Applied Systems, Inc.

  • Associate Performance Test Engineer

    Job Location US-IL-University Park
  • Job Description

    Make a Difference Every Day with Team Applied
    The people of Applied are making a difference every day through innovation and a commitment to help safeguard and protect what matters most.  With first-to-market software, mobile and data analytics solutions, Applied is revolutionizing companies to strengthen their position as trusted advisors to clients across the world.  Our core values challenge employees to make a difference every day with excellence for customers and support for the communities around us. We believe that success comes from a dynamic working environment that offers professionals an opportunity to grow and succeed alongside extraordinary people.

    Learn how you can make a difference on Team Applied.

    Job Summary

    Applied Systems, Inc., a worldwide leader in insurance technology, is currently searching for an Associate Performance Test Engineer to join our Quality Assurance team.  In this role, you will be responsible for debugging, measuring, analyzing, and improving the overall performance of Applied Systems software products.  You must possess a technical understanding of software, hardware, database, networking, and internet connectivity, and must understand what it means to take a holistic view of complex systems.  You will handle for load testing, stress testing, scalability testing, and endurance testing our software products. 


    Additional responsibilities include:

    • Coordinate and manage large scale projects involving automated performance testing, including project estimation, project planning, resource planning, project budget control and successful completion
    • Work closely with product development teams to execute application, system and infrastructure tuning and performance enhancements
    • Complete performance test planning, setup, and execution
    • Handle test scripting and test data management
    • Manage capacity estimating, modeling, or planning



    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, MIS, or CIS; or equivalent work experience
    • Professional work experience OR academic experience (i.e. projects, internships) using C#, VB.Net, Java, or C/C++
    • Experience or training in SQL scripting (SQL Server or MySQL preferred)
    • Knowledge or exposure to QA testing tools such as HP LoadRunner, JMeter, JProfiler, JConsole, etc. a plus
    • Basic understanding of QA performance testing preferred
    • Ability to distill volumes of data, analyze performance results, and diagnose performance problems
    • Excellent problem solving skills; strong logical reasoning and solution oriented
    • Strong communication (both verbal and written) and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to work with others in a team-oriented environment
    • Experience or training with Agile Scrum methodology is a plus

    Corporate Profile
    Applied Systems is a leading provider of software that powers the business of insurance.  Recognized as a pioneer in agency management systems, insurance organizations rely on the company’s software to manage their clients and policies in a consistent manner to minimize risk, reduce operating expenses, and drive sustainable growth and profitability. Leading the industry in technology innovation, Applied Systems has been at the forefront of data exchange between agencies, brokers, carriers and their clients. Today, the company has more than 1,500 employees with customers throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland.  By automating the insurance lifecycle, Applied Systems remains committed to help safeguard what matters most to millions of people around the world. To learn more, please visit


    Employees feel appreciated at Applied Systems.  In addition to a competitive benefits package that starts on the first day of employment, we offer paid time off, a flexible ”Dress for your Day” casual dress code, and an open communication policy.  The resulting atmosphere is professional and conducive to productivity, yet comfortable and fun.


    Applied Systems welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.




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