Performance Engineer

Requisition ID
Information Technology
Visa Sponsorship
Travel Requirements


Germany SAS


SAS believes in the whole employee experience. Meaningful work. Empowerment to make a difference that changes people’s lives. Dynamic work environments that foster innovation. And an award-winning culture that makes it all possible. We believe great ideas can come from anywhere. Whether you're a university recruit, or an experienced professional ready for the next big challenge, SAS brings perks, passion, and the potential to grow. No limits.






SAS IT Infrastructure Automation is a dynamic environment where we apply automation to operations. Do you seek out new technologies and find the best way to apply them in a large corporate infrastructure? Do you enjoy the challenge of putting together the pieces of cloud integration? Do you find yourself championing the code-way of doing business to everyone you meet in your organization? If so, the SAS IT Infrastructure Automation team would like to talk to you.


As a Performance Infrastructure Engineer, you will have the opportunity join a team of engineers that support a corporate private cloud based on OpenStack and Kubernetes. This position requires a diverse set of technical skills in performance analysis, networking, and Linux systems administration. 


Primary Responsibilities

  • Work with team of engineers to maintain the health of the corporate, multi-region, private cloud based on OpenStack and Kubernetes clusters
  • Assess complex technical performance problems and take ownership of projects with minimal guidance
  • Utilize diverse set of systems administration and interoperability skills to optimize environments for maximum performance
  • Collaborate with business units to develop and deliver targeted technology solutions
  • Measure and correct infrastructure health while optimizing system utilization and performance
  • Document solution architecture



  • Experience in analyzing general system utilizations of physical and virtual CPU, RAM, Storage, Network
  • Willing to participate in a 24/7 on-call rotation
  • Knowledge of the Linux operating environment, kernel, and libraries
  • Ability to debug complex networking, operating system, and platform problems
  • Good understanding for documenting and sharing information via papers, wikis, etc.
  • Experience creating performance optimization guidelines for enterprise solutions
  • Strong Linux systems administration skills


  • Advanced experience in OpenStack, KVM, Ceph, VMware 6.x+
  • Experience with Application Performance Monitoring tools
  • Experience utilizing, deploying, and/or supporting IaaS platforms
  • Experience with database technologies such as MySQL, Postgres, and Hadoop
  • Experience managing and debugging containers



Additional Information:

To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.

SAS is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

The level of this position will be determined based on the applicant's education, skills and experience.

Resumes may be considered in the order they are received.

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