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Performance Test Engineer QA

Date: 07-May-2022

Location: Oxford, GB, OX4 4DQ

Company: Nominet


Maybe you know us, maybe you do not. Even though you probably use our services every day. So, we would like to share more about what we do at Nominet, and why we do it, so that you can help us to build the right team.

We're proudly at the heart of the UK's critical internet infrastructure. Leading the charge in cyber security, as we explore and pioneer new technology.


We do this to enable connectivity, inclusivity, and security for our world - and create a vibrant digital future.


That is what drives us - and the kind of people we want to work with.




This exciting role sits in within our Cyber team - if you are a quality focused software engineer who thrives on building automation frameworks and driving high quality agile development practices into a team, then this is the role for you! 

We need a Test Engineer to take the current automation and enhance the tooling and tests to help the team build some of the most innovative cyber security products on the market.




Key to this role is the ownership of end to  performance testing for applications, working closely with Product Owners and wider Engineering teams and researching and building tooling for user cases. 


As a Performance Test Engineer at Nominet, you can expect to:

•    Own and Manage the backlog of performance & scale tests and work with the team to deliver high-quality, resilient test cases that verify performance, scale and endurance of the features and the overall product
•    Produce high quality automation for the performance & scale testing that is sustainable, repeatable with high quality reports that show the performance & scale status
•    Work with the engineering teams to ensure that appropriate monitoring is in place so that the relevant system metrics can be captured during performance & scale tests
•    Cross-train the Cyber team and wider engineering teams on effective performance & scale automation


But thats not all - you can also expect to provide


•    Effective reporting on test results, coverage and quality using measure and metrics
•    Cost/Benefit analysis for performance & scale tests
•    Research and Development on tooling choices



You will thrive in this role if you are natually inquisitive and love to drive conversation. You'll be happy owning the performance & scale test infrastructure and pushing forward with improvements and enhancements to meet the teams’ needs, using your strong coaching and mentoring skills to work with engineers on performance & scale testing 


Its essential that you have:

•    Coding skills in Java, Python or similar languages
•    Experience working with cloud automation tools and knowledge of cloud infrastructure frameworks in AWS/Azure/GCP
•    Ability to understand the design and architecture of the system under test and to identify performance impacts across the product
•    Strong networking technology skills as well as influencing and inter-personal communication skills
•    Experience of working within an Agile organisation

•    A curious manner - the initiative to ask questions, get stuck in and find your way
•    Architecture and design skills for automation frameworks and tools


It would be a bonus if you also had

•    Experience of working with Cyber related products
•    A love of learning – you’ll like to maintain a good knowledge of technologies and techniques in a field that is constantly evolving



Our name may not be familiar, but you probably use our services every single day – ever visited a website ending in a .uk? We’ve been running the national internet namespace for a quarter of a century, sitting proudly at the heart of the UK's critical digital infrastructure. Such a responsibility requires world-leading cyber security and we’ve gaining a reputation for our innovative new security solutions, protecting our own systems and beyond.

But we’re also a profit with a purpose business. We invest in making a positive impact of the lives that are being most disrupted in our digital age: young people. We’re known as one of the UK’s leading ‘tech for good’ funders and the commitment to building a connected, secure and inclusive digital future drives everything we do. It’s not just rhetoric – ask our staff.


Our focus is on keeping teams connected and engaged whether we're in the office or working from home, putting people’s wellbeing first.  We operate a hybrid way of working, balancing time between the office and home. Some roles may be more flexible and mostly remote – this is always role dependant so worth covering off in any conversations you have throughout the process. We're also open to a chat about flexible working. No promises, but we reckon that if it works for you then it could work for us.


Nominet is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, age, disability, religion, gender or sexual orientation. Our work connects people from across the globe and we want to reflect that in our workplace. Everybody is accepted and valued here, and we are a team that works as one towards our goals. We recognise that diverse teams make strong teams and we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

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