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Software Principal Engineer - Secureworks

London, United Kingdom, Edinburgh, United Kingdom;Remote - United Kingdom (London-Thames Valley) 03/26/2019
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Software Principal Engineer

Performance Engineering Team

Secureworks Overview

Secureworks (SCWX-NASDAQ) is a global leader in intelligence-driven information security solutions. We help organizations confidently pursue business goals in a digitally-connected world.Consistently recognized by industry analysts and readers’ polls, we are one of the best in the world at understanding and anticipating threat behavior. We see 250 billion events every day across 4400 clients in more than 55 countries, and our solutions work across all the layers of a client’s security environment, including 330 different vendor technologies. Join a talented, dedicated, and diverse team of researchers, analysts, engineers, consultants and business professionals who are focused 100% on protecting our clients from cyber threats. We seek out the brightest minds and empower our teams with the tools and support they need to fight the bad guys and maintain our company’s leadership in the cyber security industry.

Role Overview

The performance engineering team focuses on proactive activities to characterise, instrument, predict, analyse and participate in avoiding potential future issues in systems used to deliver our security services.  The team accomplishes this by base-lining current state, extrapolating growth, analysing ad-hoc influencers, creating test environments and applications to push the limits, instrumenting key portions of code for monitoring and working with engineering and operations to resolve gaps.


  • Baseline applications and evaluate them for hotspots/bottlenecks
  • Analyse growth patterns (events, customers, url hits, etc) for predictions on future potential issues
  • Evaluate performance/scalability testing data to provide root cause analysis of issues, and work closely with development to confirm root cause and propose a fix, and to understand and validate fixes delivered by development.

Required Experience

  • 2+ years focused on performance engineering.
  • Programming background in Java or Python or C/C++, including the development of custom load simulators or other performance/scalability evaluation tools.
  • Knowledgeable in JVM performance tuning.
  • Knowledgeable in protocols/standards such as HTTPS, SSL, REST, SOAP.
  • Knowledgeable in systems architecture such as Linux, VMware, SAN, load balancers, firewalls
  • Experienced in the use of performance evaluation tools such as profilers, debuggers, etc in a performance lab environment.
  • Experienced in performance evaluation of web applications and knowledge of Apache, HTML, JavaScript, XML.
  • Experienced in performance evaluation of web-services, micro-services and/or jetty-based web applications. 
  • Excellent analytical, conceptual and problem-solving abilities
  • Strong presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

Nice to Have's

  • Experience working with map-reduce clusters, Kubernetes/Docker, Cassandra, Elastic Search applications a plus
  • Proficient in SQL and interpreting execution plans

Location: London or Edinburgh

Compensation: Competitive

Closing Date: 25th Apr 2019

Why Join Secureworks?

Life at Secureworks means collaborating with dedicated professionals with a passion for technology. When we see something that could be improved, we get to work inventing the solution. Our people demonstrate our winning culture through positive and meaningful relationships. We invest in our people and offer a series of programs that enables them to pursue a career that fulfils their potential. Our team members’ health and wellness is our priority as well as rewarding them for their hard work.

Secureworks is part of the Dell Technologies family of brands. If you require any assistance in applying for an open position or have any specific requirements to attend an interview, please contact

We are a Disability Confident Committed Employer and aim to ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible.

Secureworks, a Dell Technologies company, is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Secureworks are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, colour, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Secureworks will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. 

Job Family: Engineering Secureworks Job ID: R78359
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