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Senior Performance Test Engineer

Resp & Qualifications

The Performance Test Engineer will be responsible for creating, maintaining, modifying, and managing automated performance testing scripts. S/he must be able to communicate effectively in collaboration with the systems and development teams to troubleshoot performance and scalability issues. The individual will be part of the Performance Testing team.  Following are the responsibilities:

1.      Define and develop performance test plans and automated scripts using industry standard testing tools. Executes performance test, analyze and evaluate test results; generate performance metric reports and provide recommendations.

2.      Assists with analyzing test and operational problems to determine presence and scope of potential code defects. Reports errors through a structured defect tracking process. Communicates weekly with management verbally and via written detail status report regarding potential problems and concerns.

3.      Review and analyze business & system requirements and specifications for performance testability.

4.      Acquire and maintain a working knowledge of testing tools. Expand business knowledge of product benefits, corporate policies, division and department goals and department procedures.

5.      Work with functional Tester and Development counterparts to ensure adequate coverage for upcoming releases and keep up-to data with system changes that impact performance testing.

6.      Assists and coordinates with customers, the research, analysis and proposed solutions to test discrepancies and test scenarios. Verify satisfaction of internal and external customer’s request and obtain information to create test data.

7.      Participates in project work group meetings (internal/external peer reviews, walk through, status meetings, JAD sessions etc.)

8.      Participates in system architecture change reviews and assessment of system capacity impacts. Benchmarks system performance.

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in a technical discipline (i.e., Computer Science, Engineering, Applied Science, etc.)

  • 5-8 years of experience in a technical discipline, 3 of which must be in automated software and enterprise testing

  • 1-3 years of experience in performance testing concepts and techniques

  • Experience with at least 2 relational database management systems (e.g., DB2, Oracle, SQL)

  • Experience with the following performance testing toolsets: HP Performance Center / Loadrunner, CA (Wily Introscope)

  • Experience with HP ALM

  • Proven proficiency with: SQL and PL/SQL

  • Strong understanding with system and application monitoring concepts (perform counters, any other diagnostic utilities)

  • Strong understanding of Server, Network, Virtualization and Database concepts.

  • Strong understanding of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), quality assurance life cycle and testing methodologies

  • Strong understanding of performance testing concepts, types of system performance tests and their goals

  • Experience with defect tracking tools (e.g., Bugzilla, PVCS Tracker, ClearQuest, HP ALM)

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Tools (i.e., Word, Excel, Outlook)

  • Must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written (in English)

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience working in the healthcare industry



Performance Testing

Equal Employment Opportunity

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is an Equal Opportunity (EEO) employer.  It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Hire Range Disclaimer

Actual salary will be based on relevant job experience and work history.

Where To Apply

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Closing Date

Please apply before: 11/08/2019

Federal Disc/Physical Demand

Note:  The incumbent is required to immediately disclose any debarment, exclusion, or other event that makes him/her ineligible to perform work directly or indirectly on Federal health care programs.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position successfully.  Requirements may be modified to accommodate individuals with disabilities.

The associate is primarily seated while performing the duties of the position.  Occasional walking or standing is required.  The hands are regularly used to write, type, key and handle or feel small controls and objects.  The associate must frequently talk and hear.  Weights of up to 25 pounds are occasionally lifted.

Sponsorship in US

Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without Sponsorship

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