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Performance Test lead
expires on: February 19, 2018
LOCATION: Golden Valley, MN
JOB #: 100473
JOB TYPE: Consulting
CATEGORY: Quality Assurance & Testing
DURATION: 6+ months
CLIENT: Insurance

The Performance Test Lead will plan, design and execute performance tests for all applications across enterprise participating in a particular release.  This person will be responsible for understanding the business requirements focused towards non-functional space, perform a feasibility study from load test needs, gather all the server/environment configuration details, work with solution architects, database administrators, network monitoring support and Dev and QA teams. This person will also be required to provide an overall recommendation on the health of the application based on performance test results and analysis.

Key Responsibilities

  • Understanding of the application functionality and Non Functional requirements along with SLA's defined.
  • Identifying the test scenario's to validate the performance of key business functions and certifying the NFR requirements.
  • Identify the test environment, test data and access needs.
  • Create performance test plans, baselines, execute planned tests.
  • Analyze test results and call out any discrepancies against the SLA's.
  • Publish performance analysis reports and conduct review sessions with all the stakeholders.
  • Maintain flexible work schedules driven by test environment availability.
  • Provide ad-hoc performance testing/load generation for support of development tasks.
  • Instrumentation Design and Configuration
  • Transaction Profiling & Application Characterization
  • Conduct, when necessary, and review results of transaction profiling
  • Response Time Modeling
  • Design & Build Load Testing
  • Assist with Troubleshooting & System Tuning
  • Production Threshold Definition
  • Speeds & Feeds Customization
  • Lead all performance test reviews
  • Review all performance test artifacts for comment and approval,
  • Write and distribute risk assessment
  • Lead review of actual versus predicted performance
  • Educate teams on performance testing processes, methodology, performance & scalability and the science of testing

Key Requirements/Skills/Experience

  • Advanced knowledge of LoadRunner & Performance Center Experience
  • Experience developing and deploying test strategies for software applications and interfaces
  • 5+ years of experience in developing and managing performance testing strategies
  • Demonstrated strong leadership skill
  • Has in-depth knowledge of a variety of testing techniques and methodologies.
  • Good understanding of QA methodology – test plans, test cycles, and software releases.
  • Solid understanding QA Best Practices.
  • Strong Knowledge of current industry wide Quality & Test processes and practices, Tools and techniques.
  • Excellent analytical, debugging, problem-solving and root-cause analysis skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with outstanding attention to detail
  • Demonstrated technical and professional skills in job-related area required
  • Appropriate interpersonal styles and communication methods to work effectively with business partners to meet mutual goals required
  • Knowledge of computer software
  • Experience with information technology (IT) in sourcing, outsourcing and offshore development models

    Basic Skills Preferred

  • Advanced degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field
  • Experience in production application support and incident management
  • Proven ability to adapt and implement industry-leading software processes
  • HP LoadRunner or Performance Center certifications preferred.
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