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Cloud Software Test Automation Engineer

Location: Sioux Falls
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Job DetailsLevelExperiencedJob LocationSD - Sioux Falls, SDPosition TypeFull TimeEducation Level4 Year DegreeTravel PercentageNegligibleJob ShiftDayCloud Software Test & Automation EngineerPosition Summary:The "Cloud Software Test and Automation Engineer - Staff" is responsible for acting as a test lead as well as thorough test and of Sencore software and Cloud. Position will also develop test plans, procedures, software, automation, and test cases to evaluate product against the products' defined EPS and customer use cases, ensuring compliance as well as adequate margin in order to improve overall performance, avoid customer escalations, and reduce manufacturing costs. Maybe called upon to direct other TE's and support staff for assigned releases.Primary accountabilities:Test Planning:

  • Responsible for developing a test plan addressing all items identified by Product Management, R&D, and Test Management requirements. To include test processes, contingencies, costs, time, equipment, etc.
  • Responsible for feasibility checks to determine whether the test plan and methodology is feasible.
  • Responsible for daily/weekly overall status of current product release test lead assignments which includes gathering and consolidating feedback from other assigned test support members and reporting to the Test Manager and project stake-holders.
  • Responsible for keeping up to date on industry technologies, which may include attending an outside class or extensive seminar and attending in house technical classes whenever possible.
  • Responsible for working directly with design engineering department when questions arrive or when additional help with test support is required. Additional responsibilities include helping identify/coordinate with the Test Manager and stakeholders for additional test resources as needed.Testing:
    • Responsible for adequate testing to ensure the final product will meet published specifications and requirements, as well as potential customer use cases/expectations.
    • Testing will include seeing that all software and equipment required to perform the job are identified, researched for appropriate use, proposed to the appropriate staff for budgeting and requisition, and that equipment meets standards for use. Test Automation Software Development:
      • Responsible for the test automation software overall. Responsible for delivering quality work.
      • Responsible for documenting all work as needed. Responsible for following department standards. Perform unit and integration tests on software.
      • Responsible for prototyping and analysis of design. To include writing, testing, troubleshooting, analyzing, etc. of the test automation software design.
      • Responsible for testing throughout the design.
      • Responsible for product profitability, timeliness, and price of the assigned project.
      • Responsible for participating in design reviews, including presenting own work for review by senior engineers. Responsible for being proactive in asking for review by senior engineers.Quality:
        • Shall use the SOPs of Engineering, including the Golden Rules of Engineering, throughout design. Refer to them and understand the reasons for the SOP's.
        • Responsible for overall quality and customer experience of product including acceptable QA yields and minimal field complaints. Also expected to provide suggestions for improving a product's user interface and functionality.
        • Responsible for maintaining documentation of records in labs books and other written communication including the creation and use of formal templates, test plan/procedures, and other reporting mechanisms.
        • Must properly document issues with complete information to aid the design engineers, system engineering, and product management in finding corrective action.Education & ExperienceEducation/Experience:
          • BSCS, BSSE, BSEE, BSEET, or related degree is required. MS degree is a plus.
          • At least 2 years of experience testing cloud software applications
          • At least 2 years of experience in test automation development, preferably in cloud-based applications
          • At least 2 years of experience in a few of the scripting languages like python, bash, perl, ruby, JavaScript
          • At least 2 years of dev-ops test environment in agile workflow.
          • Working knowledge of Kubernetes, YAML, Json
          • Working knowledge of Linux and windows administration
          • Working knowledge in Manual tests, GUI tests, Acceptance tests (API layer), Unit tests/Component tests. Working knowledge of at least one of the flowing eight categories, in the context below:
            • Source Control (using Git, Bitbucket, SVN, VSTS etc)
            • Continuous Integration (using Jenkins, Bamboo, VSTS, Hudson)
            • Infrastructure Automation (using Puppet, Chef, Ansible)
            • Deployment Automation & Orchestration (using Jenkins, VSTS, Octopus Deploy)
            • Container Concepts (LXD, Docker)
            • Orchestration (Kubernetes, Mesos, Swarm)
            • Cloud (using AWS, Azure, GoogleCloud, Openstack)
            • Continuous testing: Jira/Zephyr, TestComplete, SoapUI, Selenium, TestNG, JUnit/NUnit Skills:
              • Able to direct other test engineers and staff as project lead for assigned project.
              • Plans work with Project Manager and gains approval on tasks and work assignments.
              • Able to work effectively with minimal supervision
              • Able to understand common practices in a wide variety of engineering areas including: software and Server/PC hardware.
              • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
              • Ability to write software programs using a variety of programming languages (as listed in experience section) to execute testing of hardware, software, and firmware is a plus.
              • Knowledge of Video Audio broadcast and associated Test & Measurement technologies is a plus, but not required.

Keywords: SENCORE INC, Sioux Falls , Cloud Software Test Automation Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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