Senior Performance Testing Lead

Senior Performance Testing Lead

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Author pmnationtalk
Date May 15, 2022
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company Bank of Montreal
Location Toronto, ON
Category Banking / Finance
Client Bank of Montreal
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Senior Performance Testing Lead

4100 Gordon Baker Road

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Ensures the quality of the API’s that technology delivers, working closely with relevant application teams, common services/middleware, and infrastructure teams throughout the API development/engineering lifecycle. Designs, develops, executes, and maintains test plans of infrastructure, common services/middleware, and applications in various environments. Records and documents testing results (including anomalies and issues) and compares them to expected results. Performs analysis to identify performance bottlenecks in the API’s under test. Maintains relevant pages in API catalogue with results, capacities, and SLA’s tested for. Reviews and interprets all documentation related to testing, including business requirements and functional and design specifications, to provide input to the project team on the planning of testing activities. Provides immediate response to production program problems.


  • Leads the performance benchmarking of API’s. Able to coordinate resources and client teams and manage problems to resolution as necessary.
  • Lead API performance testing efforts including test scope, efforts/cost estimation, planning, scripting, test execution, reporting, and analysis.
  • Understand application architecture to determine performance/user experience impacts and performance testing strategy.
  • Performs analysis of test results and prepares comprehensive subsystem and/or system level evaluation reports which verify and validate system performance including capacity and memory usage.
  • Recommends and implements solutions based on analysis of issues and implications for the business.
  • Supports the execution of strategic initiatives in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Exercises judgment to identify, diagnose, and solve problems within given rules.
  • Works independently and regularly handles non-routine situations.
  • Recommends approaches to streamline and integrate technological processes and systems in the organization to improve overall efficiency and improve the bank.
  • Ensures the accuracy and consistency of test results through documentation processes. Follows BMO’s SDLC process.
  • Communicates the overall quality of a deliverable and ensures metrics are used to drive delivery and identify any areas of concern.
  • Proactively provides improvement opportunities to the team to enhance the customer experience.
  • Identifies opportunities to strengthen the quality assurance capability, such as: sharing expertise to promote technical development, mentoring employees, building communities of practice and networks.
  • Broader work or accountabilities may be assigned as needed.


  • Typically, 6-10 years of work experience in a Performance testing role.
  • BS/BA or MBA/MS in computer science, engineering, information systems, math or related technical field.
  • 5+ years of experience working with Loadrunner, HP Performance Center
  • 2+ years of experience working with Dynatrace.
  • Experience or knowledge on cloud (AWS and Azure) is preferred
  • Knowledge of the SDLC, testing concepts, methodologies, metrics, and performance testing frameworks.
  • Understanding of BMO applications and infrastructure components of financial applications is an asset
  • Problem solving skills including the ability to troubleshoot and identify problem areas throughout testing.
  • Collaborate well with others. Ability to translate technical concepts into easy to understand terms.
  • Able to analyze data and use testing metrics to highlight improvement opportunities.
  • Deep knowledge and technical proficiency gained through extensive education and business experience.
  • Verbal & written communication skills – In-depth.
  • Collaboration & team skills – In-depth.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills – In-depth.
  • Influence skills – In-depth.
  • Data driven decision making – In-depth.
  • Development experience is an asset.
  • Experience with incorporating performance test in CI/CE/CT is an asset.
  • Knowledge of Chaos engineering is an asset.
  • Experience with other performance tool such as Jmeter is an asset.
  • Eagerness to learn new skills, explore new tools, is an asset.

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At BMO we are driven by a shared Purpose: Boldly Grow the Good in business and life. It calls on us to create lasting, positive change for our customers, our communities and our people. By working together, innovating and pushing boundaries, we transform lives and businesses, and power economic growth around the world.

As a member of the BMO team you are valued, respected and heard, and you have more ways to grow and make an impact. We strive to help you make an impact from day one – for yourself and our customers. We’ll support you with the tools and resources you need to reach new milestones, as you help our customers reach theirs. From in-depth training and coaching, to manager support and network-building opportunities, we’ll help you gain valuable experience, and broaden your skillset.

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BMO is committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace. By learning from each other’s differences, we gain strength through our people and our perspectives. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. To request accommodation, please contact your recruiter.

Note to Recruiters: BMO does not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to BMO, directly or indirectly, will be considered BMO property. BMO will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. A recruiting agency must first have a valid, written and fully executed agency agreement contract for service to submit resumes.

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