Performance Test Engineer (Ann Arbor, MI)

| Ann Arbor, MI
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Your Opportunity
Schwab & Co.'s thinkorswim Performance Engineering team is growing and hiring experienced Performance Engineers with background and expertise driving innovative and custom performance engineering solutions using common enterprise technologies and software engineering best practices. A successfull Performance Engineer in thinkorswim will:
  • Gather performance testing requirements
  • Create performance test plans
  • Write/maintain performance test scripts using custom scripts - Unix shell scripts, Python and in-house Java based tools.
  • Execute performance tests and monitor
  • Document results and observations
  • Take part in application performance tuning and engineering activities
  • Interact with business teams, project owners, developers and management
  • Maintain and update performance test suite, scripts and data for each app release
Workplace Flexibility Program: We're proud to support our employees in a working approach that allows you to bring your best self to work - whether that's in the office or remote.
  • When the firm is ready to fully return to the office, employees will have the flexibility of a hybrid work environment, spending some time working remote and some time in the office.
  • Employees and managers can discuss and decide what works best for them, with additional flexibility available based on their role, business needs, and individual circumstances.
*Subject to change as Schwab is continually evaluating the current environment in order to best care for the safety and well-being of our employees.

What you are good at
Strong in Performance Engineering ConceptsAbility to understand business requirements, define performance test strategy, and design tests to identify potential bottlenecks in the application. Setup performance test environments for the project needs. Work with the development team in tuning, analysis of Threaddumps, Heap Histograms and related activities. Strong understanding of SLAs and KPIs used in Performance Engineering.

Experience using monitoring toolsUse monitoring tools like Splunk, AppDynamics or custom tools to gather system and app server metrics in the test environment to gauge performance. Ability to work using the Unix script and use Unix shell scripts to process server log data and extract performance related metrics. Ability to correlate server and JVM observations with the load on the system. Ability to estimate current production load using monitoring tools/log data or database records.

Excellent communication skills Excellent oral and written communication skills. The candidate should be able to interact with the project owners and stakeholders to gather requirements, communicate project's progress and present the findings and results. Document performance metrics, key findings, SLAs, KPIs and project status.

What you have
Required:
  • 4-7+ years of professional Performance Engineering/Testing experience in complex enterprise level technology environments
  • Performance test experience with Java applications on Unix/Linux platforms is required
  • Ability to read Unix Shell scripts and Python code is required. Experience in creating performance test scripts in Unix shell, Python, JMeter or any custom tool is required
  • Experience in executing performance tests to simulate workload in market available tools like JMeter / Loadrunner (or similar)
  • Ability to analyze test results and identify performance issues, memory leaks, throughput and capacity issues and errors
  • Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science or related field
Desired:
  • Experience in performance testing financial/trading platforms to simulate high volume trading scenarios.
  • Experience in working with cloud based computing machines (AWS/GoogleCloud or similar)
  • Java development experience
  • DevOps experience
Colorado Compensation Target Total Compensation - $105,300 - $210,500 per yearYour actual pay will be based on your skills and experience -- talk with your recruiter to learn more
More Information on Charles Schwab
Charles Schwab operates in the Fintech industry. The company is located in San Francisco, CA and Lone Tree, CO. Charles Schwab was founded in 1973. It has 22335 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 519 open jobs at Charles Schwab, click here.
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