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Digital Prospectors Performance Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts

Performance Engineer

Boston, MA

Job Type: Contract

Recruiter: Kelsey Walsh (

Phone: 6036374088

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Job Title: Performance Engineer

Location : Boston, MA

Duration: Through May of 2022

POST-OFFER BACKGROUND CHECK IS REQUIRED. Digital Prospectors is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


The Performance Test Lead is responsible for providing end to end performance testing leadership and solutions while working within a cross-functional team environment of onshore and offshore team members. The Lead is responsible for designing and developing the performance test strategy and ensuring quality development of performance test scripts and tests. The Lead will be involved with troubleshooting performance issues, root cause analysis, and primarily driving issues to appropriate resolutions.


  • Provide end to end performance test solutions for various projects within a program.

  • Draft performance test artifacts, including test plans and test summaries.

  • Assess and ensure team members design, create and maintain performance test scripts.

  • Possess the ability to assess the quality of performance test scripts and tests.

  • Develop workload models based on good-enough realism.

  • Work with team members to define/enhance processes and strategies associated with performance testing.

  • Applies appropriate performance testing technologies to meet the short and long term goals of the testing organization with a focus on improving overall testing efficiency

  • Troubleshoot performance issues in collaboration with architecture and development teams. Perform root cause analysis of performance issues and suggest corrective actions.

  • Improve the reliability and repeatability of performance testing.

  • Works with project teams, Architecture teams, Agile teams and QA test leads to establish performance testing scope and effort.

  • Actively participates in and supports the software development life cycle and project management process.

  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy, thoroughness, and attention to detail at all times; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.

  • Initiative - Seeks increased responsibilities and takes ownership of tasks at hand; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities.

  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts the success of team above own interests; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

  • Provide technical assistance to improve system performance, capacity, reliability and scalability.

  • Oversee system performance lifecycle and identify key metrics for performance improvements.

  • Evaluate system performances and recommend improvements.

  • Generate periodic performance reports for management review.

  • Planning and Organizing - Coordinates time and prioritizes tasks to ensure work is completed effectively.

  • Decision Making - Compares data from different sources to draw conclusions and develop appropriate testing strategies.

  • Communication - Clearly conveys information and ideas both verbally and written.

  • Ability to multi-task.


  • Experience with Performance Monitoring Tools (i.e. DynaTrace, k6, etc.)

  • Experience working in an Agile environment preferred

Qualifications & Experience:

  • 6 or more years of IT Performance Testing experience.

  • Experience working with offshore teams

Make this your next career move as one of our many long-term contractors or employees!

Work as our full-time employee with medical insurance - OR - work as a W2 hourly contractor at a higher pay rate if you don't need that benefit.


Founded in 1999, Digital Prospectors is an award-winning recruiting and consulting firm that specializes in placing contract, contract-to-hire and direct hire engineers into rewarding opportunities with our impressive and ever-growing client base. We believe that all people should love their jobs.

Come see why Digital Prospectors has been voted “ Best Staffing Firm to Temp For ” by Staffing Industry Analysts, " Best of Staffing " for candidate satisfaction by Inavero /, " Top Temporary Placement Firm " by Boston Business Journal, " Best Company To Work For " by Business NH magazine, " Excellence in IT and Engineering Staffing ” by TechServe Alliance, " Top IT Services Company " by Inc. Magazine, " Most Reliable Staffing Agency " in Forbes Magazine and " Top Ranked Staffing Firm " by Staffing Industry Analysts.

Phone: 603-772-2700