Senior Performance Tester


  • Evaluate Non-Functional Requirement documents and identify performance test needs; types of tests, scripting scenarios, volume projections, etc.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with multiple groups to determine, gather and verify performance test needs
  • Develop a workload simulation matrix and determine scripting scenarios
  • Develop a Performance Test Plan/Strategy document that includes short and long-term test objectives, types of tests required, workload matrix, scenarios, etc.
  • Design and implement re-usable Performance test scripts using industry standard tools (HP LoadRunner and/or Performance Center).
  • Design, develop and implement modular and reusable performance testing solutions that satisfy the performance testing requirements.
  • Create and execute performance test scripts, cases, and scenarios that will validate system performance according to workflow and load specifications.
  • Produce reports and documentation for all performance testing efforts, results, activities, data, logging and tracking.
  • Frequently communicate test progress, test results, and other relevant information to team members and management.
  • Develop test execution scenarios for various types of tests such as load, stress, duration/endurance, and run tests.
  • Responsible for collecting peak load, yearly volumes, expected response times and create workload models.
  • Conducted Batch performance testing with millions of claims, medical and pharmacy records on cloud AWS servers.
  • Administer deep-dive and methodic performance degradation diagnostics/troubleshooting and propose viable explanations.
  • Perform heap and thread analysis, database deadlock detection, understand and detect resource contention, etc.
  • Suggest improvements and configuration changes that improve performance.
  • Document test results and develop custom made summary reports to satisfy both technical and non-technical stakeholders

Required Skills:

  • 4 years of progressive performance testing and engineering experience.
  • Hands-on experience using performance test tools to develop scripts, monitor application/database/machine level performance, analyze performance metrics, troubleshoot errors/failures/bottlenecks, and prepare performance reports
  • Deep knowledge of web application and browser concepts (HTTP, connections, cookies, caching, streaming, etc.)
  • Experience using SoapUI and performance test tools like HP Performance Center/LoadRunner, JMeter etc.
  • Hands-on experience with performance monitoring tool New Relic APM
  • Experience applying extensive technical expertise in performance testing and advanced scripting
  • Possess full knowledge of industry standard SDLCs, including Agile methodology
  • Experience with test data in various formats (JSON, XML, CSV, etc.) and understands data storage, encoding, encryption, data transformation, and related concepts
  • Productive habits, healthy process awareness, and good teamwork skills and instincts
  • Able to communicate effectively and clearly present technical approaches and findings

Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge of Automation Tools (Selenium, QTP)
  • Supported performance testing on large projects

Education/Experience Level:

  • Seeking a candidate with 6-8 years of experience in performance testing using Load Runner.
Founded in 2004, Sparksoft is a Small Business (WOSB), Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB), CMMI Level 3, ISO 9001:2015, ISO 27001:2013, HUBZone, 8(a), Women-Owned, and Minority-owned business (SWaM), MBE/DBE/SBE holding prime contracts with SPARC, GSA and Navy Seaport-e.Lead by a team with over 20 years of industry experience, we have a proven track record in software development and managing multi-year projects. We work in both federal and commercial spaces, providing innovative solutions in Agile Software Testing, Software Engineering, Program Management, Security & Privacy Solutions, Delivery Management and Health IT. We have dedicated Centers of Excellence in software testing, independent verification and validation, and security and privacy, that are designed to fulfill the IT needs of any commercial or government field.
Sparksoft is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any applicant for employment or employee because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited under Federal, State, or local laws.

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