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Sr. Performance Test Engineer

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This is a Contract position in Parsippany Troy Hills, NJ posted March 11, 2020.

Overview of Role The performance engineer is responsible for ensuring that new systems and application changes meet performance requirements and do not negatively impact the performance of existing systems and applications. Responsibilities include writing scripts in Perl/Python/Shell/Java, execute performance test and maintain performance testing and analysis scripts using a variety of home grown and off the shelf tools. Reporting to the QA Performance Manger, the performance engineer will execute load and capacity tests, analyze results from all available sources (application logs, network capture, OS, etc.), and make deployment and scalability recommendations based on findings. Required Skills and Experience Strong working knowledge of Linux and Windows operating systems Shell scripting Programming skills in at least two of the following for writing load generation and performance analysis tools: Java Or Python Or Perl Ability to obtain performance requirements and estimate work effort needed to complete assigned tasks Knowledge of Performance Testing Processes and Strategies Strong written and verbal communication skills Ability to simultaneously manage tasks on multiple projects Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently without frequent supervision Ability to develop effective working relationships with teams outside QA including development, system engineering, network engineering, product, operations, customer support Performance analysis and reporting, produce concise meaningful reports to provide senior management with the data needed to make mission critical planning and budgeting decisions Strong problem solving and analytical skills demonstrated by the ability to assimilate new information, understand complex topics and arrive at meaningful and accurate conclusions Experience with software installation, applications under test and test tools Ability to identify and troubleshoot issues at all levels including operating system, component, database, network Obtain and analyze system utilization statistics Effective defect tracking and reporting BS in computer science or related study and/or relevant experience in performance testing and analysis in Linux and Windows environments Preferred Skills and Experience Domain Knowledge of FX Trading Networking a strong plus, ability to interpret network captures, TCPDUMP output GC tuning knowledge 3 to 5 years of relevant work experience conducting Performance testing of mission critical applications – provided by Dice