Staff Performance Test Engineer

Job ID
US-CA-San Jose

About the Job

8x8 is looking for an experienced Performance Test Engineer who is passionate about delivering quality through performance testing and benchmarking and cares deeply about delivering the most value to end users as quickly and safely as possible.

  • You have a test driven mindset firmly rooted in years of performance testing software
  • You have the ability to analyze complex situations/problems and deliver logical and efficient automated solutions
  • You are passionate and can elaborate on the pros and cons of different performance testing methodologies and tools

If it sounds like we’re describing you, read on!



  • Creates, reviews and executes Performance Test Strategy & Test plan for 8x8 products
  • Collects-Understands-Analyzes Technical and Business requirements in terms of functional / non-functional (performance & scale) / SLA, estimates-refines-finalizes-communicates hardware and software resources & dependencies working with Geo dispersed Product, Engineering (Dev-QE) & Ops teams
  • Able to Coordinate & lead efforts with team members to deliver performance test results according to plan
  • Participates in Development and Maintenance of Scalable, Extendable, Performance Test Automation scripts
  • Define test scenarios, write detailed test cases with fully documented test-steps, verification criteria, pass/fail criteria, execute tests, debug issues, analyze system behavior, Prepare-Present-maintain test results & reports
  • Document, Track, Triage issues in JIRA - follow JIRA lifecycle for defects
  • Create, build, upgrade, expand/maintain testbeds / test-environments in local/remote labs or cloud based labs
  • Flexibility to adapt with changing priorities and work in fast paced, highly collaborative, dynamic work environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A team player, self-motivated, eager to learn, result oriented, able to work independently as well as in team environment, have a strong attention to detail and be able to think “outside the box”
  • Collaboration with customers and tool / platform vendors in getting resolution of issues
  • Maintain flexible work schedules as driven by test environment availability or supporting escalations


  • BS or MS in CS / EE / CE or equivalent related work experience
  • Minimum 8 years of experience with Performance, Load, Stress, End-to-End testing of communication applications having Mobile, Web and Desktop clients running on Windows, Mac OS and Linux.
  • 4+ years of experience with building/utilizing in-house or industry standard performance test automation using tools like JMeter, BlazeMeter, Taurus, LoadRunner, NeoLoad, SIPp, Spirent
  • 4+ years of experience with programming / scripting languages including, but not limited to: Bash, Python, Perl, Java
  • 2+ years of experience utilizing one of the following monitoring tools: New Relic, Appdynamics, Dynatrace, BSM, Wavefront or similar
  • 1+ year experience with log analytic software (Splunk, ELK, Raygun, etc) at scale
  • 2+ years of experience working with cloud - AWS or similar
  • Expert in Linux, Windows, Mac - OS internals, OS config, debugging and profiling tools,
  • Experience CI / CD tools - Jenkins, Bamboo, Chef, Puppet
  • Experience in performance testing & automation tools for web / micro services / REST API’s
  • Experience with GitLab, Git, JIRA, TestRail
  • Sound knowledge of Manual & Automation Testing best practices in QE
  • Working knowledge with most of the following: Communication & Networking domain, VoIP, Wireshark (or other similar tools), relational (SQL) and non-relational (NoSQL) databases, testing client/server architectures
  • Working experience on product security testing, vulnerability scan using Nessus, Pen Tests, Data-At-Rest encryption, IDS/IPS


  • Automation experience using Selenium and/or Appium
  • Test & Automation of Audio-Video communications or messaging applications
  • Exposure to Docker, VMWare
  • Willing to travel for business purposes


Additional Information

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