Sr. Performance Test Engineer in Greenbelt, MD at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 9/15/2018

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Job Description

Job #:  884170

Apex Systems has an immediate opportunity for a Sr. Performance Test Engineer in the greater Silver Spring, MD area.  This is a contract-to-hire position supporting the Census Bureau, and compensation ranges depending on experience.  If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Carmen Aikins at 


Responsibilities of the Sr. Performance Test Engineer:

  • Work on measuring, analyzing, optimizing the performance and scalability of web applications.
  • Work with development teams on architecting and developing large-scale performance testing projects, overseeing their implementation and remediating performance issues with the development team.
  • Define, develop, execute performance/load tests and integrate them with automated test systems (web client/server). 
  • Analyze performance problems in complex Java applications and suggest remediation strategies.
  • Assist in the development of application standards (coding, logging, performance)


Required Experience of the Sr. Performance Test Engineer:

  • 5+ years of experience using automated test tools for Functional and/or Performance, Stability, Scalability, and Reliability testing using LoadRunner, WebTest, JMeter, Watir, Fit, FitNesse, Ruby or others
  • 5+ years of object oriented programming experience, with C#, Java, Ruby, or C++
  • 5+ years SQL experience and an ability to write intermediate to complex SQL code
  • Experience with Java based application frameworks like Play/Spring/Hibernate
  • A good understanding of web application and browser concepts (HTTP, connections, cookies, caching, streaming, etc.)
  • Experience Working with data sets using common standards like JSON, XML, CSV, etc.; a general understanding of data storage, encoding, encryption, data transformation, and related concepts
  • Demonstrated attention to code quality, maintainability, and version control
  • Experience with various java/application monitoring tools as well as server monitoring tools.
  • Experience with writing scripts in Perl, Python, Ruby, JavaScript, VBScript, or a Linux/Unix/Windows shell scripting language
  • Ability to critically analyze performance test results.
  • Must have deep knowledge of how web applications work over HTTP protocol.
  • Expert in analyzing performance test result and identify bottlenecks of web applications.
  • Strong ability to analyze requirements and convert to detailed test cases (positive, negative, exceptions, etc…)
  • Experience working on performance testing and engineering of large scale web applications.
  • Hands-on experience with performance monitoring tools New Relic APM, App Dynamics, Compuware APM (Dynatrace).
  • Experience with diagnostics tools to identify root cause like HP diagnostics.
  • Hands-on experience with performance testing Java based applications.


Education Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree in a technical field required, Masters degree preferred









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