Performance Test Specialist
Southampton, United Kingdom
2d ago
  • This role is based remotely, with the long-term requirement to work flexibly from one of our Head Offices when required (we have offices based in Southampton, Yeovil and Paddington).
  • We’re Kingfisher. You might know us as B&Q, Screwfix, Castorama, Brico Depot or Koçtaş. We’re made up of 79,000 passionate people, with 1,302 stores which operate in 10 countries.

    That’s right, we’re big, but we have ambitions to become even bigger and even better. We want to become the leading home improvement company and grow the largest community of home improvers in the world.

    That’s where you come in!

    We advocate the benefits of a flexible and hybrid working environment, recognising that this means different things, to different people, in different roles.

    Want to apply as a job share, or propose a way of working that isn’t the traditional 9am 5pm, Monday through to Friday? We’re all ears.

    We’re an encouraging and hardworking bunch in KITS, always looking for the best way of doing things by pursuing innovation in the field and continually raising standards.

    When you become part of our team, you’ll see the impact you have in every decision you make. As a Performance Test Specialist you will be responsible of creating, mainiting and governing the process and delivery of Performance Testing for the Kingfisher Group.

    Application Performance testing is playing a more and more important role in the development, maintenance and implementation of IT systems at Kingfisher.

    A Performance Test Engineer is required to join and play a major part in this change taking a leading role in driving the design and implementation of standards while ensuring the relevance and quality of the testing performed, both internally and by partners, into what is becoming a more and more complex landscape incorporating in-house and partner led developments alongside SaaS based applications.

  • Analyse the application / hardware under test, the performance testing requirements and the project acceptance criteria
  • Design test scenario(s) and produce project test plans
  • Direct partner resources in executing approved test plans
  • Build and test performance scenario(s)
  • Execute the tests, collate results from the performance test tool and produce analysis reports
  • Contribute to performance bottleneck identification and resolution
  • Responsible for adhering to all internal policy and procedures in relation to security and quality best practice
  • Have a strong understanding of performance test principles
  • Have a deep understanding of the performance test project lifecycle and deliverables
  • Considerable proven track record in performance testing
  • Knowledge of multiple performance testing tools (such as LoadRunner, JMeter, Gattling etc.) along with extensive experience using the LoadRunner family of tools
  • Understanding of data requirements and methods of generating that data
  • Experience of multiple platforms and environments in more than one industry sector
  • Understanding of the challenges of performance testing internal, SaaS and hybrid application landscapes
  • Experience of working directly with internal clients / teams
  • Experience of interfacing with, and directing, partner teams and resources
  • Flexibility to travel to other Kingfisher UK offices
  • In return, you’ll get
  • Modern, spacious office
  • Supportive and welcoming Tech team
  • Plenty of career growth options
  • Rather lovely canteen and coffee shop
  • Free parking onsite
  • Generous bonus scheme, healthcare and pension contribution options
  • Instore / online discount (B&Q, Screwfix and other Kingfisher brands)
  • We're looking for someone who is a teammate with effective interpersonal skills (verbal & written). Someone who is organised with the ability to influence testing teams in a positive way and understands the strengths of the team.

    This is an exciting opportunity to join our global business. In return, we provide an inspirational working environment, a competitive benefits package and opportunities to stretch and grow your career!

    We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status.

    We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.


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