Performance Engineer

Performance Engineers help assure that servers, clients, and their communication media are capable of handling the anticipated work load, especially with regard to production environments. They determine the likely user scenarios then develop and execute automated test scripts. They develop methodologies for enabling performance monitoring and will maintain a suite of tests/scripts to analyze ongoing performance metrics.

Required Skills

A bachelors degree in Computer Science or related field is preferred.

At least two years of the following experience:

  • Load/performance testing in a client/server environment
  • Load/performance testing in a multi-tier Web environment
  • Database development or significant database administration

Experience with DBMSs and in particular RDBMSs.

Working knowledge of UNIX is preferred.

Additional Skills

Senior level positions require experience with middleware or ODBC.

Experience with the leading load test tools.

Experience with the leading production monitoring tools.