QA Engineer - PDS: Pairing Exceptional Talent With Exceptional Companies

Job Code: #13468
Title: QA Engineer
Job Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

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Job Description:

PDS has an immediate need for a QA Engineer.  

Job Summary

Our client is seeking a skilled and motivated professional to work as a QA Engineer for clientele worldwide. 

The QA Engineer  usually works with minimum supervision, conferring with superiors on unusual matters. The engineer may be assisted by entry/junior or intermediate-level personnel. Assignments are broad in nature, requiring originality and ingenuity. He/she conducts a wide range of quality control tests and analyses to ensure that software meets or exceeds specified standards and end-user requirements. The engineer drafts, revises, and approves test plans and scripts to ensure alignment with standards and IT strategy. The engineer creates test data files with valid and invalid records to thoroughly test program logic and verify system flow. The engineer coordinates with users to plan user acceptance testing, which includes alpha and beta testing. The engineer also ensures that system tests are successfully completed and documented and all problems are resolved.


Education: Requires a Bachelor’s of Science in computer science or closely related field

Experience: 4-6 years of relevant experience

  • Experience with the full product release cycle on multiple successful software projects
  • Extensive experience in both UI and N-Tier data center products, including experience in testing low-level systems
  • Experience in testing JAVA API’s, Restful Web Services, and Web/Rich Client applications
  • Experience in testing systems for scalability, fault tolerance, load, and other operational areas for a data center based service is beneficial
  • Well-versed in Linux with extensive bash experience
  • Current experience with Windows and C#/C++ is acceptable if prior experience includes the Java language development/test experience and Linux platform experience with the shell environment
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Experienced in testing products in an Agile development life cycle
  • History of learning and adapting quickly
  • Empirical, analytical, engineering mindset
  • Self-starter and an independent worker
  • Java programming experience
  • Able to return and report daily regarding work and progress
  • Self-starter and, though an independent worker, must work well with the team


  • Planning, creating, and executing strategic manual and automated test plans
  • Execute the vision, direction, and discipline of Software Quality Assurance within the department
  • Ability to understand and identify the root causes of problems and to think abstractly on how to solve problems
  • Participate with the test lead to identify best test methodologies and/or use of appropriate test harnesses that could reduce overall QA test times
  • Execute as a team using the methods of Scrum
  • Develop and maintain up-to-date industry skills in quality assurance and test automation
  • Participate in teaching others the QA processes and technologies and the appropriate areas in which they should be applied
  • Determine creative, innovative, and cost-effective ways to meet requirements and deliverables
  • Embody a high degree of motivation and instill this quality in others

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