Permanent position

Direct applicants only, no agencies please as we have preferred suppliers already.

Spike are retail technology experts delivering end-to-end, go-live confidence for the biggest retail brands. Learn more about us here: www.wearespike.co.uk.

This is an exciting opportunity to join Spike at a time when we are growing our Performance Engineering practice.

We are looking for Performance Engineers to join us working across our growing client portfolio on different projects using a wide variety of performance solutions, technologies, and tools. You will have a deep understanding of Performance across different clients and applications, the ability to work in complex and challenging environments, and strong stakeholder management skills.

Key responsibilities:

  • Identify and recommend performance testing processes and tools
  • Define performance testing solutions and develop workload models, performance testing scripts and scenarios for a wide range of technologies used on our various client engagements
  • Maintaining a repository for performance testing delivery assets to support and encourage asset re-use

Required skills:

  • Proven experience of performance testing across multiple clients/projects
  • Previous retail/eCommerce experience
  • Agile Software Development Lifecycle Processes and Methodologies
  • Experience of Microservice and Cloud architectures
  • Knowledge and experience of web and API load testing tools such as JMeter, Gatling, NeoLoad, LoadRunner

Desirable skills:

  • Page speed testing and optimisation experience, i.e. use of Lighthouse, WebPageTest, PageSpeed Insights or similar to provide meaningful insight and prioritised recommendations
  • Experience of testing for resiliency & chaos engineering
  • Experience of integrating load and/or speed testing into CI/CD pipelines
  • Exposure to APM tools such as Dynatrace, AppDynamics, NewRelic, Application Insights
  • Exposure to data analysis and visualisation tools such as Kibana, Grafana

Grade: Senior Engineer

Salary: £55k - £75k per annum

Benefits package:

  • Annual performance & pay review
  • Leave entitlement of 25 days per year + Birthday off as leave + statutory public holidays
  • Leave exchange (buy or sell)
  • Pension with auto-enrolment to pension scheme after 1 month
  • Training allowance

Spike is an equal opportunities employer