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Software Engineer In Test in Nashville, TN at Vaco

Date Posted: 8/27/2018

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Job Description

The Software Development Engineer in Test acts as an internal consultant to provide quality control and quality assurance expertise and services that support the goal of delivering high-quality software to meet business needs in a timely manner.

This position is responsible for creating technology-based solutions by developing and implementing test automation to deliver quality products.

This position establishes and promotes quality standards in the Software Development Lifecycle, provides guidance, leadership and subject matter expertise for application teams utilizing testing processes.

This position provides mentoring and guidance to the other Quality Assurance Analysts on the team.

This person also ensures that technology initiatives meet business requirements and functions as defined.
The person in this position mitigates the risk of changes to the current production environment by testing, coordinating, and overseeing testing issue resolution.
The person in this position develops, implements, and ensures maintenance of a Quality Assurance Automation Program.


  • Manages and coordinates testing activities, including planning, scheduling and allocating resources as appropriate for the scope and goals of projects and major initiatives.
  • Builds robust, scalable, and high-quality test automation solutions for functional, regression and performance testing
  • Designs implements and maintains test automation frameworks to reduce manual tests.
  • Creates and writes test automation scripts following standard automation principles.
  • Ensures and maintains the stability of the test automation scripts to ensure testing activities are successfully completed.
  • Resolves and coordinates testing issues with IS&T development teams, vendors, and business users.
  • Participates in projects, ensuring the coordination of quality assurance activities is in alignment with the project plan.
  • Creates estimates for work plans, project plans, and implementation plans and releases.
  • Analyzes trends in test results and post-implementation results; ensuring the appropriate testing due diligence is performed.
  • Collaborates with Quality Assurance Analysts and business partners across the organization to incorporate quality assurance processes within system development and management.
  • Does research and recommends automation tools and processes to enhance the effectiveness of quality assurance and testing strategies.
  • Develops testing standards, strategies and processes to ensure quality.
  • Acts as a liaison with vendors and contractors to assess and negotiate potential applications and systems for purchase.
  • Mentors and provides work direction to other quality assurance team members.
  • Maintains awareness of the latest developments in Quality Assurance automation and brings forward opportunities that might benefit HealthPartners.
  • Recommends enhancements to testing processes to improve quality control and the software development lifecycle, including change management and deployment processes.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Proficient at managing multiple projects
  • Experience utilizing and integrating testing best practices and methodologies
  • Expertise in developing test automation and Continuous Integration (CI) solutions
  • Proficiency with programming in Object-oriented and scripting languages like (Java, C#, and Ruby with Selenium/Appium/Calabash etc.)
  • Experience in other languages/tools, such as (JavaScript, VB script, Perl, C++, Cucumber, VSTS, JMeter, LoadRunner, UFT/QTP, TestComplete)
  • Demonstrated test automation and scripting skills with like (Java, C#, Selenium etc.)
  • Proficiency in writing queries against databases and data warehouses in (Oracle or SQL server, MySQL and Mongo)
  • Experience with Quality tools like (JIRA, HP ALM, Zephyr, Rally, Rational, MTM, TFS/VSTS, SOAPUI, and virtualization technology)
  • Proficient with systems development life cycles and software testing and automation within agile environments.
  • Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws.
  • Professional with strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as a positive attitude, strong work ethic and good judgment and analytical skills.


  • Minimum 4 Years Degree in computer science or closely related field.
  • 8+ years of experience in, software quality assurance testing
  • 6+ years of experience in designing and implementing quality assurance standards and processes
  • 5+ years of experience, in test automation development and implementation
  • 4+ years of experience with programming and scripting languages
  • 3+ years of experience in Object Oriented design patterns and coding best practices, mainly in Java and .Net development
  • 2+ years of experience providing work direction and leading automation