Performance Test Specialist
Reference Number: SPS20190613CAN
PQA has been going strong since 1997! We take pride in our commitment to the communities across Canada in which we are located because we know there is more to life than work. Our team members enjoy opportunities for continuous learning and they work with leading edge companies, technologies and tools. As one of Canada's largest and most established independent software testing companies, we insist on working with 'quality' people who share our passion for doing the job right!
We are growing and are currently looking for an experienced Performance Test Specialist to help us do that! This position can work remotely from within Canada, with short term travel as required.
Designing, creating and conducting large scale performance tests with industry standard toolsets like Performance Center, LoadRunner, JMeter/FloodIO/Blazemeter, Gatling, NeoLoad.
Participating in the testing and optimization of software performance working as a consultant to support teams consisting of IT architects, infrastructure system admins, development and service center staff to ensure that IT systems deliver a reliable and highly available applications
Proactively resolving complex technical issues and demonstrating innovative thinking by regularly making recommendations for new approaches to technical work and broader issues resolution through continual quality assurance and produce system environment monitoring, troubleshooting, tuning and capacity planning
Writing technical reports summarizing performance testing efforts, results and recommendations.
Travel may be required for this position.
You are passionate about software performance
You possess a Post-Secondary degree and 10 years' experience in IT
Demonstrated experience designing, creating and conducting large scale performance tests with industry standard toolsets like Performance Center, LoadRunner, JMeter/FloodIO/Blazemeter, Gatling, NeoLoad.
You are flexible and self-motivated, as you will be balancing various priorities and have full responsibility for ensuring delivery of services from kickoff to completion
You are always interested in learning new tools, technologies and processes to keep up with our clients' continuously evolving needs.
Experience with run-time analysis and code optimization considered an asset.
Highly effective communicator in both oral and written forms, e.g. can lead discussions, in person, over the phone, or digitally, with clients and clearly convey your message with an appropriate tone with the ability to design and write effective technical documents
Ability to troubleshoot and perform detailed analysis and interpretation of results to help identify and isolate performance related issues
Working with Us
At PQA Testing, we encourage our employees' personal career growth. We have plans in place to make sure that each employee is connected with a mentor to help guide them through their professional development, offer bi-monthly lunch & learns and give our employees chances to attend industry conferences.
Our employee's health and wellness is #1 here at PQA Testing. We offer health incentives for our full-time employees to help them reach their goals of a healthy lifestyle. PQA Testing is always organizing events that involve exercise and our annual Family Day BBQ is one event that definitely brings all of us closer.
Feel like having an ice cream on a hot summer Friday afternoon? Or do you feel like taking in a sports event in our lounge? You could even challenge yourself with one of the many puzzles we always have on the go. Whatever your choice is, always remember one thing while you're working at PQA Testing...have fun!
Remote within Canada
Terms of Employment and Compensation:
As a full time employee at PQA, you will receive a Group Benefit Plan, including health and dental coverage, competitive salary and a group RRSP plan. The successful candidate may be required to provide a Criminal Record Check.