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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 specialised 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.
• 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
• 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
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