Performance Test Engineer II

Navy Federal Credit Union - Merrifield, VA (30+ days ago)4.0

Employee Perks

Why You Will Love Being Part of the Navy Federal Team:
  • Competitive compensation with opportunities for annual raises, promotions, and bonus potential
  • Best-in-Class Benefits! (7% 401k match / Pension plan / Tuition reimbursement / Great insurance options)
  • On-site amenities include fitness center, wellness center, cafeteria, etc. at Pensacola, FL; Vienna, VA and Winchester, VA campuses
  • Consistently Awarded Top Workplace
  • Nationally recognized training department by TRAINING Magazine IND123
  • An employee-focused, diverse, and service-oriented workplace environment
Basic Purpose

The SQA Performance Test Engineer will work under general supervision to monitor software quality and associated business/technical risks across the software development lifecycle and will be dedicated to support planning, developing test scripts, executing test scenarios, and analyzing performance tests. This position requires strong reasoning, attention to detail, persistence, patience, and creativity. The individual will work with Developers, QA Analysts, Business Analysts, Database Administrators, Network Engineers, and Support Teams to analyze, develop, maintain, and execute performance testing procedures.

Apply engineering principles into the design and enhancement of new and existing systems
Review functional and technical documentation in order to identify requirements for the creation of test plans, test cases and test scripts
Actively participate in establishing project plans, estimating work and monitoring progress against milestones
Work with Developers and Vendor teams to understand project requirements and create real-world test cases and use cases
Develop and execute performance test scripts for load and stress of UI, Mobile and Web services testing using HP Loadrunner/ HP Performance Center and JMeter
Report defects found in testing diligently, promptly, and accurately, using standard defect tracking tools (HP ALM)
Perform data analysis when needed to analyze issues in Performance and/or Production environments
Work with Project /Test Data Management Teams to establish test data in sufficient quantity to support the performance testing effort
Conduct troubleshooting/performance test execution in support of remediation efforts as required
Ensure the test execution results fulfill the defined test objectives. Schedule recommended test re-execution if necessary
Analyze data and application changes and document their impact on the performance testing task (test cases, scripting, scenario execution, etc.)
Execute, monitor, analyze, and report performance tests
Monitor performance of the application under test using CA APM
Maintain up-to-instance repository of artifacts related to performance test executions
Timely and accurate communication of testing events, daily status, and test execution results, etc.
Expertise in analyzing error, system logs of Web and Application server, Heap Dump, Thread Dump during failure to determine cause of failure
Require understanding of Cloud Engineering (technical, analytical and operational)
Provide recommendations to improve product performance, scalability and availability metrics
Develop and deliver performance test reports utilizing Navy Federal Credit Union ISD standards
Schedule and assign computing resources to support load testing efforts
Possess current awareness of professional standards, innovations and industry best practices of performance testing and testing tools
Develops new techniques and/or improved processes, materials, or products
Participate in the selection, evaluation, and management of testing tools
Possesses effective oral and written communication skills. Assists with vendor, customer, or management contacts and communications pertaining to specific assignments or meetings
Ability to work on multiple projects of moderate size or parts of major projects
Assists upper level management and staff as a technical specialist or advisor
Ability to drive change

Qualifications – All required unless otherwise noted:
Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Information Technology or the equivalent combination of Training, Education, and Experience
Experience that demonstrates a clear understanding of performance testing and tuning
At least 6 years of experience with HP Loadrunner, HP Performance Center and HP Unified Functional Testing
At least 2 years of experience with JMeter
At least 3 years of experience with monitoring tools like CA APM, Dyntrace, New Relic etc.
At least 1 year of experience working with Splunk
At least 3 years of experience with Web services testing
Experience working in Java and .Net based environments
Experience in Java scripting and working in Mainframe environment
At least 3 years of experience with SQL Query tools

Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Equal Employment Opportunity

Navy Federal values, celebrates, and enacts diversity in the workplace. Navy Federal takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities, disabled veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans. EOE/AA/M/F/Veteran/Disability