QA Performance Engineer with LoadRunner & Sitescope

QA, Performance, LoadRunner, SDLC, Sitescope, HTTP, Web Service, AJAX, protocols, Citrix, RDP, Windows Socket, SQL
Contract Independent, Contract W2, 5+ Months Contract
Telecommuting not available Travel not required

Job Description



Title: QA Performance Engineer with LoadRunner & Sitescope

Location: Kansas City, MO

Duration: 5+ Months Contract

Ideal Candidate:
  • Prefer local candidate as overtime is often required including weekends.
  • Candidate needs to be available to be on-site as needed.
  • Loadrunner experience is a must.


Job Description:
  • This position provides application expertise and support for quality assurance system applications/business functions.
  • This position works under general supervision to monitor software quality and associated business/technical risks across the software development life-cycle and will be dedicated to support planning, developing test scripts, executing test scenarios, and analyzing performance tests.
  • Execute, monitor, analyze, and report performance tests.
  • Design, develop, and execute performance test cases and scripts through analysis of product specifications and software requirements, scripts which validate, to a high degree of confidence, test cases defined within the project’s test plan.
  • Perform automated load/performance testing across multiple messaging protocols focusing on overall application performance - validating that application response and outputs accurately reflect business requirements.
  • Configure and prepare proper performance monitoring tools and metrics (Sitescope, Diagnostics, etc...)
  • Perform initial debugging procedures by reviewing configuration files, logs, or code pieces to determine breakdown source.
  • Ensure the appropriate testing and monitoring tools/technologies are configured accordingly with the test objectives/project team requirements.
  • Perform data analysis when needed to analyze issues in Performance and/or Production environments.
  • Work with Project Teams to establish test data in sufficient quantity to support the performance testing effort
  • Conduct troubleshooting/performance test execution in support of remediation efforts as required.
  • Analyze data and application changes and document their impact on the performance testing task (test cases, scripting, scenario execution, etc.)
  • Ensures the test execution results fulfill the defined test objectives.
  • Schedules/recommends test re-execution if necessary.
  • Tracks and communicates task progress, status, and key performance metrics.
  • Report defects found in testing diligently, promptly, and accurately, using standard defect tracking tools.
Mandatory Skill/Experience/Education:
  • Understands and considers standard concepts, best practices and procedures related to application development.
  • Expertise in a limited number of programming languages/application systems while becoming increasingly familiar with additional programming languages and/or application systems.
  • Working knowledge of multiple application systems/business functions with expertise in selected systems/functions.
  • Working knowledge of business goals, software quality standards and best practices.
  • Communicates effectively with all levels of employees, both technical and non-technical.
  • Establishes cooperative relationships with departments.
  • Facilitates small to medium project testing team meetings effectively, accurately and timely.
  • Searches for and identifies alternative and/or innovative solutions to technical problems.
  • Uses planning skills to manage and complete projects on time and on budget.
  • Exercises sound judgment when making decisions.
  • Quickly adapts to multiple demands and rapidly changing priorities.
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 7 years of experience with HP LoadRunner experience that include using protocols Citrix, RDP, Windows Socket.
  • 7 years of experience with HTTP, Sitescope and diagnostic tools Web Services or AJAX
  • 7 years of experience with performance test simulations or performance analysis
  • 7 years of experience with relational databases and SQL Query tools
  • Knowledge of QA processes and Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodology

Skill Matrix:

Skill NameDescriptionLevel (1-5, 5 being the highest) 
1   2   3   4   5  
LoadRunner ExperienceLoadRunner experience that includes using protocols Citrix, RDP, Windows Socket.    6-8 YearsYes
Advanced Communication SkillsMust be able to communicate with internal users in an effective manner. (Scale from 1-5 (5 being highest) prefer no less than 4)    9-10 YearsYes
Test SimulationExperience with performance test simulations or performance analysis.    6-8 YearsYes
Software Development LifecycleKnowledge of QA processes and SDLC (Software Development Lifecycle) methodology.    4-5 YearsYes
SitescopeExperience using Sitescope, HTTP, and diagnostic tools Web Service or AJAX    6-8 YearsYes


Posted By

Kiran Thatipally

3569 Habersham At Northlake, Bldg K Tucker, GA, 30084

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Position Id : 387733
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