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Senior Specialist-Performance Test Architect

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The Performance Test Architect will be responsible for partnering with the various Consumer Technology Platform (CTP), Chief Technology Information Office (CTIO), Development, Operations/Infrastructure, and Solution Architect teams in designing a comprehensive Performance Engineering framework based on the needs of the business. The architect will be responsible for planning, designing, and rolling out Load Test solutions to avoid disruption and re-engineering costs through the early detection of defects by helping build Performance at the onset of a project. The Architect should have working experience automated Performance validation in the software delivery through the CI/CD pipeline. The successful candidate will be a strong technologist who is flexible, resilient, an innovative thinker, as well as a natural collaborator with solution architects, software engineers, developers and senior management from across the organization. In addition, the candidate must possess strong technical leadership skills and demonstrated success in working with teams particularly in a matrix fashion.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design robust Performance Test Strategies that will validate impact of changes to performance of individual applications as well as the consumer technology ecosystem.
  • Collaborate with Development, Project Managers and Solution Architects to design application tests to validate performance and resiliency of the consumer technology ecosystem
  • Participate and provide recommendations for ensure Performance is built into the design of a solution. This enables early identification/remediation of issues/defects before the development phase. 
  • Work closely with Vendor/Partner teams for execution of load tests based on software delivery/release schedule.
  • Review performance test results and ensure all aspects of infrastructure and application responsiveness are evaluated for delivery to production.
  • Provide key SME leadership within Consumer Quality Engineering (CQE) team on Transformative Efforts and implement industry best practices to Performance Testing.
  • Design and implement automated Performance Testing in the CI/CD pipeline.
  • Define and implement post-mortem / root-cause analysis processes – develop improved testing scenarios based upon analysis.
  • Design and execute Performance tests to support Agile software Delivery.

  • 5+ years of strong hands-on experiences and technical depth in one, or more technology areas, including software engineering, solution architecture, production operations, distributed technologies, performance engineering, resiliency/chaos engineering, or SaaS/cloud based ecosystems.
  • Experience with microservice architecture and containerization technologies like Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Working knowledge of infrastructure components (e.g. routers, load balancers, cloud products, container systems, compute, storage, and networks).
  • Knowledge of application architecture concepts, including topology, protocols, components, and principles would be advantages
  • Experience with Agile Lifecycle & Delivery Management tools such as Jira, PlanView, etc.
  • Some Programming experiences in one or more languages (scripting/functional/imperative -- C/C++, Java, Python, Scala, R, SQL, etc.) would be advantages but not required.
  • Proven leader with successful track record architecting and rolling out technology transformation initiatives
  • Strength in both business and technical requirements analysis
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to think strategically about how to create firm wide solutions to business requirements and ability to communicate effectively to both business and technical audiences
  • Ability to orchestrate and drive complex strategies and solutions
  • Proven ability to build strong, cohesive partnerships with the business, operations, technology & other key stakeholders, including external vendor partners, and work effectively in a matrix organization.
  • Superior analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Working knowledge of the following technologies Kubernetes Container, CI/CD, Jenkins, Chaos Testing , Performance Testing, OPUS



Job ID 2134668-8 Date posted 06/16/2021
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