0 Replies Latest reply on Oct 2, 2013 10:54 AM by Melissa Clow

    Job Opportunity: Performance Test Lead

    Melissa Clow Expert

      Performance Test Lead

      Ottawa, Canada


      We are seeking a highly motivated individual to lead the performance and scalability testing of RapidResponse. This is a hands-on technical role that requires significant experience with software performance tools and techniques. Experience with enterprise software in a Windows environment is especially relevant. Testing and analysis should account for both software and hardware, through multiple layers. Goals include identifying bottlenecks and scalability limits, and working closely with software developers to improve performance and scalability in the context of real-world use-cases and operating environments.


      Key Functions:

      • Develop and maintain performance test strategy
      • Design and implement performance tests
      • Lead and coordinate performance test activities
      • Work with R&D staff to analyze and interpret performance test results
      • Work with IT staff to manage performance test lab



      • Post-secondary degree in Computer Science or a related discipline
      • 10+ years experience in software development or quality assurance
      • 5+ years experience as a software performance specialist, using automation tools such as JMeter, LoadRunner and QTP
      • 2+ years experience in a team leadership role
      • Experience with enterprise software, Windows and virtualization technologies such as VMWare
      • Deep knowledge of factors that affect software performance, including process and threading models, processor architecture, cache usage, virtual memory, network and storage technologies, etc.
      • Ability to analyze large volumes of raw test output and present meaningful results
      • Demonstrated understanding of quality assurance principles and practices
      • Strong written and verbal communications skills