Advanced Performance Engineer

  • Location: Chicago
  • Department: Engineering
  • Work Status: Full-time


We are Relativity. A market-leading, global tech company that equips legal professionals with a powerful platform to organize data, discover the truth, and act on it.  The U.S. Department of Justice, 198 of top 200 U.S. law firms, and more than 70 Fortune 100 companies are among our customers who trust Relativity during litigation, internal investigations, and compliance projects.
Our SaaS product, RelativityOne, has become the fastest-growing product in the company's history and we have consistently been named a great workplace. As we grow, we continue to seek individuals that will bring their whole self to our team atmosphere.
Join us in the transformation of the legal industry and play a pivotal role in shaping the future of the practice of law and beyond.

As an Advanced Performance Engineer, you will evaluate system reliability and performance across Relativity’s core products and generate performance data used to drive key business decisions.  You will work directly with engineering and service delivery teams as a subject matter expert for analyzing advanced performance matters across our Cloud-based offering.


  • Translate business goals, requirements, and complex system diagrams to effectively design and execute key performance test scenarios
  • Create performance-based system automation and advanced load test scripts
  • Ensure system reliability and consistency of software performance on a release by release basis
  • Advise and assist delivery teams in design and construction of performant, scalable software solutions
  • Recommend and drive key performance optimizations by collaborating across multiple technical teams and/or departments
  • Serve as key contributor to maintaining performance industry standards and Cloud best practices across the organization
  • Perform cloud, front and backend performance root cause analysis, provide key recommendations
  • Foster proactive performance engineering by crafting performance lab experiments based on production user behavioral analysis

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA/BS/Equivalent Degree in Database/Systems Administration, Information Systems, Computer Science, Math or related equivalent experience 
  • 3+ years performance analysis and testing commercial grade systems
  • Strong experience with large scale database performance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of performance testing best practices, standards, and the software development lifecycle
  • Experience analyzing and optimizing systems for performance (dotTrace, AppDynamics, DynaTrace a plus)
  • Strong problem solving skills, independent thinking
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills for technical and non-technical audiences
  • Ability to work with technical partners in a consultative capacity to quickly learn new concepts and provide performance-specific recommendations
  • Technical knowledge of Windows O/S and SQL Server
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously

About Relativity

At Relativity, we live our core values and we thrive on solving complex problems. We’re dedicated to continually improving our product and providing relentless customer service. We seek professionals that will bring their authentic and unique experiences to our teams.   We understand career choices are a big decision, and we thank you for considering Relativity.   All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

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