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Automation Engineer - Contract To Hire - Competitive Salary in Columbus at Vaco

Date Posted: 9/10/2018

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Job Description

Software Development Engineer in Testing

Brief Posting Description:

We are seeking talented SDETs (Software Development Engineers in Test) who can work within a complex enterprise technology landscape to design and develop test data solutions using emerging automation frameworks.

As an SDET with this end-client you would work with Software engineers as well as other test automation engineers to design, develop and maintain automation solutions for effective and efficient test execution. You will be responsible to develop and maintain existing automation frameworks that use Java and other technologies. You will also work with clients, analysts, developers and other team members to establish an automation test coverage strategy that supports warehouse management system design specifications and the implementation of systems throughout the entire software development life cycle. Excellent technical and interpersonal skills to lead, coach and mentor other project team members in order to execute the strategy.

Detailed Description:

- Design, develop and implement test data solutions using Java technologies.

- Hands-on experience in setting up continuous integration (CI) build environments.

- Familiarity with containerization software such as Docker.

- Experience with defect trackers such as Jira.

- Experience with front end automated testing tools such as Selenium WebdriverIO.

- Demonstrable object-oriented development skills.

- Experience driving API test automation scripts.

- End-to-end application testing experience.

- Demonstrable test-driven development experience.

- Experience contributing to backlog, story grooming, and/or requirement sessions.

- Consult with customers to understand their test data needs.

- Review, estimate and fulfill test data requests.

- Deliver solutions in accordance with enterprise standards and within development and operational guardrails.

- Mentor and collaborate with other team members in developing test data solutions.

- Debug software and perform reviews of application code.

- Learn and keep up to date with business and application knowledge.

- Regularly evaluate available test data solutions and identify areas of improvement.

- Partner with product owners and developers to identify areas for improvement.

- Collaborate across the enterprise with application and cross-application teams to create integrated test data.

- Assist in troubleshooting application defects.

- Share and communicate ideas both verbally and in writing to staff, business sponsors, managers, and technical resources in clear concise language that is appropriate to the target audience.

- Participate in communities of practice to share knowledge, learn, and innovate.

- Research and implement tools that support rapid and high-quality test data delivery across the enterprise.

- Utilize excellent communication skills to communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders from Senior Leaders to other engineers, and present to both technical and non-technical audiences.

- Demonstrable experience developing test estimations, test plans, and developing automated test scripts from scratch.

Additional Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in relevant field or 2+ years Software Development Testing.
  • Experience with Selenium, UFT, or other automated testing tools.
  • Experience supporting Test Data Management.
  • Experience collaborating with cross-functional IT teams to better define requirements.
  • Ability to ensure customers/partners know what to expect and are kept informed.
  • Ability to respond quickly to change.
  • Ability to execute test scripts and record results.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to perform gap analyses.
  • Ability to conduct requirements gathering and subsequently contribute to the creation of a design document.
  • Ability to work irregular hours or schedules to accommodate project needs and to perform assigned duties in an efficient manner.

Desirable skills:

  • 5+ years of Software Development or Software Development testing.
  • Relevant certifications (Certified Tester - Foundation Level).
  • Strong knowledge of Object Oriented Development and Code Quality experience developing in Java Technology Stack.
  • Demonstrable experience developing test estimations, test plans, and developing automated test scripts from scratch.
  • Ability to organize people or tasks, to develop realistic actions plans while being sensitive to time constraints.
  • Deep and broad understanding of logistics supply chain marketplace.
  • Deep and broad understanding of EDI, integration, and other electronic.
  • Ability to perform code reviews and design reviews.