Joe Zhou

Joe Zhou

Principal Performance Engineer


Dallas, Texas


An IT specialist with more than 20 years’ experience in enterprise software performance engineering, Joe is an expert in testing automation, capacity planning, data analysis, and business intelligence decision support. His project management skills are pretty slick too. He’s done it all: retail, financial services, software development, consulting, and travel.

At Optimal, Joe puts his considerable skills to excellent use identifying performance bottlenecks and scalability issues for websites and backend enterprise applications. He also works with clients on IT testing governance and best practices to improve software quality and reduce costs.

Favorite color:

Black and white. Two colors that never go out of style

Bucket list destination:

Prague for its history, heritage and beautiful architecture. Hawai’i for it’s stunning beaches, Volcanoes National Park, and Polynesian culture


  • M.S., Information Systems, University of Arizona