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Federal - Sr. Performance Test Engineer - Columbia, MD

Job Location: DC, DC - Washington

Regional Description: Southeast

Job Number: 00574159


- Job description

Organization: Accenture Federal Services

Location:  Columbia, MD


Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, is a U.S. company that helps clients transform bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes.  We serve every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest federal organizations. Our 9,000 dedicated colleagues and change makers work with clients at the heart of the nation's priorities in defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and health to make a difference for the people they employ, serve, and protect.   


The Performance Test Lead will manage efforts to validate the solution design by testing the application against performance requirements. They will support the test leads by creating detailed performance test tasks for the work plan and providing accurate status of these tasks. Develops detailed test plans and results artifacts. The Performance Tester will identify and create detailed test cases and test scripts and map to appropriate requirements and design specifications. The Performance Tester will have the following job responsibilities:


·         Leads Test team and activities in upward stakeholder management, status report development, metrics, etc.

·         Creates performance test approach and strategy from system requirements and design documents

·         Establishes verifiable performance benchmarks for system and system components

·         Assists in identifying clear performance requirements / measurement criteria from poorly defined metrics

·         Ability to identify test cases and map them to performance/system/integration requirements for appropriate testing coverage

·         Responsible for creating and maintaining test artifacts (plans, reports, dashboards) and ensuring they meet client's expectations

·         Manages the creation of required test data and data loads for each performance test run

·         Manages shakeout testing and maintaining performance test environment

·         Create accurate time estimates and meet schedules for performance/stress testing efforts

·         Manages effort of automating the performance/load test scripts

·         Performs execution of test cases/runs to meet required execution targets to keep the project on schedule

·         Analyzes data gathered from performance test runs and provides sound recommendations for performance improvements and can identify bottlenecks of web applications

·         Recommend to the proper team’s performance tuning in different categories: system, platform, application, etc. as necessary

·         Reviews test results in test tools and validates test cases are complete and of high qualit

·         Communicates any testing issues and/or risks to Test Lead in a timely fashion

·         Communicate effectively with architecture, design, and development teams to learn system and resolve defects

·         Willingness to work a flexible schedule as needed to manage execution of test cases

·         Willingness to work in an Agile Framework environment


Basic Qualifications: 
  • 2 years of experience leading a performance test team and/or 4 years of experience leading a technical team
  • 5 years of overall Testing experience to include 2 years of experience in Performance Test using performance test tools (HP Load Runner, IBM Rational Performance Tester, Load Impact, Load Test, etc.)
  • 2 years of experience with performance bottlenecks and end-to-end performance measures (server response time, throughput, latency, etc.)
  • 1 year of experience with Java Development
  • US Citizenship
Preferred skills:
  • Selenium, Serenity
  • Certified Scrum
  • AIX
  • Experience in Java Development, SQL

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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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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