• Web Performance Team Lead

    Job Location US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 1 month ago(5/15/2018 4:44 PM)
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  • Overview

    WebMD is the most recognized and trusted brand of health information and the leading provider of health information services, serving consumers, physicians, healthcare professionals, employers and health plans through our public and private online portals and WebMD the Magazine. The WebMD Health Network includes WebMD, Medscape, MedicineNet, eMedicine, RxList, theheart.org and Medscape Education.  Our consumer portals and mobile health applications provide engaging, relevant and credible health and wellness information, personalized health assessment tools and access to online communities.


    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status


    WebMD is currently seeking an experienced Web Performance Engineer for WebMD.com and Medscape.com, including external and internal facing applications. This is a great opportunity for someone with in-depth expertise in Web development and infrastructure. This person should have experience digging into complex systems, identifying web performance optimizations, and working with different development teams to develop solutions. He/she should be able to use performance tools for investigation, regression tracking, metrics reporting.; reviewing performance best practices; tuning and supplying re-mediation activities to performance problems.
    What You Will Be Doing at WebMD

    • Perform root cause analysis of performance issues and suggest corrective actions
    • Oversee website performance and identify key performance metrics/indicators    
    • Analyze and Optimize server/client code
    • Evaluate and improve page performance for WebMD and Medscape pages
    • Implement process improvements to ensure testing efficiency
    • Recommend new hardware and software to carry out performance testing
    • Automate performance measurement and analysis
    • Decide Baselines and Benchmarks
    • Develop test scenarios and maintain test lab and environment.
    • Maintain Test Tools
    • Training, Knowledge Sharing and Documentation


    • 6+ years of demonstrated work experience in the Information Technology industry
    • BS in Computer Science/ Technology degree or 10 years' total experience in Information Technology
    • Experience with Microsoft, Java development tools and technologiesExperience of HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript
    • Understanding of browser behavior and how it renders HTML, JavaScript CSS and DOM
    • Understanding of navigation timings from navigation start, DNS, TCP handshaking, DOM Loading, DOM loaded
    • Experience with front end website performance testing tools like WebPagetest, GTmetrix etc
    • Knowledge of basic design and UX principles
    • Highly goal oriented, flexible and be able to adjust to changing priorities under stressful conditions and tight schedules.
    • Be highly motivated to improve application performance
    • Strong Leadership skills
    • Mentor, coach and provide direction to an experienced performance engineering team 

    Preferred Qualifications:


    • Experience with agile development methodologies
    • Hands on experience on various performance and load assurance practices and methodology. Experience with tools like JMeter, Load Runner and DynaTrace is a plus.
    • Experience with system administration, application server configuration, network configuration and setup