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Lead Performance Test Engineer

Location: Columbus, OH, United States
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Req ID: R00935000

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Lead Performance Test Engineer 

Full Time Perm 

Salary: $107,000 - $160,500, plus annual bonus

Shift: Hybrid - 2 days on-site 3 days remote 

Location: Columbus, OH or Merrillville, IN 

 

NiSource has embarked on a company-wide transformation program which is a multiyear effort with a vision to transform NiSource into a premier regulated utility built for long-term success. With safety being the primary driver, NiSource will examine the way it does business, further embrace, and enhance its safety journey, and enable NiSource to become a premier organization that excels for its employees, customers, and shareholders.

To support this vision, NiSource plans to focus on merging synergies to drive efficiencies in testing by standing up a Quality Engineering (hereafter referred as “QE”) C4E Team. The initial focus of the QE C4E will be on building enterprise-wide capabilities in testing and quality practices that can be enabled across different transformation programs and projects.

The Lead Performance Test Engineer, reporting to Manager Delivery Methods & Practices within the Agile Delivery Enablement (ADE) department, will participate as a Performance Test Management technical subject matter expert within the quality engineering center for enablement (QE C4E). In this role, you will mentor and guide others in the performance testing activities as well as provide support for application teams to grow in this skillset.  You will be heavily involved in implementing the Performance Testing Framework and continuously driving improvements in test automation strategies as well as assessing and reporting on the software development processes as it relates to performance testing adopted by project and product teams through audits, reviews, and inspections. This role requires expertise in LoadRunner capabilities to define, monitor and fine tune performance testing strategies, end user adoption needed with performance and automation testing capabilities.  

 

This will require strong coordination and communication with IT delivery teams following the NiSource delivery frameworks (agile, waterfall, and iterative), business partners and IT delivery partners and service providers. The Lead IT Systems Analyst will have duties related to creation of operational documentation and playbooks and have coaching and training duties for both QE C4E peer staff, application support personnel and the NiSource user community. The Lead IT Systems Analyst, although a Performance Testing specialist, should also have a demonstrated ability to learn and stay current with adjacent software engineering tools and capabilities – examples include but are not limited to:  CI/CD pipelines, test automation, cybersecurity, and cloud computing. 

 

Your responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Drive, plan and continuously improve upon performance testing framework, test automation initiatives, roadmap, and blueprint across the QEC4E engagement(s)​ 

  • Work with business SME, the data team, and QA to define the scope of the Performance Testing for related project/programs.  

  • Work with development and infrastructure teams for issue resolution  

  • Develop and standardize Performance Test Metrics and Reports 

  • Assess application capacity, planning, and modeling and perform application diagnosis. 

  • Maintain performance test script portfolio for projects. 

  • Serves as tools operations liaison and lead point of contact for QEC4E Application Support Teams and related Incidents/Configuration Support. 

 

You must possess the below minimum qualifications to be initially considered for this position. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the minimum requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in Problem detection and resolution 

  • 5+ years of experience in Test Management and Defect Management Tools and practices 

  • 3+ years of experience in Performance Test tools (LoadRunner) 

  • 3+ years of experience in Performance testing and validation expertise 

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Expertise on DBs Oracle, SQL Server, DB2 

  • Proven competency in Project Management 

  • Experience in Power BI  

Disclaimer

The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of the position

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Inclusion & Diversity 
Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others perspectives/convictions, engaging others opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.

Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.

Treat others with respect and consideration. Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

Equal Employment Opportunity 
NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.

By applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities. 

Safety Statement
Promote a safe work environment by actively participating in all aspects of our employee safety program.  Report any unsafe conditions and take actions to prevent personal injuries.  Support our interdependent safety culture by ensuring the safety of your co-workers.  Stay focused on the task at hand and promote productivity through good work habits.

Salary Range:

$107,000.00 - $160,500.00

Posting Start Date:

2024-02-23

Posting End Date (if applicable):


Please note that the job posting will close on the day before the posting end date.

Summary

The Lead IT Testing Analyst will report to the Manager of Quality Engineering Center for Enablement (QE C4E). These roles will require expertise in testing tools and capabilities in order to define and configure enterprise standards for workflows, advanced roadmaps, issue type hierarchy, dashboards, and test data management. This will require strong coordination and communication with IT delivery teams following the NiSource delivery frameworks (agile, waterfall, and iterative), business partners and IT delivery partners and service providers. The Lead IT Systems Analysts will have duties related to creation of operational documentation and playbooks and have coaching and training duties for both QE C4E junior staff and the NiSource testing tools user communities. The Lead IT Systems Analyst, although an Tricentis Product specialist, should also have a demonstrated ability to learn and stay current with adjacent software engineering tools and capabilities – examples include but are not limited to: CI/CD pipelines, test automation, test data management, cybersecurity, and cloud computing.
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