Performance Engineer

Thycotic, a global leader in IT security, is the fastest growing provider of Privileged Access Management solutions that protect an organization’s most valuable assets from cyber-attacks and insider threats. Our mission is to make self-sufficient security champions, by making security tools people love to use that make privilege management achievable for everyone.

The results show:

  • We have over 10,000 customers worldwide ranging from mid-sized organizations to Fortune 100 companies and are adding hundreds of new customers every quarter.
  • We are growing at twice the rate of the overall PAM market (50% vs 25%).
  • We are among Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies six years in a row.



Thycotic is looking for a Performance Engineer to lead, create, configure, and execute performance testing of Thycotic’s commercial software products, as well as working with the rest of the development team to improve product performance over time.

This can be a remote/telecommute position for the right candidate. U.S. Citizens/Green Cards and those authorized to work in the U.S. are encouraged to apply. We are unable to sponsor currently.

Reports to the VP, Software Operations.



  • Plan and design performance, stress, and load test cases for commercial security software based primarily on input from enterprise customers and prospects
  • Collaborate with Development, QA, support and sales teams to identify performance objectives, use cases, and test priorities
  • Plan and design high volume, scalable lab configurations needed to execute performance tests
  • Design and code simulators, scripts, and API-based performance tests for rapid and repeatable performance testing
  • Develop a technical understanding of the Thycotic product architecture, workflow, and data sets to create meaningful and efficient performance tests
  • Develop an automated, repeatable, and scalable performance test process to verify software releases meet performance SLAs
  • Investigate, evaluate, recommend and deploy performance test tools and frameworks for efficient performance testing
  • Analyze software processing bottlenecks and slowdowns to identify responsible C# code, SQL statements, or underlying server and infrastructure issues, and propose solutions
  • Modify and document C# code, SQL statements, and SQL indexing as necessary to resolve performance failures
  • Produce both technical and non-technical performance test reports used for product configuration, sizing, capacity planning, and cost analysis
  • Verbally communicate performance test results internally and externally
  • Document performance plans, tests, and configurations, and test results in clear and concise language
  • Familiar with Agile/Sprint development methodology and artifacts



  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in a technical field or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years of full-time work experience developing and executing performance tests in a software lab environment
  • 5+ years API-based coding, SQL, and scripting skills
  • Able to read and write C#, SQL, and JavaScript
  • Familiar with Visual Studio, SQL Server software suite and tools, and Git or comparable source control systems
  • Comfortable with PowerShell
  • Experience with configuring complex, secure, multi-server environments that leverage SQL Server databases, IIS, and load balancers
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and competing priorities
  • Ability to rapidly get up to speed on complex software products and environments
  • Proactive ability to document test plans and test environments
  • Experience with Microsoft operating systems, including Windows Server
  • Experience with Active Directory
  • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server databases




We’re passionate problem-solvers doing our part to make the world a safer place. We invest in people who are smart, self-motivated and collaborative.

What we offer in return is meaningful work, a culture of innovation and great career progression!

Thycotic was awarded “Best Places to Work” in 2019 in recognition of the hands-on experience and growth opportunities available here, as reported by employees.  A focus on employee advancement and our ethos of respect are just some of the reasons why people love working here!



Thycotic is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ancestry, national origin, color, religion, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

Upon conditional offer of employment, candidates are required to complete a criminal background check and drug screen per Thycotic employment policy. In addition, all publicly posted social media sites may be reviewed.




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