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Senior Performance Test Engineer

IT/Technical & Product Development
TEC0015X Requisition #

Job Summary


The Senior Performance Test Engineer is a position in Quality Assurance responsible for leading the development and execution of performance and automation testing solutions. This position works with core teams to target automation priorities and maintaining a foundation/suite of automated test to be executed both ad-hoc and as part of continual daily build and deployments


The Scopus product is the world’s largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed research literature.  With over 20,500 titles from more than 5,000 international publishers, Scopus offers researchers an accurate, easy and comprehensive tool to support their research needs in the scientific, technical, medical, social sciences, and arts and humanities fields.


SCOPUS is a part of the Elsevier organization, the world’s leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information, tools and resources.  A global company based in Amsterdam, Elsevier partners with scientists, researchers, healthcare providers, educators and decision-makers in academic institutions, governments and corporations to help them find, evaluate and use information.  Elsevier employs over 7,000 people in more than 70 offices worldwide.  We are an employer of choice, attracting and developing talented and creative people who thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment.  We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package as well as a real opportunity for career growth in a growing organization.

Experience and Education

·         5+ years of Quality Test Engineering experience.

·         BS Engineering/Computer Science or equivalent experience.

·         Experience with Java and automated testing tools/technologies.

·         Experience working in agile development methodologies.


·         Ensure that testing addresses requirements as agreed with all stakeholders.

·         Develop, write, and execute tests with a focus on automation to ensure deliverables meet business requirements.

·         Focus on identifying opportunities to apply automation to manual tests or existing regression tests.   

·         Work across teams to enhance quality assurance/testing with a broad scope in mind for overall impacts.

·         Research available tools and lead or participate in initiatives to identify and implement those that will cost-effectively enhance testing capabilities and product quality.

·         Configure, maintain, and/or administer testing tools or environments.

·         Identify areas for cooperation with other teams to improve overall quality and implement initiatives to improve testing capability and efficiency.

·         Maintain awareness of the state of the industry and evaluate emerging trends/developments that may benefit the organization.

·         Maintain flexibility to react quickly to changes in priorities or circumstances to meet the needs of the business.

·         Report issues and results, researching and identifying root causes as appropriate, documenting accordingly.

·         Other duties as assigned.


Required Skills

·         Strong understanding of Agile (Scrum, Kanban) development and testing methodologies.

·         Automation test experience with Selenium (preferred) or similar tools.

·         Experience with Java, JavaScript, JQuery, SQL, CSS, and HTML.  

·         Knowledge of continuous delivery processes and tools (Maven, Jenkins).

·         Strong test planning, time management, and change management skills across multiple functional groups and departments, and strong skills involving prioritizing and reprioritizing testing tasks.

·         Strong written and verbal communication.

·         Demonstrated ability to work in multi-team, multi-location environment (including onshore/offshore) where heavy collaboration and coordination of activities is critical.

·         Experience with JIRA and Confluence desired.

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