Randstad Software Development Test Engineer in Austin, Texas
Software Development Test Engineer
Thursday, October 6, 2016
General Summary of Position:
We are seeking a talented Software Development Test (SDet) Engineer skilled in the art of integration, who can bridge the gaps between systems, software, and operations while engaging and delighting customers. The SDET Engineer will be responsible for helping to deliver programs in a dynamic, fast paced, scalable Agile ecommerce environment. We are looking for candidates who have a strong background in Software Testing methodologies, with demonstrated success in developing automation frameworks, comprehensive automation test suites at both the UI and Service layer, with proven abilities to innovate and be creative. Our culture is one of collaboration, measurement, and automation.
The Digital Tech QA Engineering team is dedicated to supporting the businesses digital brand experience by providing infrastructure solutions, integrating applications, monitoring performance and security issues, and automating software build and release capabilities. Applicants must have strong working knowledge of the modern web stack - including web servers, caching, and the management and monitoring of hosting infrastructure, as well as the ability to develop scripting solutions that enable automation and security best practices. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with a voracious appetite for learning new technologies, improving processes, collaborating across disciplines, and trying cutting edge solutions.
Works closely with Product Owners and Business stakeholders to continually refine software test requirements and provide feedback on user scenarios.
Works closely and iteratively with Scrum team members to clarify functional requirements, determine testing and test automation requirements, and provide feedback on design solutions (functional and technical)
Contributes to Feature enhancements impact assessments on system level interactions, and existing automated test suites
Conducts and leads in-sprint Test Design, Test planning Test automation development, and Test execution, Conducts Manual testing, and uses exploratory testing techniques to uncover weaknesses in testing test approaches/processes.
Writes robust automated tests for high availability and highly scalable applications which will be used by both internal and external customers.
Logs defects and participates actively in the defect resolution and retest process.
May be required to conduct performance and scalability testing
Development responsibilities include doing code review / bug analysis, analyzing development and testing impacts, writing test tools and identifying automation opportunities
Contributes to improvements in unit testing coverage, design test framework, develop test suites, expand automated testing harness and automate scenarios/cases
Create and review documentation and processes related to recurring issues, new procedures, and knowledge transfer
Scope, plan, and execute utilizing Agile methodology and JIRA/Confluence tools
Must have/Basic Qualifications:
Experience with Continuous Development/Deployment/Integration design and best practices
Experience in Agile development practices (Kanban or Scrum)
Ability to see opportunities for improvement, take ownership, and work closely with others to drive operational improvement
Strong troubleshooting skills and ability to correlate system behaviors based on known interdependencies between those systems
Ability to handle ambiguity, embracing change and helping others see it as an opportunity and able to stay focused on goals while adapting to change
5 years of related experience testing web portals and/or ecommerce applications using Microsoft technologies
5 years of experience in various phases of testing, designing, and developing complex enterprise applications, including automation test development
Practical knowledge of object oriented programming
Practical experience in analyzing, designing, and developing solutions to highly complex problems
Experience in Agile Scrum methodology
Experienced in Unit Test, Mock, Test Driven Development etc
Experienced with managing with SaaS based vendors a plus
Experience in web and/or mobile development environment
Experienced with Atlassian JIRA as an Agile development management tool