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Quality Software Engineer

Company: ITHAKA
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Quality Software Engineer

Ann Arbor, MI

Entry Level

Are you excited to be a part of a great quality engineering team and improve the ways people learn and do research? We make knowledge accessible to millions of users globally through our innovative platform every day. Come help ITHAKA expand our mission and build the next generation of JSTOR.

The Role

The Quality Software Engineering team is a dynamic and flexible group that works to ensure product and methods quality for all new development initiatives by emphasizing continuous process improvement, user focus, defect prevention and detection strategies. Our Quality Software Engineers are responsible for feature/function validation and verification while also building and maintaining automation infrastructures and test suites in a Continuous Integration (CI)/Continuous Delivery (CD) environment. You will work closely with product managers, developers and architects to design great user stories and to translate success criteria to testable technical deliverables which support business goals and organizational KPI's.

Responsibilities

  • Using engineering best practices, design and develop test automation frameworks and scripts for UI, database and ReSTful services across multiple products and services.
  • Contribute to code design and tooling strategies taking into account our context and constraints.
  • Guide your team and foster a culture of accountability helping them to discuss and decide together desired quality standards and thresholds.
  • Perform user story validation including the use of exploratory test methodologies.
  • Interface closely with engineers to ensure applications are designed to be testable.
  • Ensure that test automation follows a consistent, maintainable, and extendable architecture.
  • Run automation suites and evaluate results as builds that are deployed to the test environment, ensuring bug reports are submitted and tracked in accordance with unit procedures.
  • Identify and clearly document errors and inconsistencies in the functionality, usability, and performance of the software using defect tracking tools.
  • Clearly communicate test activities, escalation of problems, improvement opportunities and results in oral and written methods for a diverse audience.
  • Adhere to agile methodologies and foster collaboration and continuous improvements on your scrum team.

Experience and Skills

  • BS in Computer Science or a related technical field or equivalent practical experience including a minimum of 2 years' experience in software testing; 2 years in web or service endpoint and data integrity testing; 1-2 years developing automated test scripts in a professional software development environment.
  • Intermediate object-oriented programming skills.
  • Experience building automation frameworks.
  • Able to create basic performance test scripts for UI and web services.
  • Able to write automated tests using a language such as Ruby, Python, or Java.
  • Proficient with test automation approaches and processes (tools/technology preferences include Cucumber, Selenium, Kubernetes/Docker, GitHub, JSON, Jenkins, Gatling, and JIRA).
  • Experience working in an environment where Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD) and Test Driven Development (TDD) practices are leveraged within a continuous delivery environment.
  • Working knowledge of debugging and root cause analysis.
  • Team player with an ability to work collaboratively with others.

Work for ITHAKA

We are committed to our organizational values of belonging, evidence, speed, teamwork, and trust.

Our team is passionate about our mission and supporting one another. We enjoy working together to create opportunities for people to learn and grow out in the world, and we bring that same commitment to helping our teammates develop in our careers and our lives. One of our core values is belonging. We embrace differences, and believe that the things that make each of us unique are the things that help us see new insights and build better solutions.

Learn more about Working at ITHAKA.

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Interested candidates can submit their resume, a detailed cover letter, and salary requirements.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, domestic violence victim status, veteran status, disability, history of disability or perceived disability, or other status protected by law.

Keywords: ITHAKA, Ann Arbor , Quality Software Engineer, Other , Ann Arbor, Michigan

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