Performance Tester

Allstate Insurance in Irving, TX

  • Industry: Information Technology - Software Quality Assurance Analyst
  • Type: Full Time
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Job Family Summary
The FLIGHT Test Engineer family is an active and integral participant on software development teams. The FLIGHT Test Engineer supports all test strategy and coordination, planning, creation and execution activities for multiple test types identified as in-scope, champions overall quality efforts, identifies and defines acceptance criteria and test conditions, and creates and executes test scenarios that validate application acceptance criteria.

Job Description
The FLIGHT Performance Test Engineer Senior Consultant I owns all test coordination, planning, and creation or execution of performance test scripts for low to medium complexity projects. This engineer coordinates and owns the test strategy as the overall performance test champion on the team, identifies acceptance criteria, defines the test conditions when stories or requirements are created, designs and implements test performance architecture and may enhance and modify the test performance framework. The Test Engineer would also participate and own performance test planning and execution activities

Key Responsibilities
  • Extensive experience with performance testing on web- based applications and web services involving windows environments.
  • Extensive performance testing experience with applications involving protocols like web (HTTP/HTML), web services (SOAP and REST API), Ajax (TruClient)
  • Extensive experience with Loadrunner / Performance Center
  • Experience in all phases of Software Testing Life Cycle (STLC) like requirements gathering & analysis, test planning, test designing, test script development, environment setup, test execution, defect tracking, reporting, regression testing and test closure
  • Good understanding of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) with both waterfall and agile methodologies.
  • Extensive experience in effort estimation, gathering non-functional requirements (NFRs) and converting them to performance test plan
  • Experience in creating and executing performance test strategy
  • Extensive experience in all phases of performance testing including test planning, test scripting, test execution, defect tracking and management
  • Extensive experience in creating robust performance test scripts with multiple protocols in challenging scenarios and following the best standards
Key Responsibilities (Cont.)
  • Work with development to help optimize the performance and scalability of new features
    • Present relevant, clear data and metrics to various audiences - technical and nontechnical
    • Provide mentoring on best practices in code and infrastructure optimization, monitoring and proactive issue mitigation
  • Extensive experience in monitoring and analyzing test environment servers using enterprise monitoring tools like Dynatrace, Performance or Linux server logs
  • Proficient in analyzing performance test results and working with technical teams to resolve the bottlenecks
  • Applies performance engineering/tuning to improve overall application performance
  • Research industry trends and technologies, and promote adoption of best-in-class tools, technology and processes
  • Experience in managing and leading multiple simultaneous projects and team members as a project lead
  • Experience in training new project resources with performance testing process, methodologies and tools
  • Experience in creating knowledge repository documents based on the new technologies in projects and preparing case studies
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, multitask and handle critical projects
  • Good communication skills, technical problem-solving skills and ability to acquire new skills autonomously
Job Qualifications
  • 5+ years' experience in the performance engineering field.
  • Must possess a strong knowledge of enterprise application architecture and technologies including web and web services,
  • Must also have a strong understanding of the monitoring solutions and KPIs used to determine availability and performance of these technology stacks.
  • Must be well versed in using HPPC 12.5 or greater for advanced test script development beyond the built-in record and playback capabilities.
  • Must be well versed in using the reporting/analysis engine for reporting on and correlating system-level events with the impact on the end user experience.
  • Must be able to create load test scripts with the following protocols: AjaxTruClient, Web (Http/HTML), Webservices.
  • Testing, APM Tools & Analysis Tools: Dynatrace, AppDynamics, Splunk, Fiddler, IBM Heap Analyzer, Jprobe
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must possess strong experience using and implementing best practice programs with respect to load generation, bottleneck analysis, usage of modeling tools and statistical analysis.
  • Strong Analysis, Troubleshooting, and Problem Solving Skills
Must Have Experience:
  • Web Service Testing Tool (e.g. RestAPI)
  • Performance Test Tools- MUST HAVE experience with LoadRunner/HP Performcance Center, Jmeter, FileZilla, Dyna Trace
  • RestAPI, PCF, SAP Components, Batch Processing
  • Experience working in an Agile Environment
  • Experience with Agile Test Planning Tools (e.g. JIRA)
The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.
Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands.
As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary - but that's just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you'll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.
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