Performance Testing Engineer, Peacock, Direct-to-Consumer

Posted: 11/15/2019

Location: Stamford, Connecticut
Function: Marketing & Communications
Specialty: Digital Marketing, Web Production
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive


Role Purpose
The End-to-End Performance Testing Engineer will be part of the Reliability & Performance team and will be responsible for performance testing all services and systems used to deliver NBC’s Direct-to-Consumer platform.

Responsibilities
  • Build and maintain a performance testing environment that allows the end-to-end application stack to be tested to scale regularly
  • Integrate performance testing into the CI/CD pipeline and work with development teams to ensure all changes are tested prior to production deployment
  • Work with business to understand projections for system utilization and assist development teams in translating the projections into system test targets
  • Execute performance tests, monitor performance against defined KPIs, and provide regular reports on test performance


  • Basic Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or a relevant field
    • Minimum three (3) years of experience in a performance testing role for a cloud application
    • Expertise in building and executing tests in at least one framework such as BlazeMeter/JMeter, Gatling, and Akamai Soasta
    • Understanding of multiple cloud computing platforms and the impact of CDN on performance testing
    • Programming experience in a scripting language (Python, Bash, etc…)
    • Familiarity with CI/CD and containerization technologies such as Kubernetes and Docker


    Eligibility Requirements
  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered (note job #: )
  • Must be willing to work in Stamford, CT
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Availability to travel as required
  • It is the policy of NBCUniversal and NBCUniversal’ s affiliated businesses to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


    • Experience with a digital media direct-to-consumer business highly preferred
    • Security certification a plus
    • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, comfortable communicating with technical and non-technical colleagues and executives
    • Ability to understand large complex software systems and their interdependencies


    NBCUniversal, the global media company that brought you some of the world’s most iconic television and film franchises, including: The Tonight Show, Saturday Night Live, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, The Real Housewives, Mr. Robot, The Voice, This Is Us, The Fast & The Furious, Jurassic Park, Minions, and more - is launching an all-new direct-to-consumer streaming service. It will seamlessly bring together the breadth and depth of NBCU’s broadcast and cable television series, movie titles, premier sporting events, and renowned news reporting... all in one destination… all in one app.

    We are building a world-class team of smart, hungry and fearless professionals who are energized by the possibility of working at the epicenter of content, technology and culture. Join us if you would like to be a part of this exciting initiative.



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