exposure via academic, professional or internship experience with C#/Java development experience using OO methodologies

  • Understanding of object-oriented programming/design

  • Working knowledge of HTML and JavaScript

  • Ability to maintain strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Be a self-starter and possess strong sense of self-motivation


Experience/Skills Desired:


  • Analytical, abstract, destructive thinking abilities and problem-solving skills

  • Process orientation with a strong appreciation of high performing and scalable services

  • Expertise or knowledge of a performance testing tool both backend and UI

  • Coursework in relational database concepts, web services, automated test scripting


Internship Program Experience:

During the 12-week internship you will have the opportunity to learn from and network with employees and your peers in the program. You will attend a brief Company orientation and will receive additional training from your team while on the job.  Your learning experience will continue through lunch & learn events with executives, philanthropic and team building events, and networking events for interns and teams in San Francisco.  In addition, you will be matched with a mentor to provide advice and guidance throughout the summer. There’s never been a better time to explore an internship at


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How to Apply: Please apply online.