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CVS Health

IT Performance Test Architect (2015190BR)

Pharmaceuticals

All

Yearly

No

Woonsocket, Rhode Island, United States

Job Description
RxConnect processes three million prescriptions per day for CVS Health. The mission of Performance Testing (PT) is to avoid unanticipated issues and adverse change impacts in Production by validating non-functional requirements. All software and hardware changes for RxConnect go through PT before being approved for Production.
Performance Architect will work with cross functional groups to develop and document performance test strategies for new projects, releases, and initiatives.
Ensure appropriate levels of performance testing are conducted before any changes are introduced to a production system.
Develop Performance Test Strategy and gain consensus on PT test cases and performance criteria
o Work closely with project Architects to determine Performance Test scenarios
o Define test completion and success criteria (i.e. entry and exit criteria)
o Provide input and review of PT test cases
Provide subject matter expertise to uncover issues with system infrastructure components
Assess and lead adoption of new technologies being incorporated into the application or infrastructure
Provide troubleshooting expertise for on-demand analysis of PT issues
Provide recommendations and observations for the PT testing process
Lead formal reviews of PT test results with all pertinent parties (Architecture, Infrastructure, and Development) as appropriate
Participate in informal review of diagnostic tests
Review and provide input to test tools design documents (e.g. load simulating tools)
Review System Design Documents and Non-Functional Requirements Documents
Participate in project estimating in support of team forecasting

Required Qualifications
5+ years of IS/IT experience
2+ years of performance engineering and performance test principles and practices.

COVID Requirements


COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
CVS Health requires certain colleagues to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including any booster shots if required), where allowable under the law, unless they are approved for a reasonable accommodation based on disability, medical condition, religious belief, or other legally recognized reasons that prevents them from being vaccinated.

You are required to have received at least one COVID-19 shot prior to your first day of employment and to provide proof of your vaccination status or apply for a reasonable accommodation within the first 10 days of your employment. Please note that in some states and roles, you may be required to provide proof of full vaccination or an approved reasonable accommodation before you can begin to actively work.

Preferred Qualifications
Advanced degree or MBA
Experience with multiple components of information technology infrastructure, including multiple operating systems, distributed systems, Web-centric architectures, various hardware components (servers, disk and tape subsystems), network infrastructure components, systems management tools and database management systems.
Understanding of performance testing measures (CPU utilization, response time, network latency, think time etc.).
Operational experience with at least two of the following: UNIX, Oracle, Networking, Middleware or Storage, Java/J2EE technologies
Work experience with Unix commands and shell scripting.
Hands on experience with Web Services implementation (Apache Cxf or any other)
Knowledge of oracle technologies Oracle 11g (Understanding of Query plans, AWR Reports etc.)
Knowledge of concepts related to Heap, Memory, Threads, CPU and how they influence performance and scalability
Knowledge of best practices for coding and design.
Demonstrated experience writing proficient, performance oriented code
Experience with performance engineering tools such as profilers, heap/thread/verbose analyzer
Experience with performance measurement tools such as AWR reports, JProbe, VMSTAT, NETSTAT
Understanding of any version management tool like SVN, VSS etc.
Experience in performance testing and performance analysis of large scale applications
Knowledge of performance life cycle in conjunction with development life cycle
Strong Skills in Database Concepts, primarily Oracle
Exposure to Basic Database Design, SQL Queries
Very strong interpersonal skills – including verbal and written communication, meeting management, conflict resolution, team building.
Written communication skills: ability to provide clear instructions, and concise updates.
Strong technical acumen and problem solving skills: innovation, collaboration, risk/benefit analysis.
Ability to work with little or no supervision and minimal assistance.
Experience with multiple components of information technology infrastructure, including multiple operating systems, distributed systems, Web-centric architectures, various hardware components (servers, disk and tape subsystems), network infrastructure components, systems management tools and database management systems.

Education
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

Business Overview
At CVS Health, we are joined in a common purpose: helping people on their path to better health. We are working to transform health care through innovations that make quality care more accessible, easier to use, less expensive and patient-focused. Working together and organizing around the individual, we are pioneering a new approach to total health that puts people at the heart.


We strive to promote and sustain a culture of diversity, inclusion and belonging every day. CVS Health is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate in recruiting, hiring or promotion based on race, ethnicity, sex/gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability or protected veteran status or on any other basis or characteristic prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law. We proudly support and encourage people with military experience (active, veterans, reservists and National Guard) as well as military spouses to apply for CVS Health job opportunities.