Software Development Engineer In Test
Ames, IA

About $94,000 - $130,000 a year

Role Overview

As a QA Automation Engineer, you will be involved throughout the development lifecycle with particular responsibility in the quality assurance with emphasis on development and implementation of test automation. You'll be involved in the creation of business requirements, as a basis for test scripts and test scenarios, to ensure developers understand the business requirements so that they can be effectively tested. You will be working closely with developers to ensure requirements are being met and to the correct quality by conducting automated (and manual tests) where necessary.

During testing you will be thinking "outside of the box" to understand the various scenarios and configurations that customers use to ensure customer quality and satisfaction is maintained throughout the SDLC. You will be responsible for driving the automated testing strategies and toolsets into our overall development processes that support and enhance the current Quality Assurance processes within Equifax.

Essential Job Functions

Work as part of cross functional, passionate agile project teams to ensure quality is driven into the heart of the development process from requirements definition through to delivery
Designing, developing and supporting frameworks for our test infrastructure and providing automation expertise to our development teams
Contributing toward predictable delivery of quality releases
Research, recommend and implement tools as needed with the goal of increasing automation
Mentor team members on automation
Proactively bringing issues and problems to the attention of the team; generating, proposing and implementing innovative solutions to solve them
Be meticulous about documentation and maintaining a robust log of all test cases and test results
Ensure that all tests are executed and give regular feedback to the team lead on the status of quality
Use appropriate measures and KPIs to validate and report on software quality
Work closely with the software engineering team, Product Management and Technical Operations as well as business users and Senior Management, as required
Ability to work in an Agile environment
Be a creative thinker who can quickly identify and test for functional 'edge cases' outside of expected functionality workflow. Have the drive to become an expert in:
Unit testing
UX Testing
UI Testing
Integration testing of APIs
Performance and scalability testing
Security Penetration Testing
Native Cloud application Testing
Knowledge, Skills & Experience

Strong background in, and at least 3+ years of working in tooling or QA automation
Thorough understanding of SDLC, specifically automated QA processes in agile development environments
Experience in writing, executing and monitoring automated test suites using a variety of technologies including, but not limited to, Cucumber, Concordion, Selenium, Fit/FitNesse, SoapUI
Proficient with bug tracking and test management toolsets to support development processes
Strong working knowledge of testing fundamentals such as TDD & BDD
Proficient working with relational databases such as Mongo, MySQL & PostgreSQL
Some knowledge of Unix/Linux

Building test infrastructures using containerization technologies such as Docker and working within continuous delivery / continuous release pipeline processes
Testing enterprise applications deployed to cloud environments such as AWS
Experience mentoring QA staff and end users on quality objectives and testing processes
Understanding of coding enterprise applications within Java, PHP, Python and other languages
Understanding of NoSQL database technologies such as MongoDB or DynamoDB
CTFL, ISTQB, CSQA or CSTE certified
Degree level qualifications in a technical related subject
SaaS experience
Enterprise level project delivery
Proactive 'self-starter' attitude
Lifelong learner - thrives from developing and sharing knowledge
Disclaimer: Xpanxion is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class

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