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Data Test Engineer
Ref No.: 18-01533
Location: Denver, Colorado
Position Type:Contract
Job Req #: 18-01118
Job Description: Data Test Engineer
Location: Denver, CO (Cherry Creek)
Position Type: Contract (long-term)


Devise and execute an effective data test strategy that promotes a quality data platform solution. Partner with various functions in understanding business need, helping devise testable data architectures, validating data implementations and creating scalable test solutions through automation.

  • Works closely with data architects, data developers and other delivery team members to ensure overall quality of centralized data platform solution
  • Deeply understands enterprise data architecture, related data principles and impacts to downstream systems; participates in architecture activities ensuring testability and ability to address both technical and business requirements
  • Collaborates with other Data Test Engineers in helping define, evolve and promote enterprise data test strategy
  • Executes tests against database objects including tables, views, schema changes, stored procedures, ETL scripts and ad hoc SQL statements
  • Performs validations using complex SQL statements and other tools (e.g. Query Analyzer, Redgate, etc.)
  • Creates scalable test solutions through the identification, implementation and maintenance of test automation frameworks
  • Responsible for all functional and regression testing activities related to assigned scope
  • Provides testing estimates and meets project testing timelines
  • Collaborates with delivery team and/or business partners in troubleshooting root cause of issues
  • Reports bugs/errors discovered per standardized tools and processes
  • Promptly communicates discovered risk to delivery team and Quality Assurance manager
  • Looks for opportunities to improve test execution and delivery
  • Mentors less experienced members of the team


  • Expert knowledge of practices, procedures and principles of testing
  • Strong understanding of the software development lifecycle including basic agile principles
  • Experience with utilizing (or architecting) test automation frameworks
  • Deep understanding of relational databases
  • Expert knowledge of complex SQL, database validation and querying tools
  • Good understanding of data warehousing architectures (e.g. hub and spoke)
  • Good understanding of master data management concepts; experience with CADIS a plus
  • Experience with ETL tools such as Informatica and overall testing of ETL solutions
  • Strong communication and problem solving skills with the ability to work as a team
  • Ability to work closely and effectively with developers in an agile environment
  • High desire to understand how things work with a demonstrated ability to learn things quickly
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments, priorities, and projects in a demanding environment
  • Experience testing asset management solutions and/or corporate services technology is a plus
**If this is not a fit for you or you are not interested, Ascent Services Group offers an excellent Referral Bonus!  We look forward to hearing from you! 

About Ascent:  The Ascent Services Group (ASG) is a nationally recognized technology staffing and consulting firm whose fundamental business is providing staffing services to Small, Medium, and Large Enterprise clients in our core market verticals: Financial Services, Healthcare, Technology and Life Sciences.  As consultants for ASG, you will have access to many of the top clients within the industries we serve.  Our goal is to deliver innovative talent through proven best practices and effective resource optimization.  Become one of ASG’s candidates and experience the difference!