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Lead Performance Engineer

Lead Performance Engineer

Job Description

Lead Performance Engineer

The Lead Performance Engineer role is a direct hire opportunity with one of our clients in Cary, NC. Target salary range is $107,500 - $118,000 with one of the best benefits packages in town. You will be doing rescue work, taking over projects that are currently failing. This means that you will be working on programs across multiple projects and domains as well as working with different applications. Relocation assistance is available as is sponsorship for people with at least 2 years remaining on their current visa.

The Lead Performance Engineer will develop and manage overall performance test strategy for multiple performance testing projects. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to review of user and functional requirements, develop test strategy, writing test scripts to verify stated and implied requirements, execution of test scripts, implementing test framework, reporting, analysis and defect tracking and resolution. This role requires an acute sense of attention to detail and a flexible, team-player approach. Superior organization, written communication and verbal communication skills are required.

Responsibilities of the Lead Performance Engineer:
  • Review user and non-functional requirements
  • Participate in defect tracking and resolution
  • Development of performance test framework and tools
  • Collaborate cross-functionally as required with Engineering, IT, Product, and Services
  • Work closely with management, product owners, application developers and quality engineers to understand product requirements and design appropriate performance test plans to verify performance, capacity and scalability requirements
  • Provide accurate scoping, clear strategies, and milestones for performance tests
  • Communicate status, risks to test complete dates, and offer mitigation strategies to ensure on-time delivery of all committed projects to cross functional teams
  • Participate in discussions and planning with development teams
  • Design and implement scalability, stability, stress, reliability, availability, and longevity tests using industry standard tools and custom developed test tools.
  • Review test plans, results analysis and capacity planning guides for in flight projects
  • Demonstrate the ability to understand system architectures, pinpoint problem areas, and develop succinct test plans across multiple hardware and software tiers with little more than verbal conversation.

Job Requirements

Qualifications of the Lead Performance Engineer:
  • At least 5 - 8 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Experience providing client-facing reports
  • Experience working with multiple projects across multiple technology stacks
  • Performed analysis (e.g., extrapolation and correlation) across different strata (e.g., software, hardware, network)
  • Experience creating workload scenarios
  • At least 2 - 5 years of development experience preferred
  • At least 5 - 8 years of load and stress testing experience required
  • Good project management skills preferred to manage vendor test resources
  • Extensive experience in implementing performance test automation preferred
  • Financial Industry experience preferred but not required
  • Experience with various commercial performance test tools like HP Performance center and Open source test tools
  • Four-year college degree or equivalent experience preferred; degree in computer science, engineering, or applied mathematics a plus. Masters Degree preferred but not required.

Apply for this position now through CareerBuilder, or by sending a Word resume to Martha Michaux at mmichaux AT To help ensure a timely response, include the reference code CBMM-4658 in the subject heading of your email message.

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Job Snapshot

Base Pay $107,500.00 - $118,000.00 /Year
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Information Technology
Education 4 Year Degree
Experience At least 5 year(s)
Manages Others Not Specified
Relocation Yes
Industry Computer Software, Banking - Financial Services
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID CBMM-4658
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Lead Performance Engineer

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