General Dynamics Information Technology Performance/Load Tester in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Job Description

General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) has an immediate opportunity for a Performance/Load Tester. The ideal candidate will have very strong communication skills, 5+ years of solid performance testing experience. Will lead stress & performance testing activities for both large and small scale projects with strong knowledge of end to end performance test methodology (test strategy, test plan, SDLC, and reporting metrics). Candidate should be skilled using HP Performance Center/Load Runner to design data driven automation scripts and execute load and performance tests against web applications, web services and Citrix environments. Position will have no direct people management responsibilities.

Responsibilities:

  • Develops technical performance test strategies and creates and executes test plans and scripts based on functional use cases and design specifications

  • Work with customers throughout the project life-cycle in executing against plans to meet goals & objectives

  • Analyzes load / stress test results using HP (Mercury) Analysis and formally communicates suggestions for tuning the OS, network, database, and application parameters to the customer

  • Keep abreast of industry performance standards and protocols and make recommendations to enhance the results of the S&P engagement

  • Mentor staff on resolving scripting issues and provide guidance with test execution planning

  • Partner with Enterprise Infrastructure monitoring teams in the analysis of performance results and logs

  • Conduct performance results reviews and recommends tuning opportunities

  • Assists management in project financials and forecasting

  • Support the team in ongoing process improvements

We can only accept US citizens and or Green Card Holders.

Education

Education:

  • Bachelors Degree in a Computer Science or related technical discipline is required

Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • 8-10 years of directly related computer systems analysis and/or programming experience

  • Strong knowledge of performance bottlenecks and end-to-end web performance measures (server response time, throughput, network latency, etc.)

  • Ability to write clear, concise business-like communications delivering project status and performance test results summaries

  • Demonstrates an understanding of web protocols including HTTP, HTTPS, TCP/IP, and DNS and of networking and web technologies such as HTML, JavaScript, jsp, asp, Flash, etc.

  • Knowledge on C, C++ and automation tools scripting

  • Experience writing Oracle and SQL queries supporting the automation of web and back-end service tests

  • Knowledge of web page composition (static vs. dynamic elements, browser behavior, etc.)

  • Detail oriented and the ability to troubleshoot issues in the load and performance test environment

  • Highly organized with ability to handle multiple tasks

  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with team members and customers

  • Ability to learn new tools & technologies quickly

  • Excellent critical thinking and problem solving abilities

  • Must be able to obtain a Public Trust clearance (requires the selected candidate to have resided in the US for the past five years and not have left the country for longer than 90 consecutive days)

For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs and provide mission support services worldwide. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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Requisition ID2018-40763

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Job FunctionInformation Technology

Security Clearance LevelNone

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