QA Engineer Nexant
THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED Location:Chandler, AZ
Business Unit:Energy Software and Information Systems
Nexant is a provider of intelligent grid software and clean energy solutions-pioneering, developing, and advancing electric power grid and alternative energy technologies and services. Our exclusive focus on energy, combined with our well-respected and experienced professionals, proven technology, and proprietary industry information, has earned us distinctive brand recognition and a reputation as a top energy solutions company.
Nexant offers a comprehensive suite of best-in-class energy enterprise software designed to transform utility business processes and implement smart grid and energy conservation initiatives. Over the last decade, it has been developing and commercializing technology solutions?such as TrakSmartR, GridSmartR, HEDGER, COMETR, and RevenueManagerTM?enabling utilities, power producers, and retailers to operate and deploy new technologies and applications in the emerging grid.
Nexant is an independent company formed on January 1, 2000 by a core group of energy consulting and advanced energy technology units of Bechtel Group, Inc. Since that date, we have added expertise through the strategic acquisition of eight energy technology companies and organically hiring only the best in our field. Our seasoned professionals have completed over 3,000 assignments in more than 100 countries. We have headquarters in San Francisco and Foster City, CA, with 32 corporate, representative, and project offices in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. We have been profitable since day one with significant growth rates.
Our detailed understanding of the physical behavior and constraints of the power system is embedded in our grid and market operations software. We offer an integrated line of software solutions that addresses all facets of energy markets, from centralized wholesale markets to independent energy retailers and aggregators. Growing trends such as dynamic pricing and demand side management are emphasized. Our domain dominance within the energy value chain and integrated expertise in the market with proprietary technologies makes us a clear leader in our space.
We also provide advisory services for developing and commercializing advanced clean energy technologies as well as supplying technical, operational, and strategic consulting to oil, gas, and chemical majors, energy resource companies, technology owners, governments, and investors. In addition, Nexant is a national leader in the innovative design, implementation, and evaluation of many of the largest commercial, industrial, and residential energy efficiency incentive and demand side management programs in the United States.
Our current investors include TeleSoft Partners, Oak Investment Partners, The Beacon Group, Intel Capital, Nth Power, Morgan Stanley Global Energy Group, Frog and Peach, and Symphony Technology Group, as well as Nexant management and staff. We recently secured another round of funding of $50 million that will help us achieve the rapid growth potential of our Software division.
Are you interested in having a real impact and helping to change the world? Then join us!
About the Job
We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Automation Quality Assurance Engineer who seeks to apply his/her experience, industry best practices, and best-of-breed technologies to a significant technical challenge in a new product development environment. The candidate must have a minimum 5 years of experience in software quality assurance with at least 2 years of automation experience using Selenium.
Duties and Responsibilities
Developing test plans and detailed functional and usability test cases for each deliverable of the software and project implementation services.
Developing and maintaining a repository of regression test cases.
Championing and leading initiatives to automate testing and reduce test cycles and overall time to market.
Developing and maintaining a repository of performance /stress test cases as per the need.
Taking the lead in the requirements and design phase to ensure comprehensive test coverage.
Planning and prioritizing test efforts and resolution of defects based on tradeoff between severity of defect and change impact to committed release and delivery dates.
Reporting test results to management team proactively.
Tracking defects and verifying resolution.
Coordinating with stakeholders to prioritize defects; developing and communicating a resolution plan (release and timeline) for each defect.
Working as part of a team which includes in-house software engineers and in-house QA engineers on the day-to-day execution of quality assurance efforts to meet committed delivery dates.
Working with project managers to develop resource allocations and plan for the quality assurance parts of the development schedule and advising management proactively of any steps required to mitigate project/delivery risks during the execution phase.
B.S. in Computer Science or related
Minimum 2 years of Automation experience with Selenium
Minimum 5 years of experience in Quality Engineering
Strong core expertise in developing test plans and defining/creating test cases
Strong core expertise in ensuring traceability and completeness of test cases to original requirements and use cases
Strong core experience in various phases of end-to-end quality assurance including functional testing, usability testing, regression testing, and automation testing
Experience in understanding architectural diagrams, use cases and business requirements and how to transform them into reusable test cases
Must be able to write and execute SQL queries to verify data in MySQL, Oracle and SQLServer
Experience utilizing defect tracking tools and configuration management systems
Strong analytical focus with the ability to identify source of problem by looking at logs, XML data files, database entries, etc., to identify the root cause
Exceptional written and verbal communications skills with ability to communicate with different business units and clients appropriately
Exceptional focus on detail with respect to documentation and communication
Strong positive attitude and ability to stay calm when faced with deadlines and stress
Domain experience / familiarity with electric utility industry and power systems
Ability and willingness to independently learn new technologies
Salary and Benefits (U.S.)
Nexant offers competitive salaries based on candidate's qualifications. Nexant also offers three weeks paid vacation per year, eleven paid holidays per year, a 401(k) plan with employee matching funds and an overall comprehensive benefits package.
Nexant, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and encourages workforce diversity. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates.
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