Performance Test Engineer

€50k - €70k
Dublin South
15 Oct 2019

Performance Test Engineer

Performance Test Engineer

Dublin 18, Permanent

Job Description

This role will focus on testing the performance of software applications, systems and associated infrastructure. This includes load handling, scalability, stability, reliability and responsiveness. Testing of system failover and recovery will also be required as will certain aspects of system security. Optimising the use of automation of performance testing will be a key requirement of the role.


  • Setup and configuration of performance test tools and infrastructure.

  • Writing performance test plans and test cases.

  • Executing performance test using continuous integration tools.

  • Writing, maintaining and extending performance test suites and test cases scripts as required.

  • Work closely with Product Owners, System Architects and Test Leads to understand performance needs.

  • Identifying gaps and optimising performance test-ware.

  • Raising, prioritising and ensuring the resolution of performance related defects.

  • Ensuring Product Performance Quality.

Essential Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, IT, computer/electronic engineering, or related science discipline.

  • Minimum 3 years' experience in a test role with at least 2 years in a performance test role.

  • Experience working with performance test tools such as JMeter, Gatling or load runner.

  • Experience performance testing web applications, APIs and microservices.

  • Experience working with programming/scripting languages including .Net/C#, C++, Java or Python.

  • Experience testing failover and recovery.

  • Experience working with Cloud infrastructure such as Microsoft Azure or Amazon AWS.

  • Strong understanding and knowledge of software deployment infrastructure.

Desirable Requirements

  • Telecoms/IP/Mobile Networking experience.

  • Experience testing IoT/M2M applications or systems.

  • Experience using Test Management software.

  • Experience using JIRA or other bug tracking applications.

  • Experience in CI - Azure Dev Ops would be an advantage.

  • Experience in software Security Testing.

  • Working in an Agile development environment.

  • ISTQB Certification.

Morgan McKinley is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Please note that any references to salary or pay rates in this advertisement and in the salary refinement section are indicative only and should only be used as a guide.

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