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QA Automation Engineer

Location: Madison, WI
Date Posted: 07-17-2018
Position Purpose:
The purpose of this position is, but is not limited to, providing quality assurance processes and procedures to Client’s applications development to ensure quality software processes and a quality end-user experience.

Positional Responsibilities:
  • Actively lead aspects of software quality assurance for company applications
  • Triage, diagnose, report, track and resolve quality issues
  • Act as the lead in root cause analysis work for complex software and data issues
  • Define strategy for and create detailed test plans, test case development, Test execution and results documentation
  • Assist all aspects of system testing, regression testing and UAT testing
  • Support and drive the Automation Framework / Maturity Models by developing test suites with automation tools (record and play back and via use of scripting) as needed
  • Support and drive the Automation Framework / Maturity Models by partnering with development teams early in the development phase to create/perform automated testing
  • Lead major testing initiatives at the project level
Positional Competencies:
  • Expert experience with Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and QA Processes
  • Expert experience developing automating test suites coupled with expert level experience with manual testing
  • Expert experience with QA tools and techniques. Including but not limited to test suite software, automation tools, defect tracking systems, business requirement documentation systems, etc.
  • Expert experience taking requirements and creating test suites with the ability to see the bigger impact of systems changes across multiple systems
  • Substantial experience testing integrated environments and troubleshooting across an integrated platform
  • Substantial experience testing various platforms/enterprise applications including financial funds flow and disbursements
  • Expert Experience with browser and server side test automation tools
  • Advanced/Expert Ability to utilize database queries
  • Associates or Bachelors degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field or equivalent work experience required
  • Five or more years of experience in a software testing/quality assurance role, including strong UI testing automation, designing test strategies, performance and security testing tools and strategies required
  • Experience with Selenium and development of Protractor JS test suites required
  • Experience with JavaScript UI and Angular JS testing frameworks required
  • Experience testing financial systems including funds flow preferred
  • Experience with AWS services preferred
  • Experience with HTML, XML, Groovy, Protractor, JMeter, BlazeMeter, Spock, or SoapUi preferred
Corporate Core Competencies:
  • Adaptability - Adapts to change, is open to new ideas, takes on new responsibilities, handles pressure, and adjusts plans to meet changing needs
  • Initiative - Deals with problems as they arise, focusing energy and resources on those situations until resolved; identifies new opportunities and takes action; takes on new responsibilities when needed
  • Results Focus - Can be counted on to meet or exceed goals; pushes self and others for results; is a conscientious worker who can be relied upon to handle unforeseen obstacles
  • Customer Focus - Meets internal and external customer expectations; delivers upon commitments; build customer confidence; follows through on requests gaining trust and respect
  • Ethics/Integrity - Is seen as a direct, truthful individual; adheres to appropriate core values at all times; acts in line with those values; rewards the right values and disapproves of others; practices what he/she preaches
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