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Workstate Performance Engineer in Columbus, Ohio

Workstate seeks senior development champions with a performance engineering experience, particularly as it relates to migrating apps to public cloud infrastructure.

If your mission is to find a career that delivers collaborative teamwork, active learning and mentoring, and leaving a legacy of world-class results, you’ll fit right in at Workstate.

We are looking for consultants who can motivate, galvanize and engage with our clients beyond hands-on keyboard, both diving into the work at hand, while envisioning a project’s future. Our consultants are quick on their feet, able to make fast, informed and smart decisions to save or propel client’s projects, champion their vision, and persevere in their quest for excellence.

Our clients seek long-term relationships and value quality above all, and put trust in our people, our deep skills, our guidance and our ability to listen, strategize and activate their solutions.

While our Central Office is located in Columbus, OH across from the North Market and close to Short North and Downtown / Arena District, we have distributed teams in San Francisco, Seattle and LA. We connect across the miles over Team Brunch every Friday where we share what we've been working on throughout the week and discuss new technology, tools and techniques that excite us. (Currently, there also may be dogs, cats and children involved in these virtual brunches.)

This position is only available to U.S. residents based in the continental U.S. who are eligible to work for any employer without need for visa sponsorship or transfer.

While this position is located in Columbus, OH, at our headquarters, all of our consultants are currently on work-from-home status due to the current situation with COVID-19.


Technologies of interest include the following. The ideal candidate will have experience with some of these technologies but not necessarily all.

  • Experience in tools like Jmeter & Loadrunner to test performance of APIs and web applications

  • Experience in designing and implementing performance test strategies and distilling relevant non-functional requirements

  • Expertise in performance monitoring and analyzing bottleneck at various application layers

  • Hands-on experience in using monitoring tools like Dynatrace, Appdynamic, etc.

  • Experience developing and deploying production apps in AWS

  • Containerization technologies: Docker, Kubernetes, etc.

  • Particular experience with S3, EC2, EMR, CloudFront, EKS/Kubernetes, Networking desirable.

  • Certifications in AWS (Certified Developer & Certified DevOps Engineer) a bonus

  • Java

  • Maven

  • Spring Framework: MVC, Boot, Data, etc.

General Attributes

  • Outstanding software development skills

  • Adept in testing / debugging

  • Demonstrates proficiency and willingness to communicate and represent Workstate across internal and external client teams, regardless of the individual’s understanding of technology

  • An aptitude and desire to learn new technologies on the fly

We seek candidates who are life-long learners; in fact this is one the most important traits of a Workstate employee.

Want to move your application to the top of the pile?

Talk with us about your capabilities in delivering projects where you were challenged by new technologies, you dug in up to your elbows, and leveled up your knowledge to successfully achieve your goals.


Workstate Benefits

We are committed to our team’s well-being above all things, and believe offering robust insurance coverage is one good way to show it. We emphasize home, family and personal time as essential to our employees’ balanced work/life fit.

At Workstate, we offer a choice of several Health Insurance plans (including an HSA plan) and Dental, Vision and free Life packages for our employees and their families, including domestic partners.

We offer highly competitive Paid Time Off, with new hires receiving 15 days off in their first year. Employees also receive an additional 9 holidays beyond PTO.

Workstate employees receive generous sick time and bereavement benefits, in addition to maternity/paternity leave for birth and adoptive families.

Who are you, Workstate?

Workstate is a technology consulting company, built by technologists, for technologists. Throughout our 20-year history we’ve been on a mission to create the best home for people who love to build. Who are we? We’re builders.

How we build.

At Workstate, building doesn’t just apply to technology.

We apply it to everything we do -- building relationships, skillsets, retirement accounts, technical knowledge, music collections, recipe files, dad joke collections, movie recommendations, travel logs, childhood toy recollections … and more. So much more. We build to last.

But, the technology...

No matter what we’re building, the technology forms the backbone of all our projects. We’re not purists, though. We choose the technology to fit the circumstance; we don’t force the circumstance into a preferred tech stack. We love to build, and we love to learn new ways to build.

Are we for you?

We like it here, but we recognize we’re not for everyone. We’re not just here to write code. We’re here to build lasting relationships with delighted clients. This requires strong interpersonal skills, a collaborative mindset, organizational savvy, and a talent for circumventing and resolving conflict.

This is not to say that we expect everyone to have these skills fully developed upon hire. If the thought of developing and utilizing these skills is appealing, then we might be for you.

What else, what else, what else...

What else? Our headquarters are across the street from the historic North Market, at the intersection of the Short North and Downtown Columbus. We’re a 5-minute walk from Nationwide Arena. Oh, and we have free parking for all our employees, also available after hours during the week.

We currently host a Virtual Team Lunch each Friday where our teams converge to reconnect, swap stories, and talk about what they’ve been doing.