Performance Test Engineer at SparkCognition (Austin, TX)

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SparkCognition catalyzes sustainable growth for our clients throughout the world with proven artificial intelligence (AI) systems, award-winning machine learning technology, and a multinational team of AI thought leaders. Our clients are trusted with advancing lives, infrastructure, sustainability, and financial systems across the globe. They partner with SparkCognition to understand their industry's most pressing challenges, analyze complex data, empower decision-making, and transform human and industrial productivity with scalable AI solutions to solve the problems that matter most.
As we rapidly scale our products, performance is at the forefront of everything we do. We are looking for someone to join our team and help us measure and improve the performance of our integrated solutions. We're looking for a self-starting individual who will work closely with stakeholders taking ownership of all things' performance.
If you were already working for us, you would be:
  • Create and maintain performance test scripts, assisting in incorporating scripts into CI/CD pipelines, and identifying memory, network, and CPU challenges.
  • Work closely with development teams and architects providing evidence of performance issues and delivering clear concise reports with recommendations to improve performance, reliability, and stability.
  • Prepare performance testing Strategy, automation test creation, and reporting.
  • Work independently while self-managing tasks and delivering on agreed-upon due dates.
  • Collaborate with developers, architects, and product managers to understand non-functional performance requirements.
  • Execute Load, Stress, Endurance, Spike, and Breakpoint tests.
  • Establish scripting guidelines standards with maintainability and reusability in mind.
  • Provide clear and concise reports with recommendations.
  • Report issues in the defect tracking tool.
  • Work in Agile/Scrum methodology.

You may be a good fit for our team if you have:
  • 3+ years' experience in one or more load testing tools (e.g., JMeter, Gatling)
  • Proven data analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Strong self-driven collaborator with the ability to work in diverse teams as a contributing member
  • Knowledgeable of Linux (Unix) commands and scripting languages
  • Strong QA background and grasp of QA principles and practices.
  • Experience testing backend API's
  • Enthusiasm for troubleshooting, analyzing, and resolving complex problems, demonstrating strong problem solving and communication skills, and being the subject matter expert on performance testing
    Strong written and verbal communication skills

It would be great if you had:
  • Familiarity of UI / Front End performance testing

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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Large 2022 renovated office space located near the Arboretum in Austin, TX- including fully stocked beverage and snack areas, along with community spaces that include games and activities.

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