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Assessment & Qualifications Senior Performance Quality Engineer in Chennai, India

Role: Senior Performance Quality Engineer

Division: Assessment & Qualifications Delivery

Location: Bangalore or Chennai, India

About Pearson: At Pearson we ‘add life to a lifetime of learning’ so everyone can realise the life they imagine. We do this by creating vibrant and enriching learning experiences designed for real-life impact. Our Purpose | Add Life to a Lifetime of Learning. Pearson was founded in 1844 and has been built on our ability to grow with and adapt to a constantly evolving market. Our 20,000+ employees are dedicated to creating the high-quality, digital-first, accessible and sustainable resources for lifelong learning.

About UK Assessment & Qualifications: We are responsible for the delivery of nearly 4 million examination results per annum, including A-Level, GCSE, BTEC and T-levels for students in UK and International centres. Our in-house systems process every learner from registration to marking and certification, in a highly regulated business. We currently operate a hybrid estate of predominantly bespoke systems, with an ongoing strategic transformation programme to migrate from on-prem to cloud based, cost effective, scalable, and resilient services.

About the Job

The position is for a Senior Performance Quality Engineer to work on mainly greenfield development projects to test new serverless microservice based cloud applications in AWS. Currently we are in the middle of a large programme to migrate from monoliths with large areas of overlapping functionality to a capability-based model, which can scale and adapt to an ever faster changing educational landscape.

As a Senior Performance QA, you will be responsible for ensuring the high performance and scalability of software applications and systems. You will collaborate with development teams to define performance testing strategies, design test plans, execute tests, and analyze test results. Your primary goal will be to identify and address performance bottlenecks, optimize system performance, and enhance the overall user experience.

About You

We’d expect that you’ll have relevant experience as a Senior Performance Quality Engineer working with Performance testing and performance tools that provide real benefit to users.

Key Skills & Experience

  • Performance testing methodologies, tools, and techniques like load testing, stress testing, and scalability testing

  • Collaborate with Product Owner, Business Analyst, and development teams to define and estimate performance requirements and objectives.

  • Preparation, review, and maintenance of effective Performance Test Plans and NFR

  • Design and implement performance test scenarios and scripts for load generation, parameterization, and correlation and integration with Performance tools such as JMeter, LoadRunner/ Load Runner Enterprise.

  • Execute performance tests using automated tools.

  • Experience with performance monitoring tools to gather data and analyze system performance.

  • Analyze test results, performance metrics and identify performance bottlenecks or issues.

  • Work closely with development teams to troubleshoot and resolve performance problems.

  • Effective documentation and management of defects in JIRA or related tools

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills with cross-functional teams

  • Presenting performance test results, discussing performance improvement strategies, and providing recommendations.

  • Experience working with distributed teams, including offshore team members.

Desirable Skills & Experience

  • Experience with AWS, Cloud Watch, New Relic, Blazemeter and MySQL Workbench

  • Experience with Agile Software Development

Job Location and Hours

The role is aligned to our Bangalore or Chennai offices in India, working a 45 hour week, 1 of the M18.

. Candidates must be a suitable commute from their base office as our office presence policy may change to require more frequent presence in 2024.

For this role there is a requirement to provide occasional out of hours support during business critical periods.

What to expect from Pearson

Did you know Pearson is one of the 10 most innovative education companies of 2022?

At Pearson, we add life to a lifetime of learning so everyone can realize the life they imagine. We do this by creating vibrant and enriching learning experiences designed for real-life impact. We are on a journey to be 100 percent digital to meet the changing needs of the global population by developing a new strategy with ambitious targets. To deliver on our strategic vision, we have five business divisions that are the foundation for the long-term growth of the company: Assessment & Qualifications, Virtual Learning, English Language Learning, Workforce Skills and Higher Education. Alongside these, we have our corporate divisions: Digital & Technology, Finance, Global Corporate Marketing & Communications, Human Resources, Legal, Strategy and Direct to Consumer. Learn more at We are Pearson.

We value the power of an inclusive culture and also a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to building a workplace where talent can learn, grow and thrive.

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We want a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or any other group protected by law. We strive for a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities.

To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, navigate to: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Pearson.

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Organization: Assessment & Qualifications

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Workplace Type: Hybrid

Req ID: 15036