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Performance Engineer (Job #6331)

Location: Washington
Posted on: January 14, 2021

Job Description:

The Performance Engineer manages and executes performance testing in a multi-tiered environment, including analysis and recommendations of the performance test results.

The position?s essential duties include the following:

• Develops and maintains a thorough knowledge of business processes supported by software systems/products

• Documents business processes, contributes to training programs and materials.

• Certifies each release by performing impact analysis on staging environments.

• Performs impact analysis of any infrastructure changes including OS upgrades, maintenance releases, and hardware upgrades.

• Performs fail-over and recovery scenarios and documents the performance metrics.

• Creates test plans, test scenarios and executes using performance tools.

• Analyze results for load, stress, volume and endurance testing.

• Recommends technical approach based on performance test results and collect data to build benchmarks to provide optimal performance levels.

• Leads test case reviews, design reviews, and change control activities

• Creates and contributes to test plans, test requirements, test scenarios, and test data for use during performance testing phase of the software development lifecycle, for new and existing software systems/products.

• Ensures that performance test plans and scenarios fully exercise every aspect of the product.

• Produces and presents formal test plans; leads the performance testing effort for assigned projects.

• Documents and reports issues discovered during performance testing, and follows up for resolution.

• Defines standards, methods, and procedures for performance testing activities.

• Works as part of Scrum Development Team, effectively participates in sprint planning, task estimates, task sequencing, task assignments, sprint reviews and retrospectives.

• Other tasks as assigned by management.


Type of Experience Years of Experience

• Hands-on software testing tools like LoadUI, JMeter, SoapUI 3-4 years

• Demonstrated experience with increasingly complex projects 5-8 years

• Hands-on QA testing experience in client server and/or web-based environment 5-8 years

• Experience developing manual and automated test scripts 5-8 years

• Experience with 3rd party testing and change management tools 5-8 years

• Experience with test case gathering techniques 5-8 years

• Experience with automated and test management tools 8 + years

• RDBMS experience (MS SQL Server and/or Oracle) and ability to write SQL queries.

5-8 years

• Experience developing test strategies and plans. 8 + years

NOTE: In addition, please list any desired experience.

• Experience with Project Management Software

• Experience with Scrum and/or other Agile Development frameworks

• Experience with Software Development


• Self-directed and able to work well in a small team environment.

• Strong attention to detail and excellent diagnostic capabilities.

• Strong customer service orientation.

• Analytical and problem solving skills

• Ability to develop new or more effective ideas, approaches, etc.

• Ability to develop and execute short-range plans/decisions

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

• Ability to exercise sound judgment across a broad range of circumstances

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