Delta Air Lines, Inc. Senior Performance Engineer - QA in Atlanta, Georgia

Join Delta IT on our journey to becoming the best IT organization in the airline industry.

Delta IT is on a journey of transformation. We are changing the way we do business from top to bottom. As thought-leaders within Delta, we strive to create meaningful and innovative solutions and are looking for team members to help us realize our vision.

Delta IT employees are thinkers, doers, innovators.

We are proactive.

We are collaborative.

We deliver impact to our customers.

Join us on our transformation journey in becoming a world-class IT organization at the world's best airline!


  • Strong leadership qualities with a track record of managing and developing people and achieving challenging objectives.

  • Create and deliver comprehensive performance testing strategies for medium to large initiatives.

  • Responsible for leading and mentoring multiple QE Analysts across portfolios.

  • Strong knowledge of workload modeling and extrapolation methodologies.

  • Knowledge of profiling tools to identify server, JVMs, mainframes, memory, storage, DB and network bottlenecks.

  • Experience in extrapolating test results to recommend production performance.

  • Hands on Load Runner experience to script and execute tests as needed.

  • Experience of working in Agile and DevOps environments.

  • Knowledge of monitoring tools such as Dynatrace.

  • Proficient in analyzing performance test results and working with technical teams to resolve bottlenecks.

  • Experience in baselining, benchmarking and sizing infrastructures.

  • Strong communication skills to drive E2E bottleneck resolutions

  • System thinking and take accountability to resolve bottlenecks

  • Hands-on experience in Dynatrace and Somulogic is a plus

  • The perfect candidate will have qualities of performance architect, lead and engineer.


9 or more years of IT testing based environment, or any equivalent combination of experience, education, and/or training which permits the candidate to meet entry requirements.

  • 6+ year experience in End-2-End Performance Engineer across all tiers: App layer (Web/App Servers), Network, DB Servers, Storage, distributed systems and Mainframes.

  • 5 years hands-on experience with HP-Load Runner/Performance Center

  • Strong critical thinking skills, an analytical mind, and problem-solving aptitude


  • Airline domain knowledge

  • Open source tool experience (jMeter etc.)

  • API, CI/CD, TDD and shift left testing experience