Sr. QA Performance Engineer

6-12+ Month Contract Position
Location - Ann Arbor, MI
Our client is looking to add a Senior QA Performance Engineer that will be responsible for setting the standards and best practices of software Performance Testing into the overall quality assurance process for all eCommerce applications. The individual will partner with the development team managers and Project delivery leads to ensure that Performance testing has been accounted for and executed for all projects. This individual will be coding, reviewing code, executing scripts, reporting out results and overseeing the overall Performance testing process. This position will report to the Director of QA.
General Responsibilities:
(Validation of Quality Applications Hands-on Script development using JMeter/BlazeMeter other open source tools. Estimate performance testing deliverables for all applicable projects. Develop, document, and maintain the test strategy and test scenarios. Recommend new/better tools for performance testing Certify software performance functionality for new Production releases. Collaborate with Operations team to monitor applications to ensure applications perform as planned. Review, escalate and resolve reported incidents and defects escalated by PulseCare or Customer Care.
Leadership Develop and implement an enterprise level QA Performance Testing Strategy inclusive of people, process and tools that will drive higher quality and efficiency. Instill a culture of Performance awareness among the technology teams. Work with the existing teams to decide on what Performance test tools should be utilized and make sure it s used consistently across the board. Coordinate the perf testing efforts including internal and external resources, be on point to ensure all areas of the application are fully tested. Develop and maintain Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for the various applications.
Minimum Requirements:
6+ years of experience in software Performance Engineering
Expert experience in JMeter / any open source performance testing tools
Expert working knowledge of Splunk/Elk stack.
Expert performance test engineering experience in both Web and Client Server applications.
Must be able to present finding to C-Level executives
Champion everything Performance
Ability to work independently with an aptitude for detailed work and follow-up activities.
Bachelor s degree in computer science or equivalent experience.
Excellent team player with excellent written & verbal communication skills.
Experience performance testing applications developed in JavaScript, JSP, AJAX, CSS, XHTML, Flash, SQL, Java and/or C#, on multiple browsers (IE, Firefox, Safari, Chrome) and operating systems (Unix, Linux, Windows), Apache, Tomcat, IIS, Perl.

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