QA Performance/Load Test Engineer
Systemware PS - Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

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Systemware Professional Services delivers innovative technology services to companies that are leaders in their industries. Our consulting team helps turn a business vision into reality.
We are hiring technology consultants with the following skillset to work with us on an important client project:
QA Performance/Load Test Engineer

Job Overview:
The Software Quality Engineer Automation (Performance Test) position is responsible for creating, implementing and supporting automated and adhoc performance testing initiatives for internal and external web applications based on the .NET framework. They will develop, document, and own large scale, maintainable automation frameworks and scripts using a variety of open source, packaged, and in-house tools and languages to support and drive improvements in product performance in an Agile-focused software development organization.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Work with multiple departments to establish a dedicated performance test environment.
Establish performance testing objectives, criteria, standards, and baselines.
Own the performance test suite and drive consistency in tools and methodology across the organization.
Continuously evaluate performance test tools for improvements in productivity, cost, efficiency.
Install and configure the components necessary for performance testing. This would typically involve test managers, controllers, and load agents with virtual users.
Develop modular and robust automated performance test scripts utilizing reusable functions, keyword-driven actions, exception handling, and other advanced automation techniques.
Develop scalable, maintainable testing frameworks/harnesses that simplify the ongoing development and maintenance of performance test scripts and code.
Develop adhoc testing tools, scripts, applications as needed to test functions not readily accessible to packaged solutions.
Own and drive scheduled and adhoc performance tests across applications on various delivery schedules to measure performance.
Work closely with Agile Scrum teams and other groups to execute and analyze load test results to assess product performance, identify bottlenecks, and suggest solutions to improve application performance.
Regularly document and report on ongoing progress and prepare metrics and materials for presentation to teams and management.
Find ways to measure performance of both front-end (Client/UI) performance as well as key application back-end processes not exposed to the user.

Job Qualifications:
Bachelors degree, technical degree, or previous software testing experience.
6+ years experience in software quality assurance, manual testing, and/or test automation with a focus on .NET/Windows and Web-based applications.
2+ years hands-on C#/.NET.
2+ years Visual Studio experience, preferably Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate and Test Professional OR.
2+ years of experience using LoadRunner with Web (HTML) and/or .NET Vuser protocols.
2+ years experience with an automated functional test tool such as HP Quick Test Pro, developing data-driven and keyword-driven functions, frameworks, and test scripts.
2+ years experience with relational databases and reading/writing SQL.
Working knowledge and experience in all phases of software development lifecycle (SDLC), including requirements analysis, test planning, test case design, and test execution.
Motivated, self-starter with the ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Experience with Agile/SCRUM methodologies a plus.
Proficient in Microsoft Windows XP and Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
All applicants must be legally eligible to work for any employer in the U.S. (Systemware PS does not subcontract) Out-of-town candidates must be willing to pay their own relocation and interview costs.
If you are looking to advance your career, applying for a job with Systemware PS is a smart move. Systemware PS is committed to long-term growth by building relationships with the most innovative, talented IT professionals. Contact us at 972-239-0200 to discuss your career goals so we can take the next step together.
Systemware and Systemware Professional Services are Equal Opportunity Employers (M/F/D/V).