Performance Test Specialist - Senior

Location: Ottawa, ON
Date Posted: 28-06-2018
Responsibilities:
  • Own and manage end to end performance testing for this initiative. 
  • Conduct system performance testing to ensure system reliability, capacity and scalability 
  • Establish performance baseline, identify performance bottlenecks, measure performance improvements 
  • Write performance test script using Loadrunner and/or JMeter 
  • Analyse test performance results and coordinate with the development team for issue resolution 
  • Represent performance test team at design discussions and educate team members on performance test items 
  • Automate measurement of performance test using telemetry frameworks (Influxdb/Intrascope/grafana, etc.). 
  • Demonstrate technical leadership and act as a mentor for other test team members 
Mandatory skills/experiences: 
  • 5+ years’ experience performance testing 
  • 1+ years hands-on experience in using telemetry tools 
  • 3+ years’ experience in an Agile environment 
  • Up-to-date on current technologies including middleware, SAP, web and mobile development platforms, multiple database platforms, virtual and cloud platforms, automation tools, web services, DevOps and configuration management 
  • Experience with QA practices within different software development methodologies including but not limited to– test strategy and approach, test plans, test data planning, etc. 
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with Loadrunner and JMeter 
  • Experience with Java, Python, Javascript 
  • Advanced understanding of unix based system (Linux, Solaris) 
  • Valid Reliability level government security clearance
Nice to have skills/experiences: 
  • Experience with performance testing SAP Event Manager, Red Hat Fuse ESB 
  • Familiarity with DevOps tools and processes (Ansible, Chef, Puppet) 
  • Experience in TeamCity, Git, Eclipse, Maven, Jira 
  • Experience with HP Performance Center, ALM/QTP, Selenium, etc. 
  • Experience with continuous performance testing within CI/ CD construct 
  • SAP performance testing 
  • Experience with various tools like Jira, Zephyr, SonarQube, etc. 
Certifications:
  • Academic : undergraduate degree in engineering, computer science, collegiate diploma in computer science or equivalent experience (required) 
  • Certifications : ITIL foundations (Asset), Agile or equivalent experience (Required) 
Abilities: 
  • Interpersonal skills, and proven to flourish working in a fast-paced environment 
  • Ability to work effectively in a cross-disciplinary team, across multiple projects and multiple locations 
  • Ability to promote & drive change 
  • Sharp analytic and problem-solving capabilities that go beyond strict technical expertise 
  • Technical leadership and people management experience
Duration: 7 months + possible extension
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