Performance Engineer - 39706 in San Antonio, TX at HII-TSD

Date Posted: 6/20/2022

Job Snapshot

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Job Description

Enlighten is looking for an experienced Performance Engineer.  Lead the design and implementation of reliable infrastructure solutions that solve customer and user problems. They enable efficient delivery of value to our customers through efficient architectures, infrastructure, and pipelines. Expertise in digesting complex tasks and business requirements and aligning a group around an implementation. The Performance Engineer also supports operations of the production environments including observability and troubleshooting issues.


  • Synthesizes business requirements and objectives and drives the development of infrastructure solutions.
  • Collaborates with talented designers, product managers, and fellow engineers to plan and build new features.
  • Coaches and mentors others to develop their professional skills.
  • Drives all phases of the infrastructure and operations lifecycle from task creation to production deployment of new system components.
  • Designs and implements effective, secure infrastructures solutions that meet the business and technology requirements of the project.
  • Articulates business needs and translates them into technology solutions.
  • Develops pipelines and automates workflows and processes through code and tooling to reduce technical debt and improve the efficiency of the team.
  • Troubleshoots technical issues in infrastructure like software-defined networks, databases, and compute resources.
  • Develops and implements plans for the continuous improvement and vulnerability management of the system.
  • Identifies opportunities and articulates suggestions to improve the technology strategies beyond the scope of a team or project.
  • Makes decisions that are consistent with the organization’s business strategy.
  • Demonstrates deep knowledge of products/workflows within the businesses they support.
  • Reviews other developers' code and provides specific, constructive feedback.

Security Clearance:

  • A current security clearance is not required, but would prefer a Secret level clearance.  All candidates will be processed for a clearance and therefore all candidates must be a U.S. Citizen. 

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science or related discipline.  Educational requirements may be adjusted for applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience.
  • Must have 5+ years of experience in performance/site reliability engineering. 
  • Understanding of all layers of software engineering and system architecture.
  • Proficiency in securing systems on the application, network, and infrastructure layers.
  • Experience with core infrastructure capabilities: operating systems, networking, identity, and access.
  • Experience with architecting solutions in cloud-optimized and hybrid environments.
  • Experience supporting secure, scalable, and elastic applications on distributed architectures.
  • Expert understanding in infrastructure management process and tools like Terraform and AWS Cloudformation.
  • Experience with server configuration processes and tools such as Chef, Ansible, or Puppet.
  • Expert in creating, deploying, maintaining, and troubleshooting Docker images.
  • Proficiency with Linux, especially RHEL families, and Bash scripting.
  • Proficiency in implementing greenfield cloud infrastructure on AWS/Azure/GCP.
  • Understanding of CI/CD and related concepts.
  • Expert ability to execute advanced git actions like rebasing and squashing.
  • Ability to assist other engineers with source code management in git.
  • Basic understanding of software development and web application development concepts.
  • Ability to discuss technical tasks and team process topics with team members.
  • Ability to operate and manage work, strategically reason, and build relationships and influence others.

This position is ELIGIBLE for an Employee Referral Program Bonus (grade: T08 - No Clearance)

Security Clearance: None
Telework - Limited
Diversity Statement We are an EOE that values our employee’s talent – regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, religion or other protected characteristics – Your Talent Is Our Strength. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and Veterans are encouraged to apply. Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply. Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information. U.S. Citizenship Required for the majority of our positions.
Mission Technologies
HII’s Mission Technologies division develops integrated solutions that enable today’s connected, all – domain force. Capabilities include C5ISR systems and operations; the application of AI and machine learning to battlefield decisions; defensive and offensive cyberspace strategies and EW; unmanned, autonomous systems; LVC solutions; platform modernization; and critical nuclear operations. Together, HIIs domain expertise and advanced technologies support mission partners anywhere around the globe. For more information, visit
HII’s is a global engineering and defense technologies provider. With a 135 – year history of trusted partnerships in advancing U.S. national security, HII delivers critical capabilities ranging from the most powerful and survivable naval ships ever built, to unmanned systems, ISR and AI/ML analytics. HII leads the industry in mission – driven solutions that support and enable a networked, all-domain force. Headquartered in Virginia, HII’s skilled workforce is 44,000 strong.

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