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Performance Test Engineer (3 month contract)

at Kin + Carta Europe

Location: London

Department: Quality Assurance

About Kin + Carta

Performance Test Engineer

About Kin + Carta

Kin + Carta’s purpose is simple: to create products that make the world work better. It’s a lofty one, but when we inject our mobile specialism into some of the biggest companies in the world, we can create game-changing products.

Whether it’s reimagining essential weather services with the Met Office, Transforming journey planning with Go-Ahead Group or evolving how TfL test brakes on the tube, our team of cross-functional engineers, designers, strategists, product owners, and Agile specialists are ready to take on the challenge.

As the biggest team of mobile specialists in the world (over 500 people globally and 140 in London), we believe that the opportunity for our team is incredibly exciting, as we see user experiences unbundle from smartphones into a multitude of emerging platforms and touchpoints such as cars, speakers and wearables.

Project overview

This is an exciting and ground breaking project which will benefit the lives of everyone living in the UK.

Working for the UK government, we will be developing a solution that helps all UK residents to access services across the many different facets of public services; faster, easier and with a great deal more efficiency.

It is one of our most far reaching projects to date, for those who want to see the impact of their work in the real world this will be an opportunity to realise that on the largest national scale.

The Role in nutshell

We are looking for a talented Performance Test Engineer to help us ensure that each piece of functionality we ship is able to handle the load of millions of users and that various components in our infrastructure scale correctly. 

It’s a role for an independent individual who will be able to design, implement, conduct and report on performance tests in AWS cloud infrastructure for a large serverless project while working across 2 teams. 

If you want to work in a supportive environment whilst doing your best work then read on...

What you can expect

  • The chance to work on a large scale project that millions of people will use
  • Learning and collaborating within Agile teams
  • The opportunity to shape how we do performance testing

The type of person we would love to meet

  • Confidence to question and challenge
  • A dedicated advocate of delivering robust, quality software
  • The ability to quickly become a subject matter expert
  • Knowledge of different testing techniques, test designs, and test strategies
  • Experience of working in an Agile team
  • Enthusiasm to work outside of your comfort zone
  • Demonstrable initiative - you like to think outside of the box
  • The ability to be adaptable and learn quickly

Must have technical skills

  • Proven performance testing experience 
  • Good knowledge across various performance testing tools
  • Knowledge of serverless architecture (ideally AWS)
  • Experience designing and conducting performance tests for large serverless projects against a set of non-functional requirements
  • An understanding of networking principles

Desirable Technical skills

  • Experience in API testing, API automation and backend testing
  • Basic knowledge of how to run SQL queries

Our benefits

Curious minds are nurtured at Kin + Carta through a wide range of benefits including:

Continuous learning £1,000 annual learning budget
Hybrid working policy Hybrid remote working policy
Leadership icon Global leadership programmes
Flexible working icon Flexible working hours
present icon Enhanced Christmas leave
dog icon Dog friendly offices
Discounted private healthcare Subsidised private healthcare
Affordable gym membership Discounted gym membership

Apply for this role

Whoever you are, wherever you’re from and whoever you love, you’ll find an open door at Kin + Carta. It’s yours to walk through if you’re passionate about building a better world for everyone, and you’re keen to be part of a diverse and inclusive culture that plays to people’s strengths and thrives on togetherness.