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QA Automation Expert/Test Automation Engineer
Ref No.: 18-00863
Location: Hennepin County, Minnesota
 Title: QA Automation Expert/Test Automation Engineer
Client: County Admin/Public Safety/HJIP   
Location: Hennepin County, MN
Interview Type: In-Person
Rate: 80
Duration: 1600 Hrs
  • Anticipated Project Start Date: April 16, 2018
  • Anticipated End Date: December 31, 2018
Interview date: March 28, 2018
Description of Project
The ideal candidate will mentor other QA staff in the best practices and use of the tools for automation. As automation work progresses, there may be a need for the individual to participate in project testing under the direction of experienced staff.
  • Candidate must be able to pass a Level 3 background check.
  • Local candidates only.
Tasks include:
The primary responsibilities of this position will be:
  • Automating current application and integration testing using Parasoft SOATest
  • Leading process improvement efforts to ensure test automation is promoted and applied effectively in collaboration with QA group
  • Apply, develop and communicate quality assurance standards, techniques and procedures
  • Mentor others within the QA team regarding test automation
  • Participate in Agile/Scrum ceremonies and supports process improvements
  • Regular and customary use of independent discretion and judgment
  • Collaborate with other teams to manage internal and external timelines and deliverables
  • Works with the HJIP team to develop software applications from inception through completion
  • Define high level test plans, creates test cases and executes them (manual and automated) for functional, integration, system and regression testing
  • Write complex SQL queries to verify data flow between multiple components and systems
  • Investigate and analyzes test results to find out root causes of failures by debugging system, application and server logs
  • Conduct root cause analyses and process improvements to drive defect prevention
  • Communicate project status and plans and anticipates delays and obstacles
Minimum Qualifications
  • Five years of experience in a QA role with strong understanding of Automation and Quality Assurance Best Practices
  • Three or more years of automated testing experience with Parasoft SOAtest
  • Prior experience in a dynamic, Agile-Scrum environment
  • Hands-on experience with:
  • Test repository tool experience
  • Web UI
  • Coded UI
  • Services Automation
  • Prior experience mentoring in a QA role
  • Proven analytical and testing skills
  • Understanding of different testing methodologies and their proper application
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills with the ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical staff members
  • Effectively estimate work accurately and produce deliverables on time
The following skills are highly preferred:
  • Two or more years of IBM MQ Broker experience
  • Two or more years of XML experience