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Performance Test Lead

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Job Description:The Performance Test Engineer will plan, design and execute performance tests for all applications across enterprise participating in a particular release.
This person will be responsible for understanding the business requirements focused towards non-functional space, perform a feasibility study from load test needs, gather all the server/environment configuration details, work with solution architects, database administrators, network monitoring support and Dev and QA teams. This person will also be required to provide an overall recommendation on the health of the application based on performance test results and analysis.Key Responsibilities Understanding of the application functionality and Non Functional requirements along with SLA’s defined. Identifying the test scenario’s to validate the performance of key business functions and certifying the NFR requirements. Identify the test environment, test data and access needs. Create performance test plans, baselines, execute planned tests. Analyze test results and call out any discrepancies against the SLA’s. Publish performance analysis reports and conduct review sessions with all the stakeholders. Maintain flexible work schedules driven by test environment availability. Provide ad-hoc performance testing/load generation for support of development tasks.Instrumentation Design and ConfigurationTransaction Profiling & Application CharacterizationConduct, when necessary, and review results of transaction profilingResponse Time ModelingDesign & Build Load TestingAssist with Troubleshooting & System TuningProduction Threshold Definition Speeds & Feeds CustomizationLead all performance test reviewsReview all performance test artifacts for comment and approval, Write and distribute risk assessmentLead review of actual versus predicted performanceEducate teams on performance testing processes, methodology, performance & scalability and the science of testingKey Requirements/Skills/Experience8 + years performance testing and work load modelling experience across various technology platforms (Web-based, web services, MQ, SalesForce, Oracle, CRM systems, mainframe, Java, .Net, client-server apps etc.)5+ years of experience in performance test planning, team management and coordination. Advanced knowledge of LoadRunner & Performance Center Experience Experience developing and deploying test strategies for software applications and interfaces5+ years of experience in developing and managing performance testing strategiesDemonstrated strong leadership skillHas in-depth knowledge of a variety of testing techniques and methodologies.Good understanding of QA methodology – test plans, test cycles, and software releases.Solid understanding QA Best Practices.Strong Knowledge of current industry wide Quality & Test processes and practices, Tools and techniques.Excellent analytical, debugging, problem-solving and root-cause analysis skills.Excellent written and verbal communication skills with outstanding attention to detailDemonstrated technical and professional skills in job-related area requiredAppropriate interpersonal styles and communication methods to work effectively with business partners to meet mutual goals requiredKnowledge of computer softwareExperience with information technology (IT) in sourcing, outsourcing and offshore development modelsBasic Skills Preferred:Advanced degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, or related fieldExperience in production application support and incident managementProven ability to adapt and implement industry-leading software processesHP LoadRunner or Performance Center certifications preferred.

PandoLogic. Keywords: QA Lead, Location: Minneapolis, MN – 55405

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