Lead Performance Test Engineer




Tampa, FL


Position summary

Are you ready to make an impact at DTCC?

Do you want to work on innovative projects, collaborate with a dynamic and supportive team, and receive investment in your professional development? At DTCC, we are at the forefront of innovation in the financial markets. We're committed to helping our employees grow and succeed. We believe that you have the skills and drive to make a real impact. We foster a thriving internal community and are committed to creating a workplace that looks like the world that we serve.

Pay and Benefits:

  • Competitive compensation, including base pay and annual incentive

  • Comprehensive health and life insurance and well-being benefits, based on location

  • Pension / Retirement benefits

  • Paid Time Off and Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.

  • DTCC offers a flexible/hybrid model of 3 days onsite and 2 days remote (onsite Tuesdays, Wednesdays and a third day unique to each team or employee).

The impact you will have in this role:

Being a member of IT Architecture and Enterprise services team, you will be responsible for ensuring that all applications and systems meet defined quality standards. You will develop, conduct, and evaluate testing processes, working closely with developers to remediate identified system defects. You will have in-depth knowledge of automated testing tools, and quality control and assurance approaches including the creation of reusable foundational test automation framework for the entire organization. You are also responsible for the validation of non-functional requirements for performance testing.

Your Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop proven grasp of the DTCC Software Delivery process, Performance Test Engineering framework, CoE (Center of Excellence) Engagement process as well as understanding of tech-stack (tools and technologies) to perform day-to-day job

  • Prepare, maintain, and implement performance test scenarios based on non-functional requirements and follow standard DTCC testing guidelines

  • Automate performance test scenarios by using current automated functional and performance test scripts in compliance with the non-functional framework

  • Maintain traceability across Non-Functional Requirements, Performance Test Scenarios and Defects

  • Review of performance test scenarios from both a technical and business perspective with collaborators, such as development teams and business

  • Track defects to closure, report test results, continuously supervise execution achievements and call out as required

  • Contribute to the technical aspects of Delivery Pipeline adoption for performance testing and improve adoption

  • Identify environmental and data requirements; collaborate with Development and Testing teams to manage and maintain environment and data

  • Provide mentorship to team members related to performance test coverage, performance test scenarios, and non-functional requirements

  • Develop a basic understanding of the product being delivered including architecture considerations and technical design of the supported applications in relations to the performance and scalability.

  • Work with Development and Architecture teams and find opportunities to improve the test coverage. Share suggestions for performance improvements

  • Aligns risk and control processes into day-to-day responsibilities to supervise and mitigate risk; raises appropriately

**Note: Responsibilities of this role are not limited to the details above


  • Minimum of 6 years of related experience

  • Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent experience

Talents Needed for Success:

  • Experience in performance engineering (analysis, testing, and tuning)

  • Experience developing n-tier, J2EE software applications

  • Experience working in Unix or Linux environments

  • Expertise in performance analysis of distributed platforms including Linux, Windows, AWS, Containers and VMware (tools: Dynatrace, AppDynamics, Splunk, CloudWatch, TeamQuest)

  • Extensive knowledge of the functionality and performance aspects of the above computing platforms

  • Experience in sophisticated statistical and analytical modeling

  • Excellent analytical skills including:

  • Data exploration, analysis and presentation applying descriptive statistics and graphical techniques

  • Time series analysis and forecasting

  • Key Performance and volume metrics relationship modeling

  • Understanding of queuing networks modeling and simulation modeling concepts and experience with one of the industry standard analytic modeling tools - TeamQuest, Metron-Athenee, HyPerformix, and BMC

  • Expertise in load testing tools, such as JMeter, LoadRunner etc.

  • Experience in scripting (Perl, Unix shell, Python, Terraform, Chef, Jenkins)

  • Experience using JMS/IBM-MQ messaging system

  • Understanding of RESTful web service, JSON, and XML

  • Experience in Relational Databases, preferably Oracle

  • Experience with AWS services (Kinesis, Elastic Beanstalk, CloudWatch, Lambda, etc)

  • Experience with CI/CD pipeline implementations, including testing, using Jenkins or similar tool

  • Expert MS Office skills. Effective use of Excel statistical functions and sophisticated Power Point presentation skills

  • Experience working with Agile teams (preferably scrum)

  • Experience in the financial services industry is good to have

The salary range is indicative for roles at the same level within DTCC across all US locations. Actual salary is determined based on the role, location, individual experience, skills, and other considerations. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Why you should apply for a job to DTCC:

  • Ranked as one of the Best Companies for Women in 2022

  • 5/5 in overall job satisfaction

  • 4.8/5 in supportive management

  • 95% say women are treated fairly and equally to men

  • 98% would recommend this company to other women

  • 100% say the CEO supports gender diversity

  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • 100% rating on the Corporate Equality Index and was recognized as one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality.

  • Flexible + Hybrid work options available

  • Corporate Social Responsibility initiative focuses on charitable giving and volunteerism.