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Digital Prospectors Sr. QA Consultant in Boston, Massachusetts

Sr. QA Consultant

Johnston, Rhode Island

Job Type: Contract

Recruiter: Stacia McMillan (https://digitalprospectors.com/our-team/stacia-mcmillan)

Phone: 603.225.0616

Sr. QA Consultant

Remote

Contract – 12+ Months

This position requires that applicants be fully vaccinated for Covid 19 or have a valid religious or medical exemption.

Position: Senior Quality Assurance and Test Automation Specialist

This individual will work on an agile team conducting testing (manual and automated), developing automated tests which includes writing code, other test scripting, and integration of tests into the CICD pipeline. This individual will work in a rapid, iterative environment with short feedback loops, and a focus on testing efficiencies and ensuring that software developed will address the organization’s business need or problem as defined in user stories and in adherence to the defined acceptance criteria.

  • Contribute to the team’s effectiveness and efficiency by defining, designing, and executing tests in support of the agile development process.

  • Design and development of automated testing code and scripts with inputs and expected results as part of a test framework. This includes regression, integration, UI, and acceptance level tests.

  • Drive testing mindset on agile team and support developers in their creation of efficient and comprehensive automated unit and integration tests.

  • Partner with developers to improve and automate test processes.

  • Participates in code reviews to clarify requirements, validate test cases, and provide feedback to the development team.

  • Research and maintain testing frameworks and tools.

  • Design test scenarios, acceptance criteria (using gherkin) and test data.

  • Conduct exploratory testing and other manual testing as needed leveraging critical thinking and product knowledge to find issues rapidly.

  • Configure and maintain tooling for testing, coverage, and reporting.

  • Report on and maintain test results.

  • Identify and track defects; work with developers and business analysts to identify, isolate and resolve issues.

  • Supports load, stress, performance, security, penetration and reliability testing efforts and associated analysis.

  • Ensures test environments are properly configured and available for each release as scheduled.

  • Performs periodic system audits to ensure that only controlled versions of the software reside in the appropriate environments. Communicates deployment status to product team(s).

  • Promotes necessary level of communication among the product team(s) to ensure QA efforts are appropriate, visible, and well understood.

  • Provide end user support for production technology solutions. May include creation and execution of SQL database queries.

  • Advocate for maintaining a high-quality bar, making sure quality, and testing is an integral part of development.

  • Contribute to the team’s effectiveness and efficiency by educating, supporting, and setting an example of software development best practices as related to testing.

QUALIFICATIONS:

EXPERIENCE:

  • 5+ years of experience

  • BS or equivalent in Computer Science or related discipline

SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE:

  • Agile mindset and fast to adapt to change.

  • Experience working on quality engineering of desktop and web applications.

  • Experience with .Net Core, ASP.NET MVC, Entity Framework, Visual Studio IDE, MSTest, xUnit, Postman, LINQ, and Message Queue. Knowledge of desktop test automation tools is also desired.

  • Experience designing and implementing test automation code using C# and other programming languages, automation scripts, and test automation tools such as Selenium/Appium, Cypress, Postman, MS Test and other resources.

  • Experience developing UI and API automated tests.

  • Experience testing web services that support protocols such as SOAP, REST and HTTP.

  • Experience with test case management tools such as Azure DevOps, test case generation techniques, problem tracking/reporting systems and version control systems, including Git.

  • Experience planning, designing, implementing testing strategies, metrics and automation for large and complex business systems.

  • Extensive experience with creation/refinement of acceptance criteria.

  • Experience creating/maintaining complex test data sets.

  • Excellent communication, analytical and time management skills.

  • Proven continual self-learning in the ever-changing landscape of test and test automation techniques, frameworks, and tools/technologies.

  • Proven ability to perform functional, integration, load/stress and regression testing and to accurately evaluate and document the results.

  • Experience with database management systems/SQL.

·In depth understanding of current business processes in one or more functional business areas.

  • Proven ability to analyze business requirements, and understand business activity and information models, to develop appropriate tests.

  • Experience working with product owners, solution architects and developers across an agile organization to design, develop, and execute effective test automation capabilities and build quality into business technology solutions.

  • Experience working with developers to ensure that systems are designed for reliability, security, performance, and testability.

POST-OFFER BACKGROUND CHECK IS REQUIRED. Digital Prospectors is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Make this your next career move as one of our many long-term contractors or employees!

  • Work as our full-time employee with full benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, STD, LTD, PTO, etc.) - OR - work as a W2 hourly contractor at a higher pay rate if you don't need the benefit package.

Come see why Digital Prospectors has achieved:

  • 4.9/5 Star Glassdoor rating and the only staffing company (< 1000 employees) to be voted in the national Top 10 ‘Employee’s Choice - Best Places to Work’ by Glassdoor

  • Voted ‘Best Staffing Firm to Temp For’ three times by Staffing Industry Analysts as well as a ‘Best Company to Work For’ by Forbes, Fortune and Inc. magazine.

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