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Software Engineer, Performance
Posted on 2/1/2022
San Francisco, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
UI/UX Design
  • 6+ years experience in software engineering, focusing on performance, scale
  • 2+ years of software engineering experience in systems software or distributed web architecture
  • Passionate about mentoring other engineers and sharing knowledge across engineering teams
  • Strong analytical and programming skills in a modern SaaS stack (e.g. Javascript, Typescript, Python, Java, Ruby)
  • Experience with one or more major SPA frameworks like React, Vue, Angular, Ember, etc
  • Hands-on experience with modern full-stack distributed tracing, profiling and APM tools such as Lightstep, NewRelic, DataDog
  • Experience in tackling problems of load, scale, and optimizations of sophisticated large-scale deployments
  • Passionate to optimize the performance bottlenecks and improve the product
  • Experience supporting a multi-tenant enterprise SaaS environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Strong ability to run effective meetings and present to internal and external audiences, senior leaders, conferences, and industry leaders
  • Apply for our Summer 2022 software engineering internship program here
  • For new grads, class of 2021-2022, who are seeking a full time position after graduation, please apply to our Software Engineer, New Graduate position here
  • Work with a talented yet humble team
  • Competitive compensation & equity package
  • Weekly virtual social events, and annual company retreats
  • 401k, Medical, dental, and vision insurance (US Employees Only)
  • Monthly health & wellness stipend
  • Yearly educational stipend
  • Flexible & Generous Vacation Policy: If you feel you need a break, you can talk directly with your manager to find coverage and support while you are out of the office. Need time off to vote? We've got you covered
  • Quarterly company-wide mental health days off
  • Holiday Shut-down: company-wide holiday shut-down between Christmas Eve and New Years
  • Major US and EMEA holidays observed
  • To support remote work conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic, Benchling provides each employee a one-time stipend of $1,000(USD) upon commencing employment, and additional discounted employee purchase plans for home-office equipment
  • Leadership:
  • Understand and optimize customers' experience with our products and platforms. Develop strategies, capabilities and practices to make performance and responsiveness a competitive differentiation
  • Develop short, medium and long term goals with technical strategy and execution roadmaps across product and platform teams. Critically assess risks and the feasibility of estimates
  • Shift left on Performance. Design and develop a proactive testing and benchmarking strategy, frameworks and processes integrated with the development and delivery tools and workflows
  • Communicate and align on goals and roadmap commitments with stakeholder teams. Set and communicate OKRs to VPs and Department heads
  • Architecture & Development:
  • Be a hands-on architect that will lead by example. Use your skills and experience to create a crucial part of the company's technical infrastructure
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on full-stack performance and scalability, across our browser UI, web & async backends and public API
  • Develop solutions that enable engineers and teams to establish and monitor performance SLOs for the software functionality they own
  • Find inefficiencies and bottlenecks, profile, diagnose and tune end-to-end performance to scale with growth
  • Culture & Collaboration:
  • Promote and contribute to a scalable engineering culture that leverages modern principles of decoupled systems and automated CI/CD/testing/monitoring to drive efficiencies
  • Collaborate effectively with a broad range of technical, support and business roles and experience levels to identify and solve for cross-functional customer and business impact
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience working in a Platform organization, enabling multiple product teams is a plus

501-1,000 employees

Cloud platform for life science R&D
Company Overview
Benchling's mission is to accelerate life science for the benefit of humanity. The company is building a modern R&D software for biotechnology research.
  • Four months of fully paid parental leave
  • 401(k) plan
  • Remote working stipend
  • Yearly company-wide retreat
  • Monthly gym and wellness stipend
  • Commuter benefits
  • 100% premiums covered for health, dental, and vision
  • Weekly company social events
  • Flexible PTO and company-wide winter holiday shutdown
Company Core Values
  • Build a Lever - We choose to build tools and infrastructure that will help others make world-changing innovations.
  • Empower through Information - We believe that sharing information builds trust and enables better decision-making.
  • Rely on Tenacity - Dreaming big isn’t enough. We must make the most of every day by bringing the highest level of determination to our work.
  • Raise the Bar - We’re dedicated to creating a place where everyone feels challenged to improve.