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Senior Software Engineer (Automation)

Job Title:

Senior Software Engineer (Automation)

Location:

Norwalk, CT

Industry:

Information Technology

Job Description:

We are seeking a Sr. Software Engineer to join our Quality Assurance Engineering team. The Quality Assurance team is a highly collaborative organization consisting of engineers with the highest levels of communication, technical depth, testing methodology, skills, and a passion for quality. We believe that quality is the responsibility of the entire group that creates the product, not just QA. The ideal Sr. Software Engineer would be a strong communicator, superbly technical, service-oriented, obsessed with quality and automating. This is a great opportunity to join a talented, fun and hardworking Software Engineering team! We are also willing to educate and train the appropriate candidate who displays ambition and willingness to learn. As a Sr. Software Engineer, you will be working within the QA Team while playing your role as quality ambassador in an specific agile software development team to maintain a high level of quality in the product and will have potential to make a huge impact within your role as you help create and maintain the experience of millions.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • You will ensure that our hardware and software products are awesome and of the highest quality.
  • Participate as a Quality ambassador, engineer and eyes of the customer within your specific agile software development team.
  • Assist Team Lead with mentoring junior Quality Assurance Engineers.
  • Facilitate creative ways to break the products, uncover defects and file them.
  • Perform extensive product performance testing, usability and test against/with compatibility
  • Assist in reproducing bugs reported outside of QA and triaging them with Team Lead.
  • Assist junior Quality Assurance Engineers build detailed test specifications (functional, environments, resources) that transition into various test strategies for existing and new features.
  • Assist junior Quality Assurance Engineers write and execute detailed test plans.
  • Automate test plans created by junior Quality Assurance Engineers to enhance coverage of end-to-end automated tests.
  • Participate in release processes for your assigned project.
  • Design any testing strategies concerning releases.
  • Maintain strong communication with QA, Engineering, Product and Customer Experience teams about issues, risk, product quality and bugs.
  • Assist in educating your peers in QA, Engineering, and Product on testing and QA; work with them to determine product quality goals and measurements.
  • Maintain your test environment Maintain and communicate testing time lines, schedules and status reports
  • Provide timely updates to the QA Team Lead, Team Coordinator and Product Manager on the status of testing activities in an Agile environment.
  • Recommend improvements to the QA methodology. Other duties as assigned by Team Lead and/or Management.

 

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems or Software Engineering; or equivalent work experience. 5+ years hands-on experience with manual testing, testing applications, testing sites and automation.
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP protocols and networking (e.g., IP addressing, DNS configuration, etc.)
  • Knowledge of Linux, Windows and Mac (preferred - strong knowledge of Linux and its command line)
  • Experience with any of the following virtualization hypervisors - KVM, VMWare, Hyper-V, VirtualBox, (XenServer a plus)
  • Experienced with deploying servers, virtual machines, etc.
  • Proficient in two or more of the following languages - Python, PHP, SQL, CSS, JavaScript, HTML, etc.
  • Experience with automation testing and automation tools.
  • Experience with APIs a plus.
  • Experience with Selenium a plus.
  • Experience with SCM, specifically GitHub (preferred, link to GitHub/BitBucket profile highly encouraged.)
  • Strong documentation minded.
  • Ability to provide extreme detail.
  • Strong knowledge of testing methodologies and concepts Strong problem solving skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Extremely self-motivated; able to find opportunities for improvement and tackle them without external direction.
  • Think outside the box and outside of given instructions. Dedicated to quality and collaborative approach at testing. Strong understanding of software product lifecycles.

Job Requirements:

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