Requisition #: ALB00066081
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Salary: $36.94 - $49.88 per hour
The IT Analyst II - Senior Performance Tester supports the software testing and QA of the provincial Electronic Health Record (EHR) - Alberta Netcare Portal at Alberta Health Services (AHS). The position is part of a team that is responsible for operating, maintaining and enhancing the EHR. The position influences the EHR performance testing strategy and is responsible for all aspects of performance testing (PT). As the Senior Performance Tester you are a driven and self-motivated professional with a passion for performance testing. You strive to continuously learn and improve your skillset. You want to understand the application - architecturally and from a business perspective - and are a creative problem solver, applying your abilities to activities from script development to performance tuning.
In this role you will take ownership of the process as you build, maintain and enhance the PT framework. Assigned projects will require you to be knowledgeable of every aspect of the PT lifecycle, including the project context, identifying PT objectives and risks, assessing PT requirements, evaluating the test environments, planning, designing and implementing tests, executing and monitoring, analyzing and reporting on test results, performance tuning, archiving test scripts, data and results, as well as being skilled at data modeling (usage scenarios, load levels, data types, relative distributions) and measuring performance (response times, server resources). As the Senior Performance Tester you are skilled at presenting test plans and results and are able to tailor your message to suit audiences with varied technical knowledge as you will be expected to present PT concepts, techniques, and tools to colleagues and to other stakeholders within the organization.
As an IT Analyst II, you will provide technical support related to information technology applications either directly to users of the systems or to service delivery functions. You will ensure reliable operations of information systems, resolves complex technical problems, finds solutions to customer needs, and leads projects and program initiatives. You will be responsible for more advanced application, telecom or technology support duties. You will investigate diagnoses and resolve complex problems that have typically been escalated several levels before assignment to this position, and will translate business requirements into technical requirements for a solution and recommend a potential approach to the vendor. You will analyse the solution provided to ensure that it fits both technical requirements and business needs. You will also spend time on project or initiative leadership and delivery.
Completion of bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Information Technology or equivalent. Software engineering, Computer Science or related technical qualification. 2+ years' experience software programming /coding 5+ years' experience in web-based application performance testing. 2+ years' experience with Apache JMeter. Advanced-level load, stress, endurance and capacity testing. Knowledgeable and highly experienced with every aspect of the Product Testing lifecycle. Intermediate SQL skills. Basic to intermediate knowledge of hardware, database, application servers, web servers, load balancing, networks and virtualization. 3+ years experience with HP LoadRunner is preferred.