Principal Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Engineer/Technical Lead VFA
This Principal level position will be a key contributor to and leader of technical software quality assurance initiatives at VFA, which primarily involve implementing test automation and performing API level testing across VFA?s portfolio of hosted and mobile products. The selected candidate must be comfortable designing/implementing/executing automated tests for cross-browser compatibility.
This is a very hands-on, technical QA position. The Technical QA Lead will participate within Agile software project development teams, as well as contribute to or lead priority QA team initiatives. This hire should be equally as comfortable leading small QA teams (including manual focused QA engineers), and as the sole assigned QA engineer to a project. The Technical QA Lead should be well acclimated to developing, testing and delivering within a ?rapid release cycle? environment.
Collaborate with SQA team leadership, peer SQA engineers, and developers to identify, prioritize, and execute against functional test automation requirements for our multi-tiered, web-based software and mobile applications.
Though knowledge of, and experience implementing test automation frameworks is quite valuable, this hire must be able to incrementally deliver well-coded scripts early, and in a steady manner.
Team with software developers early in the product development cycle to influence unit test design, and identify areas for implementing test hooks, to facilitate test automation efforts.
Proactive and ongoing research of commercial and open source tools and utilities to ensure that test automation methods remain current and efficient.
Provide documentation on all test automation solutions, so that scripts can be mapped to the overall test plan, and so that less automation-knowledgeable staff becomes adept at executing and interpreting them.
Deep experience delivering comprehensive and maintainable automated testing solutions in ?time-to-market? driven project environments, inclusive of experience automating testing for mobile and web applications. Experience automating tests across multiple web browsers and/or mobile web applications is essential.
Extensive software quality assurance and/or product development experience, with exposure to the full product development cycle ? from requirements through post-release. Agile experience is highly desired.
Advanced-level knowledge of one or more functional test automation tools, including strong programming ability within the tool?s native language, and demonstrable application of data-driven test programming techniques.
Comfortable leading small QA teams; Experience mentoring and training more junior engineers.
Outstanding troubleshooting ability.
Strong collaboration, organization and communication skills. Proactively provides automation document deliverables.
Routinely demonstrates flexibility, and is a capable multi-tasker and total team player.
Prior experience providing API-level test automation is a plus.
BS in Computer Science or equivalent.
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