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Cloud Performance Engineer



Yokne'am Illit, Israel
Posted on Friday, November 25, 2022

About The Position

Silk is looking for a talented DB Performance Research Engineer to join our Performance group. The ideal candidate will take an ownership of performance testing, profiling, analysis, research and optimizations focusing cloud technologies and protocols.


  • Ensure Silk Datapath product offer best performance on all relevant applications, workloads and setups.
  • Enable, develop, customize and adapt applications so that they can run effectively on Silk technology, while emphasizing Silk value.
  • Gather and analyze performance data, as well as recommend improvements in Silk product and deliverables to increase performance for specific customer applications and also in general common workloads.
  • Specific focus to enterprise relational databases such as MySQL, Oracle DB.
  • Benchmark and tune Silk software and hardware to maximize performance in highly parallel environments.
  • Develop tools and infrastructure for automating benchmarking and data analysis processes.
  • Interact with customers and enable Silk products adoption, with emphasis on performance.
  • Develop proof-of-concept implementations, evaluations to demonstrate a product value. 
  • Investigate optimal system and application settings to ensure best performance.
  • Work closely with the developers, Product teams to make sure that the customer application needs are addressed by the Silk platform capabilities.


  • Expertise in MS SQL server – Installation, deployment, tunning and optimization.
  • Good knowledge in performance monitoring metrics and tools.
  • Linux and Windows knowledge: Have a general understanding of Linux operation system concepts.
  • Coding skills in scripting languages (Bash, PowerShell, Python).
  • Quick learning ability, and strong analytical skills with attention to details.
  • Expertise in Data Center Compute and Networking – advantage.
  • Experience of working with Cloud platforms like AWS/GCP/Azure is a big advantage.
  • Expertise in storage systems / data platforms internals (databases, storage stack and protocols, filesystems) - advantage.
  • Proven track record in delivering production quality server side software - advantage.
  • Storage protocols expertise – iSCSI/FC/NVMeOF/NFS - advantage.