• 06-Sep-2013 to 14-Oct-2013 (MST)
  • IT
  • Chandler, AZ, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Odysseyware, an operating division of Glynlyon Inc. seeks a Software Development Engineer in Test. This position is responsible for load and performance testing for Glynlyon's product platform software. This position will work with the Technical Architects, Database Administrators, Network Engineers, and others to help solve any performance issues for existing and new Glynlyon software products.

OdysseyWare is a web-based curriculum designed to engage and empower students in grades 3-12 to learn at their own pace using a medium they are most comfortable with...technology. OdysseyWare's innovative program has been partnering with school districts to help their children learn since 2001. OdysseyWare's unparalleled growth has been a result of our commitment to improving the product, support of our education partners and most importantly, recruiting passionate, hard working team members.

Essential Functions:

  • Participate in the development and implementation of procedures for maintaining and/or enhancing the integrity of system application
  • Recommend performance oriented changes to applications and systems
  • Ensure the existence of development and service standards regarding application performance
  • Ensure that performance requirements are clearly defined and testable
  • Responsible for the creation and execution of detailed test plans and scripts to verify software functionality and adherence to business requirements
  • Execution of scripts will include reporting, defect tracking and risk assessments
  • Respond and resolve issues beyond standard management requests as well as using independent judgment to make decisions where no clear precedents exist

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Design and Develop performance scripts; learn Neotys if not already known
  • Execute performance tests with focus on application performance, availability and capacity with the goals of ensuring the optimal user experience
  • Analyze test results to identify trends in performance and reliability of web applications
  • Prepare reports and articulate test results to stakeholders, system level tests
  • Lead and report on testing strategy
  • Ensure that the software under test conforms to the specified functionality
  • Apply testing experience to validate complex Web applications'
  • System, Application and Database tuning
  • Overtime work may be required as needed to adapt to business change


  • Object oriented language familiarity (e.g. Java, Groovy, PHP, Ruby, Python)
  • Familiarity with the Linux platform
  • Experience with Web applications and protocols
  • Must be able to conceptualize, design and build performance-testing scenarios
  • Ability to analyze system monitoring reports from application system servers (DB servers, Application servers, and Web servers)
  • Aptitude in research and learning new skills/technologies
  • Can work and operate independently and in teams
  • Knowledge of web page composition (static vs. dynamic elements, browser behavior)
  • Database testing knowledge and ability to understand database schema structure
  • Must have knowledge of performance bottlenecks and end-to-end performance measures
  • Experience in an Agile Testing Methodology

Nice to Haves:

  • JVM tuning
  • Jira experience
  • Selenium, Watir/Watij and/or Neotys
  • Cucumber and/or Fitnesse
  • Open source contributions
  • Code review experience
  • SQL Scripting
  • Mobile application testing/development
  • Unit Testing
  • Familiarity with the online education space
  • New Relic or App Dynamics
  • Splunk, Sawmill or other web analysis software


  • Service Oriented Architecture
  • Web Services (SOAP & REST)
  • Enterprise Service Bus 
  • JMS 
  • XML 
  • Application Servers 
  • Web Servers 
  • Database Servers
  • Enterprise Networks
  • Mobile Applications

We offer a full benefit package including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance as well as a 401(K) plan with employer matching contributions.


Equal Opportunity Employer

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