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Humana Associate Director, Enterprise Performance Engineering in Jersey City, New Jersey


Do you crave new challenges and solving problems? Working with innovators in the early stages of ideas, products, or platforms? Do you want to influence organization and technical transformation? As the Associate Director of Performance Engineering you will lead a technical team with enterprise-wide impacts.


Humana is seeking an Associate Director, Enterprise Performance Engineering, who will

  • Own Performance Engineering as a hybrid competency and strategy for IT and Business.

  • Manage centralized resources for performance capability /platform build out

  • Experience in leading distributed-teams using tools as LoadRunner Enterprise, NeoLoad , JMeter with emphasis on Cloud solutions.

  • Drive transformation for enterprise performance testing and engineering framework

  • Evaluate non-centralized and create short and long-term roadmap for improvements. Define training and standards for longer term shifts in alignment with industry and Humana agile/technology modernization transformation.

  • Adoption of performance throughout IT and Business, Knowledge around competency, implementation of advanced techniques and standards.

  • Adoption of best practices through IT and Business, Knowledge around competency.

  • Faster speed to market through continuous performance and improved quality.

  • Improve product delivery cycles through the integration of testing into the agile delivery cycle

  • Create strategy, roadmap and standards for Performance Testing for cloud migration and cloud native.

  • Influence leaders in IT and Business on strategy, best practices, budget needs and staffing.

  • Identify, select and implement tools, process and people to support both of these competencies.

  • Very high level of autonomy and ability to leverage communication and metrics to drive outcomes.

  • Manage a team 40+ technical members including associates and contractors

  • Communicate, coordinate and align performance strategy with the engineering team members, make recommendations to improve reliability, best practices and processes

Required Qualifications

  • ​10+ years of relevant experience in software QA testing and performance testing

  • 5+ years of experience leading Enterprise Performance Engineering and Development within cloud or advanced techniques.

  • Strong Experiencing in defining performance test/engineering strategy at enterprise level.

  • Deep knowledge of performance test and engineering frameworks, testing tools

  • Experience working with CI/CD tools and building performance testing into CI/CD pipelines

  • Experience working in an Agile Development environment

  • Strong background implementing and/or using industry standard performance testing tools

  • Experience driving large adoption or implementation of new technology

  • Advanced Communication around new and emerging technology

  • Ability to drive ideas from concept to successful implementation and maintenance

  • Holding people accountable not in direct line and in most cases above their level in the organization

Preferred Qualifications

  • ​Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, or related field

  • Working and managing teams in remote and multiple locations test teams

  • Health care domain knowledge

  • Experience with cloud services such as AWS, Azure, GCP

  • Self-starter in a fast-paced environment with the confidence to make choices and move forward.

  • Managing and tracking budgets

Additional Information

Humana and its subsidiaries require vaccinated associates who work outside of their home to submit proof of vaccination, including COVID-19 boosters. Associates who remain unvaccinated must either undergo weekly negative COVID testing OR wear a mask at all times while in a Humana facility or while working in the field.

Work-At-Home Requirements

  • WAH requirements: Must have the ability to provide a high speed DSL or cable modem for a home office. Associates or contractors who live and work from home in the state of California will be provided payment for their internet expense.

  • A minimum standard speed for optimal performance of 25x10 (25mpbs download x 10mpbs upload) is required.

  • Satellite and Wireless Internet service is NOT allowed for this role.

  • A dedicated space lacking ongoing interruptions to protect member PHI / HIPAA information



Scheduled Weekly Hours


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