Senior Quality Analyst Automation in Meridian charter Township, MI at Fast Switch

Date Posted: 11/24/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: 55374

Senior Quality Analyst Automation - 55374
We encourage new ideas that will differentiate our company and improve the plans and services we provide.  We also encourage teamwork as an essential element of our shared success and provide a work environment in which all people, ideas and backgrounds are respected, supported and valued.

Job Description:

  • In this role, you will provide technical expertise for performance, UI, and web service automation. 
  • You will be working with cross-functional teams to create world class technical solutions, infusing quality through testing within the software development process to benefit the organization. 
  • You will be interacting closely with Developers, Technical Leads, PMO, and QA Leadership.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide senior thought leadership in automated testing of multiple applications using BDD / gherkin test case languages.
  • Assist S-DET’s with end to end automated regression testing using latest test automation technologies.
  • Identify and address testing risks as well as remove impediments when needed.
  • Utilize our tech stack, tool suite, along with open source technologies, and automation best practices like a chef to help develop a recipe for a robust and scalable automation test framework.
  • Partner with S-DETs to complete automated testing tasks to help achieve overall sprint goals for the project.
  • Develop, execute and maintain manual and automated tests to ensure code quality in a continuous integration environment.
  • Develop detailed user stories and tasks for test automation activities from high level requirements.
  • Share ownership of quality principles and processes within assigned product/scrum teams and disseminate test results, release notes and troubleshooting guide needed for product support.
  • Complies/enforces standards and regularly participates in process improvement activities.
  • Maintain proficiency with existing technologies and develop skills with new technologies.
  • Champion “continuous testing” initiative and approach.
  • Expert knowledge of software performance testing process and procedures.
  • Work in a collaborative environment.

Skills Required:

  • Ability to create and maintain complex performance test scripts using HP ALM.
  • Ability to lead small teams or projects within overall QA organization and mentor junior resources.
  • Ability to perform complex performance testing of web services as well as from an end user perspective using HP ALM tool.
  • Proficient in writing automated test scripts to verify data structures, data formats and data values.
  • Proficient in Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Deployment (CD) automated test execution
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills as well as the ability to decompose complex problems and perform root cause analyses.
  • Must understand the concepts of SOAP and REST services as well as both XML and JSON message formats.
  • Capable of performing day to day activities with minimal direction.
  • Ability to self-organize, prioritize and handle multiple priorities without compromising on quality.
  • Ability to provide technical and process leadership to QA resources.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.

Experience Required:

  • 8 + years of experience with various test automation tools: 
    • Selenium
    • Web Driver
    • Silk Test
    • QTP
    • Test Complete
  • 5+ years’ experience working with OOO programing languages such as Java, C#, Ruby, etc…
  • 3+ years of experience with various testing methodologies and strategies: 
    • Test Driven Development (TDD) implemented with Junit
    • Mock objects
    • Stubs
    • Test suites
    • Test harness web and Behavior Driven Development (BDD) implemented Gherkin
    • Cucumber
  • 2+ years of experience
    • Relational database concepts, SQL, and procedural languages
    • Object oriented design
    • Enterprise, distributed computing and WEB-based computing methods
    • Design patterns
    • Creating and execution of load test scripts using an industry tool (load runner\\performance center, JMeter, etc.…).
    • Protractor, automation of tests within AngularJS applications.
  • Experience with design and development of test frameworks within a greenfield project.
  • Experience with Agile testing and development.

Skills/Experience Required:

  • Automated REST API testing
  • Isolation, mocking and integration testing of microservices.
  • REST API specifications (Swagger OpenAPI).
  • Amazon Web Services cloud is a plus.
  • Selenium WebDriver, Selenium Grid and multi-browser testing.
  • Agile team tools (Version One, JIRA, Rally).
  • Eclipse IDE or IntelliJ IDE and Maven or Gradle.
  • CI / CD environments.

Minimum Physical/Linguistic Expectations:

  • Physical activity that often requires extensive time working on a computer
  • Physical activity may require lifting under 25 lbs
  • Must have control of fine motor movements and the ability to grasp small objects
  • Physical activity that sometimes requires travel
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust and focus
  • Must hear and speak well enough to conduct business over the telephone or face to face (in English) for long periods of time

At Fast Switch, Our Purpose is Our People and Our Planet. We come to work each day and are reminded we are helping people find their success stories.  Isn’t that cool? Also, Doing the right thing is our mantra.  We act responsibly, give back to the communities we serve, and have a little fun along the way.

We at Fast Switch have been doing this for 22 years. We’re doing business in almost half the states in the union with offices in Detroit, MI, Columbus, OH, New York, Hartford, CT, Massachusetts, Minneapolis, MN, Los Angeles, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Tucson, AZ.

We're a financially strong, privately-held company that is 100% consultant and client focused.

We've differentiated ourselves by being fast, flexible, creative and honest. Throw out everything you've heard, seen, or felt about every other IT Consulting company. We do unique things, and we do them for Fortune 10 companies, Inc. 500 companies, and technology start-ups. We also have a strong belief in giving back to the communities we serve.

Our benefits are second to none and thanks to our flexible benefits options you can choose just the benefits that you need or want, options include:

• Medical and Dental (Fast Switch pays majority of the medical program)

• Vision

• Personal Time Off (PTO) Program

• Long Term Disability (100% paid)

• Life Insurance (100% paid)

• 401(k) with immediate vesting and 3% (of salary) dollar-for-dollar match

Plus, we have a lucrative employee referral program and an employee recognition culture.

In 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, Fast Switch was named one of the Top Work Places in Michigan by the Detroit Free Press and one of the Best Staffing Firms in 2016 and 2017. We have won the Columbus Business First “Fast 50” award 9 times in 12 years because of our strong growth which translates into more and better opportunities for our consulting staff members.

Ranked '#1' supplier by over 50% of our customers nationally.

Ranked 'Top 3' supplier by over 75% of our customers nationally.

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