Global leaders in Software Quality Engineering

Senior Performance Test Architect

Posted on Jul 19

The Department

About Our Company:
Olenick & Associates is a global IT services firm that brings a quality focus to clients' IT implementations and deployment initiatives.

Olenick was founded in Chicago in 1998 with a specific focus on software testing and quality assurance and has grown into a full service IT firm with over 300+ consultants in 2018 and operations in North America, Argentina, and Northern Ireland. Olenick hires professionals who are driven to create real client value, who wear IT and business hats interchangeably, and who take pride in exceeding client expectations.

Title: Senior Performance Test Architect
Location: Chicago, IL
Engagement: Full-Time

The Olenick Performance Test Manager is an integral part of the software testing engineering team, working in a dynamic, fast-paced, agile environment

Your Role


5-7 years of working knowledge and implementations of at least 2 of the following performance testing tool sets: HP Performance Center, HP LoadRunner, Radview WebLOAD, IBM Rational Performance Tester, SOASTA CloudTest, Microsoft Visual Studio (formerly VSTS), Apache JMeter, Test Anywhere, OpenSTA or comparable packaged or open source performance testing tools
Lead and manage all tasks that performance test team is responsible for
Lead all meetings with client
Develop and execute project plan of performance testing work
Identify and recommend performance testing tools to be used to meet client requirements
Arrange with vendors for Proof of Concept
Negotiate price and commercial terms with vendor selected
Install, configure, and implement performance testing tools in a web /cloud or N-Tiered application environment for custom developed or packaged software applications and systems
Define Performance Test requirements by working with key business and IT users and project stakeholders
Coordinate and lead discussions with IT and Business SMEs to understand end-to-end business processes across the application under test and its edge system (connected) interfaces.
Gather information and obtain a thorough understanding of application-to-application interface transactions, identify potential areas of performance risk between systems, and propose performance testing strategies to test and mitigate those risks
Must have a familiarity with application interfaces and interfacing technologies such as Point-to-Point database connections, Application APIs, IBM MQ, and Oracle Fusion middleware.
Identify and receive approval for Performance Test conditions by working with key business and IT users and project stakeholders
Create Performance Test scripts and gain approval from key business and IT users and project stakeholders, utilize latest scripting techniques including data parameterization and correlation
Arrange performance test execution test cycles and schedule timeframes with key business and IT resources to monitor, witness and support the performance test results
Analyze results and publish meaningful, pragmatic performance test metrics and results (including defects) for action by the application and infrastructure owners for remediation and repair
Coordinate with Core Application Development, Business Unit, Database, Middleware, and Operations teams to identify performance improvement areas, and promote resolution of issues as a result of the testing process
Understand and communicate the differences between load, scalability, and capacity testing and have the ability to plan and conduct each of these types of performance testing
Work directly with the application development manager to resolve performance issues as needed
Able to guide and mentor more junior team members


This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated individual to make an impact on the business from day one with a professional services firm that offers multiple avenues for career growth.