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Job Category:

Information Technology



Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

Performance Engineer

UHG - Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Posted: 12/13/2018

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Partner with Developers, DBAs, Enterprise Architects, Shared Services teams, Performance Engineers and Product Managers to develop robust performance testing strategies for a web-based application
  • Responsible for identifying performance tuning opportunities by reviewing Java code written by other developers, configuration files, SQL queries and make recommendations to other developers in the team
  • Explore new tools and utilities to automate performance testing, results analysis and debugging process
  • Automate test data setup for performance testing and repeatability of the test
  • Responsible for bottleneck isolation using smart monitoring tools such as Dynatrace, Splunk, New Relic, etc.
  • Generate periodic test reports showing performance test results comparing to the target performance goals
  • Come up with innovative ideas / suggestions to resolve complex performance issues / defects
  • Present test results and recommendations to project teams and Business / IT leaders
  • Participate and provide input in system analysis, design walkthroughs and Code reviews
  • Comply with standards of the software development life cycle and agile processes
  • Meet or exceed all defined target test goals and milestone dates for the project in order to ensure its overall success

Required Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of prior hands-on development experience using technologies such as Java / JEE, Groovy, Spring, Maven
  • 4+ years of development experience in Web-based application, Database, Webservices, API’s, Batch / ETL components
  • Advanced proficiency in various application tiers and middle-ware in a web-based development environment
  • 3+ Years of hands-on development experience with PL / SQL, XML / JSON, Flat / Delimited files, MQ messages, EDI X12 files
  • 3+ years of experience using one or more performance monitoring tools (Dynatrace, New Relic, Splunk, appdynamics, etc)
  • Exposure to incremental agile software development methodologies
  • Prior experience in working closely with developers and architects in solving software performance issues
  • Ability to debug and resolve difficult technical problems
  • Experience in creating and implementing performance test methodologies, processes, and innovative smart tools


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering
  • Experience with Load Runner, JMeter, Gatling, Selenium, and other automation testing tools
  • Experience working with EDI X12 (274, 834, 837, 278) files
  • Experience in the health care industry



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Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.


 UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.


Job Keywords: Performance Engineer, engineering, Java, SQL, development, Eden Prairie, MN, Minnesota


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