Sr. QA Test Engineer - PDS: Pairing Exceptional Talent With Exceptional Companies

Job Code: #13803
Title: Sr. QA Test Engineer
Job Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

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Job Description:

PDS has an outstanding opportunity for a Sr. QA Test Engineer consultant.

Job Title: Sr. QA Test Engineer  

Job Summary

Under general supervision, the Sr. QA Test Engineer plans, conducts, and supervises assignments, reviews progress, and evaluates results. The engineer recommends changes in procedures and operates with substantial latitude for unreviewed action or decision. The engineer reviews progress with management. 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, alpha and beta testing. The engineer ensures that system tests are successfully completed and documented and all problems are resolved.  

The engineer will be testing software that maintains the metadata for client media assets including audio, text, video and photography.  The engineer will be expected to ensure adherence to QA best practices and will drive the quality of the project as the project lead.

Qualifications

Education: Requires a Bachelors of Science degree in computer science or closely related field

Experience: 6 to 8 years of relevant industry experience

Skills

  • Experience with the full product release cycle on multiple successful software projects
  • Experience in testing low level systems
  • Experience in testing JAVA API’s, Restful Web Services, and Web/Rich Client applications
  • Java programming experience
  • Current experience with C#/C++ is acceptable if prior experience includes the Java language development/test experience
  • Experience in testing systems for scalability, fault tolerance, load, and other operational areas for a data center based service is beneficial
  • 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

 Responsibilities

  • Primary responsibility is to write automation test code
  • Write significant areas of test automation code using Java, automating the tests for a web user interface as well as for web service interfaces
  • Execute the vision, direction, and discipline of Quality Assurance within the group/ team
  • Ability to understand and identify the root causes of problems; ability to think abstractly on how solve these problems
  • Participate with the test lead to identify the test methodologies and test harness that the team will use
  • Execute on a team using the methods of Scrum
  • Develop and maintain up-to-date industry skills in quality assurance and test automation
  • Understand and teach others in the group and in the department the processes and technologies as well as the appropriate areas in which they should be applied
  • Determine creative, innovative, and cost-effective ways to meet requirements and deliverables
  • Work as an effective team member, producing the best out of each engineer through example
  • Embody a high degree of motivation and can instill this quality in others

    Please contact our recruiting team for more information: utahjobs@pdsinc.com

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