Performance Tester in Scotia, NY at Signature Consultants

Date Posted: 2/19/2021

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Signature Consultants is seeking a Performance Tester for an opportunity with a client located in Scotia, NY.

The primary objective of a performance tester (PT) is to determine whether performance metrics measured for an application do not exceed the threshold established as acceptable performance SLA's

The performance testing team will also determine whether performance of the application environment has not degraded due to the implementation of new features. The Performance tester validates that the system meets performance criteria by comparing two systems to find which performs with greater efficiency. He/She will also measure which system component or workload cause the system to perform inefficiently.

There are two main tasks where the performance tester is expected to have sole ownership and be able to design, script, execute, analyze and report on: A load test is usually conducted to understand the behavior of the system under a specific expected load and the performance tester is expected to carry out this task end to end. This load can be the expected concurrent number of users on the application performing a specific number of transactions within the set duration. This test will give out the response times of all the important business critical transactions. Database, application server and other components are also monitored during the test, as this will assist in identifying bottlenecks in the application software and hardware.

Stress testing is normally used to understand the upper limits of capacity within the system. This kind of test is done to determine the system's robustness in terms of extreme load and helps application administrators to determine if the system will perform sufficiently if the current load goes well above the expected maximum.


  • Work on end to end performance testing for multiple applications
  • Ascertain and understand application architecture involved in the test
  • Review application "use case" structure with the client
  • Prepare and validate test scripts
  • Ensure sufficient data is available to support the requested tests
  • Coordinate test times in multiple test environments
  • Validate environment resources
  • Support team personnel
  • Execute tests and collect relevant performance and resource usage data
  • Analyze test data from sources like Splunk/AppDynamics/Dynatrace
  • 1st level 'debug' support of test execution
  • Prepare test report, discuss the results with Clients and get sign off
  • Participate in the application triage calls

Primary Technical Skills - Technology & Tools (Strong Expertise):

  • HP Performance Center, Load Runner scripting
  • Splunk, AppDynamics, Dynatrace
  • Should have excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Good documentation skills
  • Understanding of Network Firewalls, Load-balancers, and complex network designs

Desired Skills:

  • Effective Communication
  • Risk Management
  • Business Acumen
  • Focus on Customer requirements with Passion and Productivity

Secondary Skills (Experience/Exposure):

  • Experience in Banking Domain is preferred

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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Signature Consultants is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Signature will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at or 888.838.1020.


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