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Penske Senior Programmer Analyst, Performance Test Engineer in Reading, Pennsylvania


Position Summary

As a Sr. Programmer Analyst-Performance Test Engineer in the Systems Architecture team, you’ll be in a high-impact role. You will draw upon your Quality Assurance Testing expertise to play a lead role in architecting a new automated testing framework for the nation’s leading transportation company. In this newly created position, you will team with top IT professionals in a collaborative environment to develop long-term innovative solutions for testing leading-edge applications. You will be working with a wide variety of development teams that include native mobile applications, cloud based applications, APIs and web applications.

Major Responsibilities

• Create an enterprise strategy for performance testing that defines tools and infrastructure.

• Identify non-functional requirements of the performance testing strategy.

• Lead major projects simultaneously to create or improve performance testing for a product.

• Design, create, execute, analyze and report on performance-test executions.

• Work with support and development teams to tune performance and identify bottlenecks within a product.

• Mentor other team members on performance-testing best practices

• Leads and/or participates in other duties as assigned by management.

Specifically, the rewards of this role include:

  • Impact – You will be in a critical role, defining the future of performance testing for Penske Truck Leasing.

  • Pride & Stability – You’ll join the Penske Truck Leasing organization supporting multiple business groups across the globe.

  • Career Growth – We recognize and reward highly motivated individuals who develop their skills and use them to perform well on the job.

This exciting position is located at our Corporate offices in pleasant country and suburban settings 7 miles South of Reading, PA. Our location is a convenient commute with ample free and easy parking.


  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related area.

  • At least 5 years experience in testing and at least 2 years experience in creation, execution and reporting of performance test scripts,

  • Must have a practical understanding of QA principles, concepts, measures, industry best practices and standards.

  • Understanding of Agile testing methodologies required.

  • Performance testing with web applications, web services and api experience required

  • Experience with Atlassian tools such as Jira preferred

  • Advanced understanding of technology (i.e. OS layer, database layer, application layer, network, etc.)

  • Experience with SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle); STLC (Software Testing Life Cycle) required

  • Experience with Performance testing tools like jmeter and LoadRunner a plus

  • Development experience in C, JAVA or similar languages a plus

  • Excellent communications skills

  • Ability to quickly troubleshoot and resolve issues with the environment

  • Ability to efficiently evaluate and communicate test results

  • Effective organization skills; ability to multi-task

  • Willingness to travel as necessary, work the required schedule, work at the specific location required, complete Penske employment application, submit to a background investigation (to include past employment, education, and criminal history) and drug screening are required

Physical Requirements:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The associate must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus.

  • While performing the duties of this Job, the associate is regularly required to stand; walk; sit and talk or hear. The associate is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.

Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., headquartered in Reading, Pennsylvania, is a partnership of Penske Corporation, Penske Automotive Group, General Electric Capital Corporation and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. A leading global transportation services provider, Penske operates more than 216,000 vehicles and serves customers from more than 1,000 locations in North America, South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Product lines include full-service truck leasing, contract maintenance, commercial and consumer truck rentals, used truck sales, transportation and warehousing management and supply chain management solutions. Visit to learn more.

Penske is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

IT Professionals with these or similar experiences may find this opportunity interesting.

Load test, Stress test, Performance test, Soak test

Work Locations: 100 Gundy Drive Reading, PA 19607

Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Reading

Zip: 19607

Job: Information Technology

Penske (Oracle) Job Name: Information Technology

Req ID: 1811157