Velocity Staff

  • Quality Assurance Engineer - Applications and Systems

    Location US-MO-Kansas City
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/9/2018 11:16 AM)
    # Positions
  • Overview

    Velocity Staff, Inc. is working with our client in downtown Kansas City, MO to identify, for a 6+ month contract based project, a talented QA professional with strong systems and applications QA expertise. This position provides application expertise and support for quality assurance system applications/business functions. This position works under general supervision to monitor software quality and associated business/technical risks across the software development lifecycle and will be dedicated to support planning, developing test scripts, executing test scenarios, and analyzing performance tests.  The right candidate will possess expertise with LoadRunner experience that includes using protocols Citrix, RDP, Windows Socket, experience using Sitescope, HTTP, and diagnostic tools Web Service or AJAX, and experience with performance test simulations or performance analysis.




    • Execute, monitor, analyze, and report performance tests.

    • Design, develop, and execute performance test cases and scripts through analysis of product specifications and software requirements, scripts which validate, to a high degree of confidence, test cases defined within the project’s test plan.

    • Perform automated load/performance testing across multiple messaging protocols focusing on overall application performance - validating that application response and outputs accurately reflect business requirements.

    • Configure and prepare proper performance monitoring tools and metrics (Sitescope, Diagnostics, etc...)

    • Perform initial debugging procedures by reviewing configuration files, logs, or code pieces to determine breakdown source.

    • Ensure the appropriate testing and monitoring tools/technologies are configured accordingly with the test objectives/project team requirements.

    • Perform data analysis when needed to analyze issues in Performance and/or Production environments.

    • Work with Project Teams to establish test data in sufficient quantity to support the performance testing effort

    • Conduct troubleshooting/performance test execution in support of remediation efforts as required.

    • Analyze data and application changes and document their impact on the performance testing task (test cases, scripting, scenario execution, etc.).

    • Ensures the test execution results fulfill the defined test objectives. Schedules/recommends test re-execution if necessary.

    • Tracks and communicates task progress, status, and key performance metrics. • Report defects found in testing diligently, promptly, and accurately, using standard defect tracking tools.


    • Understands and considers standard concepts, best practices and procedures related to application development.

    • Expertise in a limited number of programming languages/application systems while becoming increasingly familiar with additional programming languages and/or application systems.

    • Working knowledge of multiple application systems/business functions with expertise in selected systems/functions.

    • Working knowledge of business goals, software quality standards and best practices.

    • Communicates effectively with all levels of employees, both technical and non-technical.

    • Establishes cooperative relationships with departments

    • Facilitates small to medium project testing team meetings effectively, accurately and timely.

    • Searches for and identifies alternative and/or innovative solutions to technical problems.

    • Uses planning skills to manage and complete projects on time and on budget.

    • Exercises sound judgment when making decisions.

    • Quickly adapts to multiple demands and rapidly changing priorities.

    • Advanced written and verbal communication skills Education/Experience

    • Bachelor's degree

    • 7 years of experience with HP LoadRunner experience that include using protocols Citrix, RDP, Windows Socket.

    • 7 years of experience with HTTP, Sitescope and diagnostic tools Web Services or AJAX

    • 7 years of experience with performance test simulations or performance analysis

    • 7 years of experience with relational databases and SQL Query tools

    • Knowledge of QA processes and Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodology


    NOTE:  This position will require some overtime hours including occasional evenings and weekends.  Overtime pay is provided. 


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