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Elevance Health Systems Performance Engineer Senior in Cary, North Carolina

Systems Performance Engineer Senior

Location: This position will work a hybrid model (remote and office). The ideal candidate will live within 50 miles of one of our Elevance Health PulsePoint locations.

The Systems Performance Engineer Senior is responsible for Systems Performance Engineering support tasks, designing and implementing end to end infrastructure, platform, and .NET/digital application monitoring.

How you will make an impact:

  • Understand the overall architecture of our systems to identify gaps in monitoring and troubleshoot issues.

  • Configure and maintain custom dashboards and alerts in various monitoring tools.

  • Create custom reports, deliver report presentations to various stakeholders.

  • Develop scripts for monitoring PowerShell, Python, Shell scripting.

  • Develop metrics for both the business and technical teams to determine the health of systems.

  • Provide on-call support as needed.

  • Leads and coordinates performance engineering for medium to large initiatives.

  • Collect and document expected system performance and operational characteristics.

  • Collect and/or prepare test data for test execution.

  • Develop and execute performance tests including load, stress, endurance, fail-over and interoperability.

  • 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.

  • Defining the strategy for enabling performance diagnostics and monitoring using an Application Performance Management (APM) tool, other monitoring tools, and diagnostic techniques.

  • Collaborating with developers to promote the concept of performance engineering during all phases of the SDLC to detect and correct performance issues earlier in the lifecycle.

  • Leads peer reviews to ensure the completeness of all test assets created.

  • Resolve performance and stability issues in performance test environment.

  • Leads performance defect triage.

  • Determine level of effort and resource requirements for customer engagements.

  • Develop performance engineering work plan structure and project schedule.

  • Review architectural design for performance risks and potential issues.

  • Prepare capacity analysis when applicable.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Requires an BA/BS degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or related field of study and a minimum of 7 years performance engineering and performance testing experience; or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background.

Preferred Skills, Capabilities and Experiences:

  • Experience managing performance engineering efforts for an application strongly preferred.

  • Proficiency with the following tools is highly preferred (Splunk, Broadcom APM11, AppDynamics, among others).

  • Experience managing performance engineering efforts for an application strongly preferred.

  • Knowledge of developing scripts for monitoring (PowerShell, Python and Shell scripting).

  • 5 years’ of Splunk programming proficiency is highly preferred.

  • 5-6 years’ experience using .NET and Java application and Application Monitoring Tools like App Dynamics or Datadog or APM11 are highly preferred.

  • Proficiency is performance tuning is preferred.

  • Good understanding of the UI, Middleware and backend Databases

  • Knowledge of agile development (preferably SAFe), DevOps, Test Driven Development preferred.