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  • Posted: Jun 22, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Since our establishment in 1918, Sanlam has been a prominent part of the South African business landscape. We have always held a long-term view of how business adapts to the demands of the environment in which it operates. Today, in a dynamic world, we see an evolving set of social, economic, political and environmental imperatives that require our skilful ...
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    Performance Engineer

    What will you do?
    The Performance Test Engineer will manage multiple complex projects for performance testing initiatives. The PTE will assess the performance needs of an application and develop a performance test strategy to evaluate application/infrastructure performance, while working with scrum teams, architecture, and infrastructure teams. The PTE will be responsible for conducting in-depth analysis and troubleshooting to identify root cause of performance-related issues and performance improvement opportunities, providing technical leadership, assisting the development team in identifying coding improvements, and coaching/mentoring performance test engineers and scrum teams on performance testing best practices

    As our Performance Test Engineer, you must be able to communicate risks, employ appropriate risk mitigation strategies and tactics, and effectively communicate and engage with stakeholders at all levels

    What will make you successful in this role?

    • BSc degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field required
    • ISTQB Performance Testing Certification advantageous


    • Experience - 3 to 5 year’s experience in an Automation and Performance Testing environment
    • Ability to identify potential issues and ensure minimisation of recurring problems by managing defects and performing code reviews         Application
    • Layer (Java, Python, etc.) and Infrastructure (Windows, Linux, etc.)
    • Requirement Gathering, Scripting, Scenario designing and Execution, Performance Analysis
    • Baseline Testing, Load Testing, Stress Testing and Endurance Testing
    • Monitoring Client side and server-side resources using Perfmon, HP Site scope And JVM monitoring tools
    • Experience in testing and test tools advantageous
    • Functional knowledge of DevOps Concepts, Agile Methodologies, and DevOps tools advantageous
    • Experience in optimizing system components such as CPU/Memory/Disk/OS/Application software for maximizing computer resources utilization
    • Minimum 5 years SQL knowledge
    • Java, Maven and Bamboo knowledge experience 
    • Hands on experience working with Microfocus LoadRunner, NeoLoad and Apache Jmeter tools 
    • Experience in Application, DB and Services performance testing


    • Understand Environment needs, Data needs
    • Working knowledge of Test Reporting and Metrics
    • Should have very good knowledge on NFR gathering and Test plan designing
    • Ensure a positive user experience for our customers by performing load and performance testing across multiple products to verify that c       our applications meet industry standards for reliability and response time
    • Analyse system usage from test results (identify memory leaks, connection issues, bottlenecks, etc.)
    • Knowledge in APM tools - Dynatrace, AppDynamics, newrelic and datadog beneficial 
    • Awareness of Existing Web and Mobile Technologies
    • Has a good understanding of general SDLC attributes and activities
    • Computer Literacy including Windows and Mac operating systems 


    • Ability to communicate with all levels of management from supervisory to senior management level
    • Accountable for commitments made and schedule deliverables
    • Ability to help foster a team-oriented environment
    • Results Driven
    • Accuracy
    • Analytical thinking
    • Quality of decisions
    • Customer service
    • Communication skills
    • Conceptual thinking 
    • Proactive and Initiative
    • Ability to work independently
    • Planning and organising

    Method of Application

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