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Performance Tester

Company: Castellum Inc
Location: Arlington
Posted on: June 19, 2022

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARYThe Performance Tester serves as a Subject Matter Expert for Apache JMeter and performs analysis of systems and requirements. Analyze application performance with relevant tools. The Tester also directs or assists in the design of test plans in support of user requirements for moderately complex to extremely complex IT systems. At this time, the position is remote, but there are plans to eventually return to the office in Rosslyn, VA. Candidate must be willing to work on site. RESPONSIBILITIESDetermining what performance testing strategy to implementWriting technical test plans, test case scenarios, identifying what and how loads and metrics to be collectedConducting various types of tests and collecting necessary metricsWriting test analysis documents highlighting key findings and recommendationsPerform code reviewsAnalyze problems and the information to be processed.Define problems, and develops system requirements and program specifications, plan and monitor the optimization of system operation and resource utilization and perform performance engineering and systems capacity analysis and planning.Evaluate non-functional requirement documents and identifies performance test needs.Write test plans, test cases and record/track defects.Develop and maintains a Performance Test Plan/Strategy document defining: test objectives, types of tests needed, workload matrix, and test scenarios. Develop test scripts and load projections. Collect performance metrics and perform load, stress, and duration/endurance tests.Analyze performance test results and identifies bottlenecks within the system.Work with respective teams to plan/define SLAs and ensure they are met.Identify root cause using diagnostics tools.Suggest improvements and configuration changes that improve performance of the system.Support Agile system development efforts including, technical design, and testing.Function as a technical expert across multiple project assignments.Evaluate performance results and recommend major changes affecting short-term project growth and success. KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIESAbility to identify which protocol is best to use for building scripts and connecting to test environment interfacesPossesses and applies Performance testing expertise on multiple complex work assignments which are broad in nature, requiring originality and innovation in determining how to accomplish tasks. Ability to apply a comprehensive knowledge across key tasks and high impact assignments. Ability to plan and lead major technology assignments.Ability to convey technical information to non-technical individuals. Highly self-motivated and accountable for tasks assigned.Ability to work on their own without supervision/guidance.Strong communication skills. The ideal candidate should be able to demonstrate working knowledge with several of the following concepts or technologies:SDLC/SELCApache JMeterAgile Environment/MethodologiesLoadRunnerAPI TestingLanguages: JAVA, Ruby, Python, XML/JSON, PowerShell, NodeJsMonitoring & Analysis skills/tools: AWS CloudWatch/CloudTrail, Splunk, AppDynamics, NetAppXRAY Test Management Collaboration tools such as JIRA & ConfluenceBiometrics knowledge QUALIFICATIONS:Minimum Qualifications include:Bachelor's Degree or higher and 5+ years of Test Automation experience Candidate must be able to obtain a DHS Suitability background investigation or be eligible to qualify for DHS Entry of Duty background investigation followed by DHS Public Trust Clearance.3 years' experience setting up Apache JMeter test harness and scripts.Some coding/scripting experience.Some tool integration experience. Preferred Qualifications include:Relevant certifications desired Corvus Consulting, LLC. provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability status, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, and local laws and offers equal opportunity for VEVRAA Protected Veterans. Corvus Consulting, LLC, will not discriminate against employees and job applicants who inquire about, discuss or disclose compensation information. Reasonable accommodations that do not cause an undue hardship on the company may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions, as long as that would not hinder or prevent performance of duties or be of a safety concern. PHYSICAL DEMANDS:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to sit, stand and walk. The employee may be required to move ten pounds and could occasionally lift or move up to twenty-five pounds. Disclaimer: The listed duties are not intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of primary duties and responsibilities. PI180944111

Keywords: Castellum Inc, Arlington , Performance Tester, IT / Software / Systems , Arlington, Virginia

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