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Performance Infrastructure Tester

Job Summary: 

Independently ascertain how well the components of a system are performing. Other analysis work and skills such as interacting with business analyst and application teams to discuss performance requirements and load test strategies, gathering consolidated requirements for generating performance goals and test plans, and analyzing user and business requirements and functional specs and using case documents to create test scenarios.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Work with business and technical stakeholders to assess the impact from infrastructure and software updates and develop test strategies.
  • Create test plans for infrastructure upgrades and deployments from requirements, system knowledge and interaction with team.
  • Assist with test environment configuration with Operations support.
  • Coordinate and lead testing activities across the organization.
  • Execute and track testing activities.
  • Maintain automation tools and perform upgrades and enhancements.
  • Create status reports and communicate to Test Manager.
  • Take part in walk-throughs at the design, coding/configuration and execution level.
  • Recommend tool and process improvements.
  • Create all necessary documents and communicate to the team in support of the project.
  • Document defects.
  • Maintain and version control project test ware.
  • Responsible for the definition, implementation, and execution of performance tests for infrastructure projects.
  • Develop and maintain test plans and test cases.
  • Create and maintain test data.
  • Execute tests.
  • Evaluate test results to determine adherence to requirements and conformance to established business processes and requirements.
  • Create Test Reports and create and maintain Quality Metrics on assigned projects.
  • Mentor QA resources.
  • Job functions requested, on ad hoc basis, as they pertain to project

 Position Requirements: 

  • Ability to participate in client sales discussions with sales teams for possible Performance Tester outsourcing positions.
  • Good analytical skills and proven experience in performance testing complex business systems.
  • Detail oriented, have excellent verbal & written communication skills, time management skills, and possess client facing skills.
  • Providing weekly status reports to Management
  • Ability to develop test strategies for varying types of performance testing done in accordance with project scope or delivery dates.
  • Create and/or maintain documents or use a system for tracking and reporting defects/weaknesses to software developers/managers.
  • Monitor defect resolution efforts and track successes. 

Key Competencies:

  • Knowledge of the Software Development Life Cycle.
  • Experience with database query tools and languages.
  • Experience with UNIX and Windows environments.
  • Experience with managing test case repositories. 
  • Knowledge of scripting language(s).
  • Experience reviewing defect reports and managing defect backlog.
  • Experience with test data creation, management and migration.
  • Experience with web-based GUI level testing, mobile testing, client-application testing and User Acceptance Testing.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects and flexibility to change priorities when needed.

Previous Experience:

  • 3 or more years working with system engineers and infrastructure architects.
  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Management Information Systems/ 5+ years of experience in the development and execution of test plans and test scripts for large-scale applications deployments and infrastructure upgrades.
  • Experience testing enterprise software deployments such as Office365 and SharePoint.
  • Experience with integration testing of 3rd party systems, and cloud based systems.
  • Familiarity with Security Testing methods and tools. 
  • Experience with Silk Performer, Selenium, Soap Sonar, JIRA, Jenkins and Maven.
  • Perl or Python scripting
  • Experience with test driven development.
  • Knowledgeable of the change and release processes. 
  • Experience with automated functional test tools. 

Physical Factors:

Job duties involve sitting, standing, walking, repetitive motion, and dexterity. Job duties involve substantial time spent viewing computer displays.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.  Additional responsibilities may arise as necessary or as management sees fit.


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