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Test Engineer / Senior Test Engineer

Ministry of Social Development
Job Category:
IT & computing
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Test Engineer / Senior Test Engineer (Performance) – Wellington 


The Ministry of Social Development has one of the largest Information Technology Groups in the country. The IT Testing Services Team works in coordination with other IT departments and is primarily responsible for providing independent application and product testing and monitoring. Introduction

MSD is looking for a new team member to become a Performance Engineer to work with the Performance and APM team. The team is expanding their workforces and seeking a professional with solid years of experience as a Performance Engineer, who is energetic, self-motivated, talented and passionate about statistics, who can optimize, pivot and keep pace with the ever-evolving development roadmaps and applications, eager to further grow his/her engineering capabilities and being part of an awesome team and something bigger. 


About the role: The required individual will be joining a team who are responsible for and primary representatives of the Performance testing within the Ministry.  The recipient will be strongly contributing towards the Performance Strategy, planning, transitioning, collaboration, administration, maintenance, etc. 

The role could expand in the future to support the existing DynaTrace AppMon solution and ensuring a successful DynaTrace implementation across the Ministry, by bridging the gap between DynaTrace and Infrastructure and Services (I&S).

An overview of your responsibilities: 

  • In this role you will be conducting performance testing on projects as well as analysing performance results and finding areas of degradation.
  • You will be expected to deliver results of tests and performance improvement suggestions to stakeholders and troubleshoot these areas with relevant SME's where good communication and culture is key.


What you will bring to the role:

  • Solid understanding of performance testing techniques and toolsets (e.g. JMeter, Gatling, Loadrunner, Neoload, Dynatrace)
  • Performance Testing experience to guide the outcomes and ensure delivery of the Performance Testing Capability
  • Application Performance Monitoring (APM) experience is a definite advantage
  • Previous development or operations experience, where coding will be a big part our future
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems found, from Development through to Operations
  • Project management of assigned project engagements
  • An understanding and grasp of DevOps, Continuous Delivery and Agile methods
  • Understanding the business impact of performance, and how value in this role translates to value for the business


What's in it for you? 

  • We support your career development and ensure we work with you to meet your goals 
  • We are committed to work-life balance and offer flexible working arrangements! 
  • Develop skills alongside multiple skilled DevOps teams using cutting edge I.T. systems and automation.
  • Work within one of the sector's largest technology groups in NZ.
  • Work for an organisation that makes a difference in the lives of New Zealanders
  • Promote continuous learning & improvement – from basic skills to industry-specific content – available to all our people.
  • Career coaching and mentorship to help you manage your career and develop professionally.
  • Performance Achievement – our performance management process that focuses on your strengths, progress and career possibilities.


Please apply online with your CV and cover letter via the "apply" button. A position description is available below.  


Applications close: 4th February 2020.

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