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Senior Performance Test Engineer



Quality Assurance
Dublin, Ireland
Posted on Saturday, February 24, 2024

Job Description:

The Senior Performance Test Engineer is responsible for building and implementing Performance strategy of the Products SaaS platform used by some of the world's largest companies to run their Social Recognition Program

What we can offer you:

  • You will design, develop and execute performance/capacity tests

  • Analyse performance results to identify bottlenecks and optimizations - e.g. new code bottlenecks, network, database queries, underlying hardware resourcing etc.

  • You will generate workload models to replicate production loads and to support production capacity planning.

  • Create and publish performance/capacity test results reports.

  • Develop tooling and support for the Development teams to enable self-service for performance test activities.

  • Work with Development teams to design and execute new Feature performance tests.

The skills you will bring:

  • Strong Experience with HTTP load generation /measurement software (e.g. JMeter, Gatling, K6 etc…).

  • Strong experience in systems performance analysis and optimization in a containerized cloud environment.

  • Experience with performance monitoring tools (e.g. New Relic, JMC, JMXremote, Fiddler).

  • Experience with continuous Performance integration tools (e.g. Jenkins, etc…).

  • Excellent ability to partner with Architects, Developers, DevOps Engineers, and Database Administrators to collaboratively test and tune systems.

  • Strong Experience with Cloud managed infrastructure and services.

  • You have a BS in Computer Science / Software Engineering or related field

  • 5+ years' experience of performance and load testing


  • Relationship building – ability to establish trust at all levels of the business and with external customers. Ability to negotiate with and influence stakeholders.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to work in agile development environment.

  • Strong customer focus and obsession with quality..


  • 25 days annual leave, increasing with years of service

  • Company plan VHI Health Care & Dental cover for employee and dependencies

  • A Pension commencing after probation period

  • Participation in Workhuman’s employee recognition programs

  • Discounted gift certificates

  • Discounted TaxSaver Travel cards/free car parking (subject to availability)

  • Income Protection

  • Life Assurance

  • Access to our Tuition Reimbursement Scheme

  • Access to Workhuman University

  • Additional ‘perks’ - Free grab and go breakfast and lunch options, fruit, tea/coffee, fantastic catered events and wellness activities throughout the year throughout the year etc



The Company:

At Workhuman® our mission is to bring more humanity to the workplace. We recognise and embrace individuals’ differences and believe that workforce diversity and inclusion are essential to our long-term growth and success. Even if you don’t think you “check every single box” above, please still consider applying. We’re looking for a human who is collaborative, innovative with a growth mindset

We love what we do because we’re shaping the future of work through our people and our technology. Our human cloud-based applications are helping some of the world’s leading global brands connect culture to shared purpose. The Workhuman Cloud empowers employees to thank, talk and celebrate each other, creating an environment that sparks gratitude and human connection while increasing employee engagement and productivity.

Did you know we have an award-winning culture across EMEA and North America:

  • We were named as #5 Best Workplace in the Great Place to Work Awards in Ireland in 2022 in the large-sized workplace category. We were also recognised as the Best Workplace for Women and the Best Workplace in Technology in 2020, 2021, and 2022.

  • In 2021 we were named as #2 Best Workplace in Europe in the medium-sized workplace category.

  • We were also recognised as #2 Best Large Places to Work in Boston by Built In for 2023 as well as the Best Place to Work in Boston, U.S. Best Large Places to Work, and U.S. Best Places to Work.

  • There are currently over 7.5 million users on the Workhuman® cloud across 180 countries.

  • Our core values are Respect, Determination, Innovation, and Imagination.

Workhuman is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees. We proudly provide a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions at Workhuman are based solely on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Workhuman believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.