• Performance Test Engineer

    Job Locations IE-Dublin
    Information Technology
    Regular Full-Time
  • The Company

    Location:  Globoforce, 19 Beckett Way, Parkwest Business Park, D. 12.  Our modern offices are easily accessible by Car, Rail (6 minutes from Park West & Cherry Orchard station), Bus, LUAS and close to shops, restaurant, Gym etc. 


     Technical Stack:  JMeter, New Relic, Splunk, Jstat.

    The Job

    About your role:

    • Globoforce work with many of the most global, complex organizations in the world, serving all employees across all industries.
    • Our award-winning SaaS platform creates an easy-to-use, frictionless way for employees to connect and reward each other – with access to the most expansive e-commerce platform in the entire industry.
    • In this role you will work within our Architecture, Development and QA teams. You will create and organize load, stress and capacity tests to mimic Production load and work with our Architects to interpret test results.

    Here’s just some of what you will be doing:

    • Design, develop and execute performance/capacity tests
    • Specify application performance requirements and measure the performance of new and existing Product features against those requirements for all major Product releases
    • Analyse performance results to identify bottlenecks and optimisations - e.g. new code bottlenecks, network, database queries, underlying hardware etc.
    • Create and publish performance/capacity test results reports
    • Add new test plans, test scripts and test data for single user response timing testing, load testing, and stress testing
    • Assist and support the Development and QA teams, to help design and execute specific performance test cases for their new features
    • Provide recommendations based on test findings to Dev & QA teams. 
    • Add new test plans and test scripts to support capacity planning of our Production environment.
    • Replicate test loads experienced on Production
    • Work with Development teams to design and run new Feature performance tests
    • Construct complex workloads and data shapes to expose potential bottlenecks
    • Managing performance testing environments.

    Responsibilities, Skills & Qualifications

    Required skills and experience:

    • Several years' experience, specifically in load testing
    • Strong experience in capacity planning, systems performance analysis and optimization in a distributed client/server environment
    • Strong Experience with HTTP load generation /measurement software (e.g. JMeter, Load Runner, etc.)
    • Experience with performance monitoring tools (e.g. New Relic, Cacti, splunk, TcpDump, Fiddler, Wire shark)
    • Excellent ability to partner with Architects, Developers, Systems Engineers and Database Administrators to collaboratively tune systems
    • Excellent skills in summarizing large amount of metrics into meaningful graphs and reports
    • Understanding of throughput, latency, memory and CPU utilization
    • Experience with Unix based systems
    • Excellent problem-solving skills
    • Familiarity (not mandatory) with continuous integration tools (e.g. Jenkins, Team city).


    Education and Qualifications:

    • Third Level Degree in Computer Science, or a related discipline


    We regret we cannot offer Green Cards or work permit sponsorship for this role.


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