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Performance Engineer

  • O’Fallon, MO, USA
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Job #: 42987
Ranked as #12 on Forbes’ List of 25 Fastest Growing Public Tech Companies for 2017, EPAM is committed to providing our global team of over 25,900+ EPAMers with inspiring careers from day one. EPAMers lead with passion and honesty, and think creatively. Our people are the source of our success and we value collaboration, try to always understand our customers’ business, and strive for the highest standards of excellence. No matter where you are located, you’ll join a dedicated, diverse community that will help you discover your fullest potential.

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You are curious, persistent, logical and clever – a true techie at heart. You enjoy living by the code of your craft and developing elegant solutions for complex problems. If this sounds like you, this could be the perfect opportunity to join EPAM as a Performance Engineer. Scroll down to learn more about the position’s responsibilities and requirements.

Are you an experienced professional who is passionate about innovative technology – specifically performance testing, performance profiling, web/mobile and database performance real-time monitoring and tools - and its potential to help create a world beyond cash?

Love being hands-on and eager to demonstrate a clear path of services adoption to your partners with demos, presentations, and prototypes?

Do you know how to create performance dashboard comparing and contrasting end-user performance needs to test results, and highlight performance/capacity blockers?

Do you have a motivation to drive Performance Test automation and self-service culture as a part of software delivery practices?

Can you scale your communication to articulate application performance metrics and issues starting from engineers to program managers to product managers?

EPAM’s Financial Services Practice is looking for exceptionally talented people to join our team of world class engineers. Our clients are some of the world’s largest and most innovative banks, investment banks and wealth management institutions.

ABOUT PROJECT


Quality Engineering team within our client is about creating an ecosystem to build a world beyond waiting for all delivery teams to help achieve time-to-market, quality excellence, and higher customer satisfaction within all verticals including core, emerging payments, and value-added services.

Unlike similar performance tester roles in other organizations, this position needs deep understanding of architecture stacks and performance patterns – in addition to performance tools and performance testing- to understand business requirements and help architect/fine-tune systems for better performance early in the development life cycle.

This position will be part of Performance Engineering team within Quality Engineering and is responsible for ensuring that performance (end-to-end response times, throughput, transactions per second, capacity, etc.) of the client’s applications meet or exceed customer expectations.

What You’ll Do

  • Coordinate requirements review and performance testing activities to ensure the quality and functionality of our client’s assigned developed systems
  • Document performance test strategy and test plans covering environment, schedule, test data set up, testing techniques, and key SLA metrics keeping end-user requirements and customer experience in mind
  • Conduct manual and automated performance testing, handle performance defects, and fix performance issues covering platform hardware analysis, scalability, and application profiling (JVM, databases, etc.)
  • Partner with operations, product, and development teams to develop real-time performance dashboards and provide periodic updates on application performance to partners
  • Define and implement best practices for end-to-end application performance management solutions including Proof of Concepts and Tools evaluation and selection – specifically in emerging technologies (web, mobile)
  • Document problems, monitor resolutions and retain documentation necessary to share knowledge with performance engineering and application teams
  • Develop business and product knowledge over time and share such knowledge to mentor newer team members. This is not a management position; however, this position is expected to provide strong leadership to junior members of the staff
  • Implement consistent company and department testing standards and procedures
  • Demonstrate a clear path of services adoption to partners through demos, presentations, and prototypes

What You Have

  • Deep understanding of architecture stacks and performance patterns – in addition to performance tools and performance testing – to understand business requirements and help architect/fine-tune systems for better performance early in the development life cycle
  • Ability to define performance test plans and roadmaps, as well as partner with delivery teams to implement the strategy
  • Prior experience installing, configuring and using performance testing tools (i.e. LoadRunner and JMeter) and performance monitoring tools (i.e. Dynatrace and Splunk)
  • Experience in scripting and performance testing web/mobile applications and web services (SOAP and REST APIs)
  • Ability to monitor and tune Java virtual machine and app servers; articulate JVM GC process and its logs; collect performance metrics from *nix and Windows
  • Expertise in Agile and waterfall testing methodologies and tools such as Jira, Rally, Rational Team Concert, Quality Center, etc
  • Experience in building the right performance environment data sets and use of data virtualization tools where required
  • Self-motivated individual that crafts solutions and continuously learns new applications and technologies
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills with phenomenal attention to detail, critical thinking, solid communication and proven leadership skills with the ability to lead multiple test paths simultaneously

Nice to have

  • Performance tuning experience with RDBMS (Oracle, SQL Server, DB2, etc.) is a huge plus
  • Application development expertise preferably in Java and test tools (i.e. Junit and JBehave)
  • Exposure to test and behavior-driven development (TDD and BDD)

What We Offer

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance (Subsidized)
  • Health Savings Account
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Healthcare, Dependent Care, Commuter)
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability (Company Provided)
  • Life and AD&D Insurance (Company Provided)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Matched 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Legal Plan and Identity Theft Protection
  • Accident Insurance
  • Employee Discounts
  • Pet Insurance

Equal Employment Opportunity

EPAM Systems, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  We recognize the value of diversity and inclusion in creating success for our customers, business partners, shareholders, employees and communities. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, developing and promoting employees without discrimination. As a global employer, this commitment includes complying with all laws in the countries in which we operate. Nevertheless, we believe equal employment practices should not be limited to what the law requires. Equal opportunity and inclusion are essential to motivate, empower and recognize the best in everyone.

At EPAM, employment actions are based on individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital or familial status, national origin, ancestry, genetics, age, disability status, veteran status, citizenship status when otherwise legally able to work, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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EPAM will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Affirmative Action Obligations as a U.S. Government Federal Contractor

As a U.S. federal government contractor, EPAM is committed to meet its affirmative action obligations to make good faith efforts to expand the recruiting pool of women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans through outreach, targeted recruitment, training opportunities and other activities. We affirm this commitment annually in EPAM’s Affirmative Action Plans. The full text of our Affirmative Action Plan for Persons with a Disability and Protected Veterans is available for inspection in the People Operations Department during normal business hours. Email the People Operations Department to schedule an appointment.

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EPAM is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require an accommodation at any stage of the employment application process, please send an email to the People Operations Department including your name, a detailed description of your requested accommodation, and the best method to contact you. If you have already reviewed a job posting or submitted an application for a job, please include the requisition number. We will assist you and make a determination on your accommodation request on a case-by-case basis.

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EPAM Systems, Inc. participates in eVerify.

Background investigations are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Employment will not begin until EPAM Systems receives and approves the results of the background check.

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