Quality Test Architect ( Performance Test)

We are looking for a seasoned Performance Test Architect that is passionate about testing large-scale, mission-critical software in a fast-paced agile environment. Okta engineering strongly believes in automated testing, UX design and an iterative process to build high-quality next generation software. We work hard to ensure that customers never worry about the Okta service and strive to build the most reliable and performant systems on the planet. We work on mission critical service infrastructure core components and develop automation around service availability, scalability and high through-put.

This role offers you the opportunity to apply your domain knowledge to new product requests and collaborate with other architects inside and outside the company. The ideal candidate will be partnered with talented full stack engineers that share our passion and great pride in the simple elegance and usability of our solution. They will be a key member of the system performance/core teams & work on a proof of concept if needed and relish the opportunity to share their knowledge with more junior engineers. If you exemplify the ethics of, "If you have to do something more than once, automate it," we want to hear from you! 

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Strategize & lead testing of Okta's production infrastructure with a focus on automation & scale for multiple public clouds
  • Promote and apply best practices for performance testing of scalable and reliable services across engineering
  • Be a subject matter expert and partner with our engineering team on areas of performance and scale
  • Drive initiatives to evolve our current performance framework/tools/processes and keep it in line with best practices and scalability needs.
  • Participate in root cause analysis for performance related incidences and determining how we can prevent them in the future, Identify performance bottlenecks and create repeatable processes
  • Be a performance test advocate and advisor for the performance tools and frameworks that serve as a model for others with regard to quality, scalability, operability, maintainability, etc
  • Participate in defining the technical vision and architecture with performance in mind
  • Communicate and collaborate across levels, functions, and organizational boundaries
  • Mentor and coach junior engineers to leverage their full potential

Requirements:

  • Track record of leading successful large scale Infrastructure projects
  • 10+ years of leading performance test engineering, preferably in an enterprise SaaS company
  • 7+ years of Performance Testing/Monitoring of Web Applications
  • Candidates MUST be able to code with a programming language using standard software development practices like unit testing and iterative development
  • Possess good knowledge in network and edge technologies
  • Demonstrate excellent Linux fundamentals and solid understanding of diagnosing system utilization
  • Experience working with Agile methodologies 
  • Possess excellent documentation and communication skills, with the ability to influence others
  • Familiarity with CI/CD pipeline for performance testing
  • Experience with Performance test framework development and automation
  • Experience working with large scale distributed systems & large data volumes 
  • Experience with some of the following technologies and services:
    • Cloud based Infrastructure as a Service (especially AWS)
    • Container based service schedulers (e.g., Docker, ECS, Kubernetes, etc.)
    • MySQL, Java, Python
    • Perf tools like jmeter, gatling, etc
    • Configuration management systems (Chef/Puppet)
    • Log management tools (Splunk/Sumologic/Kibana)
    • Monitoring systems (Nagios, Zabbix, Wavefront, AppDynamics, NewRelic)

Education and Training:

  • Bachelors Degree in computer science is preferred
  • Specialized training or equivalent working experience in: Software Development Lifecycle, Web Applications desired

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