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Performance Engineer

Information Technology | Blue Ash, OH | Contract

Job Description

6 months contract-to-hire position for a Performance Engineer (Jr./Mid. level) in Blue Ash, OH

Client: Kroger

Interview: digital

Visa status: Green Card holders and US Citizens

Communication skills: excellent communication skills needed!

Please submit your consultants with their Skype ID, link to their LinkedIn profile and last 4 digits of SSN

Position Description:

This role will be responsible for design, delivery, and optimization of high-performing systems. 

Provides application design and development guidance that ensures scalability and minimizes performance issues.

Role model and demonstrates the company’s core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety of others.  

Successful candidates will have strong communication skills, be self-sufficient, and be capable of managing multiple projects at the same time.

80% testing / 20% engineering.


Essential Job Functions:

Creating a performance testing strategy, workload modeling, running various types of performance tests.  Review the tests and analyze and provide recommendations to improve.

Obtain information on limitations / capabilities, performance requirements, hardware & software interfaces to develop specifications and resolve technical issues related to performance.

Monitor resource usage for physical servers, application servers & databases to drive optimization changes in production environment.

Plan and manage deliverables for: performance diagnostic, capacity planning, performance architecture design, performance tuning, and performance monitoring.

Conduct system performance and stress testing, analyze test results and suggest action plans.

Distill volumes of data, analyzes performance results, diagnoses performance problems and clearly characterize system performance to stakeholders

Drive performance engineering as an integral step during the software development life cycle.

Minimum Position Qualifications

3+ years of performance engineering and performance testing experience.

Ability to identify system bottlenecks with strong troubleshooting, problem solving, reasoning skills.

Strong experience with HTTP load generation and measurement software(s) – HP Performance Center and JMeter.

Familiarity with tools, such as Fiddler, Firebug, YSlow and JProfiler.

Experience in using monitoring tools and ability to identify performance issues within J2EE architecture.

Knowledge of JAVA, Web Services, XML technologies and SQL performance tuning.

Knowledge of Load balancers, Webservers, Database, Operating System, Network Software and Hardware.

Bonus Skills: Desired Previous Job Experience:

Familiarity with Test-driven development (TDD) and virtualization technologies.

Basic Programming skills in Java.

Knowledge on SOA, AJAX and Web 2.0.