Performance Engineer

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Date: 21-Jun-2022

Location: Bellville, Western Cape, South Africa

Company: Sanlam Group

Who are we?

The Sanlam Retail Affluent business (SRA) is dedicated to empower South Africans in the middle- and upper-income segments to be financially confident, secure and prosperous. With deep client understanding and a focus on excellence in technology, client and intermediary experiences, SRA delivers financial solutions including comprehensive financial planning, life- and disability insurance, credit solutions, savings and investments, retirement and fiduciary services that can be accessed through various platforms.

What will you do?

The Performance Test Engineer will manage multiple complex projects for performance testing initiatives. The PTE will assess the performance needs of an application and develop a performance test strategy to evaluate application/infrastructure performance, while working with scrum teams, architecture, and infrastructure teams. The PTE will be responsible for conducting in-depth analysis and troubleshooting to identify root cause of performance-related issues and performance improvement opportunities, providing technical leadership, assisting the development team in identifying coding improvements, and coaching/mentoring performance test engineers and scrum teams on performance testing best practices

As our Performance Test Engineer, you must be able to communicate risks, employ appropriate risk mitigation strategies and tactics, and effectively communicate and engage with stakeholders at all levels

What will make you successful in this role?

1.    Qualifications:

•    BSc degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field required

•    ISTQB Performance Testing Certification advantageous

2.    Experience:

•    Experience - 3 to 5 year’s experience in an Automation and Performance Testing environment
•    Ability to identify potential issues and ensure minimisation of recurring problems by managing defects and performing code reviews         Application
•    Layer (Java, Python, etc.) and Infrastructure (Windows, Linux, etc.)
•    Requirement Gathering, Scripting, Scenario designing and Execution, Performance Analysis
•    Baseline Testing, Load Testing, Stress Testing and Endurance Testing
•    Monitoring Client side and server-side resources using Perfmon, HP Site scope And JVM monitoring tools
•    Experience in testing and test tools advantageous
        Functional knowledge of DevOps Concepts, Agile Methodologies, and DevOps tools advantageous
•    Experience in optimizing system components such as CPU/Memory/Disk/OS/Application software for maximizing computer resources utilization
•    Minimum 5 years SQL knowledge
•    Java, Maven and Bamboo knowledge experience 

•    Hands on experience working with Microfocus LoadRunner, NeoLoad and Apache Jmeter tools 
•    Experience in Application, DB and Services performance testing

3.    Knowledge:

•    Understand Environment needs, Data needs
•    Working knowledge of Test Reporting and Metrics
•    Should have very good knowledge on NFR gathering and Test plan designing
•    Ensure a positive user experience for our customers by performing load and performance testing across multiple products to verify that c       our applications meet industry standards for reliability and response time
•    Analyse system usage from test results (identify memory leaks, connection issues, bottlenecks, etc.)
•    Knowledge in APM tools - Dynatrace, AppDynamics, newrelic and datadog beneficial 
•    Awareness of Existing Web and Mobile Technologies
•    Has a good understanding of general SDLC attributes and activities
•    Computer Literacy including Windows and Mac operating systems 


•    Ability to communicate with all levels of management from supervisory to senior management level
•    Accountable for commitments made and schedule deliverables
•    Ability to help foster a team-oriented environment
•    Results Driven
•    Accuracy
•    Analytical thinking
•    Quality of decisions
•    Customer service
•    Communication skills
•    Conceptual thinking 
•    Proactive and Initiative
•    Ability to work independently
•    Planning and organising

Build a successful career with us

We’re all about building strong, lasting relationships with our employees. We know that you have hopes for your future – your career, your personal development and of achieving great things. We pride ourselves in helping  our employees to realise their worth. Through its four business clusters – Sanlam Life and Savings, Sanlam Investment Group, Sanlam Emerging Markets, Santam, as well as MiWay and the Group Office – the group provides many opportunities for growth and development.

Core Competencies

Cultivates innovation - Contributing independently
Customer focus - Contributing independently
Drives results - Contributing independently
Collaborates - Contributing independently
Being resilient - Contributing independently

Turnaround time

Should you not hear from us 4 weeks after the closing date (14 January 2022, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

Appointments will be made in line with the company’s transformation plan.

The shortlisting process will only start once the application due date has been reached. The time taken to complete this process will depend on how far you progress and the availability of managers. 

Our commitment to transformation

The Sanlam Group is committed to achieving transformation and embraces diversity.  This commitment is what drives us to achieve a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace as we believe that these are key components to ensuring a thriving and sustainable business in South Africa.  The Group's Employment Equity plan and targets will be considered as part of the selection process.