Test Automation Engineer

  • location: Durham, NC
  • type: Permanent

job description

Direct Hire- Competitive Compensation, Good benefits, Stock Options, UNLIMITED VACATION, Flex Work hours, many perks

To avoid delays in having your resume reviewed, please forward directly to debra.reed@randstadusa.com. As a Qualified applicant, I will respond to you same business day.

The Test Automation Engineer will be responsible for QA on our mobile delivery platform. This individual will interact with business teams and software engineers to refine requirements, thoroughly test changes, drive automation as a core competency, and support software releases, using proven technical, analytical, and problem-solving skills.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Take ownership of software quality, using industry best practices for automation and manual testing
  • Actively participate in scrum meetings, iteration planning, feature demos, as well as write and execute software test plans and procedures in order to identify software issues and causes
  • Working on a product team, communicate testing estimates and status, while continually working toward the removal of software delivery roadblocks
  • Advocate use of agile test methodologies, such as behavioral-driven development or test-driven development
  • Provide expertise and support to other members of the engineering teams, particularly in resolving discovered issues
  • Perform manual testing where automated tests are in development or non-existent
  • Create and maintain database of known test defects
  • Collaborate with project team members or customers to evaluate or diagnose problems and recommend possible solutions

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 3 years of QA experience, with demonstrable automation background
  • Demonstrated experience with front and back end automation tools and techniques
  • Experience using Cucumber or similar behavioral-driven development tools
  • Automated HTTP/Web/REST testing experience (Selenium, Capybara, Watir, etc)
  • Programming experience with interpreted language (Ruby, Python, Lua, etc)
  • Familiarity with Android, Microservice, and Cloud based systems architecture
  • Comfortable and willing to choose manual testing over automation when the circumstances dictate
  • Must have demonstrated ability to develop and execute test cases for complex requirements
  • Mobile device testing experience, manual and automated
  • Exceptional analytical, organizational, interpersonal and communication (both oral and written) skills
  • Familiarity with Android Application design, tools and ecosystem
  • Experience with continuous integration systems (Jenkins, Bamboo, Travis CI, etc.)
  • Self-motivated, driven, resourceful and able to get things done
  • Enjoy working in fast-paced, collaborative, Agile environments responsible for delivering commercial grade software
  • Ability to adapt and learn quickly is a fundamental necessity

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