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Job #: R-00010008
Location: Bethesda, 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 and Load Test Engineer in Bethesda, MD.

Responsibilities:
  • Define solutions / architecture for an overall eRA Performance Test Approach.
  • Define common performance metrics for eRA web applications and services, and establish a measurable baseline.
  • Assist Business Teams in the development of application-specific, non-functional requirements related to performance & scalability.
  • Design, develop, execute and analyze performance tests.
  • Manage the creation of required test data and data loads for each performance test run.
  • Communicate with Systems Engineering and Operations staff as required to interpret and evaluate results.
  • Report results and recommendations to the Business Teams. Assist with debugging defects.
  • Create and maintain test artifacts (detailed test plans, reports, dashboards, etc.)
  • Training and knowledge transfer to support the expansion of eRA performance testing capability


Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have 10 plus years of professional SW Testing experience and 7 plus years in performance testing. Prior hands‐on technical experience in a federal environment, working with a multi‐disciplinary Agile team (development, test, engineering, operations). Experience with the federal grants management line of business is a plus.

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher and a minimum of 10 years working in the IT field.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in performance and load testing
  • Strong understanding of test and verification processes, methods, and tools
  • Proven ability to create automated test scripts, test scenarios and analyze results using tools such as LoadRunner
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Experience working with json/regular expressions
  • Strong skills in any one programming language, preferably C
  • Prior experience with server-side resource analysis of Linux/Unix systems, a big plus

Ability to obtain a Public Trust Clearance.

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