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Senior QA Automation Engineer - AWS Cloud

Company: Questar Assessment Inc.
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: February 24, 2021

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Senior QA Automation Engineer - AWS CloudLocation: remoteSUMMARY: The Senior QA Automation Engineer - AWS Cloud will support the build/migration of the current automated testing framework to a cloud-based AWS environment. This position will be responsible for upholding and continually improving Questar's Quality Assurance and Testing standards and processes. This position is very much an advanced Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) that will require strong programming, automation and AWS Cloud experience to validate developed applications and systems for Questar's educational assessment products. The role works with the QA management to create the next generation of automation for Questar while maintaining high value automated tests.The position upholds the company core value to embed quality and integrity into every internal and external effort and company's other core values, as well as its Mission and Vision.The Senior QA Automation Engineer - AWS Cloud reports to the QA Automation Manager.Essential Duties And Responsibilities* Provide technical/testing direction and leadership on using and enhancing reliable and maintainable automation systems and frameworks* Gets heavily involved in improving the automation program and CI/CD pipeline automation workflows* Responsible for assisting with the selection, testing, implementation and ongoing use of the appropriate AWS Cloud services for automated testing to minimize costs while maximizing capabilities and reliability of tests. * Monitor and support QA infrastructure in AWS.* Provide input to test coverage by automation and other testing* Works closely with the QA Automation Manager and other leads to ensure automation is applied appropriately to the projects to achieve the best end results (end-to-end, regression, smoke, post deployment, scale and performance load testing)* Ensure that test automation artifacts are of a quality that can support immediate and long-term testing objectives: testing productivity, test repeatability, error re-creation, generate appropriate messaging and reports, and reduced test time* Ensure test automation artifacts are peer-reviewed, follow DRY principles, contain internal code documentation, and are versioned and stored in repositories correctly* Collaborate with QA and IT partners to review and clarify the scope of delivery and business requirements for the application being tested and customer deliverables* Contribute to defining a test approach/strategy for the application or customer deliverable* Assist in authoring the test suite, i.e. test scenarios and test cases traceable to requirements in order to validate the application or customer deliverables* Prepare the test data for approved test cases * Test execution of business applications, online applications, document processing capability, and reporting deliverables* Identify, document and track script related issues to correct or maintain scripts* Escalate risks that will directly impact project timelines and deliverables* Update status of assigned project tasks and time reporting duties* Work closely with QA team members and business and software development partners on prioritization of tasksEducation Requirements* Bachelor's Degree in Management Information Systems, Computer Science, or technical area.CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS* AWS certification desired (but not required to start)Minimum Experience, Knowledge, Skill And Ability Requirements* 8+ years of QA and Test Automation experience with a minimum of one year testing in a cloud based environment (AWS)* In depth knowledge and application of the automation test tool suite (Microsoft VSTS, Selenium, SoapUI, Jenkins, JIRA, etc)* Strong knowledge in .NET applications, C# programming language, and SQL.* Strong experience with Agile/Scrum and other software development methodologies as related to testing* Strong experience working within the AWS cloud environment to help identify and test the appropriate AWS test related services and systems for automated testing* Thorough understanding and working knowledge of different types of testing * Demonstrated experience in planning and executing complex automation testing projects using CI/CD framework and support tools * Demonstrated knowledge of testing methodologies and procedures and can apply them to automating test case execution that facilitates and meets the stated quality objectives* Ability to analyze and solve complex problems with technically innovative solutions* Aptitude in reconciling testing requirements with business requirements* Knowledge of database concepts and testing using SQL with Microsoft SQL Server or other database platforms, e.g. DynamoDB* A positive and flexible individual with a successful history of working in a fast-paced, client-focused, and dynamic environment* Passion for quality and great attention to detailSpecial Knowledge, Skills And Abilities Required* N/AOther Requirements* Must be authorized to work in the U.S. and not require visa sponsorship now or in the future.Powered by JazzHRT0gt0F9BJ0

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