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We are currently sourcing for a Principal Performance and Automation Engineer for Crypto Trading to work in Jersey City, New Jersey.

The Role

The Principal Performance and Automation Engineer will be responsible for designing, developing, and driving performance tests using JMeter/Cloud-test/Rush-hour and other performance testing tools to ensure comprehensive performance testing. The person in this position is also responsible for designing and developing test strategies and ensuring high-quality scripts and performance tests. The role also includes solving performance issues, root cause analysis, and most importantly driving problems to appropriate solutions.

  • Test technology solutions for the Fidelity Digital Assets℠ business.
  • Testing and Automation for High Performance algorithms for trading / crypto trading
  • Working closely with our business partners to chip into business critical initiatives
  • Demonstrate testing trading platforms and automation of frontend and backend applications
  • Collaborate with multiple partners/large multi-functional teams as part of work delivery
  • Follows practices and chip in towards innovative solutions to enhance productivity
  • Define Performance Test Strategy Document: set approach, metrics, benchmarks, baseline, user response requirements environments, technical environment and data conditions, and toolsets to use in driving the performance testing
  • Design, implement, and maintain performance test frameworks, which will validate to a high degree of confidence, the production readiness of software applications and infrastructure for stability and performance
  • Develop test execution scenarios for various types of tests such as load, stress, duration/endurance, and run them
  • Create and publish Performance Test Result Report with recommendations on the quality improvement
  • Prepare reports about the product/product component’s readiness for release to users
  • Review and recommend improvements to existing test procedures
  • Suggest new tools and techniques improve testing efficiency
  • As needed, provide leadership and guidance to multiple onshore and/or offshore engineers supporting performance engineering and testing efforts by assigning tasks, receiving updates, removing blockers, and reporting progress to the rest of the Scrum team

The Expertise and Skills You Bring

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field required
  • At least 10 years of engineering experience
  • Background in designing and developing solutions for Performance testing in low latency systems
  • We look for proficiency in testing trading platforms
  • Proficiency in JMeter/Cloud-test/Rush-hour and other performance testing tools
  • We loom for proficiency in automation tools like Cypress, Cucumber, Serenity, Selenium, etc
  • Experience with performance testing types: Load testing, Stress testing, Scalability testing, Spike testing, Volume testing, Endurance/Soak testing
  • Proficiency in Regex, REST/SOAP
  • Experience in test automation scripting using C, Java, Python and shell scripting
  • Solid understanding of AWS services and experience setting up test environments on AWS (S3,EC2, RDS, etc.)
  • Experience identifying memory leakage, connection issues & throughput bottlenecks in various technologies such as web application(s), infrastructure, and Cloud
  • Hands on experience with one or more observability tools(Data-dog, Splunk, Kibana, Prometheus, Grafana, ELK/OpenSearch, OpenTelemetry, etc)
  • Knowledge and experience with Oracle, SQL , Postgres, Cockroach db and relational databases
  • Knowledge in streaming database like KDB
  • Experience and expertise in profiling and performance testing software
  • Ability to drive mature delivery practices through automation
  • Spirit and willingness to contribute to org level innovation
  • A learning attitude and ability to demonstrate versatility in addition to your specialization.
  • Agile methodologies or iterative development processes
  • Excellent collaboration and Interpersonal skills
  • Great attitude, being a mentor, teammate and effective contributor
  • Experience in Capital markets or Crypto Currency specifically with exposure to Trading, Algo Trading is a plus
  • Nice to have experience using kernel bypass e.g., Solarflare OpenOnLoad
  • Nice to have experience with low latency messaging products, such as Aeron, Solace and 29West
  • Nice to have Knowledge of FIX protocols

The Team

Fidelity Digital Assets℠, a Fidelity Investments Company, is developing a full-service enterprise-grade platform for storing, trading and servicing digital assets, such as Bitcoin and Ethereum.

Fidelity Digital Assets℠ adopts an ambitious culture and startup approach while serving as one of the most innovative business units within Fidelity Investments. Our global, complementary team of hundreds of forward-thinking professionals lead with agility and creativity to build solutions that bridge the gap between traditional institutional investors and their exposure to digital assets. The firm’s tenure and experience across multiple business lines present our employees with unprecedented access to knowledge, technology, and resources that help the team reshape the future of finance.

The Fidelity Digital Assets℠ Trading Team is responsible for platform services and APIs that handle trading of crypto currency. Platform contains a crossing engine, smart router, market data aggregator among other trading modules running in low latency and high throughput environment.

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Job type


$85K – $179K


  • Cloud-test
  • Cucumber
  • Cypress
  • Engineer
  • JMeter
  • Rush-hour
  • Selenium
  • Serenity
  • Trading
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