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Position Details: NEW REQ :: QA Performance Tester (Java), Contract to Hire, Itasc

Location: Itasca, IL
Openings: 1
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Great news! We have a new requirement. The other QA req with java and selenium had been put on hold as they reviewed their requirements and concluded the requirements listed below is exactly what they need. If we can have a renewed focus on this req, they will move quick!


Job Title: QA Performance Tester (Java Coding)

Location: Itasca, IL

Pay Rate: Negotiable

Contract to Hire



Internal Notes:

They are looking for a performance tester who knows how to code in Java. This is 100% automation testing and 0% manual testing. We need strong automation testers. If they know how to write java code, that will be an automatic placement 😊



Job Description:



  • As a Performance Test Engineer, you will have the opportunity to work cross-functionally with application developers, QA, and     DevOps to improve the performance and scalability of our products. Your key responsibilities include:
  • Understand the business needs and core products
  • Collaborate with application teams to improve performance and load testing processes, approaches, tools, and techniques
  • Establish a high-level performance testing strategy
  • Build test plans and detailed performance test scripts for key user workflows using non-functional requirements
  • Analyze performance test results for accuracy, clarity, and completeness and share with key stakeholders on an ongoing basis
  • Assist in root cause analysis of performance defects and provide insights into optimization opportunities
  • Analyze production data to identify cross-solution dependencies and application bottlenecks
  • Support the business’ capacity planning processes
  • Maintain performance testing applications, environment, and datasets
  • Understand existing workload models, identify gaps and implement tests to increase coverage
  • Identify performance risks at every life cycle phase and prepare mitigation plans
  • Review all performance test results ensuring accuracy, clarity, and completeness
  • Working with the Applications Development team, assist in root cause analysis of performance defects
  • Integrate performance testing scripts into CI/CD pipeline
  • Guide, mentor and train other engineers on performance and capacity testing



  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in Performance Testing
  • Experience developing automated scripts and performance testing required
  • Experience working in an Agile development environment preferred


Skills and Abilities:


  • Demonstrated ability to develop complex performance frameworks using modern development languages and techniques required
  • Strong understanding of Java and/or Scala (ability to write code in java)
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate code into deployment pipelines required
  • Strong knowledge of how to test RESTful APIs Desired
  • Strong knowledge of version control such as Git Desired
  • Demonstrated ability to use JSON and/or XML Desired
  • Ability to work as part of a Scrum team, following agile practices required
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills required
  • Demonstrated ability to support, mentor, coach and advise other team members required.
  • Ability to develop innovative solutions to technical issues required
  • Demonstrated ability to proactively own all testing activities related to Scrum team execution, including anticipating and proactively planning test execution needs across sprints required
  • Results-oriented and able to work across the organization required
  • Should be comfortable working in a rapidly transforming organization required
  • Experience in architecting software solutions, and technical design in continuous integration environment preferred
  • Demonstrated success in new technology implementation preferred
  • Strong knowledge of performance testing frameworks such as Jmeter and Gatling preferred

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