Proactive Performance Engineer
This opening is for PPEM Analyst: The ability to support the infrastructure for Proactive Performance Engineering and Modeling by using a proactive and holistic approach to provide the Capacity Management disciplines of performance and capacity services to applications from an end-to-end perspective. The intent is to facilitate applications, Capacity Management related decision support, risk identification, risk analysis, and risk mitigation activities. This is achieved through the combined use of proactive engagement, business and system volume metrics, predictive analysis techniques (including modeling), guidance, and consulting for applications and infrastructure. Skills and Expertise: - Strong oral and verbal communication skills. - Knowledge of Web-based distributed client server systems. - Modeling using Microsoft Excel, OPNET, Best/1, ExtendSim or equivalents. - Data analysis using Microsoft Excel, SPSS, or equivalents. - Solid foundation in statistical and mathematical analysis and interpretation of data. - Ability to analyze network traces. - Soft skills required to deliver, with confidence, recommendations to technical or management personnel. The primary tasks include: - Create mitigation strategies and document rationale for course of action. - Develop workload models for sizing the project or application demand for resources needed to meet business requirements - Develop systems models for predicting end-to-end response time, potential performance risk and bottlenecks and/or test alternatives for feasibility. - Analyze performance data for calibrating system models. - Design model experiments consistent with what-if scenarios. - Document project deliverables: Statement of Risk; Workload Models, System Models, and Experiment Results. Competencies: - Industry Knowledge - Develops knowledge base and understanding of current issues related to department, enterprise and insurance industry. - Technical/Functional Expertise - Possesses the technical/functional knowledge required to perform the job. - Initiative - Recognizes what needs to be done and accomplishes it proactively. - Critical Thinking - The ability to understand an idea, situation, or problem through an in-depth analysis. - Teamwork - Effectively works toward common goals by supporting, encouraging, and sharing information with colleagues. - Relationship Building - Builds and maintains relationships (internally and with key external groups) that support and improve personal/team effectiveness. - Communication - Expresses ideas and facts effectively, contributes to open exchange of ideas, and exhibits an understanding of audience needs. - Adaptability - Alters the approach as the situation demands. Works effectively within a variety of situations and with various individuals and groups - Decision Making and Judgment - Selects effective approaches to solving issues based on available information and business objectives, and perceives the impact and implications of decisions. - Accountability - Can be relied upon to complete tasks and takes personal responsibility for outcomes. Monitors and evaluates progress and focuses on results. - Customer Focus - The desire to help or serve the customer and committed to continuous improvement of services. The ability to focus effort on discovering and meeting customers' stated or unstated needs and expectations. - Quality - Consistently takes actions to improve work processes, maintains attention to detail, and is committed to high standards of work product. Join TEKsystems() and get your career on the fast track. As the leading technology staffing and services firm, we are passionate about deploying high-caliber IT and communications expertise. To satisfy our constant need for expertise, we actively seek talented Technical Professionals with all levels of information technology and communications skills. TEKsystems knows that every professional has different needs, so we'll work together to determine a suitable benefits package. We offer options to our Technical Professionals that could include: a health plan, 401k, provisions for vacation and holiday pay, and technical and professional training. With a foundation as the nation's largest IT staffing firm, we've become a billion-dollar services company by blending superior client service with an unrivaled ability to source and manage talent to precise specifications, resulting in successful technology executions. Allegis Group and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. M/F/D/V
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