Hermes Parcelnet

Performance Test Engineer

5 months ago
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We are Hermes, the UK’s leading consumer delivery company handing over 270 million parcels per year with a 15% growth year on year for the last five years.


We are embarking on a journey, utilising cutting edge technology to ultimately engage our customers at every touch point in their digital experience.


As a team, we innovate and challenge the status quo to meet the needs of our broad and varied client base.

We believe that every team member will play their part in achieving the goals of the team, department and company.  


As an individual, you'll have the support to grow and progress your career. We are building a learning culture, where it's safe to fail, and failures seen as learning opportunities.


We are establishing a team of skilled individuals with a passion for technology. 

Working in a fast paced agile environment, using eXtreme programming and software craftsmanship principles to produce high-quality solutions at speed


With our Performance Test Engineers we like leaders not managers. We’re passionate about testing, want to drive forward good practice within the business need you to be a like-minded individual. With a wealth of hands on and technical experience you will be expected to get involved with resolving both technical and functional issues as well as contributing to the shaping of the wider team and processes.

Hermes UK systems are data heavy, interact with a number of other systems and function on a variety of devices so experience in similar environments will make you a particularly useful addition to our team.




  • To do what you’ve already been doing somewhere else, only better and in a more interesting, innovative and friendly environment
  • To tell us what we can do better, and listen with interest when we tell you about the clever stuff that we already do
  • To champion our customers, our couriers and our wider delivery network by delivering them streamlined processes, quality products and user friendly portals
  • To promote automation in the right places and increased test coverage in all places 



  • A development background, preferably a ‘Developer in Test’ rather than a developer who writes tests and with a couple of programming languages under your belt
  • Hands-on experience with code driven performance tools, not just basic WYSIWYG tools
  • Confident in tools like Load Runner, Visual Studio Load Test, Gatling or J-Meter
  • Experience with common frameworks and applications
    (GIT, Spring, Maven, Cucumber, Angular, Hibernate, SOAP UI, Jira, etc)
  • Proficient with monitoring and profiling tools and an analytic mind-set to interpret the results
  • Enough experience with SQL to gather and manipulate sizeable data sets


  • Tuning experience or enough experience to have interesting ‘debates’ with our DBA’s
  • Experience in Scala or maybe you’re just a Java guru
  • Exposure working with testing mobile devices with real-time data exchange


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