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CVS Health

IT Performance Test Architect (2063179BR)

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
Bring your heart to CVS Health
Every one of us at CVS Health shares a single, clear purpose: Bringing our heart to every moment of your health. This purpose guides our commitment to deliver enhanced human-centric health care for a rapidly changing world. Anchored in our brand — with heart at its center — our purpose sends a personal message that how we deliver our services is just as important as what we deliver.

Our Heart At Work Behaviors™ support this purpose. We want everyone who works at CVS Health to feel empowered by the role they play in transforming our culture and accelerating our ability to innovate and deliver solutions to make health care more personal, convenient and affordable.
We strive to promote and sustain a culture of diversity, inclusion and belonging every day.
CVS Health is an affirmative action employer, and is an equal opportunity employer, as are the physician-owned businesses for which CVS Health provides management services. We do not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, promotion, or any other personnel action based on race, ethnicity, color, national origin, sex/gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.