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Performance Engineering Architect

Company: NATIONAL GRID CO USA (NE POWER)
Location: Clifton
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

About us National Grid is hiring a Performance Engineering Architect for our Performance Engineering & Assets group. This role will be based out of Waltham, MA. Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are there when people need us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. The pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us in an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry.To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business. Job Purpose The National Grid IT team is currently seeking an innovative, adaptable, and results-oriented Performance Engineering Architect within the NG Performance Engineering & Assets team. You will be responsible for Maintaining, building & implementing Test architecture/ performance development standards that are consistent across NG application ecosystem. You will collaborate with the business teams, Platform Engineering, Group Data & Analytics, IT Strategy, EPMO, CIO & other Engineering teams to deliver business outcomes. This person will own suite of automated testing framework that empower businesses to deliver meaningful and personalized experiences to their customers in real time and at scale, while allowing us to lower integration costs with other applications, supporting key decisions and optimizing the customer experience. The Performance Engineering Architect will incorporate digital delivery centric best in class product planning practices. Key Accountabilities

  • Ability to optimize and standardize existing performance engineering processes
  • Ability to benchmark new systems for appropriate performance characteristics
  • Support platform release cycles by executing and analyzing performance test results; distill analyzed results into a risk-based format for consumption by non-technical, senior stakeholders
  • Experience of working in and integrating non-functional automation into a Continuous Integration environment, using tools like Git, Bitbucket Azure and Jenkins.
  • Mentor & lead NG or Vendor team technically to resolve issues
  • Significant Java experience, application development experience beyond automation is an excellent advantage
  • Demonstrable experience of testing asynchronous applications
  • Focus on early performance testing and how to shift left
  • Should own the project and drive to closure & monitor in Production Qualifications
    • Bachelors or Masters in computer science or related discipline
    • 10+ years of experience in Software Development/ Performance Engineering
    • Computer architecture experience
    • Experience with one of the technology stacks .NET/ J2EE/ LAMP
    • Proven coding knowledge of any one of the high level languages like Java/ C / Python
    • Full stack understanding of any one of the applications previous worked on
    • Solid knowledge of tools and technologies used to identify performance and scale bottlenecks
    • Ability to derive appropriate workload models from available sources of information
    • Experience in providing tuning recommendations to various teams Dev/ L3/ DevOps
    • Strong understanding of integration, verification and validation testing techniques, including continuous integration and white-box, black-box, coverage, reliability and regression testing
    • Experience with software test strategy which includes test hierarchy, test design, test levels and test methods More Information Salary$146,000 - $190,000 a year This position has a career path which provides for advancement opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. Candidates will be assessed and provided offers against the minimum qualifications of this role and their individual experience. National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.

Keywords: NATIONAL GRID CO USA (NE POWER), Arlington , Performance Engineering Architect, Professions , Clifton, Virginia

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