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Performance Engineer

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Like to make things bigger, stronger and faster? Constant Contact is looking for a dedicated Performance Engineer to drive higher user experience through performance analysis and testing. This position will be responsible for testing web page response times, application functionality and API’s. As a performance engineer you will help lead the build out of a performance lab that simulates production activity to better serve our customers. In addition this position, in the Performance team, will require excellent communication skills as you will work cross functionally with all the development teams in order to identify, understand and execute their requirements.

Actions and Results:

  • Develop new tests that validate scaling, load or performance requirements
  • Identify, log and track defects associated with testing
  • Assist in identifying and analyzing issues with developers
  • Represent performance aspects when reviewing feature design or architecture
  • Collaborate and assert preventive quality measurements early in development stages
  • Provide estimates, reporting and tracking on owned tasks
  • Create dashboards and repeatable performance testing for each release
  • Develop white papers, dashboard reports, and reporting standardizations to drive consistent performance
  • communication

Skills and Experience:
Required

  • BS in Computer Science, Engineering, or applicable discipline
  • 5 or more years with Performance Engineering as your sole responsibility
  • Experience testing Web Services/API’s, application functionality and user experience
  • Experience developing performance scripts using industry standard tools (Soasta Cloudtest, LoadRunner, SilkPerformer, Jmeter)
  • Experience integrating performance tools into CI/CD pipelines (Jenkins, Bamboo)
  • Experience with real-user/synthetic performance tooling (WebPageTest, Catchpoint)
  • Familiarity with Java or some other object-oriented programming language
  • Strong SQL and knowledge of relational database technologies
  • Previous experience development performance test plans that articulate all aspects of performance testing
  • Experience with web technologies: HTML, JSP, XML, JSON, CSS, JavaScript, etc.
  • Hands-on experience working in agile software delivery teams
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills, and attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven success in performing effective QE testing within project timeline and/or resource constraints
  • Adaptable, committed to deadlines and willingness to work in a fast-paced environment

Desired

  • Experience with RESTful APIs
  • Experience with SaaS scalable technologies
  • Experience testing with MySQL
  • Experience implementing performance tests early in development using test fixtures, mocks or stubbing

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