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Systems Performance Engineer Advisor - PS6241 in Mason, OH at Anthem, Inc.

Date Posted: 5/9/2018

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Job Description

Your innovation. Our impact. At Anthem, Inc., it’s a powerful combination, and the foundation upon which we’re creating greater access to care for our members, greater health for our communities, and greater experiences for our customers. Innovation is a top priority.  Here, you’ll have an opportunity to work in a collaborative environment that brings together industry leaders and technology experts, so together we can drive the future of health care.
This is an exceptional opportunity to create solutions and programs that can truly make a difference at one of America's leading health benefits companies and a Fortune Top 50 Company.
Location:  Mason, OH

Responsible for Systems Performance Engineering support tasks, leading to delivery of application systems which meet the performance and throughput requirements of business stakeholders.
Primary duties may include, but are not limited to:
  • Leads and coordinates performance engineering for small to medium initiatives spanning multiple projects and/or systems.
  • Collect and document expected system performance and operational characteristics including capacity planning, work loan modeling and working with large volumes of data.
  • Responsible for day to day performance testing activities
  • Collect and/or prepare test data for test execution.
  • Create workload model based on production volume and estimates from business team.
  • Design, Develop and execute performance tests including load, stress, endurance, fail-over and interoperability.
  • Analyze performance test results.
  • Identify system bottlenecks with strong troubleshooting skills
  • Conduct technical analysis of performance test results and production systems, and provide recommendations on performance tuning, systems, and infrastructure.
  • Identify, report, and review defects in assessing system performance and stability.
  • Create reports to document performance metrics, test results, analysis and recommendations. Monitor performance of production systems.
  • Develop system tuning recommendations.
  • Leads peer reviews to ensure the completeness of all test assets created.
  • Understand and follow all applicable SDLC and performance engineering processes.
  • Leads performance defect triage and determines cross-system impact.
  • Plan and coordinate performance engineering efforts in support of key initiatives including work plan and project schedule.
  • Determine level of effort and resource requirements for customer engagements.
  • Review and offer guidance for test scripting and recommend use of appropriate technical tool to produce correct result output.
  • Ensure accuracy of test scripts and take corrective action to product accurate and valid test results.
  • Develop test scripts and scenarios to meet performance requirements
  • Procure test windows and execute tests including load, stress, endurance and isolation tests
  • Gather test results, analyze and provide accurate, effective reports and recommendations.
  • Work with stakeholders to ensure complete understanding of performance and operational requirements.
  • Prepare Master Performance Test Strategy and ensures long term strategy can be accomplished for the application.
  • Prepare capacity analysis when applicable.
  • Review architectural design for performance risks and potential issues.
  • Evaluate performance characteristics of new technologies.
  • Conduct results review meeting to report performance results and findings from wily, splunk logs, DB reports.
  • Provide Daily status reports, release readiness report
  • Maintain changes tracker, issues tracker, Performance testing Knowledge base.
  • Update and maintain performance test data, scripts and scenario to fit release features and design changes.
  • Collect production volumes for creating historic trend.
  • Production support when needed in triaging performance issues.
  • Continuous evaluation and improvement of process and deliverables
  • Lead improvement of the performance engineer process in the SDLC.
  • Lead resolution of production performance and stability issues.
  • Identifies training and tool needs for team.
  • Coaches and mentors project team members.
  • Onsite lead also manages the onsite and offshore communication and is responsible for the team deliverables.
  • Requires Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Information Systems;
  • 10 years of performance engineering and performance testing experience; or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage performance engineering efforts at across multiple systems.
  • SDLC experience
  • Experience consulting with departments external to IT.
  • Prior experience coaching/mentoring others a plus.
  • Wily & Splunk are a plus.
Anthem, Inc. is ranked as one of America’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine and is a 2018 DiversityInc magazine Top 50 Company for Diversity. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at EOE. M/F/Disability/Veteran.