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Senior Performance Tester

  • Salary: £400 - £430 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Livingston, West Lothian
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 20/06/2017
  • Job reference: J366000A

Senior Performance Test Engineer


3-6 months

Role Overview

  • This is not just another vanilla performance testing role of record/playback and 90% response times.
  • This is a world where you are in charge….
  • You actively influence architecture and design of Sky's entire customer platform
  • You continually drive projects, some agile, some waterfall & others somewhere in the middle.
  • You become comfortable working in the nuts of bolts of many industry leading technologies
  • You proactively contribute to the evolution of performance engineering - continuous integration & delivery, cloud, fully automated environment solutions
  • You help own, support and enhance our £10m performance testing environments, and the multi-million pound HP tool solutions driving them
  • You are key to determining what is good enough for 21 million customers to rely on across Europe

This is not a journey for the faint hearted. Expectations are high & the challenges are frequent. You will need to demonstrate your skills to be considered.

Sky is going from strength to strength, both in technical innovation and business success, so we currently have multiple opportunities for the right candidates. In return, we offer best in market salaries & packages, becoming part of a truly world class performance engineering group with opportunities to grow your career in many ways.

Job Purpose

  • To perform a performance engineering role as part of the Platform Performance Engineering team, responsible for timely delivery of professional testing of Sky's customer management platform.
  • To architect, design, deliver non-functional test solutions for Sky Customer Management projects and releases, following the defined standards and processes.
  • To proactively design innovative CRM test solutions and support ongoing team initiatives to completion, through strong team working and demonstrating technical expertise for the benefit of the Platform Performance Engineering team.
  • Take ownership from design to delivery of the performance test engagement, meeting release commitments and technical test requirements.
  • Where relevant promote best practice in architecture, processes and solutions.

Testing Skills/Experience

  • Full lifecycle exposure and understanding
  • Java/J2EE programming experience
  • Practical experience of the application of testing disciplines
  • Significant experience of current HP performance test tool set including monitoring techniques (PC/LoadRunner, Sitescope, Diagnostics, Openview, etc)
  • Understanding through experience of CRM architectures and principles
  • Performance testing of enterprise scale SOA interfaced systems

Key Responsibilities

  • Work under the Technical Test Team Leader/Manager delivering non-functional test solutions that meet defined objectives, schedule, standards, cost targets and reflect the technical test strategy
  • Take ownership of the non-functional test solution from project initiation to final acceptance, with responsibility for each NFT milestone within the cycle.
  • When required, lead and coordinate a small team of other technical test resources where dictated by delivery demands/requirements.
  • Demonstrate through results, an aptitude for supporting and delivering multiple activities in parallel while maintaining schedule, responding effectively to project and program changes in priority
  • Provide professional project planning, estimation, non-functional test approaches, Technical Test solution quality, issue/risk management and results/analysis in keeping with department standards
  • Demonstrate a high level of problem solving expertise and root cause analysis.
  • Provide technical expertise on NFT test solutions crucial to performance test, including innovation, development, maintenance and support of current solutions and Customer Management system architecture
  • In assigned areas, provide inputs and recommendations on best practice for the benefit of the team.
  • Provide weekly summary reporting of progress metrics to the Technical Test Team Leader/Manager, highlighting achievements, issues and targets.

If you're ready to work in a dynamic environment alongside talented people who take pride in delivering great results, apply today

It's our people that make Sky Europe's leading entertainment company. That's why we work hard to be an inclusive employer, so everyone at Sky can be their best.

If you are successful in your application for this role, your appointment will be subject to receiving a positive outcome from your Criminal Record Check.

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