Sr.Performance Engineer,Quality Engineering

Who is Mastercard?

We are the global technology company behind the world's fastest payments processing network. We are a vehicle for commerce, a connection to financial systems for the previously excluded, a technology innovation lab, and the home of Priceless ®. We ensure every employee has the opportunity to be a part of something bigger and to change lives. We believe as our company grows, so should you. We believe in connecting everyone to endless, priceless possibilities.

Job Title

Sr.Performance Engineer,Quality Engineering

•Quality Engineering team within MasterCard is about creating an ecosystem to build a world beyond waiting for all delivery teams to help achieve time-to-market, quality excellence, and higher customer satisfaction within all verticals including core, emerging payments, and value-added services.

•Unlike similar performance tester roles in other organizations, this position needs deep understanding of architecture stacks and performance patterns - in addition to performance tools and performance testing- to understand business requirements and help architect/fine-tune systems for better performance early in the development life cycle.

•This position will be part of Performance Engineering team within Quality Engineering and is responsible for ensuring that performance (end-to-end response times, throughput, transactions per second, capacity, etc.) of MasterCard applications meet or exceed customer expectations.

•Are you an experienced professional who is passionate about innovative technology - specifically performance testing, performance profiling, web/mobile and database performance real-time monitoring and tools - and its potential to help create a world beyond cash?

•Love being hands on and eager to demonstrate a clear path of services adoption to your partners with demos, presentations, and prototypes?

•Do you know how to create performance dashboard comparing and contrasting end-user performance needs to test results, and highlight performance/capacity blockers?

•Do you have a motivation to drive Performance Test automation and self-service culture as a part of software delivery practices?

•Can you scale your communication to articulate application performance metrics and issues starting from engineers to program managers to product managers?


•Coordinate and participate in requirements review and performance testing activities to ensure the quality and functionality of assigned MasterCard developed systems.

•Document performance test strategy and test plans covering environment, schedule, test data set up, testing techniques, and key SLA metrics keeping end-user requirements and customer experience in mind.

•Conduct manual and automated performance testing, manage performance defects, and troubleshoot performance issues covering platform hardware analysis, scalability, and application profiling.

•Partner with operations, product, and development teams to develop real-time performance dashboards and provide periodic updates on application performance to all the stakeholders.

•Define and implement best practices for end-to-end application performance management solutions including Proof of Concepts and Tools evaluation and selection - specifically in the area of emerging technologies (Web, Mobile).

•Document problems, monitor resolutions and retain documentation necessary to share knowledge with performance engineering and application teams.

•Adhere to and enforce consistent company and department testing standards and procedures.

All About You
•Ability to define performance test plans and roadmap, as well as partner with delivery teams to implement the strategy.

•Experience in Mainframe Cobol, CICS, MQ Series, DB2 and Mainframe job control languages/scripting.

•Experience in performing release and software patch performance testing of Financial Mainframe Product Suites

•Experience in performing Mainframe Code reviews to assure code is adhering to best performance practices and assist with performance related problem resolutions.

•Provide mainframe consultation/implementation instructions for tuning software for best performance

•Prior experience installing, configuring and using performance testing tools such as LoadRunner and JMeter, and performance monitoring tools such as Dynatrace and Splunk.

•Tune Mainframe, understand AORs, priorities, message queuing, TCP/IP services, MQ Series clustering/optimization, etc. and having an understanding of tuning Linux/Aix servers for the best performance.

•Expertise of agile and waterfall testing methodologies and tools such as JIRA, RALLY, Rational Team Concert, Quality Center, etc.

•Experience in building right performance environment data sets and use of data virtualization tools where required.

•Performance tuning experience with RDBMS (Oracle, SQL Server, DB2, etc) desirable.

•Self-motivated individual that finds and delivers solutions with ability to continuously learn new applications and technologies.

•Strong organizational and problem-solving skills with great attention to detail, critical thinking, solid communication and proven leadership skills - with the ability to lead multiple test paths simultaneously. 

Equal Opportunity Employer

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