• CVS Health
  • Woonsocket, RI
  • Information Technology
  • Full-Time
  • 176 Davison Ave

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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

5+ Years experience in performance engineering and performance test principles and practices.

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

Preferred Qualifications

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


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

Business Overview

CVS Health, through our unmatched breadth of service offerings, is transforming the delivery of health care services in the U.S. We are an innovative, fast-growing company guided by values that focus on teamwork, integrity and respect for our colleagues and customers. What are we looking for in our colleagues? We seek fresh ideas, new perspectives, a diversity of experiences, and a dedication to service that will help us better meet the needs of the many people and businesses that rely on us each day. As the nation's largest pharmacy health care provider, we offer a wide range of exciting and fulfilling career opportunities across our three business units - MinuteClinic, pharmacy benefit management (PBM) and retail pharmacy. Our energetic and service-oriented colleagues work hard every day to make a positive difference in the lives of our customers.

CVS Health is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or employment against any individual on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex/gender (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, medical condition, age, veteran status, military status, marital status, genetic information, citizenship status, unemployment status, political affiliation, or on any other basis or characteristic prohibited by applicable federal, state or local law. CVS Health will consider qualified job candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with federal, state and local laws. CVS Health will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against any Colleague or applicant for employment because such Colleague or applicant has inquired about, discussed, or disclosed the compensation of the Colleague or applicant or another Colleague or applicant. Furthermore, we comply with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO is the Law Poster: EEO IS THE LAW and EEO IS THE LAW SUPPLEMENT

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Associated topics: prevent, prevention, qa, quality assurance, quality assurance analyst, quality assurance engineer, quality assurance lead, software quality, software quality engineer, test engineer

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