Performance Engineer

Iconma, L.L.C. San Francisco , CA 94118

Posted 1 month ago

Performance Engineer

Location: San Francisco, CA

Duration: 1 year


Client is seeking a Performance Engineer to work on a team responsible for measuring the performance of new feature releases of client within aggressive time frames. The Performance Engineer will focus on developing sophisticated tests that enable client to perform the most complex load simulations and comprehensive end to end automation in the industry to help ensure the service is blazingly fast and bulletproof. This Performance Engineer will utilize and contribute to sophisticated custom built automation frameworks and software tools written in Java and other languages. The Performance Engineer must demonstrate the ability to understand novel system architectures, pinpoint problem areas, demonstrate the ability to analyze data for bottlenecks, and develop succinct test plans across multiple hardware and software tiers.


  • Responsible for end-to-end performance testing - performance testing strategy, requirements gathering, planning, test scenario design, scripting, execution, monitoring, results analysis and troubleshooting

  • Provide accurate scoping, clear strategies, and milestones for performance tests

  • Analyze performance results to identify bottlenecks and suggest optimizations

  • Participate in discussions and planning with Development

  • Design and implement overhead, scalability, stability, and stress tests using industry standard tools and custom developed software written in Java

  • Define and set up required test environments for performance testing as needed.

  • Review automation implementations and encourage sound design principles

  • Review test plans, analyze test results, prepare reports, communicate and help remediate issues

  • Measuring/monitoring performance of various layers involved in the end-to-end system.

  • Work closely with the client Performance Team to provide product and automation expertise for use in patches, research projects, sizing, and capacity planning

  • Report weekly trends highlighting product performance and team status against committed milestones and projects

  • Managing the test automation infrastructure built on LoadRunner, Jenkins and proprietary client tools. Participate in the design and development of test automation and supported tools.

Experience/Skills Required:

  • 4-6 years' experience in Performance Engineering

  • 3+ years of benchmark testing, performance analysis using industry standard benchmarks

  • 3+ years of hands-on experience with HPE LoadRunner and JMeter Performance Testing

  • 3+ years of experience with Scripting Protocols - http/s, web services, TruClient, etc

  • 3+ year of programming experience in Java, C++, C#

  • 3+ years' experience with script languages JavaScript, Perl, Python, Ruby, Shell

  • Software development experience with a distinguished track record on technically demanding projects.

  • Hands on experience in building automated performance frameworks for web-based and client/server applications.

  • Outstanding attention to detail and communication skills

  • Ability to analyze / interpret technical data

  • Ability to identify / resolve system bottlenecks

  • Ability to identify potential limitations in software architectures

  • Ability to write clear and concise technical documents

  • Troubleshooting and reasoning skills

  • Understanding of throughput, latency, memory and CPU utilization

  • Deep understanding of web application and browser concepts (HTTP, connections, cookies, caching, streaming, etc.)

  • Working knowledge of various data formats (JSON, XML, CSV, etc.), data storage, data transformation, and related concepts.

  • Familiarity with automation tools such as Selenium, Jenkins

  • Familiarity with Unix, Mac, Linux, Windows environments

  • Bachelor's Degree in CS or any engineering discipline

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