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Performance Engineer
Detroit, Michigan
Contract Position
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Applied on September 30, 2020
Job Id #43201 Posted September 4, 2020

Job Summary

The Performance Engineer improves the quality of a broad range of applications and services by designing and implementing automated performance tests to exercise our systems and works with development, hardware, networks, databases and other teams involved in project planning, development and testing.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer information systems, information technology, or a related field or equivalent experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3 years of progressive IT experience conducting performance, load, stress and endurance testing using LoadRunner , Jmeter , K6 or SOASTA CloudTest
  • 3 years of experience analyzing application performance requirements and designing testing scenarios to evaluate performance
  • Experience scripting with LoadRunner and Jmeter
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite


  • Establish performance test strategies and requirements, planning and procedures, and load and stress testing
  • Review functional and nonfunctional requirements, assist development teams in identifying and resolving problems, and tweak individual components for optimum performance
  • Assess system performance and scalability
  • Assess readiness and deviation of product and project performance based on test results and product specifications
  • Create and execute test plans to ensure software quality
  • Clarify requirements, understand design decisions, and write or modify test scripts
  • Serve as a contact for input and interpretation of issues that impact product performance and system stability
  • Collaborate with business analysts, system engineers, the Network and Development teams, and other teams to understand and validate configuration settings to ensure optimal product performance, scalability and availability for production environments
  • Create, review, update and execute automation scripts as required for development and debugging efforts to ensure system performance and stability
  • Assist in post-implementation continuous improvement efforts to enhance system performance
  • Identify product performance issues during new product development
  • Keep current on product trends and technology innovations and provide detailed recommendations concerning new products, methods and technologies that will enhance test efficiencies
  • Perform on-demand testing as requested
  • Perform product evaluations and benchmarking

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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