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Quality/Performance Engineer
Bloomington, Minnesota  |  Remote
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Applied on June 10, 2023
Job Id #63174 Posted May 19, 2023

Description    Title: Contract-to-Hire: Quality/Performance Engineer 
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 6 months with a desire to convert to FTE. We are also open to direct-hire candidates.

We're for a Quality/Performance Engineer. This role provides stability, resilience, and quality engineering expertise to support the goal of delivering high quality software to meet business needs. The engineer’s responsibilities are focused on creating a performance testing strategy and leading the development and delivery of technology-based solutions for performance testing. This position provides performance, quality control, and quality assurance expertise and services. The engineer establishes and promotes performance and quality best practices in the software development lifecycle and provides guidance, leadership, and subject matter expertise for application teams utilizing performance testing processes. This position provides support to implement, manage, track and coordinate performance engineering and testing disciplines of Health Plan and Enterprise Systems. The engineer provides mentoring and guidance to other Quality Engineers on the team.

Required Qualifications:
  • Minimum 4 Years Degree in computer science or closely related field
  • 8+ years of related IT experience.
  • 6+ years of experience in Performance testing including cloud-native web, windows, mobile application, services, and legacy software.
  • 3+ years of object-oriented programming experience, such as C#, Java, and Ruby.
  • 3+ years of experience in tools like JMeter Microsoft VSTS web load test and TFS.
  • 3+ years of SQL experience and an ability to write intermediate to complex SQL queries.
  • 2+ years of experience in Mobile performance testing in iPhone, Android using leading tools.
  • 2+ years of experience providing work direction and leading automation
  • Experience in analyzing and reviewing requirement documents, functional and non-functional specifications and developing strategy and recommendations
  • Experience in analyzing system architecture and provide feedback to the team on improving the application performance
  • Leveraging skills in data analysis, network diagnostics and debugging tools to characterize performance, reliability, scalability, and capacity of large-scale distributed systems
  • Experience in building and maintaining a scalable, portable, configurable Performance testing framework in large scale cloud environments
  • Identifying root cause of operational issues and designing tools to help predict and prevent reoccurrence
  • Experience with modern software engineering practices (DevOps. ATDD, TDD, CI/CD, Agile Development)
  • Good experience with Java-based, C# and object-oriented based libraries, frameworks, and IDEs
  • Experience using a variety of Performance testing and monitoring tools such as VSTS Webload Test, JMeter, Load Runner, Splunk, Dynatrace, AppDynamics and other modern leading tools.
  • A self-starter who is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment in collaboration within the team and with other teams 
  • Excellent experience on performance testing tools to perform end to end performance testing
  • Demonstrates strong leadership as an advocate for product performance, is results oriented and has a high degree of accountability, commitment, and responsibility
  • Experience in performance testing tools- HP Performance Center, Load Runner, and JMeter.
  • Good experience with performance monitoring/analytics tools such as Splunk, DynaTrace, AppDynamics, foglight and Adobe Analytics.
  • Experience in the Health Care industry (preferred not required).
  • Experience with performance diagnostics, performance architecture design, performance tuning, performance monitoring, capacity planning, and/or software development in a n-tier environment
  • Proficient in analyzing performance test results and working with technical teams to resolve bottlenecks and improve the quality of the product.
  • Experience with programming in Object-oriented such as (Java, C#, and C++)
  • Experience in languages/tools, such as JavaScript, VB script, and Python
  • Proficiency in writing queries against databases and data warehouses such as Oracle or SQL server,MySQL, and MongoDB to manage and create reusable data.
  • Experience with Quality tools like JIRA, Zephyr, ZAPI, MTM, TFS, and other test management tools
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Certification in performance engineering
  • M-F; Days
  • This is a hybrid/remote position and will prefer local/regional candidates for occasional on-site needs.
  • Helps develop an overall performance testing strategy that outlines specific tools, strategies, and expectations for both cloud-native web applications and services and legacy software
  • Identifies strategies and approaches to reduce overall performance issues and backlogs
  • Helps formulate and lead the development of effective performance test architecture and framework per organizational needs
  • Builds and maintains scalable, portable, configurable Performance test engineering solutions using different performance engineering tools and methods.
  • Partners with the application architects to identify specific infrastructure components (hardware, software, database, etc.) for architectural and tuning improvements
  • Configures test environments, tools to prepare for performance tests.
  • Conducts performance prototyping, system capacity modeling and projections, performance driven design, application profiling and baselining to measure and improve system performance
  • Writes performance test plans and scripts and conducts performance tests.
  • Develops and communicates performance, load and stress testing goals, priorities, and status
  • Helps product teams maximize performance testing in support of continuous delivery
  • Helps develop and support a diverse performance testing toolchain that can be leveraged by multiple product teams
  • Evaluate and research emerging performance tuning methodologies, monitoring tools, processes, and technologies
  • Provides technical leadership, engineering solutions, and strategic direction for performance improvement
  • Mentors’ product team members regarding performance testing and quality practices
  • Understands and applies software engineering principles with respect to performance and code quality
  • Helps teams formulate and develop robust test data management solutions for performance testing and other needs.
  • Provides subject matter expertise in performance monitoring, tuning, analysis, and diagnostics
  • Performs additional job duties as required

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

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