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Lead QA Performance Engineer

Lake Buena Vista, FL - US

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Job ID 714509BR Location Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States; Orlando, Florida, United States Business Parks, Experiences and Products Date posted Nov. 11, 2019

Job Summary:

The Lead QA Engineer examines, validates, and tests software systems to ensure that developed products and services are scalable and reliable. This role performs routine performance and chaos testing tasks, and records automation scripts as required. This engineer is the primary coordinator for onshore/offshore teams to execute automated testing and the primary contact for the delivery studios on triage and resolution.


  • Assists with examination, validation and testing of software systems.
  • Analyzes application performance to meet the needs of the business.
  • Performs routine quality assurance tasks and bug fixes.
  • Participates in the testing of software according to specific guidelines and protocols.
    • Analyzes data requirements for application performance/scalability.
    • Supports execution of automated testing protocols.
    • Assists in the creation of test strategy and plans for performance, high availability, monitoring of environment validation.
  • Participates in developing and executing routine scripted automated tests
    • Creates the automation test plan for a specific feature or discipline within a project, in alignment with the overall QA strategy
    • Is able to understand and analyze automation requirements, and develop and execute automated test script to satisfy project requirements.
    • Captures and analyzes results; reports metrics.
  • Writes defect reports and performs initial triage of performance defects.
  • Works with development and environment teams to remediate bottlenecks.
  • Communicates with client organization regarding test results; may partner with engineering team to interpret client feedback into product iterations.
  • Assists with test plans and protocols.
  • Follows QA processes, standards, and best practices to test and implement.
  • Documents and assists in the resolution of routine problems.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Ten or more years of experience in software development and/or performance assurance testing.
  • Advanced knowledge of software QA engineering tools and processes, test automation, testing frameworks and consumer-facing applications.
  • Experience with:
    • Yourkit
    • VisualVM
    • Wireshark
    • Fiddler
    • Charles Proxy
    • jMeter – Scripting and Execution

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Python
  • Node
  • Java, JavaScript
  • Spring
  • Eclipse, Git
  • APM Tools – Dynatrace or AppDynamics, Sitescope
  • Log Analysis - Splunk, ELK
  • Data Visualization – Kibana, Grafana
  • jProfiler
  • Chaos Monkey

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or similar field or related work experience.

About Parks, Experiences and Products:

The Parks, Experiences and Products segment includes Disney’s iconic travel and leisure businesses, which include six resort destinations in the United States, Europe and Asia, a top-rated cruise line, a popular vacation ownership program, and an award-winning guided family adventure business. Disney’s global consumer products operations include the world’s leading licensing business across toys, apparel, home goods, digital games and apps; the world’s largest children’s publisher; Disney store locations around the world; and the shopDisney e-commerce platform.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Walt Disney Attractions Technology LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Parks, Experiences and Products.

Walt Disney Attractions Technology LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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