Performance Test Engineer
The role of a Performance Test Engineer involves working as part of a test team developing & executing tests on applications. Testing involves both manual & automated tests on frontend GUIs and backend servers. The role is based in the office with only occasional customer interaction and travel envisaged. Some of the tasks involved are: • Write test specifications from requirements & functional specifications • Review test specifications and the work of other test engineers. • Provide input into test strategies. • Design & execute manual and automated test cases • Interact with developers, architects & SMEs to discuss & resolve defects • Design, implement & maintain processes & process documentation • Clearly, concisely & timely report test status • Follow organization process and best practices with respect to QA • Execute regression test cases as part of the overall build process • Occasionally execute interoperability & acceptance testing on a customer site • Occasionally deal with customer issues. PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES • Self discipline/self starter/positive attitude • Drive & commitment to meeting deadlines • Team player focused on team & project success • Good written and oral communication skills in English. • Interpersonal skills • Attention to detail • Analytical • Shows initiative ENTRY LEVEL REQUIREMENTS ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE • Good working Unix & Linux • Integration & system testing • Test Practice – o developing & executing test specifications, strategies & test cases o setting up test environments & installation o finding, logging & closing defects o reporting progress & status o using test tools • Telecommunications network and technology understanding • Excellent written & oral communication USEFUL KNOWLEDGE • Scripting such as Perl, PHP, Shell or programming language such as C++ or Java • Performance/load/capacity testing • Experience in mediation, rating or billing • Some working knowledge of SQL & databases & tools, Oracle preferred • GUI test automation – TestNG, Junit, Selenium • Agile / XP experience • Test automation • Version control - CVS/SVN • Web interface & internet protocols & technologies QUALIFICATIONS Bachelors degree or equivalent experience, and 2 to 5 years industry experience. ISTQB/ISEB Foundation Level or higher desirable. EXPERIENCE Previous test experience in the telco industry or in a Linux/Unix based software development environment. Demonstrable testing abilities. Performance test experience or test automation an advantage.
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