Posted: 19th September 2019

Lead Performance Engineer

Assurity Consulting 

Auckland, Auckland. New Zealand

Assurity Consulting is a NZ owned and operated, tech consultancy working with business to help solve their ‘challenges’. We do this strategically through working with the C-Suite and their teams, providing expertise and the people to help them transform. Our services include Innovation, DevOps, Design Thinking, Agile, Test and Test Engineering.

Is this you?
Our Performance Engineers work closely with our QA teams and clients to debug, measure, analyze, and improve the software and infrastructure of some of our most critical projects, with the ultimate goal of performance that yields an excellent end-user experience. This opportunity would suit someone who is confident and proud of the high quality scripts they write and keen analytics along with the following skills and experience:
  • An expert in performance analysis and optimisation of distributed, database driven web applications
  • Experience using both enterprise and open source tools such as JMeter
  • Strong test engineering, workload modelling, analysis and reporting skills
  • Experience in using techniques such as visual models, BDD, specification by example(SBE), continuous integration and applying lean thinking is desirable
  • A good understanding of enterprise I.T. architectures, software patterns and frameworks
  • Enterprise monitoring configuration and usage of OEM, Cacti, JConsole,  SPLUNK
  • Solid technical and scripting/coding skills in either Perl, Groovy and Java
  • Ability to clearly characterize system performance to stakeholders
  • Knowledge of distributed systems in a public or private cloud
What you'll be doing
  • Analysing production datasets to define accurate workload models
  • Scripting using JMeter
  • Solving complex technical problems and providing solutions
  • Understanding, analyzing and identifying the bottlenecks in application and infrastructure performance.
  • Collaborate with peers, key stakeholders and project team members to influence architectural changes.
  • Reporting performance metrics through to key stakeholders.