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Cornerstone Services, Inc

Performance Test Engineer

Job ID R819286

Job Description Details

Performance Test Engineer

Business Unit Summary

The Performance Engineer, engages in activities to support and maintain availability, and performance integrity for the Cornerstone Brands family of Digital Commerce Sites (,,, and This team drives proficiency, and high-performance with all systems developed by the Digital eCommerce department.  Working with the Operations, Development, and Analytics team, the Performance Engineer is key to driving, and delivering the best experience for our customers.

A Day in the Life

As a Performance Engineer on our Digital eCommerce team, you serve as a specialist that supports system, and application performance. You utilize tools, and applications which enable performance testing and measure system performance. You will analyze the results to determine opportunities for tuning. You will also partner with developers to build performance expertise and instill high performance approaches into the development process.

You have the ability to design scripts, and processes which will test, measure, and analyze application and/or page performance. You are persistent and interested in solving application performance mysteries. You share the information learned in a project with others and apply the learnings to other projects.

Use your skills, experience, and talents to be a part of team and departmental goals. As a Performance Engineer, you’ll take the lead in measuring applications and identifying opportunities to enhance performance. This will include direct, hands-on activities such as data analysis, design, and development. Use your technology acumen to apply and maintain knowledge of current and emerging technologies within performance. Evaluate new technologies and participate in decision-making, accounting for several factors such as speed and scalability.

Participate in routine and non-routine load/performance testing, construction, automation, and implementation activities, ensuring successful implementation with architectural and operational requirements and best practices are met. Provide technical oversight and coach others to resolve complex and severe technical issues. Lead reliability activities and contribute to disaster recovery planning.

Keys to Success

At Cornerstone, if you are Agile, Innovative, Pioneering, Dynamic, Boundaryless, Passionate, Customer-Centric, Collaborative, and Results-Focused, you will love it here!

Must Haves

  • 4 year degree or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrates strong domain-specific knowledge regarding eCommerce, and web technology capabilities
  • Designs new testing methods and resolves routine and non-routine performance issues with minimal assistance
  • Knowledgeable of the factors that affect performance including application design, development, and infrastructure
  • Demonstrates strong proficiency with performance techniques and approaches
  • Builds strong commitment within the team to support the appropriate team priorities
  • Demonstrates a solid understanding of the impact of own work on the team and/or guests
  • Writes and organizes scripts/code to customize tests
  • Influences and applies data standards, policies, and procedures
  • Maintains technical knowledge within areas of expertise
  • Stays current with new and evolving technologies via formal training and self-directed education

Working Knowledge:

  • RUM/Synthetic Performance Monitoring systems such as Blue Triangle, SOASTA, Dynatrace, CatchPoint

(Candidates will be considered in totality of their skills and experience versus strict interpretation of “must haves.”)


Performance Test Engineer

About Cornerstone Brands

Cornerstone is comprised of five interactive, aspirational home and apparel lifestyle brands: Ballard Designs, Frontgate, Grandin Road, Garnet Hill and Improvements. Cornerstone operates separate ecommerce sites for all the brands, distributes more than 265 million catalogs annually, and has 16 retail and outlet stores. The Cornerstone brands are part of Qurate Retail, Inc. (NASDAQ: QRTEA, QRTEB), which includes QVC, HSN, zulily and the Cornerstone brands (collectively, “Qurate Retail Group”), as well as other minority investments. Qurate Retail Group believes in a third way to shop -- beyond transactional ecommerce or traditional brick-and-mortar stores -- and is #1 in video commerce, #3 in ecommerce in North America and #3 in mobile commerce in the U.S. (according to Internet Retailer). For more information, visit


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