Software Engineer (Performance Test Engineering)

Date: Jun 26, 2020

Division or Field Office:

Information Technology Division

Department of Position: Infrastructure Eng & Dlv Dept 

Work from:

Corporate Office, Erie PA


At Erie Insurance, you’re not just part of a Fortune 500 company; you’re also a valued member of a diverse and inclusive team that includes more than 5,000 employees and over 2,200 independent agencies.  Our Employees work in the Home Office complex located in Erie, PA, and in our Field Offices that span 12 states and the District of Columbia.  To attract and retain the best talent, we reward our team members with competitive salaries and a very generous benefits package.


Position Summary

Erie Insurance is continuing to hire and is utilizing virtual interviews to ensure the well-being of our candidates and employees. Please note there may be delays in our hiring process.

Translates and develops requirements into workable software solutions. Maintains and develops programs for use in business and IT automation. Incorporates various accepted methodologies to design software and applications at a moderate risk level to project or release. May perform duties in one or more of the following disciplines: Open Systems Mainframe Application Configuration


In addition to the general minimum qualifications below, the following are strongly preferred.


  • +2 years of Performance Test relevant experience
  • In-depth knowledge of Performance Center
  • In-depth knowledge of gathering and defining Performance Test project requirements, developing, implementing or reviewing engineering architecture and engineering design
  • In-depth knowledge of ITIL process areas as it pertains to Performance Test items and ServiceNow tool



In addition to the general duties listed below, the following are specific to this opening:


  • Create Test Plan which includes change Request details. Testing schedule, Testing Resources, Testing Strategy, Tools required and risks
  • Work with multi-tier application architecture and technology including web, mobile, and API. Work with Business analyst and other stakeholders to get the Non-Functional Requirements
  • Develop reusable automated test scripts for major end-to-end Ul scenarios by using technologies including but not limited to Web HTTP/HTML and TruClient and service technologies e.g. REST, SOAP, WSDL, WADL, Json, XML, etc. in performance testing framework
  • As required for load testing scenarios, modify scripts using tools like Load Runner to develop functions, C functions, Java Objects, other functions for error handling, correlation, parameterization and text/image checks for confirming the correct response for each page, field and/or object, etc.
  • Monitor application metrics like Real-user monitoring, Database and server monitoring using AppDynamics and Nimbus
  • Analyze real-time data and application logs using Splunk to identify the bottlenecks and application issues if any that occurs in the test
  • Work with and assist on Performance Testing framework. Identify performance issues, error handling processes, analyze application performance and implement the right tool/framework for higher reusability and maintainability
  • Work with stakeholders to perform feasibility study for different performance tools and development of proofs of concept
  • Work with Performance Test Senior Software Engineer to support automation framework and CI/CD concepts


Duties and Responsibilities
  • Accurately delivers code, configuration changes and enhancements.
  • Develops program logic for new, moderately complex applications or analyzes and modifies logic in existing applications.
  • Contributes to design documents.
  • Contributes to releases with high quality code and unit tests within predictable timeframes. Implements and verifies a complete unit test. Codes, tests, debugs, documents, implements and maintains software applications. Analyzes requirements, and maintains, tests and integrates application components.
  • Maintains stability of platforms, applications, services and systems.
  • Effectively communicates with customers, team members or other stakeholders to ensure successful outcomes.
  • Shares knowledge of systems and may mentor or train others.
  • Competencies
    Ability To Learn And Follow Procedures
    Ability to Manage Complexity
    Business Acumen
    Coding And Converting
    Decision Making
    Developing And Maintaining Relationships
    Influencing Skills
    Information Management Skills
    Interpersonal Communication
    Job-Specific Knowledge
    Planning And Organizing
    Presentation Skills
    Problem Analysis
    Proofing Text And Numbers
    Service Orientation
    Time Management
    Using Tables And Graphs

    Minimum Educational Requirements and Experience Equivalencies: • Bachelor's degree in IT, MIS, Business or related field, plus two years' related experience; or • Associate's degree in technical field, plus four years' related experience; or • High school diploma plus six years' related experience.

    Physical Requirements
    Lifting 0-20 lbs; Occasional (<20%)
    Lifting 20-50 lbs; Occasional (<20%)
    Lifting Over 50 lbs; Rarely
    Driving; Occasional (<20%)
    Pushing/Pulling; Rarely
    Manual Keying/Data Entry; Frequent (50-80%)
    Climbing; Rarely

    Nearest Major Market: Erie

    Job Segment: Developer, Mainframe, Java, Database, XML, Technology