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Lead Performance Engineer

  • Department:
  • Quality Assurance, Performance Team
  • Location:
  • Remote or Hybrid in Tampa, FL

Summary of Duties & Responsibilities

BST Global is seeking a highly driven and effective professional to join the performance engineering team. As a Lead Performance Engineer, you will leverage your expertise, experience and passion to ensure we uphold the highest levels of quality and excellence for our clients.

Essential Functions

Technical – Deep experience in integrating a strong software development background with a passion for the discipline of performance engineering

  • Responsible and accountable for relevant, accurate and effective performance testing strategies from a design and execution perspective across all BST products
  • Assess feasibility of performance testing efforts, provide accurate estimates and oversee execution of assignments
  • Proficient in the architecture and design of proprietary performance testing frameworks
  • Lead, develop and evolve performance testing frameworks for desktop, web, and native mobile apps and API’s
  • Provide technical leadership in ensuring that new and existing systems are aligned with established performance guidelines
  • Design performance test cases and execute all types of performance testing (e.g. functional, integration, end-to-end) on a variety of platforms (e.g. mobile, web, portal frameworks)
  • Work closely with the Scrum team throughout a project to continually monitor and provide feedback on the performance of the product
  • Produce relevant and effective status reports and quality metrics for performance-related activities
  • Lead performance test case reviews, ensure requirements traceability and proper coverage
  • Review source code for potential problems; reproduce, debug, and isolate problems and verify fixes

 

Methodology – Deep expertise and knowledge in performance testing standards, processes, policies and procedures

  • Demonstrate and evangelize a passion for process and methodology through daily actions
  • Adhere to and support all established and documented methodology/best practices in alignment with the Release methodologies and processes
  • Adhere to and support group processes, procedures, and standards in order to drive and guide a repeatable, reliable delivery of high-quality software products and services
  • Educate, inform, and verify team compliance on standards, best practices and governance
  • Lead selecting and configuring appropriate toolsets to support the performance engineering discipline
  • Lead all efforts working with product owners and discipline leads to develop and evolve operational metrics and reporting frameworks to drive operational execution, transparency, and efficiency in relation to performance testing

 

Team Support/Leadership – Deep commitment to working in and fostering a highly collaborative, innovative and high-performing team

  • Responsible and accountable for the level of quality, effectiveness and timeliness delivered by the performance engineering team
  • Lead, advise, assist and mentor performance engineering team members with distributed performance testing responsibilities
  • Assess risk and assist the performance engineering team in prioritizing performance testing efforts
  • Work with team members to identify delivery and technical risk and create appropriate risk mitigation strategies
  • Participate in Agile ceremonies including daily stand-ups, sprint planning, retrospectives, and product demonstrations
  • Oversee the resolution of high-priority/urgent issues
  • Demonstrate high level of transparency, communication and escalation when required with leadership
  • Participate in the recruiting process
  • Provide input to the career development of team members
  • Evangelize, support and embody BST’s Company Mission, Strategy and Values
  • Foster a culture of ownership and pride for delivering the highest levels of quality and excellence
  • Contribute to the growth and maturity of the Performance Engineering Department
  • Performs other related duties as directed

Skills & Competencies

Abilities

  • Strong team player with the ability to lead and collaborate with all levels of the organization
  • Ability to influence others and motivate with a positive and confident personal style
  • Possess a drive towards forward progress and delivering results while taking responsibility
  • Multi-tasker with the ability to set and manage priorities
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a high aptitude to learn
  • Proactively and transparently communicate challenges/successes to leadership
  • Exhibit and relentlessly demonstrate a high level of attention to detail
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and willingness to help in other areas as priorities shift
  • Ability to effectively operate with minimal supervision while keeping leadership informed

 

Skills/Competencies

  • 10+ years of experience with scripting/programming languages like: C#, C++, Java, JavaScript, TypeScript, Python, PowerShell, and R, staying current with emerging trends
  • 10+ years of Load and Performance testing experience using industry-leading tools such as BlazeMeter, JMeter, WebLOAD, or LoadNinja.
  • 10+ years of experience using any of the following IDE or BBD tools (SpecFlow, Gherkin, Cucumber, Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, etc.)
  • 10+ years UI Test automation experience with tools such as Playwright, Selenium, Appium, Jasmine, or other similar tools
  • 10+ years of hands-on working experience of testing REST, Web APIs or SOAP APIs (ASP.Net, Karate, MSTest, NUnit, Postman, and SoapUI)
  • Expertise in SQL programming (queries, joins, etc.)
  • Diverse experience in leading test strategy, test planning, test case design, and execution
  • Experience using GIT, TFS or any other source code management tools
  • Experience with Mobile Testing and device testing farms like BrowserStack
  • Experience with Virtual Server, Virtual Clients, and System Configuration
  • Experience with reporting tools like PowerBI

Education or Prior Work Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science (or relevant field) with 10 years of industry experience
  • 10 years of experience in software testing, showcasing a successful track record
  • 10 years of hands-on experience with load testing, performance test simulations, performance analysis, performance tuning, and performance monitoring in an n-tier environment, delivering scalable solutions
  • Strong understanding of Azure/Cloud platforms, services, and architecture, including Azure Functions, Azure Kubernetes Service, Azure SQL Database, YAML, and Cosmos DB. (Desired)

Reports to

QA Director

Number Supervised

0

Travel

Minimal to no travel required, but as needed

Classification

Exempt

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Position may require remote work across different time zones.

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