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Manager of Hardware Performance Engineering

Infrastructure and Cloud

, United States

About Imperva and the ICO Team

Imperva is an analyst-recognized market-leading provider of software and services for securing networks, applications, and data.

The Infrastructure and Cloud Operations team (ICO) is responsible for the design, deployment, and operation of Imperva’s hosted product offerings, including DDoS protection, Content Delivery (CDN), and Web Application Firewall (WAF).

We operate from more than 47 data centers across 37 countries, and we’re working hard to grow that footprint to meet our customers’ demands.

About the role

We are looking for a Manager of Hardware Performance Engineering to drive innovation and scale for the hardware that powers our global CDN and WAF products.

The Manager of Hardware Performance Engineering will characterize and quantify the resource demands of our hosted application software and select and evolve suitable server hardware to deploy at our global points-of-presence.


  • Set direction and prioritization for the selection and validation of new server hardware platforms.
  • Collaborate with our application teams to understand application requirements and innovation opportunities.
  • Guide the development of performance tests and benchmarks for current and future hardware.
  • Working with our capacity planning team and network strategy/procurement team, balance performance, thermals, power, density, and cost when making selections and recommendations.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with current and candidate system manufacturers/integrators.
  • Communicate decisions and findings to both technical and non-technical audiences in writing and interactively.


  • Expert knowledge of and 8+ years of experience with modern server hardware, including an understanding of CPUs, PCIe, and memory.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.  Your work will require generating alignment between many parties across various specialities.
  • The ideal candidate is located in the US or Canada (East coast), UK, or Europe

About Imperva:

Imperva is an analyst-recognized, cybersecurity leader—championing the fight to secure data and applications wherever they reside. Once deployed, our solutions proactively identify, evaluate, and eliminate current and emerging threats, so you never have to choose between innovating for your customers and protecting what matters most. Imperva—Protect the pulse of your business. Learn more: www.imperva.com, our blog, on Twitter


Imperva offers a competitive compensation package that includes base salary, medical, flexible time off and more. It’s an exciting time to work in the security space. Check out our products and services at www.imperva.com and career opportunities at www.imperva.com/careers

Legal Notice:

Imperva is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, protected veteran status, medical condition or disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.