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Federal - Performance Test Lead

Job Location: MD - Greenbelt

Regional Description: Northeast

Job Number: 00561331


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Organization: Accenture Federal Services

Location: Greenbelt, MD


Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, is a U.S. company with offices in Arlington, Virginia. Accenture's federal business has served every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest federal organizations. Accenture Federal Services transforms bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes for clients at defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and military health organizations.

We believe that great outcomes are everything. It’s what drives us to turn bold ideas into breakthrough solutions. By combining digital technologies with what works across the world’s leading businesses, we use agile approaches to help clients solve their toughest problems fast—the first time. So you can deliver what matters most.

Count on us to help you embrace new ways of working, building for change and put customers at the core. A wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture, we bring over 30 years of experience serving the federal government, including every cabinet-level department. Our 7,200 dedicated colleagues and change makers work with our clients at the heart of the nation’s priorities in defense, intel, public safety, health and civilian to help you make a difference for the people you employ, serve and protect.  


Working with little to no supervision to planning and execution of performance testing efforts to ensure reliability and scalability of all systems under test. Support creation of Performance Test Strategy for the program, providing thought leadership regarding testing methodologies. Develop performance test reports and provide application and infrastructure recommended optimizations based on testing analysis.

Other responsibilities include:

• Analyze the application/hardware under test, the performance testing requirements and the project acceptance criteria

• Design test scenario(s) and produce project test plans

• Undertake the initial installation and configuration of the performance testing tool and monitors

• Have expertise in the use of the chosen tool on a variety of platforms and in different technical environments

• Build and test the performance scenario(s)

• Execute the tests, collate results from the performance test tool and produce analysis reports

• Contribute to performance bottleneck identification and resolution

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 8 years experience with a Bachelors' Degree OR 10 years and an Associates' Degree OR 14 years with no degree.
  • Minimum 3 years experience in the following:
  • Experience and Strong working knowledge with open source test tools; JMeter experience is a must. (e.g. Selenium, SoapUI, JMeter, JUnit, etc.)
  • Experience and strong working knowledge with Performance Test tools; Loadrunner experience is must. (e.g. Loadrunner, HP Performance center)
  • Experience and Strong working knowledge with Appdynamics, Dynatrace, Application Performance Management
  • Understanding of waterfall and agile frameworks and methodologies, 
  • Expertise in analyzing, troubleshooting and resolving complex performance issues
  • Experience and working knowledge with Relational Database Management (e.g. Oracle, SQL, MySQL)
  • Understanding of Cloud technology (AWS)
  • Knowledge of multi-tiered web-based systems and data-driven applications
  • Experience with Mobile Performance Test (e.g. Perfecto Mobile, Appium)
  • Mobile Performance Test (e.g. Perfecto Mobile, Appium)
  • Relational Database Management (e.g. Oracle, SQL, MySQL)

An active security clearance or the ability to obtain one may be required for this role.

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).

Accenture is a Federal Contractor and an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

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