Job Description :
Performance Engineer
Location: Golden Valley, MN
Term: 3-6+ months to start – Good performers will extend. The work is ongoing.
Must be local.

Description and details:

Please read, this might help you – This manager will be picky. He wants to hire quickly. But, badly written resumes will not be considered. He feels that the resume reflects the candidate. If the resume is not written well, they probably do not communicate well. He wants more experienced people. Must have good communication skills and be a self-starter type personality.

The normal 3rd party resumes with 5-7 years of exp and a million bulletpoints probably won''t cut it. The person must be good and know what they are doing or we are wasting our time.

Job Purpose/Role
The Performance Test Engineer 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

8 + years performance testing and work load modelling experience across various technology platforms (Web-based, web services, Oracle, CRM systems, mainframe, Java, .Net, client-server apps etc
5+ years of experience in performance test planning, team management and coordination.
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
Client LoadRunner or Performance Center certifications preferred.

Client : Direct Client