Senior QA Engineer

in Cary, NC

Job #:271059

Practice Area: IT

Date Posted: 02/09/2019

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Job Title:  Senior QA Engineer
Location:  Cary, NC
Industry:  Logistics Software
Terms:  Contract2Hire
Compensation:  $40-$45/hr W2
Requirements:  Experience with test automation, ability to work on a team as the sole QA Engineer on a team of developers and take ownership of all testing responsibilities for the application(s) your team develops and supports.

Senior QA Engineer Job Responsibilities:

The Sr QA Engineer will lead quality assurance efforts within the software development group and work hand-in-hand with development teams and stakeholders performing QA activities within agile development iterations including, but not limited to:
  • Collaborating with the development team and stakeholders to ensure testable user stories are created and estimated
  • Identifying test conditions for user stories and testing tasks 
  • Executing a QA process that fits within our overall agile life-cycle
  • Developing, executing and maintaining manual and automated tests to ensure code quality in a continuous integration environment
  • Capturing and reporting quality metrics to varied audiences
  • Representing quality principles and processes within assigned product teams
  • Recommending continuous process improvement ideas to QA Manager and within assigned product team
  • Participate in all Agile planning activities, such as user story creation, point estimation, expected testing tasks while paying particular attention to testability
  • Collaborate and provide feedback on user story details related to clarifying requirements, testability, acceptance criteria
  • Recommend test approach, test environment requirements, and data strategies
  • Provide regular status to project team on QA progress
  • Disseminate QA summary reports as needed (e.g. pre-imp)
  • Work closely with product team to identify and resolve issues
  • Work independently and with automation engineer(s) to identify product feature automation candidates
  • Analyze, design, and maintain test artifacts such as test objectives for manual and automated tests
  • Create and/or set up test environments and test data
  • Work with development team as needed on unit test coverage
  • Ensure application meets documented requirements using defined quality processes and best practices
  • Perform applicable testing and verification using appropriate QA practices
  • Log defects following appropriate QA practices
  • Support user acceptance testing
  • Perform data validation using SQL queries
  • Develop and execute automated tests for regression
Senior QA Engineer Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent field desired
  • 3+ years in a QA role with manual test case definition and execution experience
  • 1+ years’ experience with automated test tools
  • Automated test creation using QTP, Selenium, or other utility
  • Remain informed of current technologies and take initiative to acquire additional knowledge to prepare for additional responsibilities
  • Work efficiently within assigned project schedules
  • Work effectively with all co-workers; team player
  • Communicate effectively and in a professional manner
  • Exhibit ability to learn new information and apply to daily tasks
  • Exhibit ability to learn complex business functions
  • Understanding of SDLC and QA processes and best practices in accordance with Agile/SCRUM practices
  • Demonstrated understanding of SQL
  • Webservices, SoapUI, understanding of XML
  • Business analyst experience, written requirements, help or technical documentation
  • Technical support or call center experience
  • HP toolset like Quality Center
  • Message queue tracking experience, MQ Visual Edit
  • Rally software or experience updating wiki content
  • Mainframe or DB2 experience

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Benefits?  Yes, provided by ettain group
  • Remote Workers?  Allows for some occasional remote days, but otherwise you'll be needed onsite with the team
  • Visa Sponsorship?  Not offered 
  • Corp-to-Corp?  Not eligible 

How to Apply:

For immediate attention please apply online and send a text message to Blake Williams at 919-287-3974 with your full name, job title, and location.

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