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Requisition Number 18-0007
Post Date 1/5/2018
Title Performance Engineer - Quality Assurance Department
City West Des Moines
State IA
Description GENERAL PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

The ideal candidate for the Performance Engineer position will have strong experience and ability in collaborating with department leaders to assess necessary needs and understanding of networking and network performance.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Thorough understanding of TCP/IP, ports and associated protocols.
• Ability to operate and interpret the data from packet analyzers
• Strong understanding of networking to include servers, routers, switches, LAN’s, WAN’s and security best practices.
• Ability to collaborate with department leaders to assess network capacity needs.
• Experience with monitoring and testing network performance, providing network performance statistics/reports.
• Ability to troubleshoot problem areas as needed as related to application and network performance.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

None required for this position.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) or equivalent from four-year college or technical school; or at least three years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to mult-task.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:

• Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as interest, commissions, proportions, and percentages.

REASONING ABILITY:

• Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
• Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATIONS:

None required for this position.

OTHER NECESSARY SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

• Ability to maintain company attendance, punctuality and dependability standards as stated in the company handbook.
• Ability to work cooperatively and successfully with co-employees, customers, and other outside third parties.
• Ability to successfully handle pressure and meet deadlines in a fast-paced work environment.
• Knowledge of principles of superior customer service.
• Analyzes and synthesizes complex information.
• Presents numerical information effectively.
• Understands business implication of work.
• Teamwork.
• Professionalism and follow-through.
• Adaptable to change, delays and unexpected events.
• Self-motivated.

MENTAL DEMANDS:

• Works under pressure of deadlines, multiple projects for scripting, along with keeping up with support and administrative duties as outlined above.

• Works with internal customers within all departments for administration, development and coding of projects and support items as outlined above. May work with external vendors on occasion.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Other preferred skills and experience:
• Experience with LoadRunner, UFT/Selenium, Networking and Riverbed a major plus. (Must have knowledge in at least two).
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American Equity Contact Information

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 71216
Des Moines, IA 50325

Office Address
6000 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Main Office Number: (515) 221-0002
Toll Free Number: (888) 221-1234
Email: info@american-equity.com