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Quality Assurance Performance Engineer-Trading Systems

Step by Step Professional Services Inc.

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted November 3, 2017.

Quality Assurance Performance Engineer (Capital Markets/Trading)

If you are a Quality Assurance Performance Engineer in Capital Markets we would like to hear from you. Along with your 3 years of experience testing performance on a trading system, you will have experience with OOP (Java and or C#) to perform enhancement to our in-house performance testing tools. Along with that, a solid background in Linux/Shell scripting.

What will you do?

  • The incumbent will be responsible for performance testing applications throughout the Global Equity trading stack.
  • The testing includes, but not limited to, performance, stress, capacity.
  • Design, maintain, and execute tests against the entire stack or individual applications as needed, and/or for each release.
  • Collaborate with QA, Dev, and Architecture teams to ensure proper coverage is maintained.
  • Leverage different technologies, to develop and/or maintain testing tools as required.
  • Perform thorough analysis of results, visualizing metrics and present to stakeholders.


  • 3+ years of experience in working as performance engineer/tester (GC tuning, kernel bypass, CPU affinity, etc.)
  • 2+ years of experience in programming and scripting (Java, C#, perl, shell, python)
  • Capital Markets experience – either electronic trading, equities, or FIX protocol experience required.
  • Excellent knowledge and working experience with Linux/Unix.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and team working skills.


  • Experience benchmarking electronic trading platform
  • Understanding of Algo-trading (VWAP/TWAP/POV) is a plus
  • Previous experience with message bus (Solace, etc)
  • Experience of using big data analytic tool (Splunk, etc.)


Skills Required

  • Education level: None
  • Work experience (years): None


Salary: N/D

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