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Systems Performance Engineer Sr (Performance Test Lead)


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The Systems Performance Engineer Sr (Performance Test Lead) is responsible for Systems Performance Engineering support tasks, leading to delivery of application systems which meet the performance and throughput requirements of business stakeholders.  

Primary duties may include, but are not limited to:  

  • Leads and coordinates performance engineering for medium to large initiatives.  
  • Collect and document expected system performance and operational characteristics.  
  • Collect and/or prepare test data for test execution.  
  • Develop and execute performance tests including load, stress, endurance, fail-over and interoperability.
  • Create and run Load Runner scripts.
  • Correlate and parameterize scripts.
  • Conduct technical analysis of performance test results and production systems, and provide recommendations on performance tuning, systems, and infrastructure.  
  • Identify, report, and review defects in assessing system performance and stability.  
  • Create reports to document performance metrics, test results, analysis and recommendations.  
  • Develop Work Load Patterns, Estimations, Performance Strategies and implement them.
  • Monitor performance of production systems.  
  • Leads peer reviews to ensure the completeness of all test assets created.
  • Understand and follow all applicable SDLC and performance engineering processes.  
  • Resolve performance and stability issues in performance test environment.
  • Leads performance defect triage.  
  • Plan and coordinate performance engineering efforts in support of key initiatives.
  • Determine level of effort and resource requirements for customer engagements.  
  • Develop performance engineering work plan structure and project schedule.
  • Work with stakeholders to ensure complete understanding of performance and operational requirements.  
  • Review architectural design for performance risks and potential issues.
  • Prepare capacity analysis when applicable.  
  • Facilitate team efforts across multiple projects and/or systems.  
  • Facilitate improvement of the performance engineer process in the SDLC.
  • Facilitate resolution of production performance and stability issues.  

Minimum Requirements:

  • Requires an BA/BS degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or related field of study and a minimum of 7 years performance engineering and performance testing experience; or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background.  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of load test tools - HP Performance Center, JMeter, CA Wily Introscope preferred. 
  • Text execution and analysis & reporting highly preferred.
  • Experience managing performance engineering efforts for an application strongly preferred.
  • APM tools like Dynatrace, App Dynamics and Splunk Experience is preferred. 
  • Experience with performance testing monitoring tools and consolidating the results preferred.
  • Knowledge of performance trouble shooting (heap dump & thread dump analysis) is preferred. 
  • Ability to lead performance optimization efforts with a strong command of complex performance issues and the ability to direct component owners (network, database, AppDev, server OS/WAS, storage, etc.) is a plus.
  • Strong co-ordination, communication & reporting, analytical skills. 
  • Experience in Agile and DevOps methodology, micro services, Angular js preferred.
  • Strong Database knowledge of SQL (Relational databases), writing complex queries to capture customized metrics highly preferred.
  • Healthcare Domain Experience & claims processing lifecycle experience preferred.
  •  Claims processing lifecycle experience preferred.
  • Pega experience and JIRA experience are preferred but not required.

Please be advised that Elevance Health only accepts resumes from agencies that have a signed agreement with Elevance Health. Accordingly, Elevance Health is not obligated to pay referral fees to any agency that is not a party to an agreement with Elevance Health. Thus, any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Elevance Health.

Be part of an Extraordinary Team

Elevance Health is a health company dedicated to improving lives and communities – and making healthcare simpler. A Fortune 20 company with a longstanding history in the healthcare industry, we are looking for leaders at all levels of the organization who are passionate about making an impact on our members and the communities we serve. You will thrive in a complex and collaborative environment where you take action and ownership to solve problems and lead change. Do you want to be part of a larger purpose and an evolving, high-performance culture that empowers you to make an impact?

We offer a range of market-competitive total rewards that include merit increases, paid holidays, Paid Time Off, and incentive bonus programs (unless covered by a collective bargaining agreement), medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k) +match, stock purchase plan, life insurance, wellness programs and financial education resources, to name a few.

The health of our associates and communities is a top priority for Elevance Health. We require all new candidates in certain patient/member-facing roles to become vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not vaccinated, your offer will be rescinded unless you provide – and Elevance Health approves – a valid religious or medical explanation as to why you are not able to get vaccinated that Elevance Health is able to reasonably accommodate. Elevance Health will also follow all relevant federal, state and local laws.

Elevance Health has been named as a Fortune Great Place To Work in 2022, has been ranked for five years running as one of the 2023 World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune magazine, and is a growing Top 20 Fortune 500 Company. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at Elevance Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, genetic information, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Applicants who require accommodation to participate in the job application process may contact for assistance.

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