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Lead Performance Engineer

Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Employment Type: Contract To Hire Industry: Information Technology / Systems Job Number: 801 Pay Rate: 150,000


  • Coordinate and lead Performance Engineering resources as well as plan for needs from stakeholders in development, infrastructure, and release teams

  • Create and refine effective performance test objectives, test plans, and scenarios that support performance across all applications

  • Determine environment and release health and thorough performance testing and analysis to ensure uptime of site under normal and peak traffic

  • Utilize monitioring tools to detect, isolate and resolve performance issues and implement new monitoring checks and tools as needed

  • Communicate performance results to organizational stakeholders for day to day operations as well as performance trends over time

  • Coordinate and facilitate reviews and root cause analysis of performance challenges with development, application, and

    infrastructure teams

  • Analyze performance results and trends to identify issues and suggest optimizations in code, process, or infrastructure

  • Maintain testing servers and hosts both on-site and cloud-based

  • Understand application topology and how code changes and new applications impact the user experience as well as site


  • Conduct quality coding processes of test scripts and models, including peer reviews

  • Partner with business teams and development teams to define performance thresholds, performance benchmarks, and SLAs

  • Additional responsibilities as assigned


  • 5+ years of relevant application development/performance experience

  • E-commerce experience preferred

  • Strong analytical, prioritizing, planning, problem-solving, and presentation skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated collaborative skills and ability to work well within a team

  • Demonstrated troubleshooting and problem solving skills

  • Ability to work with and influence peers and senior management

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment

  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting

  • Programming experience required (C, shell scripting, java)

  • Knowledge of load-testing methodology and tools

  • Knowledge of eCommerce components and architecture

  • Knowledge of TCP/IP protocol (routing, firewalling, networking)

  • Knowledge of monitoring tools (e.g. Cacti, Nagios, Splunk, Tealeaf, RUM, BPM, APM) 

Vincent Vennero

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