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Sr. Performance Test Engineer

Job Functions:
Software Engineering, IT, Data Science
Employment Types:
Toronto, ON, Canada
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At RBC, our culture is deeply supportive and rich in opportunity and reward. You will help our clients thrive and our communities prosper, empowered by a spirit of shared purpose.

Whether you’re helping clients find new opportunities, developing new technology, or providing expert advice to internal partners, you will be doing work that matters in the world, in an environment built on teamwork, service, responsibility, diversity, and integrity.

Job Title

Sr. Performance Test Engineer

Job Description


You will be responsible for designing and implementing performance tests for Mobile and Web applications. You will work closely with the development team to understand the technologies and develop / implement load, stress, and endurance tests to check the performance of the systems. You will work with project teams to develop the Performance Test Plan and test artefacts involving major systems by determining the scope, schedule and sequence of test activities.


  • Create performance test plans for projects/ programs. Define types of performance tests like load, stress, failover and endurance tests, that needs to be conducted for a project/program
  • Work with business and project teams to create the workload model starting from the non-functional requirements
  • Create performance test scenarios and scripts based on the workload model
  • Execute performance tests and monitor execution
  • Analyze and present results of the performance tests
  • Responsible for following agreed upon processes for test results storage, defect tracking and defect verification and supporting project metrics tracking



  • University degree in Computer Science / Computer Programming / Information Technology or equivalent with 8+ years of professional Quality Engineering and or development experience
  • Experience with analysis of non-functional requirements for performance and security for agile and non-agile projects.
  • Hands on expertise in a variety of performance test frameworks/tools (e.g., MicroFocus LoadRunner and Performance Center, JMeter, etc.), Load Generators and monitoring tools (e.g., Dynatrace)
  • Should be conversant with OOP concepts and have experience with at least one OOP language (e.g. Java, C#, etc.)
  • Hands on experience developing production work load models and coordinate test environments scaled to run ‘close to prod’ performance tests
  • Hands on experience with Environment mapping of performance testing environment against production
  • Hands on experience with Diagnostics processes and tool such as Dynatrace, AppDynamics in non-production environment to diagnose performance bottlenecks early during delivery life cycle.
  • Hands on experience with leveraging service virtualization for Performance Testing
  • Hands on experience with Mobile ready Performance testing tools and associated protocols such as ‘True Client’ protocols
  • Good understanding of source control and experience with git commands
  • Hands on experience to analyze complex business ecosystems to understand business logic and processes, including data attributes and data business rules
  • Experience working with software delivery methodologies, frameworks and best practices (Agile and Iterative Waterfall) and DevOps operations and integration of testing into the DevOps pipeline
  • Very good communication skills; ability to focus and prioritize and solve complex technical problems


  • Experience in configuring load generators while working with Performance Center
  • Understanding of CI/CD pipeline and OpenShift architecture
  • Strong banking business domain knowledge


We thrive on the challenge to be our best, progressive thinking to keep growing, and working together to deliver trusted advice to help our clients thrive and communities prosper. We care about each other, reaching our potential, making a difference to our communities, and achieving success that is mutual.

  • A comprehensive Total Rewards Program including bonuses and flexible benefits, competitive compensation, commissions, and stock where applicable
  • Leaders who support your development through coaching and managing opportunities
  • Ability to make a difference and lasting impact
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team
  • A world-class training program in financial services
  • Flexible work/life balance options
  • Opportunities to do challenging work and take on progressively greater accountabilities

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TORONTO, Ontario, Canada





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