9 days old

Automation Engineer

Jacksonville, FL 32256
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The Software Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst Level III is responsible for the testing and certification of all application software designed and developed by, The primary duty is to test new applications or changes to existing applications to ensure they meet requirements and have no major defects or bugs using manual and automated testing. The analyst reviews and compares the application under test to the functional specifications to ensure all needed functionality was developed as expected. All bugs identified with test are reported to development. The Quality Assurance Analyst works with developers to resolve issues and re-create bugs as needed. After the developer has fixed any issues, the analyst does a final test to ensure no new issues were created.

The QA Analyst will act as a project lead for testing assignments and provide knowledge transfer to QA Analyst I and II team members. They will be responsible for coordinating all QA team activities within the sprint cycle. They will provide input to the software as it is being designed.

The QA Analyst develops manual and automated test for new software. The test cases and automated scripts are documented in Microsoft Test Manager. The QA Analyst uses these test cases to develop automated performance and regression tests. This requires that the analyst have a strong working knowledge of automated testing tools. This includes the understanding of automated frameworks and the associated maintenance.

The QA Analyst must have effective writing skills. The QA Analyst must update all applicable documentation concerning the project. This includes writing defect descriptions properly in the defect tracking system (JIRA) and creating test scripts. The analyst reviews user documentation developed by the group to ensure it is written properly and accurately reflects the software being released.

Specified Responsibilities

*Generates automated test scripts to utilize in validating software under test.

*Tests software in accordance with defined test plans for validity of results, accuracy, and reliability and specification conformance.

*Uses Confluence to maintain QA documentation and automated scripts.

*Tracks defects in JIRA.

*Recommends application and web site improvements or corrections to developers.

*Reviews software design and functional specifications.

*Assists with software documentation and user manual development.

*Creates and maintains test cases.

*Lead testing efforts and mentors QA Analyst I and II team members.

Specified Qualifications and Experience

*Bachelor's in Computer Science or similar technical degree.

*5+ years of industry experience.

*Demonstrates a high level of proficiency in software quality assurance methodologies.

*Strong working knowledge of automated testing frameworks.

*Strong knowledge of relational database concepts and design.

*Excellent time management, organization, and oral and written communication skills.

*Demonstrated self-starter, effective interpersonal skills.

*Ability to diagnose and resolve problems independently.

Preferred Skills and Certifications

*Strong knowledge of QA methodologies, procedures, and documentation.

*Experience in independently designing, planning, executing and reporting on requirements driven tests.

*Very good knowledge of the Selenium/Cucumber automation framework

*Experienced in the use of defect tracking, configuration management, and automated testing tools, as such Selenium/cucumber/Proracto

*Strong understanding of Agile methodologies.

*Strong understanding of Microsoft Windows platforms.

*Strong understanding of different browsers: Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome.

*Excellent time management, organization, and oral and written communication skills.

*Strong understanding of Confluence and JIRA.

*Extensive experience with using Visual Basic and/or JAVA scripting for use in test automation.

*Intermediate to advanced knowledge of SQL for querying relational databases (DB2).


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