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Senior Software Quality Engineer

Company: Ascend Learning
Location: Burlington
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

If you are a job seeker with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, you will find the contact information to request the appropriate accommodation by visiting the following page: Ascend Learning is a national leader in data driven, online educational solutions for learners, educators and employers in high-growth, licensure-driven professions spanning healthcare, fitness and wellness, skilled trades, insurance and financial services. We are passionate about accelerating learning while impacting job readiness, employment success and employee retention with the belief that our work changes lives. Our culture is intentionally results-driven and selfless with a relentless focus on our customers. We believe in trust, transparency, freedom and responsibility with a commitment to meritocracy, inclusion and diversity of thought. Continual investment in our over 1400 employees is also a core principal realized through ongoing professional development and providing opportunities to grow, develop and lead. Ascend Learning is headquartered in Burlington, MA with additional office locations and remote workers in cities across the U.S. and in the U.K. Job Summary Ascend Learning is looking to hire a Sr. Software Quality Engineer in our Burlington, MA office location. This person will be responsible for test plan creation and work closely with Project teams, Managers, Developers, and other QE team members to refine Acceptance Criteria, communicate status, progress and deliverables. Responsibilities

  • Responsible for working with off-shore QE teams to create test plan creation, execution of manual and automated tests and defect reporting follow-through for an evolving and growing set or products and services.
  • Organize and conduct test plan & test case walkthroughs , modifying tests based on feedback from product and technical teams.
  • Create and update QE artifacts to CI/CD pipeline and review unit tests with developers.
  • Participate in all phase of testing cycle, including functional, Integration, Regression, Load and Performance testing.
  • Participate in Daily Standups, Iteration Planning, Backlog grooming, Bug triage etc.
  • Ensure test plans are created and updated for major releases.
  • Create and execute functional and API testing where applicable including defect and bug reporting.
  • Execute, update and maintain test Automation suites.
  • Ensure comprehensive coverage of functional, API and automated tests by reviewing requirements and test suites on a regular basis.
  • Ensuring adherence to quality standards/process, best practice documents and schedules for yourself and your QE teams.
  • Work closely with offshore team members communicating all important and relevant information to the offshore team.--
  • Track offshore work progress, offering guidance and corrective actions when needed and reporting status to QE Manager.--
  • Work in a collegial and collaborative manner with your core teams, Scrum Masters and product teams to ensure high quality and timely delivery of project.
  • Work with QE team, developers, Scrum Master(s) and members of various business units to identify and refine requirements, verify test accuracy and trouble-shoot test failures across our various environments.
  • Anticipate potential release problems and take corrective action, escalating when needed, in order to achieve project commitments.
  • Identify changing needs and priorities, craft testing recommendations and work within the teams to implement solutions.
  • Work with team members to proactively identify and communicate usability issues, functional problems and risks that may impede successful completion of the project.
  • Update manager and core team by maintaining an up-to-the moment status of work in-flight and upcoming work in queue. Skills and Abilities
    • Ability to work with onshore-offshore multi-national teams including some early morning and late night hours.
    • Must be a motivated, quick learner with great analytical skills, interpersonal skills and project a confident and professional demeanor.
    • Must have working knowledge of software testing and Agile methodologies, Web, client-server architectures, S QL
    • Working knowledge of Git lab , Postman, REST ar chitecture, API testing , UI and automation frameworks , Java and SQL.
    • Understanding of Functional / UI / API Automation Frameworks, Continuous Integration Tools and Load testing tools. Hands on Experience using automated testing tools like Selenium Webdriver, TestNG, JUnit, Postman.
    • Work with and support L oad & P erformance and Software engineers to deliver high performing scalable code through data and traffic modeling.
    • Ability to review complex software design specifications with a focus on testability, test automation and quality improvements.
    • Ability to conduct white box testing. Education and Experience
      • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, related software engineering discipline, or equivalent.
      • 7 or more years' experience as a Software Quality Engineer testing functionality, system integration and API testing.
      • 1 or more years as Test Lead working across multiple projects, code bases and teams.
      • Experience using test case management tools, defect tracking tools.
      • Experience in the education or publishing domains is a huge
      • Experience working in a Scaled Agile, SAFe environment a plus. Ascend Learning, LLC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer--(M/F/Vets/Disabled). No agency or search firm submissions will be accepted. Applications for U.S. based positions with Ascend Learning, LLC must be legally authorized to work in the United States and verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

Keywords: Ascend Learning, Boston , Senior Software Quality Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , Burlington, Massachusetts

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