Performance Engineer/Architect in Addison at Signature Consultants

Date Posted: 1/14/2021

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Performance Engineer/Architect Summary:

Signature Consultants is seeking a Performance Engineer/Architect for an opportunity with a client located in North Richland Hills, TX. The Performance Engineering Architect (PEA) is a key component of our QA team, as we consider a PEA to be part of a separate function from the performance testing one. The value that this role has provided to our organization has been well established and we consider this unique position to be of exceptional importance. The person hired for this role will be the sole individual tasked with this responsibility in the CST QA team and therefore will need to be able to have a successful track record of working not only alongside different teams but with a high degree of autonomy and results.


  • While he/she will work closely with the performance testing team, the PFA builds on the work carried out by the performance testing function in measuring and validating the application's SLA's, User Concurrency, identification of business critical transactions with their corresponding acceptable response times and batch throughout. This position will require that the candidate is able to demonstrate a high level of proficiency in creating/refining a workload model that serves to identify corrective actions needed to improve, rather than just correctly assess, the application's performance
  • The PFA candidate will have a demonstrated capacity to understand complex application architectural components (in-house and third-party) and their deployment architecture. The PFA will be able to conduct an in depth analysis that identifies areas where the application is performing at a suboptimal level, establishes the root causes for those and provides stakeholders with a well-defined strategy to address them, even in cases when a transaction(s) might be performing within the acceptable range established by the application's SLA's and code opportunities can be realized. The PFA will also be instrumental in determining whenever the issues to be addressed lie on the infrastructure side as well and will provide specific guidance to those teams
  • Validate system performance and capacity, including OS resource utilization, Application Response Times, Throughput / TPS
  • Be able to identify bottlenecks and execute root cause analysis (end to end architecture) for the following:
  • Application Configurations
  • SQL tuning
  • Thread dump analysis (documentation of test results analysis and recommend corrective actions)
  • Expert knowledge of capacity planning and sizing concepts & execution is required
  • Excels in carrying out Bottleneck Analysis and is able to provide specific, actionable direction to Development/DevOps/Infrastructure teams to address the areas that are defined as priority
  • Mentoring of performance testing resources and contributions towards the definition of performance testing scenarios/ strategy is expected
  • Evidence of having an ability to Analyze, evaluate, define action plans and coordinate with other teams in order to solve complex performance, scalability and hardware capacity problems


  • 10+ years of experience as a Performance Engineering Architect
  • Experience in the financial services sector is preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • The successful candidate will have demonstrated an exceptionally high level of APM tool expertise in order to identify performance related issues (DynaTrace / AppDynamics / New Relic) and be able to define monitoring metrics depending on the application's technology stack. The PEA must have excellent server side monitoring and troubleshooting skills (through server side or profiling tools / utilities) and be able to provide architectural recommendations

About Signature Consultants, LLC

Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Signature Consultants was established in 1997 with a singular focus: to provide clients and consultants with superior staffing solutions. For the ninth consecutive year, Signature was voted as one of the "Best Staffing Firms to Work For" and is now the 14th largest IT staffing firm in the United States (source: Staffing Industry Analysts). With 28 locations throughout North America, Signature annually deploys thousands of consultants to support, run, and manage their clients' technology needs. Signature offers IT staffing, consulting, managed solutions, and direct placement services. For more information on the company, please visit Signature Consultants is the parent company to Hunter Hollis and Madison Gunn.

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