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Senior QA Automation Engineer

Company: Progressive Recruitment
Location: Burbank
Posted on: February 20, 2021

Job Description:

Founded in 1976, began modestly as a small business that provided payroll services to the commercial and the music business. Today, with offices in Burbank, New York, Albuquerque, Atlanta, Baton Rouge, Detroit, Toronto and Vancouver, has grown into a leading provider of payroll service for the Motion Picture, Television and Commercial Industries. Provides these same industries with its highly regarded PSL family of production accounting software. Thanks to our knowledgeable and experienced staff, it has developed the most stable and sophisticated production accounting software available on the market. We were the first in our field to provide 24/7 on-line support as well as electronic interfacing of payroll data with our proprietary software. PSL3 brings the convenience of the internet to production accounting. Responsiveness is where client services begin. It has built a reputation that's unmatched in its ability to respond quickly, and to address and resolve client issues promptly. This commitment is a trademark and absolute first priority. It built long lasting client relationships based on mutual reliance, integrity and trust. The people who work at it are the "hallmark" of the company. Their vast knowledge and extensive experience in the industry are what makes it the best in the business. Job Description This position plays a key role within the IT Quality Assurance Department. The candidate will be a member of an Agile software development team and ensure that Quality Assurance tests are written, executed and automated. This is a senior position within the team and it is expected that the candidate will be able to train new and mentor more junior members of the team as needed. The position requires a strong testing background and solid technical skills in order to put software through its paces using various testing techniques, including gray and white box testing. The ideal candidate must also possess test automation experience utilizing Java, Python or having automated tests in a TDD environment. This position will require excellent communication skills (interpersonal, listening, written and oral) in order to work alongside an Agile software development team. The candidate will be required to communicate technical defect findings to software engineers in order to assist with defect resolution and articulately walkthrough functionality for acceptance demos with the Product Manager. The candidate must be self-motivated, organized and thorough with attention to detail. Essential Functions - Use Java Script to create and expand automation framework - Aid with the maintenance of TestComplete, FEST, SoupUI and JUnit tests - Review user stories, acceptance criteria, specifications and other available information in order to develop automated test cases --- Oversee and review automation tests written by others and provide feedback and guidance to improve automation test development - Generate software builds using SVN/Hudson/Jenkins - Participate in manual regression testing as needed - Generate reports and provide test metrics as needed Core Competencies General IT Knowledge: - Knowledge of industry standard Software Development Life Cycle methodologies, Agile preferred - Must have experience with Quality Assurance practices including functional application decomposition, test planning, test case development and test automation - Experience using Java or Python for test case automation - Experience with Unix/Linux, Windows, MAC, SQL, Java, JUnit, HTML and XML Testing: - Ability to automate test cases and test scenarios from user stories or manual test cases - Ability to develop and administrate automated test software - Experience with Java based testing frameworks - Experience automation testing on Windows, Unix/Linux, and MAC clients - Experience automation testing web-based systems and services (.NET, Java, Swing, HTML, XML) - Ability use SQL to query database systems and check data integrity - Ability to write, edit and run batch scripts - Ability to use version control software such as Subversion Communication Skills: - Must have professional demeanor and exhibit good oral and written communication skills - Must be able to work in a dynamic environment and capable of both giving and taking constructive feedback - Ability to prepare clear, concise and professional looking documentation - Ability to speak in front of groups and provide feedback in stand up meetings as well as planning meetings - Ability to initiate discussions on defect resolution, process improvement, tool use, and environment setup and maintenance Organizational Skills: - Must be detail-oriented - Must be able to adjust to multiple demands and prioritize tasks - Able to take on additional responsibilities when necessary - Ability to work in a fast paced Agile software development environment Problem-Solving Skills: - Able to use both technical and analytical skills to identify solutions to business problems - Able to systematically decompose application functionally in order to ensure proper test coverage by feature/function - Must have a high degree of self-direction and ability to work unsupervised Qualifications - 7+ years of software testing experience - 2-3 years of software test automation - 2-3 years of software development experience with object oriented language such as Java or Java Script - 2-3 years of active participation in an Agile software development environment - Experience with TestComplete - Experience working with Unix/Linux, Windows, MAC, SQL, Java, JUnit, HTML and XML technologies - Experience with Shell scripting and batch commands - Experience with Subversion - Experience testing production accounting systems a plus - Experience with TDD, use of FEST is a plus - Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience Additional Information JENALYN BERNARDO - Prosum - Technical Recruiter Awarded 7th "Best Places to Work in Los Angeles"

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