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Sr Software Test Engineer
Austin, TX

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Job Description

Cox Automotive is adding a Performance Test Engineer to our team in Austin, TX.

Our Teams:

At Cox Automotive, we offer the chance to do your best work and to help lead the digital revolution of the auto industry. Our Software Delivery teams are energetic influencers who have built a world-class software platform, for auto dealers, from the ground up. Collaboration is woven into the fabric of everything we do; from 24-hour Hackathons to sprint reviews and scrum teams, you'll be immersed in an environment that nurtures individualism, creative problem-solving, and intellect.

Technology We Use:

C#, .NET, SQL Server, DB2, LoadRunner, jMeter, Sitescope, Performance Navigator, Job Watcher, Selenium Webdriver, Git, Rally

Your Job:

As a Performance Test Engineer your responsibilities include conducting thorough product performance and load testing and maintain agreed upon quality standards in order to provide the highest quality software products to both external and internal customers. Your passion for software quality allows you to create and modify automated Performance test scripts based on functional requirements or existing functionality of the system.

As a Performance Test Engineer, you work to understand the business requirements and objectives relative to the desired functionality of products and applications. Evaluate and test new or modified software to determine that software meets user performance requirements and established quality standards.


* Work as a member of a SCRUM team delivering high quality deliverables in two week sprints
* Define and document test scenarios based off of user stories
* Write and execute performance and load scripts using load generating tools
* Document software performance trends under load and identify performance bottlenecks
* Effectively interact with interfacing organizations and work together as a team to deliver projects on time and on budget
* Contribute towards team estimation and scheduling process
* Work efficiently and with a high level of energy
* 5 years of web application Load & Performance testing experience including:
* Programming skills in C# or comparable language
* LoadRunner or a comparable tool
* End to end SDLC experience as a Quality professional
* Hardware optimization experience for Load profile(s) with Windows and Linux servers
* Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent professional experience

Characteristics for success

* Professionally efficient
* Self-motivated
* Superbly organized
* Pace setter for fast-paced environments
* Ravenous learner
* Committed to deadlines
* Adaptive personality
* Socially fluid in and out of technical settings
* Clear and concise verbal and written communicator

What we look for

* Track record of being a difference maker
* Experience load/performance testing mobile applications
* Ability to comprehend complexity products and environments and:
* Capture product nuances
* Understand business and technological implications
* Drive quality improvements

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