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Performance Test Engineer

Zenergy is growing and is seeking a performance test engineer to join our team.

We are looking for a performance test engineer in the Winston-Salem, NC area.

Seeking outstanding teammates who are serious about software QA and fulfilling careers and who want to work with a fun, hard-working group.

The performance test engineer will work closely with Project Managers, Business Analysts, and other Technical leads to aggregate business and technical requirements into quality systems and services. Create and implement a detailed and organized Performance Test Plan to ensure that all software developed or procured is thoroughly performance tested before going into production for reliability and for adherence to specifications and required standards. The performance test engineer will be responsible for, but not limited to the following:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a STEM-related field (Computer Science, Information Systems, Mathematics, etc.) or equivalent experience (5+ years)
  • 5+ years of experience in performance testing applications and/or systems
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and problem0solving skills
  • Excellent writing, speaking and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in the following environments: Linux, AIX and Windows
  • Experience with the following performance testing tools: JMeter and LoadRunner
  • Experience analyzing technical and design documentation to develop test cases and test data using industry standard tools

Qualifications Desired:

  • Experience using ALM, JIRA, UFT and Selenium
  • In-depth knowledge and experience performance testing Transactional, Message-based and Web-based applications
  • Experience with object-oriented programming languages
  • Experience with relational databases
  • Experience with Financial or Credit Card based processing
  • Experience working in a regulated environment

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Create and manage performance test plans and test scripts using industry best practices and standards
  • Ability to quickly come up to speed on application architecture and assess performance characteristics of the application with the support of application development, architecture, external vendors, and systems support groups
  • Ability to automate performance testing for use in a DevOps architecture
  • Strong problem-solving skills to investigate and document defects and their respective resolutions
  • Assist in developing timeline estimates for completing test cycles within project plan
  • Ability to communicate effectively and accurately progress and status of testing efforts
  • Conform to department standards to comply with audit and regulatory policies
  • Conform to department documentation standards, such as using UFT or Selenium when possible to document the scripts and test results
  • Validate the installation and back-out procedures related to the application under test
  • Perform regular performance tests to ensure the applications and systems can meet or exceed SLA criteria for uptime, accuracy, resiliency and throughput
  • Assist team members through cross-training on applications and systems

Performance Standards:

  • Completeness of testing approach/plan/scripts
  • Accuracy of testing results
  • Work completed on schedule
  • Documentation and Processes followed

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

Work is generally sedentary in nature, but may require standing and walking. The working environment is generally favorable. Lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. Work is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment available.

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