: Software Engineer - Automation

We are looking for a junior level developer passionate about Java/Python and looking to expand their skill set into the area of QA Automation. This person will be Designing, implementing and maintaining a functional UI and performance testing infrastructure as well as working to Maintain and optimize the framework to handle larger scale under load and stressful conditions. They will be responsible for designing, developing, and conducting tests and automation test procedures prior to product launches to ensure software quality, while being cost-effective.

Essential Job Functions*:

  • Review product design documentation to ensure that requirements stated are correct, logical and verifiable.
  • Maintain effective communication with developers throughout the software development life cycle.
  • Create and maintain methods and test plans for new and existing products. 
  • Execute test methodologies in order to verify functionality and performance ahead of release to the customers.
  • Estimate, prioritize, plan and coordinate testing activities and methodologies.
  • Design, develop and document test automation and application frameworks
  • Design, develop and document sophisticated test automation class libraries
  • Help identify and implement testability features (such as detection mechanisms) in the application components under test
  • Help to define, establish, and improve QA metrics across various platform components
  • Provide mentorship and training to other QA engineers in coding guidelines/test
  • Coach other Quality Engineers in best software engineering practices in test automation and design

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ability to demonstrate Interactions Values of:
  • Being passionate about customer service
  • Obsessing with our customer’s success
  • Respecting each other
  • Creating opportunity
  • Embracing disruption
  • Doing what we say we will do

 

Preparation, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Required:

  • Enrolled in or have completed a B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent degree
  • 2+ years as a Software Developer interested in moving into Automation.
  • 2+ years coding experience in Perl, Python, Java or C/C++
  • Ability to gain an understanding of complex systems, how they integrate, and their operation in a wide variety of circumstances.
  • Experience with Networking protocols such as TCP/IP, MRCP, DNS
  • A Strong technical background that ideally includes exposure to Java based development architecture, Linux, SQL, SCM, and Agile methodology.
  • SDLC/Process Improvement
  • Strong knowledge of automation tools and frameworks such as Selenium, JUnit, and TestNG
  • Experience working in a Java/J2EE environment
  • Experience debugging and capturing backend failures and network issues
  • QA planning
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail/thoroughness
  • Self-motivated, pro-active and able to multi-task

Pluses:

  • Working knowledge of scripting languages, such as Ruby, Python or Perl
  • Experience with continuous automation/test tools such as Jenkins/Hudson
  • Understanding of relational databases and SQL
  • Experience using testing tools such as JMeter, NUnit or Selenium

 

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • None

 

Working Conditions/Physical Demands:

  • Up to 10% travel may be required.
  • General office environment. The working environment is generally favorable. Lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc.  Work is generally performed within the office environment, with standard office equipment available.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit or stand for long periods, use hands and fingers for typing and to handle computer controls. Heavy phone and computer usage is required for this position.
Full-time