Performance Test Lead

  • location: Horsham, PA
  • type: Temp to Perm
  • salary: $60 - $75 per hour
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job description

Performance Test Lead

job summary:
The Lead Performance Test lead is responsible for providing technical expertise and strategic direction to the organization in the area of application performance solutions. Initially the lead will partner with a specialized contractor who is doing this role and take over the tasks from the contractor by 1/1/2019.This role will contribute to the planning, execution, analysis, and tuning efforts to deliver high-performing end to end applications based in java, micro service, edi and MDM platforms.

 
location: Horsham, Pennsylvania
job type: Contract
salary: $60 - 75 per hour
work hours: 8 to 5
education: No Degree Required
 
responsibilities:
Responsibilities:

- Overall responsibility of Performance Engineering and Performance Testing Tasks for engaged projects - including strategy, estimation, planning, execution oversight, metrics reporting and risk management.

- Provides subject matter expertise in performance monitoring, tuning, analysis and diagnostics

- Establishes and maintains strong working relationships with Development, Project Management and Users to foster a team environment.

- Manage, Train and Recruit (as needed) Performance Engineers

- Partners with the application architects to identify specific infrastructure components (hardware, software, database, etc.) for architectural and tuning improvements; define and document volumetric requirements across a variety of functional domains.

- Partners with key stakeholders to conduct code reviews, technical specification reviews and define architecture to improve network and system performance

- Conducts technical assessment as part of a proof of concept

- Develops and communicates performance, load and stress testing goals, priorities, and status.

- Performs software system performance analysis, including analysis of application design, coding, and validation of performance results; ensures all test specifications are implemented correctly

- Develops metrics for monitoring increased performance and scalability.

- Provides guidance for performance test initiatives that take a true end-to-end focus on ensuring client side, server tiers, database and data integration jobs are performing as expected

- Conducts performance prototyping, system capacity modeling and projections, performance driven design, application profiling and base-lining to measure and improve system performance

- Troubleshoots performance, load , and stress testing through analysis of system design/coding

- Evaluate and research emerging performance tuning methodologies, monitoring tools, processes and technologies

- Proactively develops and implements organization-wide quality process initiatives to manage and improve infrastructure performance.

- Recommends best practices and ensure adherence to the best practices

- Provides training/mentoring/educating of team members

- Provides oversight and guidance in the formal test execution process

 
qualifications:
Qualifications:

- Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related degree is required.

- Minimum 5 years of experience as Performance test lead

- 10+ years of experience in designing, developing Performance Test strategy using industry standard tools such as Loadrunner, JMETER,

- Experience with cloud based performance test services

- Development skills in Java/J2EE frameworks required, 2+ years preferred.

- Experience in a Scaled Agile environment.

- Experience with multiple architecture, technology testing and with complex projects.

- Strong experience in working with system analysts and business partners to establish response time and TPS requirements and creating tests that accurately measure against them

- Ability to give detailed analysis of client side performance of both web and data warehouse applications

- Must have: experience with performance diagnostics, performance architecture design, performance tuning, performance monitoring, capacity planning, and/or software development in a n-tier environment

- Experience designing discipline that resolves critical and complex application performance issues. Identifies and drives optimization changes in the application design to improve customer experience for mission/business critical IT applications

- Experience establishing Performance Planning Strategy that outlines Current Production Workload distribution, Performance Requirements and Test/Production Environment Requirements and Performance Optimization results

- Demonstrated experience in monitoring, analyzing and recommending solutions to performance problems in high-traffic, large-scale distributed systems and client-server architectures

- Very good understanding of networking and architectural frameworks and methodologies, a working knowledge of design and implementation of systems software as well as the internals of the system in order to produce the best possible system availability and performance.

- Hands on experience with various APM tools such as App Dynamics, Dynatrace, New Relic etc.

- Experienced in creating Performance Engineering strategies, assessing and defining Non Functional Requirements, Designing Workload Model by analyzing production statistics

- Communicates effectively and has the ability to influence others

- Strong time management and organization skills

- Current with industry trends in performance and load testing tools, processes and techniques.

- Experience managing resources directly, onshore/offshore and in a matrixed model.

- Experience working in a global team in a vendor dependent model

 
skills: JMETER, Java, J2EE, Loadrunner, cloud, agile


Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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