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Grade: 13

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Grade: All Grades

1 Have you held a political appointment within the previous five-year period? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 How did you hear about USPTO Job possibilities? Answer to this question is required
  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Friend
  • Job Fair
  • USPTO Information Session
  • Monster
  • Newspaper
  • OnlineBlog/Bulletin Board
  • Professional Society/Organization
  • University Career Fair
  • University Career Placement Office
  • USAJobs
  • USPTO Employee
  • USPTO Web Page
  • Virtual Job Fair
  • State Bar Association
  • University Alumni
  • @USPTOJobs Twitter
  • USPTO Jobs web pages
  • Other
3 Do you have a Bachelor's degree in computer science or bachelor's degree with 30 semester hours in a combination of mathematics, statistics, and computer science. At least 15 of the 30 semester hours must have included any combination of statistics and mathematics that included differential and integral calculus? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Candidates for the GS-13 grade level must have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Do you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal Service developing code to conduct application performance testing? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    5.1 Please indicate where this experience can be found in your resume. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
6

Do you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal Service conducting statistical analyses to determine that the product being tested meets performance SLA’s and reliability of the system during performance test engagements?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    6.1 Please indicate where this experience can be found in your resume. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
7 Do you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal Service conducting analyses of failures in the application being performance tested? (This may include data from logs, system metrics, and application metrics, performance anomalies, failures and accompanying analysis logged as performance defects). Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    7.1 Please indicate where this experience can be found in your resume. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
8 Of the following responses select the methodologies that you have experience using on software development projects. Answer to this question is required
  • Waterfall
  • Functional evaluations
  • Non-functional assessments
    8.1 Please indicate where this experience can be found in your resume. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Code isolation examinations
  • Integration testing
    8.1 Please indicate where this experience can be found in your resume. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • User experience testing
    8.1 Please indicate where this experience can be found in your resume. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Acceptance testing
  • Quantifying Requirements
    8.1 Please indicate where this experience can be found in your resume. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Identifying Strategies
    8.1 Please indicate where this experience can be found in your resume. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Automation design
    8.1 Please indicate where this experience can be found in your resume. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Determining key performance indicators
    8.1 Please indicate where this experience can be found in your resume. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Application Data Analysis
    8.1 Please indicate where this experience can be found in your resume. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • I do not have this type of experience.
9 Please select the response that best describes your experience developing and presenting plans for the integration of new service technologies into an existing architecture: Answer to this question is required
  • I have conducted independent research to evaluate new products and systems software and conducted testing, analysis, for the implementation of these new technologies.
  • I have reviewed and validated testing results and presented the information to senior management for implementations of these new technologies.
  • I have independently conducted research, analysis, identified clearly defined evaluation criteria on new products and systems software, and provided my recommendations based on decision analysis resolution (DAR) process to senior management to allow them to make informed decisions on these new technologies.
  • I have compiled extensive statistical data for detailed analysis of new products and systems software.
  • I have compiled extensive statistical data for detailed analysis of existing issue(s), and conducted a causal analysis and resolution (CAR) process to identify the causes of defects, specific practices or to achieve specific goal.
  • I do not have this type of experience.
10 Please select the response(s) that reflect your experience determining the feasibility of various scientific approaches for performance evaluation of applications. Answer to this question is required
  • I have assisted in conducting research and analysis to determine feasibility of various scientific approaches to evaluating system performance such as functional vs automation testing.
  • I have assisted in conducting research and analysis to determine feasibility of various scientific approaches to evaluating system performance such as benchmarking vs capacity planning.
  • I have conducted analyses to determine feasibility of various scientific approaches.
  • I have assisted in conducting research and analysis to determine feasibility of various scientific approaches to evaluating system performance such as record and playback vs data-driven frameworks vs key-word driven.
  • I have assisted in conducting research and analysis to determine feasibility of various scientific approaches to evaluating system performance such as vulnerability vs penetration testing.
  • I have no experience in determining feasibility of various scientific approaches to performance testing.
11 Select your best response that best demonstrates the tasks that you have performed when working with software performance analysis-testing programs. Answer to this question is required
  • Analyzing and refining non-functional requirement.
    11.1 Please indicate where this experience can be found in your resume. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Translating system requirement into software prototypes.
  • Planning and designing automation frameworks.
  • Writing, debugging, and maintaining code.
    11.1 Please indicate where this experience can be found in your resume. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Determining and implementing testing methodologies using technologies to test and analyze output in order to isolate root cause.
    11.1 Please indicate where this experience can be found in your resume. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Coordinate user acceptance tests
  • Analyze server and application metrics
    11.1 Please indicate where this experience can be found in your resume. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Evaluate new software technologies
  • Assessing exiting or designing test automation framework base on the considerations of modularity, efficiency, scalability, maintainability, reliability, and portability
  • Analyze, document and report correlating data explaining or identify potential bottlenecks
    11.1 Please indicate where this experience can be found in your resume. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Integrate hardware and software components
  • None of the above
12

Choose one that best reflects your software role in regards to your specialized knowledge and skills in information technology

Answer to this question is required
  • Director or functional manager
  • Project manager leading software developers
  • Project manager leading IT employees
  • Project manager
  • Technical/Team Lead over IT employees
  • Technical/Team Lead over software performance testing
  • Software developer/engineer/programmer
  • System architect
  • Performance testing analyst
  • Systems programmer
  • Application programmer
  • Test/ Automation Manager
  • Performance Testing Architect
  • Manager for IT Projects
  • None of the above.
13 Please select the computer language(s) you have experience in providing test automation. Answer to this question is required
  • Java
  • JavaScript/VBScript
  • C++
  • PHP
  • Perl/Python/Ruby
  • None of the above.
14 Please select the response(s) that best describes your automation experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have provided authoritative automation advice to managers and customers.
  • I have developed automated performance test tools scenarios.
  • I have implemented and maintained automated test performance scenarios.
  • I have developed automation design documents and transformed the test cases into automated tests.
  • I have created and executed performance tests with automated test tools such as LoadRunner.
  • None of the Above.
15

Please select the best response that reflects your experience applying software techniques to support the analysis, design development and testing of software applications.

Answer to this question is required
  • PerformanceTest automation
  • Computer theory
  • Algorithms
  • Database design
  • Data structures
  • Programming concepts
  • Modeling and simulation technology
  • None of the above
16 Please select the best response that reflects your experience with principles, methods and techniques in software performance test engineering. Answer to this question is required
  • I have managed an operating system performance.
  • I have designed new or standard industry feedback loops to improve performance testing engagements.
    16.1 Please indicate where this experience can be found in your resume. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • I have demonstrated randomization techniques in processing large amounts of test data.
    16.1 Please indicate where this experience can be found in your resume. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • I have applied system engineering & techniques.
    16.1 Please indicate where this experience can be found in your resume. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • I have developed/designed computer system architecture or software model systems.
  • I have utilized functional testing knowledge while developing systems.
  • I have no experience in software engineering.
17 Please select your response(s) that indicates your experience conducting performance-testing engagements. Answer to this question is required
  • Collection of data
  • Execution of performance test strategies
  • Correlation of front-end with back-end metrics to estimate system performance and production.
  • None of the above
18

Please select the response(s) that describe(s) your experience in determining adequacy of software meeting SLAs.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked with project teams to gather non-functional requirements.
  • I have evaluated production system logs to gather nonfunctional requirements.
  • I have executed multiple performance testing strategies to assist in system evaluations.
  • I have coordinated with critical partners to set the proper test conditions for evaluating system availability.
  • I have worked with customers to establish/revise SLAs.
  • I have no experience evaluation SLAs.