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Performance Tester

SkillStorm is seeking a Performance Tester for our client in Charlotte, North Carolina OR Richardson, TX OR Jersey City, New Jersey. Candidates must be able to work on SkillStorm's W2; not a C2C position. EOE, including disability/vets.

Job Description / Role Requirements:

  • This role/job will be actively involved in Performance Testing activities for the CSW space (specifically the GWIM portfolio). As a performance tester, this role/job entails performing a variety of performance capabilities ranging all the way from NFR collection, down to performance test scripting, test execution, monitoring, analysis, engineering, and results reporting.

Role Requirements:

  • Skilled in performance testing tools, methodologies, and deliverables (experience leading work efforts in all aspects of performance testing including requirements, planning, complex scripting, test harness design, test execution, results analysis)
  • Exhibits triage ownership / leadership ability (ability to own issue resolution, direct triage, drive participation and discussion, execute crisp and effective communications, strong organizational skills)
  • Solid understanding of software development and architecture concepts (.NET, Java/JEE, code review, code analysis, architectural/enterprise integration patterns, 3-tier architecture)

Required Tools/Technologies:

  • Critical
  • .NET & Java/JEE
  • Dynatrace Managed / AppDynamics (or similar profiling/diagnostics tool)
  • Splunk
  • WAS (WebSphere Application Server)
  • Micro Focus LoadRunner / Performance Center

Technical Skills:

  • Familiar with Agile project framework (JIRA, etc)
  • Performance Test Engineering / Troubleshooting - including but not limited to:
  • Encapsulates Planning, Modeling, Scripting, Testing, Monitoring, Results Analysis, Results Documentation and Communication
  • Critical scripting protocols: HTTP/S, Web Services, TruClient
  • Performance Results Analysis 
  • Evaluating and diagnosing system health and welfare (and issues) via use of Monitoring, APM, Diagnostics, and other performance and monitoring tools
  • Analysis capabilities across the technology stack (web server, application server / JVM, application, container, VM, host, network, cache grid, database) 
  • Bottleneck analysis
  • Use of enterprise health & welfare monitoring and APM profiling/diagnostics tools
  • Root cause analysis/diagnosis
  • Script review / triage

Soft Skills:

  • Total package (technical and leadership skills) – i.e. "Performance Ninja"
  • Quick on their feet (from identifying issues, to laying out next steps, driving resolution, communicating outcomes)
  • Crisp communication in all facets (day-to-day hand-offs, partner interaction, executive communication, status reporting)
  • Driven & Self-Reliant

Desired Skills:

  • CA Virtualize / iTKO LISA or Parasoft Virtualize
  • Container Technology – Docker/Kubernetes
  • Enterprise Integration Patterns
  • SOA (Service Oriented Architecture)
  • Linux (RHEL)
  • IBM MQ
  • Oracle
  • OEM/AWR
  • SQL Developer or TOAD
  • Cassandra
  • DevCenter
  • OpsCenter
  • Jboss, Apache Tomcat
  • WireShark or comparable network packet analysis tool
  • IBM Support Assistant Workbench tools
  • IBM PMAT (Pattern Modeling and Analysis Tool)
  • IBM TMDA (Thread and Monitor Dump Analyzer)
  • IBM Memory Analyzer
  • Troubleshooting / Triage / Extended Analysis:
  • Javacore / thread dump analysis
  • Heap dump analysis
  • GC [Garbage Collection] analysis & JVM tuning/optimization
  • Code review & optimization
  • Resiliency Analysis
  • Call Pattern Analysis 
  • Performance Testing, Performance Engineering, Java

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