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Job #: R-00002707_35928252067_0
Location: Rockville, MD
Category: Testing and Quality Assurance
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Health

Job Description:

The Government Health and Safety Solutions Operation is seeking a Performance Tester to support a program for one of the HHS agencies in Baltimore, MD.

The candidate would work with the teams to improve performance and load testing processes, approach, tools and techniques to increase efficiency and software quality. The candidate will analyze and implement advances in technologies that will improve efficiency and performance leading to greater user satisfaction and reducing the cost of operations and maintenance (O&M).

Specific roles & responsibilities for the performance tester position include but are not limited to the following:
  • Analyze the usage of existing business functions to establish real-world usage scenarios and capacities for performance testing
  • Analyze non-functional requirements to create performance test scenarios
  • Develop Performance Center scripts to execute these functions within program applications
  • Gather metrics to benchmark applications performance for reference
  • Develop execution plans to mimic production usage at a high capacity and gather performance metrics
  • Maintain these scripts as existing functionality is enhanced or new functionality is added
  • Run these scripts with each change to ensure no degradation in performance as we make changes to the system
  • Work closely with Product Team Lead, Product Team Business Analysts, Product Team Software Developers, Product Team Database Team, and Management Team to ensure successful testing approach for all non-functional requirements
  • Lead performance testing effort
  • Collaborate with Architecture and Engineering team to ensure that testing approaches are implemented in accordance with the program's architectural direction
  • Track/monitor risks and communicate them to the team in a timely fashion

Required Skills:

• Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science (or related field)

• At least 8 years of experience performing as a software tester

• At least 5 years of experience in performance and load testing using HP suite of tools

• At least 5 years of experience with test automation

• Experience working in a DevOps environment

• Experience with drafting test plans and test cases

• Working knowledge of the software development lifecycle and Agile-Scrum development methodology

• Experience with gathering and analyzing performance metrics

• Strong verbal and written communication skills

• Strong, self-motivated desire to continuously improve quality through optimization, automation, and innovation.

US Citizenship or US Person (Green Card Holder) is required and must be able to obtain a Public Trust clearance to get a Health and Human Services badge

Desired Skills:

• ISTQB certified tester

• Experience with HP ALM and JIRA

• Demonstrated experience leading process improvement initiatives

• Experience with HP- UFT and Selenium

• Experience working in public health and federal contracting

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 31,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. (NYSE: LDOS) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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