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Performance Engineer

  • Location

    Corby, United Kingdom

  • Job ID 01R76
  • Closing date N/A

Performance Engineer


Location: Corby NN17 5JF/London N1C 4AG


As a Performance Engineer you will be responsible for the overall quality and testing architecture of our products that our department produces. We use a range of innovative front-end and back-end tools and technology to drive robust, well-engineered practices through to delivery, giving the business that sought-after confidence. Consisting of DevOps Engineers, Performance Engineers and QA Engineers, we have a deeply embedded culture of collaboration, sharing our experiences and skills throughout.


You will be a part of an organisation that promotes personal development, growth and career progression and who will provide you with the tools and training you need to excel in the industry.

We’ve been on an incredible journey, but the best is yet to come; are you ready to join us?


What You Will Do


Within this position you will be running end-to-end performance test projects within an Agile environment, providing innovative solutions to streamline current processes using different technologies within the business and the performance test team. You will be integrating and maintaining performance testing within the teams’ development lifecycle, while implementing best practices for performance testing.


What Will You Bring To the Role

  • Previous experience as a dedicated performance engineer
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Previous experience using industry-wide performance testing tools (e.g. Microfocus LoadRunner and JMeter)
  • Proven experience with an object-oriented programming language
  • Proven experience performance testing web applications and API’s
  • Experience of setting up the performance tests from requirements gathering to test reporting
  • Experience of developing and implementing frameworks for end-to-end performance testing
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills to produce reports, talk through and present to a non-technical audience
  • Ability to coordinate test runs which require multi-department co-operation
  • Experience in creating realistic performance testing scripts and scenarios

What We Offer

Innovators and pioneers. Rebels and creators. A global organization of optimists and specialists with big ambitions for the future. You can take control of your future here at RS. We offer all the good stuff you’d expect like:

  • Private medical cover for those unexpected moments
  • On top of your 24 days holiday, you can buy up to 5 extra days to enjoy how you wish
  • Annual bonus to pay for those extra holidays!
  • Generous, market-leading pension; it’s never too early to start planning for your future

Grow in our high-performance culture and be rewarded for your success. Whoever you are, whatever you do and wherever you are; it all starts here. Are you ready to explore the possibilities?

We are RS

Increasingly powered by digital technology, we’re our customers’ one-stop-shop for electronic products and components. We began in a north-west London garage supplying spare parts to radio repair shops back in 1937. Today, we’re using digital to revolutionize the way we do business and strengthen our position as the people engineers turn to for help, advice and knowledge.

But if we’re going to be first choice for customers, we also want to be first choice for our future colleagues. We’re looking for people who are passionate to support the customers of today, and the engineers of tomorrow. Together we keep innovation at the forefront of what we do. Do you?

Characteristics for success

We are a transforming business. And we’re growing to serve and inspire our customers even more. To forge a successful career here, you’ll need to:

  • Take the initiative
  • Think differently
  • Become the best
  • Focus on people
  • Work together

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  • High performing

    We encourage people to take the initiative, think differently and become the best they can be.

  • Trusting

    We’re trusted to make the right decisions, do the right thing and work autonomously.

  • Collaborative

    We talk and listen to each other, build relationships and tap into the minds of experts.

  • Diverse

    We welcome new ideas whoever they come from – and encourage others to champion them.

In the 18 years I’ve been here, tech has always been changing to become better. The new team structure has gained momentum over the last 2 years with heavy investment in technology and infrastructure. It is a great working environment with very capable engineers and genuinely nice people.

Neil Latta, Lead Java Developer

Rewards and benefits

As well as a competitive salary, you can look forward to a valuable set of benefits, depending on your location, that look after your financial and physical wellbeing. These include:

  • Great Culture

    A great culture that encourages you to think differently and grow as part of a team that communicates freely, listens closely and supports each other

  • Flexible Working

    We’ll do everything we can to help you work in a way that works for you, just ask the question

  • Buying Holiday

    An opportunity to buy up to an additional week’s holiday each year

  • Discount Shopping

    Experience access to a fantastic array of online shopping discounts catering for your passions, hobbies or lifestyle

  • Great career development

    Opportunities to move where your passion takes you

  • Bonus and pension

    Schemes that reward your hard work, secure your future and push you to be at your very best. Helping us achieve both your goals and ours, together

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For digital dreamers and tech innovators

Work with a rich ecosystem of websites, delivering solutions and improving functuationality on a daily basis. You’ll have the opportunity to influence the development of our customers’ user experience, and make it the best in the industry. Join us in our journey to revolutionise the way we do business and strengthen our position as the destination for electronic products and components.