System Analyst – Performance Testing


Openings 1
Location Name
Alberta Blue Cross - Edmonton
Edmonton, Alberta, CA
Date Posted Jan 01, 2019
Profession Information Technology
Career Level(s) Experienced (Non Manager)
Job Type(s) Permanent, Full Time
Education Level(s) Diploma, Bachelors
Job ID job-9461

Position Summary

At Alberta Blue Cross, we are dedicated to exceptional customer experience and community leadership.  We are committed to providing the best health coverage for our members and take an active role in promoting the wellness of all Albertans.  We believe in what we do and place trust in our employees to deliver our vision.


  • Be part of a growing team that is building an application performance testing practice founded on industry best practices.


  • Elicit, analyze, and validate technical and business requirements for performance testing purposes, and translate these requirements into test scenarios.
  • Work closely with other performance testing analysts to ensure performance testing best practices are being followed as applications move throughout the software development life cycle.
  • Develop test scripts and the relevant Quality Assurance documentation for testing purposes, preparing and executing on deliverables as required.
  • Work actively with application development teams, project teams, technical support teams (database administrators, middle tier administrators, server administrators, network administrators) to ensure continual focus on performance and scalability of our critical business systems through both development/test cycles and in production.
  • Able to explain non-functional performance issues to the broader IT and business team, and work towards resolution with appropriate teams.
  • Compile technical reports as part of the performance testing practice.  These include performance test requirements, performance test plans, and performance test summary reports.
  • Assist in design and implementation of performance testing tools and custom web browser automation scripts.
  • Evaluate and make recommendations for future improvements to the existing performance testing framework and associated processes.


  • A Bachelor’s degree or diploma in Computer Science or related technical discipline.
  • Minimum of 5 years of performance testing experience.
  • Expert knowledge in performance testing practices.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong knowledge of SDLC methodology.
  • Expert level experience with Linux shell scripting, PL/SQL, and Java.
  • Strong knowledge of system and software quality assurance best practices and methodologies.
  • Exceptional planning, organizational, analytical, problem-solving and consultation skills are a must.
  • Excellent multi-tasking and prioritization skills.
  • Previous experience with HP LoadRunner and/or the Selenium suite of web browser automation tools would be an asset.

Alberta Blue Cross offers a competitive salary and benefits package and the opportunity to work in a challenging team-oriented environment. This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected.  If you have the qualifications we are looking for, please apply online at

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