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Location :
Irving, TX US
Level :
Experienced Professional
Job Category :
Information Technology
Description :

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Job Summary:

The Flight Test Engineer family is an active and integral participant on software development teams. The Flight Test Engineer supports all test strategy and coordination, planning, creation and execution activities for multiple test types identified as in-scope, champions overall quality efforts, identifies and defines acceptance criteria and test conditions, and creates and executes test scenarios that validate application acceptance criteria. 

The Flight Performance Test Engineer Senior Consultant I owns all test coordination, planning, and creation or execution of performance test scripts for low to medium complexity projects. This engineer coordinates and owns the test strategy as the overall performance test champion on the team, identifies acceptance criteria, defines the test conditions when stories or requirements are created, designs and implements test performance architecture and may enhance and modify the test performance framework. The Test Engineer would also participate and own performance test planning and execution activities.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Extensive experience with performance testing on web based applications and web services involving windows environments.
  • Extensive performance testing experience with applications involving protocols like web (HTTP/HTML), web services (SOAP and REST API), Ajax (TruClient) and Oracle (NCA and Web App 11i)
  • Extensive experience with Loadrunner and ALM Performance center
  • Experience with open source performance testing tools like Apache Jmeter, SOAP UI etc. would be added advantage
  • Experience in all phases of Software Testing Life Cycle (STLC) like requirements gathering & analysis, test planning, test designing, test script development, environment setup, test execution, defect tracking, reporting, regression testing and test closure
  • Good understanding of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) with both waterfall and agile methodologies.
  • Extensive experience in effort estimation, gathering non-functional requirements (NFRs) and converting them to performance test plan
  • Experience in creating and executing performance test strategy
  • Extensive experience in all phases of performance testing including test planning, test scripting, test execution, defect tracking and management
  • Extensive experience in creating robust performance test scripts with multiple protocols in challenging scenarios and following the best standards.
  • Work with development to help optimize the performance and scalability of new features
    • Present relevant, clear data and metrics to various audiences – technical and non-technical
    • Provide mentoring on best practices in code and infrastructure optimization, monitoring and proactive issue mitigation
  • Extensive experience in monitoring and analyzing test environment servers using enterprise monitoring tools like Dynatrace, Appdynamics, Perfmon or Linux server logs
  • Proficient in analyzing performance test results and working with technical teams to resolve the bottlenecks
  • Applies performance engineering/tuning to improve overall application performance
  • Research industry trends and technologies, and promote adoption of best-in-class tools, technology and processes
  • Experience in managing and leading multiple simultaneous projects and team members as a project lead
  • Experience in training new project resources with performance testing process, methodologies and tools
  • Experience in creating knowledge repository documents based on the new technologies in projects and preparing case studies
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, multitask and handle critical projects

Good communication skills, technical problem solving skills and ability to acquire new skills autonomously.



  • Performance Test tools (e.g. Loadrunner, HP Performance center, Jmeter)
  • Mobile Performance Test (e.g. Perfecto Mobile, Appium)
  • Relational Database Management (e.g. Oracle, SQL, MySQL)
  • Defect Management (e.g. HP Quality Center)
  • Source Code Management Tools (e.g. Git, TFS, RTC)
  • Continuous Integration tools (e.g. Jenkins)

Nice to have:

  • Agile Planning tool (e.g. JIRA)
  • Functional Testing Automation (UFT, Selenium)
  • Web Service Testing Tools (e.g. SoapUI)
  • IDE (e.g. Eclipse, Visual Studio, Xcode, Android Studio)

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands®.

As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary – but that’s just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you’ll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.

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