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CVS Health Performance Test Engineer, Senior Analyst in Woonsocket, Rhode Island

Job Description

RxConnect processes three million prescriptions per day for CVS Health. The mission of Performance Testing (PT) is to avoid unanticipated issues and adverse change impacts in Production by validating non-functional requirements. All software and hardware changes for RxConnect go through PT before being approved for Production. Java performance engineer will be responsible for evaluating performance of Java code, and developing code to use for Performance Testing of Java applications.

Responsibilities include

  1. Gather testing requirements for application changes and upgrades

  2. Understand the requirement document and prepare the performance code upgrade document

  3. Develop and modify the java code used for testing, based on the requirements

  4. Conduct code walk-through sessions with development team and project architect

  5. Find bottlenecks in the performance code and optimize the code based on project architecture

  6. Conduct logs and Heap /Thread analysis to identify performance issues, and recommend solutions

  7. Performance analysis using various tools (AWR reports, Splunk, App Dynamic APM, etc.)

  8. Review and analyze Oracle AWR reports.

Required Qualifications

2-3 years of experience in performance test principles and practices.

Preferred Qualifications

Understanding of performance testing measures (CPU utilization, response time, network latency, think time etc.).

Strong Skills in Database Concepts, primarily Oracle

Exposure to Basic Database Design, SQL Queries

In depth knowledge of Java/J2EE technologies. Core Java JDK 1.5, 1.6, and 1.7

Java coding skill (Thread, OOP concepts, Multi-Threading, Connection Pooling)

Work experience with Unix commands and shell scripting.

Hands on experience on Web Services implementation (Apache Cxf or any other)

Knowledge of oracle technologies Oracle 11g (Understanding of Query plans, AWR Reports etc.)

Knowledge of concepts related to Heap, Memory, Threads, CPU and how they influence performance and scalability

Knowledge of best practices for coding and design.

Demonstrated experience writing proficient, performance oriented code

Experience with performance engineering tools such as profilers, heap/thread/verbose analyzer

Experience with performance measurement tools such as AWR reports, JProbe, VMSTAT, NETSTAT

Understanding of any version management tool like SVN, VSS etc.

Experience in performance testing and performance analysis of large scale applications

Knowledge of performance life cycle in conjunction with development life cycle

Hands on Program/Project Management experience including but not limited project estimation, resource planning/allocations and project budgeting

Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite particularly with advance functions within MS Project and MS Excel


Bachelor's degree or equivalent in computer science or related field required.

Business Overview

It’s a new day in health care.

Combining CVS Health and Aetna was a transformative moment for our company and our industry, establishing CVS Health as the nation’s premier health innovation company. Through our health services, insurance plans and community pharmacists, we’re pioneering a bold new approach to total health. As a CVS Health colleague, you’ll be at the center of it all.

We offer a diverse work experience that empowers colleagues for career success. In addition to skill and experience, we also seek to attract and retain colleagues whose beliefs and behaviors are in alignment with our core values of collaboration, innovation, caring, integrity and accountability.

CVS Health is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Gender/Ethnicity/Disability/Protected Veteran – we highly value and are committed to all forms of diversity in the workplace. We proudly support and encourage people with military experience (active, veterans, reservists and National Guard) as well as military spouses to apply for CVS Health job opportunities. We comply with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO is the Law Poster: EEO IS THE LAW at https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf and EEO IS THE LAW SUPPLEMENT at https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm . We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you require assistance to apply for this job, please contact our Advice and Counsel Reasonable Accommodations team at mailto:AdviceCounsel@cvshealth.com . Please note that we only accept applications for employment via this site.

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