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Metro Detroit, United States, North America
Career Level:
Mid Career (2+ years of experience)
Job type:
Full time
$65K - $70K
Apply before:
07 Mar, 2018

Associate Performance Engineer

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Our client is a Worldwide leader in education technology for K12, Collegiate, Library, Professional and Training organizations. The company serves the higher education, K-12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide. The company’s IT operations are fully Agile and they are looking for an Associate Software Performance Engineer in Test (PERF) who will be part of a team responsible for ensuring systems and projects are performing as designed with a high degree of quality. The primary function of the role is to assist with design, co-develop and maintain performance automated tools and test infrastructure for validating features and interfaces of an application platform. This position will work in conjunction with predefined SLA's for  Development This is a permanent hire opportunity.


The following are high level requirements for the role:

  • 2-5+ Years Experience in Testing or Quality Assurance Roles
  • Experience in a Formal Agile Environment – Stand-Ups, SCRUM, Sprints, Paired Programming
  • Knowledge of Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Deployment (CD) (Preferred)


  • Gain an understanding of the appropriate programming languages Java, Javascript (REST and API, Web Services) tools/skillsets and high level knowledge of the technical architecture of the project.
  • Create performance test plans from a technical design document and/or requirements document with extensive supervision.
  • Execute performance (Load) automated test cases and regress bugs.
  • Troubleshoot issues (in QA or in production) as assigned Develops (reusable) performance automation or testing tools as assigned.
  • Run test plans, submit defects from test cases, improve and contribute to technical design documentation, and updates to testing requirements.
  • Regress defects with supervision.


  • 2-5 Years Experience in Quality Assurance
  • BA/BS in Computer Science or Engineering or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of Performance and testing theory (REST and/or API, Web Services, GUI/ browser), testing tools (JMeter, SILK, Loadrunner, SoapUI, Selenium, JIRA, Zephyr or Eclipse IDE) and user interfaces
  • Entry level scripting with one of Java, PHP, Groovy or Ruby. Introduction to SQL (MySQL), Linux/Unix
  • Well versed in basic concepts of Quality Assurance and software development and Agile and Test Driven Development
  • Shows initiative in seeking out opportunities to identify and deal with issues in both the systems they own as well as the systems other people own
  • Requires regular review and supervision of test automation created

Job keywords/tags:  Associate Performance Engineer , Performance Engineer , Performance Testing , Testing Theory , JMeter , Silk , Loadrunner , SoapUI , Selenium , Testing , Quality Assurance , QA , Agile , Scrum , Paired Programming , Continuous Integration , CI , TDD , Test Driven Development