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Performance Engineer Jun 22, 2017
Reston, VA  
Positon: Sr. Performance Engineer
Location: Washington, DC
Duration: Long Term Contract

The position’s essential duties include the following:
The Performance Engineer manages and executes performance testing in a multi-tiered environment, including analysis and recommendations of the performance test results.

The position’s essential duties include the following:
• Develops and maintains a thorough knowledge of business processes supported by software systems/products
• Certifies each release by performing impact analysis on staging environments.
• Performs impact analysis of any infrastructure changes including OS upgrades, maintenance releases, and hardware upgrades.
• Performs fail-over and recovery scenarios and documents the performance metrics.
• Creates test plans, test scenarios and executes using performance tools.
• Analyze results for load, stress, volume and endurance testing.
• Recommends technical approach based on performance test results and collect data to build benchmarks to provide optimal performance levels.
• Leads test case reviews, design reviews, and change control activities
• Creates and contributes to test plans, test requirements, test scenarios, and test data for use during performance testing phase of the software development lifecycle, for new and existing software systems/products.
• Ensures that performance test plans and scenarios fully exercise every aspect of the product.
• Produces and presents formal test plans; leads the performance testing effort for assigned projects.
• Documents and reports issues discovered during performance testing, and follows up for resolution.
• Defines standards, methods, and procedures for performance testing activities.
• Works as part of Scrum Development Team, effectively participates in sprint planning, task estimates, task sequencing, task assignments, sprint reviews and retrospectives.
• Other tasks as assigned by USAC management.

Type of Experience Years of Experience
Hands-on performance testing tools: JMeter 3-4 years
•Hands on experience in Appian Platform 3-4 years
•Hands on experience in Bean shell Scripting 3-4 years
•Hands-on QA testing experience in cloud based environment 3-4 years
•Hands on experience in Java and Groovy Scripting 5+ years
•Demonstrated experience with increasingly complex projects 5+ years
•Experience with performance scenarios gathering techniques 5+ years
•Experience with defect and test management tools like: JIRA 5+ years
•RDBMS experience (MS SQL Server and/or Oracle) and ability to write SQL queries. 5+ years
•Experience developing test strategies and plans. 5+ years

NOTE: In addition, please list any desired experience.
• Experience with Scrum and/or other Agile Development frameworks
• Experience with Software Development

• Self-directed and able to work well in a small team environment.
• Strong attention to detail and excellent diagnostic capabilities.
• Preparing and delivering information in a concise, professionally written format
• Preparing and presenting information to staff in formal settings
• Analyzing and developing solutions to problems
• Managing various projects, work, technical support, etc.
• Developing and maintaining positive customer rapport
• Organizational skills
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
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