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Neiman Marcus

Senior Performance Engineer, CDN & Front End Optimization

Neiman Marcus - Irving, TX

Senior Performance Engineer, CDN & Front End Optimization','1704387','!*!COMPANY OVERVIEW

For over a century, Neiman Marcus Group has served the unique needs of our discerning customers by staying true to the principles of our founders:  to be the premier omni-channel retailer of luxury and fashion merchandise dedicated to providing superior service and a distinctive shopping experience in our stores and on our websites. Neiman Marcus Group is comprised of the Specialty Retail Stores division, which includes Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman, and our international brand,  Our portfolio of brands offers the finest luxury and fashion apparel, accessories, jewelry, beauty, and home décor. The Company operates more than 40 Neiman Marcus full-line stores in the most affluent markets across the United States, including U.S. gateway cities that draw an international clientele.  In addition, we operate 2 Bergdorf Goodman stores in landmark locations on Fifth Avenue in New York City. We also operate more than 40 Last Call by Neiman Marcus off-price stores that cater to a value oriented, yet fashion minded customer.  Our upscale eCommerce and direct-to-consumer division includes,,, and  Every day each of our 15,000 NMG associates works towards the goal of enabling our customer to shop any of our brands anytime, anywhere, and on any device. Whether the merchandise we sell, the customer service we offer, or our investments in technology, everything we do is to enhance the customer experience across all channels and brands.


This position is for Senior Performance Engineer with CDN & Front End Optimization expertise for our Digital Channels. This position requires a high level of expertise in front end optimization for web & mobile ecommerce systems with knowledge of factors that impact performance in the network between our customers and our cloud and on-premise systems. The primary focus of this role would be drive continuous improvements to performance of our websites along with ability to configure & optimize rate limiting, WAF rules etc. to secure the site from malicious traffic. This position will be embedded into product teams to work closely on various project needs and also be training operations team who support our websites.

Key responsibilities

Design, setup and manage front end optimization rules to improve site performance

Own & manage CDN configurations & integrate new features as they are released by the vendor

Work with product teams in driving continuous performance improvements of NMG Digital Channels

Implement & maintain advanced routing configurations in InstartLogic based on project needs

Manage caching rules and TTLs setup on CDN    

Automation of tasks such as reports or analysis performance & CDN metrics

Design & Configure InstartLogic routing to enable A/B tests working with business teams

Manage WAF rules and bot protection login in InstartLogic

Performance analysis to identify bottlenecks & design appropriate optimizations

Collaborate with operations in finding root cause and reduce MTTR for Performance, scalability related issues','!*!Required Skills & Experience

Bachelor or advanced degree in IT, Computer Science, Engineering or related field

5 years progressive experience in technology roles in ecommerce / Digital

Minimum of 3 years’ experience in front end optimization & configuring CDNs, WAF from providers such as InstartLogic, Akamai, Amazon etc

Strong knowledge of front end optimization concepts, Networking, Caching etc

Strong understanding of HTTP protocol and SSL management

Experience with AWS stack & related technologies is a plus

Proficient in scripting language(s) to help automate

Experience with securing websites from malicious traffic, protection against BOTS, DDoS etc

Current knowledge monitoring tools such as Dynatrace, Splunk or equivalent.

Highly developed communication and strong presentation skills

Good knowledge of middleware technologies such as JBoss or Websphere/Weblogic

Familiar with ITIL v3 frameworks in a global operating environment serving multiple customers


 ','United States of America-Texas-DALLAS-Irving-Information Services','','Neiman Marcus','111 Customer Way','Irving','75039','Information Technology','Corporate','Full-time','Day','Regular','Standard','Individual Contributor','No','May 8, 2018','','','Senior Performance Engineer, CDN & Front End Optimization

14 days 18 hours ago

Neiman Marcus


Senior Performance Engineer, CDN & Front End Optimization Neiman Marcus - Irving, TX, United States


Location: Irving, TX

Company Profile:
Neiman Marcus is a renowned specialty store dedicated to merchandise leadership and superior customer service. We will offer the finest fashion and quality products in a welcoming environment. The Neiman Marcus Group has stayed focused on serving the unique needs of the luxury market. Today, that commitment is stronger than ever. We have stayed true to the principles of our founders – to be recognized as the premier luxury retailer dedicated to providing our customers with distinctive merchandise and superior service. The Neiman Marcus Group is comprised of the Specialty Retail Stores division - which includes Neiman Marcus Stores and Bergdorf Goodman - and the Direct Marketing division, Neiman Marcus Direct. These renowned retailers offer upscale assortments of apparel, accessories, jewelry, beauty and decorative home products to the affluent consumer.