Cambridge, UK

Performance/Automation Test Engineer

The Opportunity

At Featurespace, we strive to be the world’s best software company at protecting our clients and their customers from fraud attacks. We do that with personality, heart and professionalism, cultivating an innovative, fun and positive team atmosphere where everybody can contribute to solving our clients’ problems in new, innovative ways. We are always seeking to be the best at what we do and make our customers smile. 

In your role as Performance Test Engineer you will help us achieve our goals and deliver success on behalf of our customers by: 

  • Being responsible for the non-functional aspects of our pioneering real-time machine learning platform which underpins our cutting-edge ARIC engine

This role is based out of either of our Cambridge or London office.

Day to Day

As a company we hire people with a willingness to adapt to a variable role, so along with the key responsibilities below, we ask for ownership of any other duties as required.

  • Conduct system non-functional testing to ensure system reliability, capacity and scalability
  • Analyse and troubleshoot performance bottlenecks
  • Provide team-level status updates and responsibility for team deliverables
  • Assist in team-level prioritisation and scheduling of work
  • Review and develop performance test plans and cases with other team members
  • Acting as a point of contact for the team within the wider Featurespace organisation
  • Maintain and expand the fully in-house automated performance testing framework
  • Write and present executive summaries of testing work for management review
  • Involvement in the process of interviewing and recruiting new team members
  • Championing process and best practices within the team
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About you

Must haves

  • A deep understanding of the non-functional test project lifecycle and deliverables
  • A determined approach to exploring performance bottlenecks and root cause analysis
  • In-depth knowledge of Linux operating systems, underlying hardware, and its performance constraints
  • Java coding experience to build Automation frameworks/tools.
  • Modern IDEs, source control and continuous integration systems
  • Comfortable working with large codebases
  • Experience with common and specialist tools used for performance testing and diagnostics
  • Experience testing and optimising performance of a low latency, multi-tier, distributed real-time system

Great to haves

  • Cloud platforms
  • Experience with technologies like MongoDB, Kubernetes, Kafka, SQL and Elasticsearch
  • Have experience with monitoring and visualization tools like (e.g., Grafana)

Personal Qualities

As a Performance Test Engineer, you will ideally have the following qualities:

  • A focus on personal achievement and responsibilities
  • Enjoys working in a team of like-minded people to solve complex problems
  • A passion to work for one of the fastest growing fraud prevention technologies in the world

How to apply

If you think you’re a good fit for the role above, we would love to hear from you.

Fill out the short application form, upload your CV and one of the team will get back to you.

If you have any questions or queries regarding this role, or life at Featurespace, please contact [email protected]

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Featurespace Ltd., is committed to comply with the General Data Protection Legislation and any implementing legislation (the “Data Protection Legislation”) and will process your Personal Data in accordance with the Data Protection Legislation and information security legislation. Any capitalised terms used in this Privacy Notice shall be given the same definition as in the Data Protection Legislation.

This Privacy Notice sets out the basis on which Featurespace Ltd will process Personal Data relating to job applicants.

The Data Controller is Featurespace Ltd., 140 Cambridge Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 0GF, United Kingdom.

Data refers to both Personal Data and Special Categories of Data. Your job application and the Personal Data held within it will be processed to assess your viability for the stated role. We may also process any information that you provide about your health, for the sole purpose of assessing whether any adjustments may need to be made to the recruitment process to accommodate you . If your application is unsuccessful, Featurespace will retain your Data for 24 months after the end of the recruitment process. Your Personal Data is processed in accordance with our legitimate interests of making sound recruitment decisions. You are under no obligation to provide us with your Personal Data. However without this, we cannot assess your job application. We will only process information about your health for the purpose of making reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process (if applicable), in accordance with our legal obligations. You have the following rights in relation to the processing of your Data: The right to be informed about how your Data is processed. You have the right to object to the processing of your Data based on our legitimate interests as outlined above. The right of access, to your Data and supplementary information relating to our use of your Data. In certain circumstances, we reserve the right to charge you for exercising this right. The right to rectification, if your Data is inaccurate or incomplete. In certain circumstances, the right to erasure, request the deletion of, or removal of, your Data. In certain circumstances, the right to restrict processing, block any further processing of your Data. We shall respond to any request made by you without delay and in any case within a month of your request. The right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office if you believe that your data protection/privacy rights have been breached. Your application will be submitted and stored on an application database (Greenhouse). Access to your Data on Greenhouse is limited to the relevant persons for your application- our internal recruiters, the hiring manager and interviewer(s). Your CV may be printed and shown to consulted decision makers, any physical copies will be securely and confidentially destroyed after a decision has been made on your application. Your CV is transferred to a third country, outside of the EEA, when it is processed by Greenhouse. Greenhouse meet the technical and organisational data security measures outlined in the GDPR Article 32, and are SOC2 Type II certified. We do not envisage that any decision will be taken about your application using automated means.

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