Performance Load Test Developer Analyst # JN -122020-58373

Columbia, South Carolina
Industry: Business Analyst / Project Manager
Job Number: JN -122020-58373

Position summary:

  • Assist in development and make recommendations for tuning of systems to achieve acceptable performance. Working with the Development and support areas, design automated and manual tests simulations for load and stress testing of various complex company systems and applications. Participate in performance tracking and issue resolution. Mentor more junior members of the Performance Load Testing team


Job responsibilities: 

Responsible for:

  • Analyzing performance testing requirements
  • Creating load testing scripts for rich simulations
  • Creating reports and conduct statistical analysis of performance data
  • Provide expertise in the analysis and tuning of systems to achieve acceptable performance
  • Report and communicate status to management


Technical background:

  • Expertise on Performance testing tools
  • Strong knowledge of statistical analysis
  • Knowledge of different application servers, portal technology and SOAP
  • Extensive knowledge of Performance testing and tuning concepts.
  • At least 5 years of pure development of performance/load testing
  • Expertise in monitoring tools; knowledge of Protocols, monitors and load generation tools
  • Great analytical skills
  • Senior skills in Performance testing. That is, the candidate will have to be serving already as a senior engineer and not just a part of a large team. This position is for a generalist that can perform end to end analysis
  • Expertise on object oriented programming
  • In depth knowledge of protocols and multi-tier and distributed systems


Daily skillsets:

  • Will produce Reports, consultation, advice, development to PLs, Developers, SSDs and other team members
  • Will have to produce reports readable by upper management. May have to interact in big groups to report on work
  • Responsible for performing tests of various systems, such as Web sites, desktops, services and intranet applications


Job description:

  • 20% Work closely with Analysts and team members to understand business requirements for a work request. Provide input, to the System Designer and System Analyst, on technical assumptions, constraints, approaches, risks, deliverables and estimates, particularly as they relate to load testing. Evaluate proposed simulations and provide technical expertise in the design of the load test simulations
  • 20% Develop or oversee the design, coding, testing and debugging of automated load test scripts. Confer with user representatives and team members to gain knowledge of systems under test. Mentor and advise junior members of the performance testing team in their work efforts
  • 20% Evaluate application system's stability and performance by reviewing monitoring data and making recommendations for improvement. Evaluate interrelationships of system components and design proper simulations to uncover potential bottlenecks. This includes evaluating different layers of the system and architecture
  • 20% Document success and failure of individual load test events and how they relate to historical data. Run statistical analysis on data gathered and effectively communicate technical information and processes to relevant stakeholders (cross-functional groups, clients)
  • 20% Analyze trends, results, capacity and utilizations of systems and participate in recommendations to system improvements and architectural revisions of those systems
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