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Senior Quality Assurance Engineer - Automation

SUMMARY:  The Senior Quality Assurance Engineer specializes in Test Automation and Performance Test in order to uphold and continually improves Questar’s Quality Assurance and Testing practices. This position validates developed applications and systems in support of business operations as we develop and deliver Questar's K-12 educational assessment products. The Senior QA Engineer is responsible for the design, development and execution of high-value automated tests for both functional and performance test (load and stress) cases as part of the feature and functional test activity for cloud-based software applications. The Senior QA Engineer will interact and collaborate primarily with QA test team members, but also with Product Development, Product Management, and Architecture to develop and execute against the overall test strategy.

The Senior Quality Assurance Engineer upholds the company core value to embed quality and integrity into every internal and external effort and company’s other core values, as well as its Mission and Vision.

The Senior Quality Assurance Engineer reports to the QA Automation Manager.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide technical/testing direction and leadership to the automation team and formulate a reliable approach for continued tool usage (framework)
  • Provide technical/testing direction for developing and implementing a reliable framework and approach to performance, load, and stress testing for the application or customer deliverable
  • Works closely with the QA Automation Manager and other leads to ensure automation is applied appropriately to the projects to achieve the best end results (end-to-end, regression, system, smoke)
  • Collaborate with QA and IT partners to review and clarify the scope of delivery and business requirements for the application being performance tested
  • Write test plans, cases and conditions to ensure effective Performance testing coverage
  • Execute automated performance, load, and stress test cases, both black box and white box levels
  • Collaborate with QA and IT partners to review and clarify the scope of delivery and business requirements for the application being tested and customer deliverables
  • Contribute to the creation/finalization of related client deliverables
  • Assist in authoring the test suite, i.e. test scenarios and test cases traceable to requirements in order to validate the application or customer deliverables
  • Prepare the test data for approved test cases
  • Identify, document and track test script related issues to correct or maintain scripts
  • Escalate risks that will directly impact project timelines, deliverables, and/or the user experience
  • Update status of assigned project tasks and time reporting duties

 

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or related technical area, or the equivalent combination of education and experience

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS

N/A

 

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • 8+ years of QA experience, with focus on Test Automation and Performance Testing
  • In depth knowledge and application of automation test tool suites (Microsoft VS, Eclipse, Selenium, JMeter, SoapUI, Jenkins, etc)
  • Strong knowledge in .NET applications, C#, Java, and SQL.
  • Strong experience with Waterfall, Agile/Scrum and other software development methodologies as related to testing
  • Thorough understanding and working knowledge of different types of testing, including performance testing techniques
  • Demonstrated experience in planning and executing complex automation testing projects
  • Demonstrated knowledge of testing methodologies and procedures and can apply them to automating test case execution that facilitates and meets the stated quality objectives
  • Ability to analyze and solve complex problems with technically innovative solutions
  • Aptitude in reconciling testing requirements with business requirements
  • Knowledge of database concepts and testing using SQL with Microsoft SQL Server or other database platforms
  • A positive and flexible individual with a successful history of working in a fast-paced, client-focused, and dynamic environment
  • Passion for quality and great attention to detail

 

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

N/A

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Must be authorized to work in the U.S. and not require visa sponsorship now or in the future.

Must be willing to relocate to the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN area (telecommuting not available​).

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