SAP Performance Engineer - SuccessFactors Job in Shanghai, China

Requisition ID: 208582

Work Area: Software-Design and Development

Expected Travel: 0 - 10%

Career Status: Professional

Employment Type: Regular Full Time


At SAP SuccessFactors we have started as Human Revolution. Using the latest technology, we are unlocking human potential and transforming our customer’s workforces in ways they never imagined. We are digitally transforming their businesses into the next generation of intelligent enterprises. Because people are at the heart of every business transformation and people are the heart of our business. The SAP SuccessFactors product suite spans core human resources and payroll, analytics-based hiring and customized onboarding, continuous performance management, intelligent succession and more. We operate the largest HCM Cloud in the world, supporting over 120 million users with over a billion transactions for customers across 26 industries in over 90 countries. Our co-located agile teams have end-to-end ownership of product, design, development, release, user assistance, and cloud operations capabilities. We are looking for the best talent to join our team and deliver continuous innovations in the cloud, while bringing purpose to their lives and more meaning to their work. Join us today and become a part of the Human Revolution.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Continuously assess present state of performance and propose ways to improve

  • Execute plans and drive solutions to test, detect, diagnose, and manage our performance in terms of application responsiveness and system scalability.

  • Manage and maintain performance baselines for applications and environments to support capacity planning and performance management

  • Contribute to performance requirement specification and testing strategy discussions with architecture, application development, and infrastructure

  • Drive data toward improving Performance & Capacity Requirements

  • Develop and execute workload models & target schedule level adherences

  • Develop and execute performance test plans across all landscapes from Development to Production.

  • Work with solution architects & tech leads to develop solutions architectures which are well positioned to meet performance and scalability goals

  • Ability to drive performance engineering and testing strategies on a full life cycle basis from initiation through deployment

  • Typical focus would be on a specific line of business (LOB) but ability to understand cross LOB and infrastructure implications is required

  • Review all performance test results ensuring accuracy, clarity, and completeness

  • Develop, publish and socialize service performance reviews, strategies and goals

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in performance engineering & testing

  • Understanding of SOA, Databases, JAVA, and performance disciplines

  • Strong background implementing and/or using industry standard performance testing and automation tools

  • Strong SQL skills

  • Must command a thorough understanding of how to identify shortfalls in hardware resources (CPU, disk IO, memory, and network) for Linux, Windows, and Solaris

  • Must command an understanding of fundamental performance benchmarking concepts that automation tools must address. This includes throughput control, virtual versus real users, API consumption rates, request-reply response times versus async messaging latency, accuracy of measurement, and session concurrency

  • Ability to learn new technologies, analytical mindset, problem solving skills, eye for detail and team player attitude

  • Strong background in one or more of the following: application development, database, SOA and/or middleware



Success is what you make it. At SAP, we help you make it your own. A career at SAP can open many doors for you. If you’re searching for a company that’s dedicated to your ideas and individual growth, recognizes you for your unique contributions, fills you with a strong sense of purpose, and provides a fun, flexible and inclusive work environment – apply now .


To harness the power of innovation, SAP invests in the development of its diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to the company.

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