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QA Engineer

Location Ann Arbor, Michigan

Job Type Contract To Hire

*No third party candidates*

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

• Applies expertise related to estimating, designing, developing and executing automatic test procedures and cases based on requirements relevant to automated test planning and creation for product and system testing

• Depending on specific requirements, writes effective manual and automated test cases or automated frameworks; performs software defect tracking and regression for identified software release

• Participates in regular testing activities across the trading product releases

• Assists in planning, analyzing, designing, developing, and executing training relative to manual testing, automation/load testing tools and methodologies

• Analyzes and understands each product’s environment, architecture, and interdependencies to determine and apply appropriate test methodologies and cases relative to applications being tested

• Sets up test environments and builds out interdependent test beds

• Designs, develops, and executes reusable and maintainable automated scripts; plans and executes functional and system level testing of products across all platforms to test various features; applies expertise and understanding of issues that may arise around automated/load testing and assists in researching and providing solutions and to add, modify, or enhance previously recorded automated scripts

• Uses appropriate quality control tools to uncover defects and discover the state of the code; analyzes and records testing results and defects

• Assists developers in reproducing problems and getting them resolved; participates in design activity with other programmers on technical aspects relating to testing, including functional specifications, design parameters, feature enhancements, and alternative solutions

• Contributes to the creation of status, technical, and management reports as required

• Actively supports and provides guidance on the company's software engineering and test processes, procedures, standards and customer use cases

• Establishes and maintains thorough and accurate documentation of all work including status updates to summarize project highlights

• Provides test-related technical direction and project management within a project/scrum team; provides guidance in methodology selection, project planning, the review of work products; may serve in a part-time technical lead capacity to a limited number of junior test engineers, providing immediate direction and guidance

• Works closely with Technical Business Analyst, Software Engineers, Product Managers and other departments (operations, support and IT)

• Keeps technically abreast of trends and advancements within area of specialization, incorporating these improvements where applicable; attends technical conferences as appropriate

Required Skills:

• Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering with a minimum of 3 years of directly related work experience; in one of these fields

• Experienced working with release procedures, test methodologies, QA process and software defect tracking; demonstrated expert level on implementing test methodologies and tools (e.g Selenium, Junit, Java, JIRA, Quality Center) to write automatic test script and test cases for software products.

• Experience as a contributor implementing design and development approach, unit testing, debugging and integrating code; demonstrated ability to apply appropriate test methodologies including writing test plans and test cases

• MUST HAVE some programming experience using Java and one or more scripting languages (e.g., Unix Shell, Perl, Java script); expertise in OOAD principles and methodologies, messaging, communication protocols, networking and OS concepts

• Good knowledge of Windows, Linux/Unix, Mobile OS (iOS and Android) as well as native applications including installation, operation and configuration; good understanding of software/protocols and database concepts; general understanding of software programming structure

• Experience working with more advanced programming environments and concepts highly desired (e.g., Java/J2EE APIs and frameworks, OS/Network/TCP Internals, Virtual Machines, Performance Management/Tuning); knowledge and experience with Internet technologies (e.g., HTML, JavaScript, CSS, XML) highly desired

• Experience with Project/Configuration Management methodologies and tools desired (e.g., Scrum, JIRA, Quality Center); experience in test effort estimation and tracking and leading projects of limited scope

• Knowledge and experience with relational database technologies (SQL, schema design) is a plus

• Experience with Configuration Management tools and processes

• Experience with complex trading products/systems preferred

Basic Java coding skills and experience.

Required Education:

Bachelor’s degree in computer science or engineering

Must have solid Computer Science Fundamentals.


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