Senior QA Engineer

Dresher, PA | Direct Hire

Post Date: 02/28/2017 Job ID: 9362 Industry: Technology

  • Position: Lead QA Engineer   

  • Location: Dresher, PA

  • Status: Direct Hire

  • Salary Range: $110, 000-$120, 000

Job Description:

One of our top  growing companies  is presently looking for a Senior QA Engineer to join their team in PA. 

For this role our client is looking for a  strong senior technical development Engineer in Test who have demonstrated success in building testing framework/solutions, tools, test Infrastructure and enabling delivery of high quality products for customers.

This individual will work closely with other technical leaders carrying a great responsibility of maximizing efficiency, govern conformity and maintain scalability across all test engineering efforts in the organization. 

  • Provides Technical Leadership and Strategic Direction to the Testing Organization and help formulate Test Platform / Architecture per organizational needs
  • Responsible for designing and building   Test Automation Framework  that is scalable and robust that marries nicely with our development philosophy across multitude of product and Technology space including Middle-tier/API, Web interfaces,  Test Data management, Information Management  and other workflow systems
  • Will be an influencer and is involved in driving organization-wide Quality/testing Process initiatives; developing, maintaining, educating, and enforcing conformance to ensure Quality of deliverables.
  • Responsible to proactively analyze current processes and testing practices and will be the architect to design & develop Test Automation framework / harness and any in-house tools required. Where tools do not fully meet requirements of the product, writes code / develops components/leverage libraries that can extend available tools or even design & develop tools as needed.
  • Responsible for  helping in building  and establishing test/ coding standards that may include   but not limited to versioning, continuous merging of  Code in source code Repo, code review    among all test code.
  • Will be responsible for building an integrated robust  Test Data Management Solution, automated provisioning and virtualization of Test databases
  • Will be an influencer to promote good engineering practices and advances Quality concepts and collaborate with other Engineers to build test code, establish, socialize, evolve and maintain a scalable Test Infrastructure to enable distributed testing and continuous build and deployment pipeline
  • Will assist in helping establish test coverage, measure and provide metrics on Quality score.
  • Responsible for building performance, load and stress tests using a scalable and robust framework
  • Responsible for mentoring and coaching and providing technical expertise to other engineers   in the organization or peer organizations and may involve in hiring new talent to the organization

  • At least  10+ years of IT Quality Engineering experience with no less than 5 years of test development experience  delivering successful products in agile/ iterative / waterfall environment
  • Strong knowledge of test Automation development frameworks with practical experience on any  Automation framework/ scripting  like  Selenium  using Python, Java  Script or any other open source automation technologies, other functional testing design patterns
  • Strong understanding of Continuous Integration Concepts, Code review practices and streamlined delivery of Code.
  • Experience In security testing/ Dynamic/ Custom Security scans and Penetration testing concepts, Performance, Stress and load testing using tools such as JMeter or other Open source solutions.
  • At least 5 years’ experience working with Database testing techniques using  SQL server/ Sybase; knowledge of Non-relational, data warehouse and dimensional modeling is a bonus
  • Understanding of Object oriented Concepts, Web Application UI model,  HTTP, XML, XSD, JSON, WSL, REST/SOAP, basic understanding  of Dynamic web applications, API/ Service Layer  and experience with White box, gray box, test driven development .
  • Hands on knowledge of any Object Oriented Programming Language.

Other Required  Skills:

Motivated to contribute and do what it takes to get things done as well as motivate others
  • Experience in leading a team effort with a collaborative team of diverse associates
  • Challenge developers on design and BA’ s on user stories that are vague and cannot be tested.
  • Possess organizational skills and have ability to set, track, and meet deadlines for themselves and team members, achieve and maintain expected productivity levels. Be able to provide regular updates to the leadership and other teams.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with clear, concise technical writing style
  • Excellent listening, presentation and interpersonal skills;
  • Problem Solving/Analytical Skills - Critical thinking and the ability to lead as part of a problem-solving group
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple department initiatives and be responsible for the execution of project tasks in a high pressure environment with high degree of accountability, commitment and responsibility.
  • Ability to work independently as well as build relationships and influence cross functional teams within your area of responsibility
  • Understand own strengths and weaknesses, has professional standards with regard to attendance, personal accountability, and integrity.
  • Patience and a humility is valuable, especially in all dealings with team members. This is especially true when trying to mentor or guide other team members, the ability to articulate in ways that are understood by the listener at their level is necessary while also possessing good listening skills. The humility to acknowledge need for continuous learning and to undertake a program of learning to constantly update skills and keep abreast of current development is vital.

Experience and Education:
  • BS/ MS in Computer Science, Mathematics or Business related field   with 10+ years  in Active Quality Engineering role
  • 5+ years requirements/scripting/IT experience in highly technical, source code bases Quality Engineering teams   in Agile Environment
  • 3+ years if hands on development experience using languages such as Python, .net or Java

David Kowalski

Fun Facts: Musically inclined, die-hard Philly sports fan, and loves to cook and eat!

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