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Performance Test Engineer

| Chicago

POSITION SUMMARY
Our QA Engineering department is seeking an QA Performance Engineer to join the team as an embedded partner with Applications Development to lead processes, tooling, optimization, resiliency and capacity for the Benefit Administration industry. You must possess strong communications, technical and tooling experience with the ability to plan, execute and interpret performance tests.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Define, develop and execute performance tests to ensure that our systems (applications and test environments) can meet the needs of development, QA, business and our customers
  • Assess present state of existing performance tests, propose and implement needed improvements
  • Build or deploy tools that provide the ability to detect, diagnose, and manage our performance in terms of application responsiveness and system scalability
  • Establish and maintain performance baselines for applications and environments, and support capacity planning and management
  • Understand the applications and update performance requirement specifications and testing strategies collaborating with enterprise performance, application development and infrastructure teams
  • Understand existing workload models, identify gaps and implement tests to increase coverage
  • Identify performance risks at every life cycle phase and prepare mitigation plans
  • Review all performance test results ensuring accuracy, clarity, and completeness
  • Working with the Applications Development team, assist in root cause analysis of performance defects

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must possess a +5 years of experience in Performance Engineering & Testing
  • Benefit Administration experience is a plus, but not required
  • Strong understanding of Databases, Core JAVA, Correlations and performance disciplines
  • Experience developing in JavaScript
  • Experience with Unix
  • Strong background implementing and/or using industry standard performance testing and automation tools (Open
  • Source Grinder, HP Performance Center, Jmeter, etc)
  • Experience using RadView WebLoad and creating correlation rules
  • Experience using performance profiling and logging tools (App Dynamics, Splunk, Idera, etc)
  • Strong SQL skills
  • An understanding of how to identify shortfalls in hardware resources (CPU, disk IO, memory, and network) for Linux
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and problem solving/decision making skills
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team setting
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate
  • Bachelor's degree strongly preferred ' computer science or mathematics

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE:

  • Benefits Administration Experience
  • Experience with Unix
  • Experience using RadView, WebLoad, and creating correlation rules

ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION
Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.

We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.

Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.

Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.

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Location

10 S Riverside Plaza, Suite 1100, Chicago, IL 60606

What are bswift Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
A flexible spending account lets you set aside pretax dollars to help pay for certain types of health care and/or dependent care expenses.
Dental Benefits
Choose between a dental maintenance organization plan and preferred provider organization plan. Both cover certain preventive care services at 100%. They also offer coverage for basic services.
Vision Benefits
You can enroll in a separate vision plan. It covers eyeglasses and contact lenses. Preventive vision exams are covered through the Aetna medical plan.
Health Insurance Benefits
You can choose from three types of medical plans: a health savings account, a health reimbursement arrangement or a hybrid health plan. Certain preventive care services are covered at 100 percent when
Life Insurance
All employees get term life insurance and business travel accident insurance at no added cost. You have the option to buy: Supplemental term life insurance Accidental death and personal loss insura
Wellness Programs
Our employee wellness program offers services such as wellness campaigns, weight-management programs and educational seminars.
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
You can save a percentage of your pay in the 401(k) plan, on a pretax and/or Roth after-tax basis. You may participate in the 401(k) plan immediately following your hire.
401(K) Matching
We match a portion of your contribution. You can invest your contributions among various options offered in the plan.
Company Equity
You can purchase Aetna stock at a discount through a payroll deduction. In order to participate, eligible employees must enroll during the enrollment period announced by Aetna.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
During your first 3 years at Aetna, you receive the equivalent of 18 days off per year. The longer you work at Aetna, the more time you accrue per month.
Paid Volunteer Time
One of our values is to improve the quality of life in communities through employee volunteerism.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
We encourage professional development. That's why we provide financial support for continuing education. This program covers a portion of tuition and registration fees for a college course.

Additional Perks + Benefits

The following programs, activities, and amenities are available to employees at bswift: complimentary fresh fruit, on-site flu shots, massages during open enrollment season, walking treadmill desk, foosball and ping-pong tables, casual attire, zen room for relaxation and nursing mothers, full week of employee appreciation, and proximity to public transportation • Healthy lifestyle incentive programs - This incentive program is offered to all eligible employees. You can earn up to $500 for healthy eating, physical activity and other healthy behaviors. Family members can also earn incentives • During your first 3 years at bswift, you receive the equivalent of 18 days off per year. The longer you work at bswift, the more time you accrue per month. Company holidays, jury duty, military leave, bereavement and community service time are in addition to your paid time off • You can purchase company stock at a discount through a payroll deduction.

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