Principal Performance Test Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ at
Discount Tire Corporate Careers Discount Tire Company has a vision
that not only lives, but thrives, in the hearts of its employees,
each and every day. From part-time to full-time employees at the
store, regional or corporate level, our employees work to be the
best in the business. One common thread running through the hearts
of everyone within the organization remains the same - treat
customers, and one another, with respect and fairness, help those
in need, always do what is right, work hard, be responsible, and
have fun.The employees of Discount Tire represent its philosophy
and its brand by remaining knowledgeable, friendly and honest. By
offering the highest level of customer service, more product
choices and the lowest prices, they have earned the right to be
considered trusted experts. Building customer relationships has
allowed Discount Tire to become a leader in the industry. Its
continual growth not only provides greater opportunities for
employee advancement, but allows even more customers to remain
confident when choosing Discount Tire for all of their tire and
Job Description Here at Discount Tire, we celebrate the spirit
of our people with extraordinary pride and enthusiasm. Our business
has been growing for more than 60 years and now is the best time in
our history to join us. We are opening more locations every year
and we are always looking for qualified individuals to join us in
our growth. We are a company that promotes from within, both in our
retail and corporate operations.
Even more exciting is that Discount Tire IT is moving towards a
cloud first strategy embracing cloud technologies like AWS,
Mulesoft and Salesforce to ensure faster time to market. The
Principal Performance Test Engineer designs and architects
performance test environments. Ensures test plans, test
requirements and test cases Performance, Stress and Endurance
testing of application and system related requirements are created.
Defines and tracks quality assurance metrics including, but not
limited to, defects, defect counts, test results and test status.
Ensures performance testing strategies for projects / programs are
Essential Duties and Responsibilities :
Develops and executes automated performance tests, analyzes and
Provides expert insight into performance strategies and
Ensures the creation and execution of Performance Testing;
publishes Test results and data, including but not limited to,
monitoring data, Application & Server logs; audits the results of
junior members; ensure sign-off of the test strategy; provides
performance tuning guidance to stakeholders.
Analyzes performance test execution reports; identifies
performance bottle necks; recommends tuning opportunities to
Directs test strategy and scope; audits overall compliance;
interfaces with stakeholders to ensure test strategy viability.
Ensures performance coverage meets requirements; audits test
Negotiates and determines scope and timelines for intake of new
Ensures test environments are proactively investigated and
technical issues are resolved.
Ensures status reports are created and meet standards /
requirements; reviews status reports and identifies Continuous
Strategic Improvement opportunities.
Ensures test validity is evaluated; proactively identifies
potential performance challenges.
Ensures impact analysis is created and assessed; evaluates risk
of application design in collaboration with architecture.
Ensures Performance Test readiness; works with environment
coordinator and management to handle provisioning and budget.
Technical application administrator for performance testing
tools; identifies gaps in functionality and budget for tool
replacement and extension.
Ensures application infrastructure tuning is researched and
analyzed for optimal performance; works with stakeholders to
identify coding improvements and best practices.
Captures production traffic at regular intervals; updates test
scenarios to ensure viability and accuracy; utilizes modeled
traffic data to make inferences for future product performance
Ensures environments are designed appropriately to generate load
against the application under test.
Ensures SLAs and critical transactions for applications and
systems are identified.
Performs quality audits across various IT application; ensures
quality standards, procedures and methodologies are being
Mentors and trains junior team members.
Stays current with the latest industry technologies, trends and
issues in area of specialty.
Assists employees, vendors or other customers by answering
questions related to performance testing processes, procedures and
Other duties as assigned
Job Requirements Qualifications:
This position requires a minimum of 8 years performance testing
/ QA / development experience.
Understanding of SDLC and STLC required.
Advanced knowledge of web protocols including but not limited
to, HTTP, HTTPS, TCP/IP, and DNS required.
Proven experience with LoadRunner / Performance Center /
Stormrunner is necessary.
Advanced user skill with limited administrative background is
Experience with opensource performance tools preferred, such as
jMeter and Selenium required.
Programming experience with multiple scripting and interpreted
languages, including but not limited to, Javas Script, Java, C,
Proven experience with databases such as, MSSQL, mySQL and DB2
Proven experience with software review requirements documents,
risk analysis and specification documents is necessary.
Demonstrated ability to communicate across all levels of the
organization is necessary; must be able to clearly articulate
technical ideas to a non-technical audience both verbally and in
Proven knowledge of server operating systems, server topologies,
server hardware and security is required.
Knowledge of network components and function is needed
Proven knowledge of evaluating performance of mobile apps and
Must possess strong organization skills, including the ability
to multi-task and manage multiple projects to meet various
deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
Proven ability to work independently and in a team is vital.
Experience collaborating with offshore performance teams
Proficiency with Microsoft office, including skills with Word
and Excel are necessary.
Proven ability to identify complex problems, review information
to develop and evaluate options then implement solutions is
Customer service skills including the ability to manage and
respond to different customer situations while maintaining a
positive and friendly attitude is essential.
Maintaining confidentiality, treating others with respect and
upholding Company values is key
The above-mentioned duties require at least a bachelor’s degree
(or the equivalent) in Information Technology and Management, a
field closely and directly related to the nature of the work.
Industry related performance, development and monitoring
Normal work days are Monday through Friday. Occasional Saturdays
and Sundays may be necessary.
Normal work hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Additional hours
may be necessary.
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