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Senior Performance Test Engineer

Los Angeles, California;



Our technology teams are transforming what it means to work in tech at a financial institution. We drive innovation for colleagues and clients. We immerse ourselves in the communities and industries that we serve. This helps us understand the needs, pain points and vision for growth so we can deliver customized scalable solutions.

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Job ID TI-15856 Date posted 07/11/2022


The Quality Performance Senior Engineer leads the overall strategy related to nonfunctional aspects of the system including scalability, capacity planning, resiliency and application reliability. This role is accountable for driving the quality initiatives with focus on delivering high performant and scalable applications to our clients in a fast paced environment, developing and executing nonfunctional test plans for the ecosystem and collaborate with cross functional team of developers, architects and business to understand the system architecture and identify the pain-points when it comes scalability & performance

Technology and Innovation Division
As a member of City National's Technology & Innovation group, you will drive, develop, and maintain solutions for clients and colleagues. This is an exciting time of technology advancement and innovation across the bank, particularly within our technology teams.


  • Design and build performance test workload models/simulations to establish performance and scalability benchmarks.
  • Instrument and use performance testing tools, profilers and monitors to analyze health statistics of the system components and integrations.
  • Collaborate with Business Owners and IT to build and execute nonfunctional test plans for the program/ projects
  • Lead the design and development of continuous performance testing capabilities by integrating tests with release pipelines and offer performance test framework for developers and testers to execute performance tests in a self-service capacity
  • Help solutioning performance issues identified in performance testing.
  • Measure and report system performance metrics including throughput, response times, CPU , Memory, IO and garbage collection footprint under load conditions.
  • Assist in documenting and maintaining the performance test artifacts and repositories in a centralized location
  • Lead the code reviews of the script and scenarios before the test artifacts are deployed for execution and reporting on the projects and be an advocate for leveraging industry best practices with in the group
  • With close co-ordination with technical services and business teams, support the SRE function to define and establish mutually aligned SLOs and Error budgets that balances velocity with reliability across different platforms
  • Coach and mentor the junior team members to nurture team productivity and professional development
  • All other appropriate duties as required.



  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in Quality Assurance
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in performance testing with tools such as Loadrunner , Jmeter etc

Skills and Knowledge

  • Minimum 5 years of experience with application performance monitoring tools like Dynatrace, AppDynamics etc
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in containerization with auto-scaling best practices for Kubernetes/ECS implementations
  • Minimum 2 years of experience with using profilers for heap and memory dump analysis for performance optimizations
  • Service virtualization experience is a plus
  • Demonstrate a team player attitude with a growth mindset to be open to learn and adapt the changing landscape of the industry
  • Experience with Azure is preferred
  • Ability to work PST or MST times are preferred
Starting base salary: $119,012 - $154,574 per year. Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, and location. This job is eligible for bonus and/or commissions.

*To be considered for this position you must meet at least these basic qualifications
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

City National Bank is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other basis protected by law.


We start with a basic premise: Business is personal. Since day one we've always gone further than the competition to help our clients, colleagues and community flourish. City National Bank was founded in 1954 by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs and that legacy of integrity, community and unparalleled client relationships continues to drive phenomenal growth today. City National is a subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada, one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies.

Positions based in New York City: In order to work on-site at City National Bank in New York City, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, per city requirements. Shortly after your start date, you will be required to attest to your vaccination status and will be required to provide proof of vaccination.

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