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8 months ago
American Airlines
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Job type: Permanent
Sector: IT & Communications
Category: Auditor
Support development and enhancement of performance testing framework and test harness. Provide support of complex performance test projects by ensuring performance test harness development, execution and maintenance. Collaborate with other Performance Engineers and other Senior Quality Assurance Engineers across the enterprise to deliver robust performance automation solutions that meet American Airlines test automation and performance standards. Responsible for leading and monitoring all performance testing activities in assigned complex, distributed and multi-tiered systems.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

* Provide advanced expertise in designing, coding and enhancing performance test automation

* Collaborate with other Performance Engineers across the enterprise to deliver robust performance automation solutions for large scale testing involving multiple complex systems

* Work with Business and IT teams to determine and capture Performance Requirements

* In collaboration with QM teams and other project members, create and design performance test strategies and approaches for complex applications and development projects

* Provide technical expertise regarding tools and processes for performance test automation

* Collaborate with Architects, developers and QM Analysts to plan, develop Performance Test Plan, Test Strategy and Load Profile

* Debug the scripts and troubleshoot performance issues with the application

* Identify performance Bottlenecks and assist development team with resolution

* Monitor Performance test, analyze the performance test results and communicate findings to project team

* Create rich performance test results reports

* Work with Performance Center tool and other key tools utilized in performance environment (such as SiteScope)

* Document and provide guidance to performance test practice in respect to best practices, process improvement and performance test strategies

* Schedule and coordinate testing activities occurring in the performance test environment across enterprise

Job Qualifications

* Undergraduate degree in CS/CE/CIS/MIS/Engineering/Technology a related field or equivalent experience and or training

* 3-5 years of QA Performance Engineering and/or application development experience

* 3+ years’ experience with LoadRunner and/or Performance Center is required

* Highly Skilled in Load Generation tools (HP Loadrunner, Jmeter, or others)

* Experience or advanced knowledge of programming and scripting languages (HP Loadrunner Vugen, C/C++ and/or Java and/or unix)

* Experience identifying performance bottlenecks and working with developers/architects to tune applications

* Ability to quickly analyze, identify and resolve script or data issues in test harness and test suites

* Experience in adapting/building an automated Performance testing framework based on re-usable components

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills, team player

* Experienced with Windows, UNIX, XML, Web Services, REST, Java, J2EE, Perl, ASP.NET and others

* Strong knowledge or performance test concepts and strategies

* Experience and expert at testing SOA and Web Services

* Full SDLC experience; Agile experience

* Flexibility and adaptable to changing environments

* Experienced user of Microsoft Office Tools (project, excel, word, PowerPoint, etc.)

* Skilled in all performance test types (load, endurance, stress, soak, scalability, etc)

* Experience with monitoring tools such as perfmon, sitescope, netmon, diagnostics, dynatrace etc.

* Ability to quickly learn and adapt to new tools and skills

* Experience with Oracle NCA, WebServices, and Message Queue protocols

* Airline experience – a plus

Additional Locations: Ft Worth, TX

Requisition ID: 9437

Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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