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Performance Engineer

Planit Testing - Melbourne, VIC

Source: uWorkin


About Us

Planit is a global market leader in quality engineering solutions, recognised in the Gartner Magic Quadrant, the Australia Financial Review Top 500 Private Companies, and by Westpac as one of Australia's top 200 "Businesses of Tomorrow." With a rich heritage in testing & training, our practice disciplines include Performance, Security, Automation, Agile, DevOps, Functional & Non-Functional Testing.

We are seeking highly experienced Performance Test Consultants to join our Brisbane team on a permanent basis. You will be working with the best in the industry and enjoying a variety of employee incentives including award-winning career development programmes.

About the Role

  • Are you passionate about performance?
  • Do you need to know why an application is slow?
  • Do you always try to do things better than last time?

We are seeking enthusiastic professional consultants & engineers to deliver performance testing and engineering services to our top tier client base. This role involves planning, engineering, scripting, executing performance tests and monitoring performance using a variety of tools on your own and in a team. You will be given the tools you need to advance your skills and experience, while developing a rewarding career and adding true value to your career and clients.

For this opportunity, we are only looking to consider those with permanent work rights for Australia & have onshore experience.

What you'll be doing:

  • Develop and implement risk-based performance testing for our clients either individually or as part of a team.
  • Deliver information to project stakeholders in a format they can understand
  • Deliver information to the technical team in a format they can understand
  • Setup application and system monitoring to identify performance bottlenecks
  • Adhere to Planit's high standard of delivery even in tight deadlines
  • Solve complex technical problems.

Key Skills / Experience:

  • We are seeking experiences Performance Testing Consultants
  • You have a demonstrable passion for performance
  • You have proven knowledge of leading cloud hosting platforms
  • You understand the difference between client side and server-side performance
  • You can pick up new tools and techniques quickly
  • You don't do things the wrong way just because that's how it's always been done
  • You can confidently explain performance testing concepts to clients
  • You can ask the right questions to produce performance test strategies, plans, and workload models
  • You don't just send the report generated by your performance test tool
  • You don't just record and replay
  • You source control your test assets
  • You engineer your tests to find performance issues
  • You don't need a template to write a fantastic document
  • You can present and articulate your results to different audiences
  • You understand how to capture key performance metrics and troubleshoot using monitoring tools
  • You have exposure to using DevOps tools for integrating performance feedback capture with continuous testing.

Technical Skills

  • Expert in at least one of the following tools Microfocus LoadRunner, Apache JMeter, Neotys NeoLoadExperience in programming/scripting languages such as C/C++, Java, SQL
  • Proven performance testing experience across multiple platform architectures and technologies such as micro-services, REST APIs, AWS, Azure
  • Able to analyse all available results and tools to diagnose performance outcomes
  • Experience in implementation and analysis using APM tools such as New Relic, Dynatrace and AppDynamics
  • Demonstrable experience in open source data visualisation tools such as Grafana
  • Experience in containerisation tools e.g. Docker and / or Kubernetes.


Work with like-minded colleagues who have a passion for Technical Testing excellence. Within an encouraging and supportive environment, the team-orientated culture is helpful, friendly, inclusive and flexible. The senior management team has a shared vision and with an open and approachable style, employees have the freedom to bring ideas forward and feel empowered to learn.


As a permanent employee of Planit, you will be entitled to all the benefits made available to our staff. Planit offer all employees a highly competitive remuneration package, staff parties and events, a wide range of employee benefits, and exceptional career development opportunities with unrivalled training and certification opportunities.

This is a great opportunity to be part of a rapidly growing organisation where your vision and expertise can shape the growth of our business.

Apply now to take the next step in your technical testing career!


Planit is an equal employment opportunity employer.