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Performance Engineering Lead

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Performance Engineering Lead

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Location: Stockholm
Reporting to: Head of QA
Department: Tech
Hours of work: Full time

About the role


To continuously keep our customers happy, we believe in releasing small and often to minimize the risk. And with the high velocity environment we work in, it is important to have QA -and Performance engineering as an integrated part of our Continuous Delivery.

Performance Engineering at Kindred is an exciting and highly prioritized area where building for Change and Automation is key. Therefore, we work with the latest technologies and methods to make sure we find issues before our customers do.

Our Performance Engineers are an integral part of the QA Team and work closely with all various teams and departments within the company (particularly development and architects). This makes it possible for us to ensure the quality of our releases and to build a high availability infrastructure.

In the Development work the aim is to include performance testing and tuning of web sites and mobile apps as much as possible in the daily work (continuous performance engineering). Our teams enjoy solving problems by white-boarding, pair-programming and rubber-ducking. We believe in continuously improving the way we work and making it easy for everyone to make their voices heard.

As a Performance Engineering Lead you will lead and enhance this area and team within the Tech organization. You will be the manager of a highly skilled and passionate professionals within this area. 


What will you be doing?


  • Define and execute on strategies for performance engineering within the overall company strategy
  • Manage the performance engineering team efforts (including 3rd line expert support)
  • Use and evaluate frameworks and tools like Performance Center, Gatling, Jenkins, Dynatrace and Splunk.
  • Analysis and troubleshooting in order to continuously improve the quality and performance of every release. This is achieved by using an automated framework based on Gatling and Jenkins
  • Suggest new tools and techniques to improve testing efficiency
  • Proactive in bringing forward potential application performance risks with and suggest mitigation.
  • Effectively manage, plan, prioritize competing deadlines and requirements
  • Decision making with ability to show initiative and creativity in dealing with day to day risks and issues related to performance engineering


What have you done?


  • Strong coaching and team lead experience, including performance management and conflict resolution 
  • Strong responsive and attentive ability
  • Strong analytic and communicative ability
  • Actively seek and respond to suggestions and ideas
  • Strong experience in Performance engineering in both execution and management
  • Hands on experience with monitoring tools (Dynatrace, Splunk...)
  • Hands on working experience with HP Performance Centre, LoadRunner and Gatling
  • Strong experience handling Non-Functional Requirements
  • Strong experience in interacting with technical, infrastructure and business resources across different enterprise application teams to understand scope and estimate the work effort effectively
  • Strong experience in analyzing performance testing results and troubleshooting issues
  • Strong experience in working with agile methodologies.
  • Experience from working in an online environment with scaling, high performance web applications
  • Experienced in testing mobile solutions
  • Always stays calm and composed under stress
  • Never shies away from any tasks that help the team meet its goals
  • Always proactively share and knowledge, ideas and information sources.
  • Never is publicly critical of the team or the work of others. Always has a positive attitude
  • Inspire and support other teams to get a more non-functional/performance related perspective 


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