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As a Barclays Product Test Engineer, you will be responsible to work with multiple business aligned scrum teams to conduct performance-based testing, engineering, and monitoring activities. In this role, you will work with the scrum teams and members from a central Performance Engineering team to test the performance of the systems, documenting issues, and work with whomever it takes to identify root cause of any issues. The measure of success is preventing any significant performance problems from hitting Production at a large scale.
Barclays is one of the world's largest and most respected financial institutions, established in 1690, with a legacy of success, quality, and innovation. We offer careers that provide endless opportunity – helping millions of individuals and businesses thrive and creating financial and digital solutions that the world now takes for granted.
At Barclays, we offer a hybrid working experience that blends the positives of working alongside colleagues at our onsite locations, together with working from home. We have a structured approach where colleagues work at an onsite location on fixed, ‘anchor’, days of the week, for a minimum of two days a week or more, as set by the business area (or nearest equivalent if working part-time hours). Please discuss the working pattern requirements for the role you are applying for with the hiring manager. Please note that as we continue to embed our hybrid working environment, we remain in a test and learn phase, which means that working arrangements may be subject to change on reasonable notice to ensure we meet the needs of our business.
What will you be doing?
Collaborating with Test lead, Bas and development groups to conduct performance testing and analysis to ensure performance, stability and scalability of applications
Understanding the NFRs, design workload modelling, test scenarios, scripts etc., reporting on the possibilities of performance failures, making decisions for next steps
Measuring, monitoring, and capturing required infrastructure & application performance metrics, logs, and reports
Measuring results against business and technical requirements, collaborating with Test Leads, Delivery/Business Leads on the delivery of results
Being responsible for developing and validating test scripts against business unit-of-work requirements and scripting best practices
Reacting accordingly to various challenges before, during and after application performance testing engagements
Utilizing diagnostic and monitoring tools like CA Wily Introscope, AppDynamics etc. to measure, detect, isolate, and resolve performance issues found during testing
Instrumenting Java calls/Methods on AppDynamics for testing and migrating the calls to monitor the applications calls performance in production systems
What we’re looking for:
Skilled with Load Runner/HP Performance Center required script creation using VuGen for Web (HTTP/HTML), Web services, etc. protocols (as applicable) to emulate the application
Ability to build custom code with C programming language to make scripts robust and dynamic and experienced with Agile Software development methodologies
Experienced with monitoring tools like CA Wily Introscope, AppDynamics, vmstat, iostat, htop and Splunk
Experienced with testing applications on cloud-based environment, and experienced with testing DB’s like Mongo DB and Oracle DB’s
Skills that will help you in the role:
Conceptual Understanding/Hands on of AIX, VMware, Tomcat, SQL Server, Oracle, etc
Prior experience/knowledge working with Banking Domain/Application and tuning/optimization of .NET/J2EE Applications
Experienced in writing simple monitoring and data extraction tools in Java, Python, and/or Unix shell
Experienced of working and implementation of CICD pipeline
Where will you be working?
Our new state-of-the-art Campus, right in the heart of Glasgow is a hub of creative collaboration. A place where everyone can bring their true selves to work and reach their full potential. Home to 5,000 of our colleagues, our Tradeston campus will support the community in more ways than one - by creating thousands of new career opportunities and celebrating local artists. A short walk from Central Station on the south of the Clyde, it will be a key location for the Barclays business that will deepen our ties with the city and its communities.
Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for 48 million customers and clients worldwide.