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Lincoln National Corporation

Lead Senior QA Performance Engineer

Lincoln National Corporation - Rolling Meadows, IL

Alternate Locations: Greensboro, NC (North Carolina); Philadelphia, PA (Pennsylvania); Radnor, PA (Pennsylvania); Rolling Meadows, IL (Illinois)Relocation assistance will be considered\/provided for this opportunity within our company guidelines.Requisition #40325About The CompanyLincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help empower Americans to take charge of their financial lives with confidence and optimism. Today, more than 17 million customers trust our retirement, insurance and wealth protection expertise to help address their lifestyle, savings and income goals, as well as to guard against long-term care expenses. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $222 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2015.The RoleThe Sr. QA Performance Engineer works with the Enterprise IT QA organization and QA Center of Excellence in the development of performance testing processes and methodology, and auditing of technical solutions. Responsible for the planning and coordination of technical systems analysis, implementing innovative performance testing technical solutions; creating performance test estimates (time and resources); and is accountable to the IT QA Management for technical solutions for all strategic initiatives. The Sr. QA Performance Engineer creates efficiencies in technical solutions and helps develop long-term viable solutions for IT Quality Assurance. This position stays current with all industry standards for performance testing tools, techniques, and solutions and implements continuous process improvements.ResponsibilitiesAnalysis and Solution DefinitionWorks directly with IT QA Management, IT and Business Partners in the development of performance testing solutions in the areas of:Test Planning and RequirementsDevelop performance test estimates, strategy for scripting, test scheduling and executionWork with the systems users to collect and identify the performance requirements, analyze the technical feasibility and recommend the appropriate performance standards in the form of performance test requirementDrive the effort to complete performance requirement specifications including production usage statistics, usage profiles, and transaction matricesCreate\/update performance test plans based on requirementsTest Script development, execution, debugging and managementAnalyze performance of the applications, develop and execute performance test scripts for new development projects and system enhancements across multiple lines of business and applicationsExecute and simulate of the target number of concurrent users for load scenarios to determine response times and bottlenecks and to validate the same against the desired performance criteriaSet up and configure system health monitoring (HP SiteScope) and engage with other teams to setup \/configure external and deep dive monitoringAnalyze test results, configure analysis graphs and create performance test results reportDistribute test results to the project stakeholdersReview system health metrics generated by HP Site Scope and\/or other external toolsCoordinate and review the deliverables and results with IT\/BusinessProduce and distribute performance project status reportsDefect tracking and reportingIdentify performance issues and drive the issue resolution with support teamsUtilize defect tracking systems where applicableDevelop reporting metricsContribute to establishing reusable\/repeatable processes for performance testing as per the industrys best practices for the IT QA organizationLeads in the development of innovative approaches using the enterprise testing tools and current industry standardsAnalyzes the impact of new requirements on existing performance testing solutions and architecture, and makes recommendationsIdentifies areas of technical and process improvement within QA Technical Services and develops resourceful solutionsProject ExecutionActs as a liaison between business partners and the performance testing team, regarding Potential project risks, Project status, Milestones, and Issue resolution and escalationAccountable to IT Director and IT Senior Management for the performance testing solutions; ensuring that the solution is the most effective and efficient approach and tool for the business partnerMentors team members in the consultative analysis of testing requirements, including strategy, approach, and the documentation of the deliverableExecutes special assignments as directed by IT Senior ManagementResponsible for the IT QA delivery and deployment of automated testing solutions, ensuring that they are on time, within budget and to the required IT QA standardsEnsures performance testing projects are tracked and monitored against time, effort and costSets realistic timetables to keep projects on target and within budgetQuality & Technical UnderstandingResponsible for the performance testing environments and tool sets, insuring proper methodology, controls and procedures are developed, maintained, administered, and adhered toResponsible for the thorough research and development of performance testing solutionsDevelop and distribute accurate documentation and procedures regarding the management of test scripts, templates and test suites that support the performance testing solutionsAccountable for the development of Quality Assurance performance team standards, practices and proceduresSupport the importance of performance testing in QA and process improvement in providing a competitive edgeSubject matter expert in HP Performance Center \/ LoadRunner 11.0 or above with Web\/Multimedia, Web Services and RIA ProtocolsHas good working knowledge of HP UFT and HP Quality CenterProven expertise with the use of the Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, VISIO, PowerPoint, Project and Planview) for communications that will be presented to IT Senior ManagementSubject Matter Expert in the use of the IT Performance Testing services, applications, and the Quality Assurance testing toolsCommunicationProven outstanding communication and networking skills to interface and coordinate with business partner and IT teamsResponsible for IT Senior Management status reports and metrics on performance testing projectsProvides Subject Matter Expertise to IT QA Management and technical peers to discuss and resolve business, functional and technical issueFacilitates smooth and successful implementation of performance testing projectsCreates documentation that contains solid findings and recommendationsResponsible for the distribution of performance testing related communiqus to business partners and IT Senior Management. Includes enhanced automation standards, metrics, project statusAbility to select, organize, and present appropriate information in a concise and coherent manner and relate such information to othersEducationalBachelors Degree requiredExperience 5-7 years of experience in Information Technology that directly aligns with the specific responsibilities for this positionEffective and efficient performance testing experience in HP Performance Center \/ LoadRunner 11 or above with Web Multimedia, Web Services and RIA ProtocolsPerformance testing experience focused on Web and Desktop performance testingDemonstrated aptitude, reviewing and problem solving skills, and a fervor to learn new tools and technologiesExperience with various technical estimation techniquesExcellent organizational skills and ability to multi-taskAbility to communicate effectively with business partners and systems team membersEnthusiasm for challenge and change in a team environmentStrong understanding of the SDLC, phases and deliverables involved, and demonstrated ability to deliver on-timeMust be familiar with various peer review techniques, and SOX complianceVarious operating systems and databases, deep dive analytics tools (e.g. Wily), browser profiling tools (e.g.: Firebug), Network analyzer tools (e.g.:Fiddler), production app. monitoring (BMC)#LI-POSTThis position may be subject to Lincolns Political Contribution Policy. An offer of employment may be contingent upon disclosing to Lincoln the details of certain political contributions. Lincoln may decline to extend an offer or terminate employment for this role if it determines political contributions made could have an adverse impact on Lincolns current or future business interests, misrepresentations were made, or for failure to fully disclose applicable political contributions and or fundraising activities.

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Lead Senior QA Performance Engineer Lincoln National Corporation - Rolling Meadows, IL, United States

   

Location: Rolling Meadows, IL

Company Profile:
Founded in 1905 with the endorsement of Abraham Lincoln’s son, Robert Todd Lincoln, Lincoln Financial Group is the first and only company to carry Abraham Lincoln’s name, image and ideals at the heart of our brand. For more than a century, we’ve advanced President Lincoln’s inclusive vision and values by building an honest, dependable financial services company. We're dedicated to helping Americans secure better, more optimistic futures for themselves and their loved ones.