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First Tier Technology : Financial Services

Performance Engineer

Post Date : 07 Jun, 2019   |   Expiry Date : 01 Jul, 2020
Location : Omaha, NE or St. Louis, MO        
Skills : Performance Testing, LoadRunner, Unix/Linux, Perl and/or Shell Scripting, Performance Center        

Our client, a Major Financial Trading and Asset Management firm located in Omaha, NE is looking for a Performance Test Engineer to join their team! The location is in Omaha, NE but also willing to staff the role in their St. Louis, MO office if that location is preferred. Work with Performance Consultants on what the requirements are for the test, create scripts, workloads, run tests, watch test as it is running and report on any issues that are happening during the test. After the test create a report that has observations and findings of the tests and any of the tasks that have been assigned to others. The Senior Performance Engineer will work with the Performance Consultants to mentor Application Development and Application Engineers on ways to better our products. The focus of the Senior Performance Engineer will be to build technical foundation in our applications. The ability to build technical relationships with Application Development and Application Engineering staff is a strong requirement for this position.

At First Tier Technology, we believe the core strength of our organization lies with the people who are our most valuable assets and enablers of success.  We view ourselves as enablers and providers of a positive and supportive environment, which motivates our employees, facilitates achievement, and creates consistent and high levels of performance. Our clients, are some of the most highly regarded Financial Services & Investment Banks in the US!


Consult on the test plans that the performance consultants create to make sure all of the requested areas for measuring performance are getting covered. Interact with business and development with them on the workload that will provide key SLA for performance. Designing of simulators for testing at the network level for packets testing; example would be Quote Plant Usage of the self-testing tools; examples would be AppD, Performance Center, Tivoli and BMC Consult with Performance Consultant on the environment to evaluate if any of the dependencies are working correctly and if not assist on trouble shooting with the team.

Provide the results of the test to evaluate where the applications or environment code cause a performance issue. Review logs and monitoring of disk I/O, CPU and memory for issues so they can be fixed before going to prod. Review requirements are being created take part in addressing the areas of performance that is expected by the business. Interact with development to assure that the performance metrics are taken into consideration when they are developing.

Consult on workload models & target SLAs. Create Runbooks. Support Performance Consultants as technical liaison and advocate between Performance Engineering Group and other T2 organizations Oversees performance risks at every life cycle phase and prepares mitigation plans Advanced knowledge of LOB and Infrastructure implications required Review core applications Performance Test Results ensuring (a) accuracy, (b) clarity, and (c) completeness.

Direct and/or assist in root cause analysis of performance defects Lead and socialize data parameterization strategies general concepts as well as initiative specific Requirements: 2-5 years of performance software testing experience 2-5 years of using performance testing tools. IE Performance Center Demonstrates a solid understanding of product lifecycles as well as how technical systems work and interact Strong analytical, organizational and problem solving/decision making skills Must be very detail oriented Must have minimum 2+ years experience in Windows, LINUX, UNIX, JAVA, Web Services, SQL Server, Oracle Must have minimum 2+ years experience scripting in Unix/Linux.

Excellent communication and organizational skills, team player Solid understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle Ability to resolve issues in a timely manner Ability to prioritize workload in an efficient manner Effective listening skills Proven ability to work effectively in a team setting as well as independently with minimal error and guidance Sense of urgency and commitment to providing the best support possible to both internal and external clients Outstanding verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate with all levels of associates in the organization well as solid facilitation skills.

Must be able to act in a SME role for various projects and initiatives Must possess a solid understanding of how various systems and applications interact Superior client service skills

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