Associate QE Lead / QE Lead – Performance Engineering

Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Published on: 31 January 2019
Job Type: Full Time

Sysco LABS is the innovation arm of Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY), the world’s largest foodservice company. Sysco is the global leader in marketing, selling and distributing food products as well as equipment and supplies to the hospitality industry. Sysco serves over 500,000 customer locations through its team of over 65,000 associates and operates 300 distribution facilities across the globe.

Sysco is re-imagining the global foodservice industry: our Sysco LABS engineering teams based out of Colombo, Sri Lanka, San Mateo, CA and Austin and Houston TX, will help to drive innovation across the entire supply chain – sourcing of food products, merchandising, storage and warehouse operations, order placement and pricing algorithms, delivery of food and supplies to Sysco’s global network – culminating in the in-restaurant dining experience for the end-customer. Operating with the agility and efficiency of a tech–startup and backed by the domain expertise of the industry leader, Sysco and the Sysco LABS team is poised to reimagine one of the biggest industries in the world.

Quality Engineering at Sysco LABS is a continually evolving practice that pushes QE boundaries through the constant innovation of QE tools and processes, and a holistic approach that engages the quality engineer at every level of the development process, resulting in a more synergistic, cohesive team effort, and a vastly superior end-product.

We are currently on the lookout for a Quality Engineering Lead who’s specialized in Performance Engineering to join our team. You need to have an in-depth knowledge and practical application of relevant processes and best practices and the use of effective tools and technologies for Performance testing at different layers. Effective communication and stakeholder management skills are crucial for this position.


The Role:

  • Understand, collect and review the performance benchmarks and requirements for multiple applications/projects.
  • Develop, execute and maintain test scenarios and test scripts using open source tools.
  • Convert scripts from commercial tools to open source tools.
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot performance related issues and provide insights into where optimization opportunities and application inefficiencies exist.
  • Through early performance testing, provide feedback and recommendations to application teams to improve stability and performance proactively.
  • Provide analysis of performance testing results.


The Profile:

  • A Bachelor of Science Degree or equivalent qualification.
  • 5 – 6 years of work experience in performance testing.
  • Strong knowledge of software testing processes and practices.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • A solid practical understanding of Agile Software Testing and Software Engineering concepts.
  • Expertise in back-end or API performance testing.
  • Expertise in performance testing tools such as JMeter.
  • Experience in Mobile performance testing
  • Experience in testing large scale enterprise services, or performance / scale / stress tests.
  • Experience in monitoring performance counters specific to App, Web and DB servers.
  • Strong knowledge in analyzing and monitoring data in test and production to support root cause analysis.
  • Hands on experience in performance testing different types of protocols in an agile software development environment will be an added advantage.
  • Guiding and coaching QA teams on performance testing best practices would be an added advantage.


The Perks:

  • An attractive base compensation and benefits package which is comfortably above market rates.
  • The opportunity to work with high caliber individuals across the organization.
  • Fast career growth, recognition and leadership opportunities within a short period of time.
  • A flexible, diverse and entrepreneurial work environment, and a fun work culture that celebrates success regularly.
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Careers at Sysco Labs

At Sysco Labs, we value our entrepreneurial spirit and openness the most. Our culture is non-hierarchical, encourages open communication and the free flow of ideas, and foster learning as an ongoing process.

We are headquartered in Silicon Valley with much of our engineering being carried out by Sysco Labs in Colombo. Although both teams are roughly thirteen hours apart, we coordinate like clockwork to ensure deadlines are met and results delivered.

Teams based in Colombo regularly visit the Redwood City office, giving them an opportunity to experience the Silicon Valley culture first hand and meet the restaurants that use the products we build.