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Regions Bank Performance Architect (REMOTE OPPORTUNITY) in Helana, Montana

Thank you for your interest in a career at Regions. At Regions, we believe associates deserve more than just a job. We believe in offering performance-driven individuals a place where they can build a career --- a place to expect more opportunities. If you are focused on results, dedicated to quality, strength and integrity, and possess the drive to succeed, then we are your employer of choice.

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Job Description:

At Regions, the Performance Architect is concerned with overall Performance Architecture strategy. This role ensures that performance architecture spans across each technical layer and is being considered for all projects to raise the standard of quality, performance and reliability in our applications and infrastructure.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with team leaders and other architects to develop end-to-end performance engineering strategies and protocols for various applications and platforms

  • Identifies and documents inefficient workflows, processes, and functions that fail to meet existing business requirements and suggests and implements improvements

  • Detects data-distribution shortfalls and recommends solutions to optimize and automate data conditioning to improve test accuracy

  • Evaluates gaps between current process efficiency and desired goals across the entire application test cycle

  • Evaluates resiliency and scalability of processes and applications supporting business units

  • Researches, designs, recommends, and drives performance strategies for emerging technologies such as cloud, or containerization.

  • Designs and implements availability, scalability, and performance plans for various platforms

  • Collaborates with various teams to mitigate performance bottlenecks throughout the entire application stack

  • Serves as a subject-matter expert (SME) on methods of integrating testing best practices into the application development lifecycle to successfully reduce friction, identify potential problems early, and improve cross-collaboration

  • Provides leadership and mentorship for performance engineering processes, tools and best practices

  • Creates and participates in the Performance Engineering Community of Practice which is a technical platform that enables knowledge sharing, cross-collaboration, standardization, and innovation

  • Diagnoses, tracks, and manages performance issues to resolution in testing and production environments

  • Designs, scripts, configures, and runs performance tests to validate production readiness of software applications and infrastructure for stability and performance against Non-Functional Requirements

  • Procures, compiles, and conditions test data as needed to properly simulate test scenarios

  • Designs, builds and utilizes dashboards that enable efficient monitoring of applications and systems running in production environments to troubleshoot issues and report findings

  • Provides summaries and assessments of the application’s performance, emphasizing trends over time, conducting deep dive analysis when necessary

  • Collaborates with Application Development teams during story design to ensure new application features are developed in a performant and resilient manner

This position is exempt from timekeeping requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act and is not eligible for overtime pay.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical field and ten (10) years of Performance Engineering experience with two (2) of those years working as Performance Architect, Application Architect, Solution Architect on high-traffic, large-scale distributed systems, client-server architectures, on-prem and cloud


  • Experience with Docker, Kubernetes and other container technologies

  • Experience with open source load testing tools such as Apache JMeter, httperf and APM, infrastructure monitoring tools like Splunk

  • Experience with SQL/NoSQL databases – querying, profiling and performance tuning

  • Extended experience in Structured Query Language (SQL), C, C++, C# or Java programming, and automated testing methodologies

  • Domain expert on public cloud, distributed system, microservices architecture and capacity planning

  • Good understanding of mobile app (Android and iOS) and web technology stack (HTTP, REST, HTML, JavaScript, CSS)

  • Infrastructure as code toolsets - Puppet, Terraform, Packer, Consul, Vault

  • Solid understanding of On Prem to Cloud evolution as well as hands on experience working with public cloud (GCP/AWS)

Skills and Competencies

  • Ability to dissect multi-tiered systems and track data flow throughout an entire application stack

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to explain and document performance measures and outcomes to diverse audiences (technical, business, etc.) and drive decisions through collaboration

  • Hands-on experience with load testing tools like HP LoadRunner

  • In-depth understanding of application architecture, design, capacity planning, and application performance best practices

  • In-depth understanding of performance analysis and testing processes

  • Knowledge of application scalability and performance tuning (Web-based, n-tier, MQ, CICS)

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills


Position Type

Full time

Compensation Details

Pay ranges are job specific and are provided as a point-of-market reference for compensation decisions. Other factors which directly impact pay for individual associates include: experience, skills, knowledge, contribution, job location and, most importantly, performance in the job role. As these factors vary by individuals, pay will also vary among individual associates within the same job.

The target information listed below is based on the national range and level of the position.

Job Range Target:


$96,330.00 USD


$147,940.00 USD

Incentive Pay Plans:

This job is not incentive eligible.

Benefits Information

Regions offers a benefits package that is flexible, comprehensive and recognizes that "one size does not fit all" for associates. Listed below is a synopsis of the benefits offered by Regions for informational purposes, which is not intended to be a complete summary of plan terms and conditions.

  • Paid Vacation/Sick Time

  • 401K with Company Match

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits

  • Disability Benefits

  • Health Savings Account

  • Flexible Spending Account

  • Life Insurance

  • Parental Leave

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Associate Volunteer Program

Please note, benefits and plans may be changed, amended, or terminated with respect to all or any class of associate at any time. To learn more about Regions’ benefits, please click or copy the link below to your browser.

Location Details

Riverchase OPS Center


Hoover, Alabama

Bring Your Whole Self to Work

We have a passion for creating an inclusive environment that promotes and values diversity of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sex, pregnancy, and many other primary and secondary dimensions that make each of us unique as individuals and provide valuable perspective that makes us a better company and employer. More importantly, we recognize that creating a workplace where everyone, regardless of background, can do their best work is the right thing to do.

OFCCP Disclosure: Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans

About Regions

At Regions, our culture focuses on five core values that are a commitment to how we will do business:

  • Put people first

  • Do what is right

  • Focus on your customer

  • Reach higher

  • Enjoy life

Through these values, our mission to make life better drives our desire to improve and make a positive difference in the communities where we work and live through financial investments and volunteering.