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Lead Performance Engineer
Ref No.: 18-69311
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Start Date: 09/20/2018
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Coordinate and lead Performance Engineering resources as well as plan for needs from stakeholders in development, infrastructure, and release teams
• Create and refine effective performance test objectives, test plans, and scenarios that support AEO performance across all applications
• Determine environment and release health and thorough performance testing and analysis to ensure uptime of site under normal and peak traffic
• Utilize monitioring tools to detect, isolate and resolve performance issues and implement new monitoring checks and tools as needed
• Communicate performance results to organizational stakeholders for day to day operations as well as performance trends over time
• Coordinate and facilitate reviews and root cause analysis of performance challenges with development, application, and infrastructure teams
• Analyze performance results and trends to identify issues and suggest optimizations in code, process, or infrastructure
• Maintain testing servers and hosts both on-site and cloud-based 
• Understand application topology and how code changes and new applications impact the user experience as well as site performance
• Conduct quality coding processes of test scripts and models, including peer reviews
• Partner with business teams and development teams to define performance thresholds, performance benchmarks, and SLAs
• Additional responsibilities as assigned 
 
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
• 5+ years of relevant application development/performance experience
• E-commerce experience preferred 
• Strong analytical, prioritizing, planning, problem-solving, and presentation skills
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Demonstrated collaborative skills and ability to work well within a team
• Demonstrated troubleshooting and problem solving skills
• Ability to work with and influence peers and senior management
• Ability to work in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment
• Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting
• Programming experience required (C, shell scripting, java)
• Knowledge of load-testing methodology and tools
• Knowledge of eCommerce components and architecture 
• Knowledge of TCP/IP protocol (routing, firewalling, networking)
• Knowledge of monitoring tools (e.g. Cacti, Nagios, Splunk, Tealeaf, RUM, BPM, APM)