SQA Engineer Consultant Technical Testing

Full Time | Silver Lake, OREGON | 4 months
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Job Summary

Full Time
Silver Lake
Kaiser Permanente

Job Description


As a Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Engineer Consultant Technical Testing, you will participate in all aspects of the software development lifecycle which includes estimation, technical design/solution architecture reviews, technical testing and test automation of applications developed for our business partners. As a leader in testing team you will spearhead testing activities such as building technical testing strategies, deployment of test automation framework and implementation for solutions based on IT technologies such as .Net, SQL, ETL, EDI, XML, Node.js, Angular, Micro Services architecture in cloud deployment model to solve large scale processing problems. The software application landscape within KP-IT spans heterogeneous technologies. Candidate should have broad minded thinking, should be able to look at systems from bird-s-eye view as well as at the code level. Software developers passionate to take a SDET role are also encouraged to apply. Responsibilities of Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Engineer Consultant Technical Testing also include

  • Interaction with development team to for continuous improvement in code quality. Perform code reviews and be able to suggest and influence design decisions
  • Implementing Test automation framework using automation tools like UFT, Protractor, Selenium, Mocha, Chai, Cucumber and RestAssured etc
  • Experience designing and implementing Continuous integration using Jenkin and Continuous Delivery CI/CD. Experience using Github for source control
  • Building automation platform on cloud (Blumix, AWS & Azure)
  • Implementing SDLC best practices in Waterfall & Agile approaches
  • Use Rational tools (RDNG, RTC, RQM) for testing artifacts

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Conducts or oversees business-specific projects by applying deep expertise in subject area; promoting adherence to all procedures and policies; developing work plans to meet business priorities and deadlines; determining and carrying out processes and methodologies; coordinating and delegating resources to accomplish organizational goals; partnering internally and externally to make effective business decisions; solving complex problems; escalating issues or risks, as appropriate; monitoring progress and results; recognizing and capitalizing on improvement opportunities; evaluating recommendations made; and influencing the completion of project tasks by others.
  • Practices self-leadership and promotes learning in others by building relationships with cross-functional stakeholders; communicating information and providing advice to drive projects forward; influencing team members within assigned unit; listening and responding to, seeking, and addressing performance feedback; adapting to competing demands and new responsibilities; providing feedback to others, including upward feedback to leadership and mentoring junior team members; creating and executing plans to capitalize on strengths and improve opportunity areas; and adapting to and learning from change, difficulties, and feedback.
  • Leads the development of quality assurance (QA) test project strategies, methodologies, and standard processes for large-scale, complex IT initiatives spanning all QA domains by analyzing business and technology requirements to ensure testability and traceability, and determining testing scope and approach.
  • Oversees and addresses critical issues, dependencies, and risks related to testing.
  • Ensures quality assurance projects are appropriately staffed, work plans are followed, and milestones are met.
  • Reviews and signs off on testing scope and approach, and partners with cross-functional IT and business stakeholders to review and approve the overall testing approach.
  • Manages the development test scenarios and execution of test cases across all testing phases (e.g., SIT, Performance, UAT, Automation, Production, Validation).
  • Ensures quality metrics are tracked across testing phases (e.g., SIT, Performance, UAT, Automation, Production, Validation).
  • Manages the review and validation of testable business processes, test data, and test environment requirements.
  • Develops quality assurance (QA) project plans for moderately to highly complex projects by identifying project scope, work plans, schedules, milestones, and critical paths, and ensuring proper staffing.
  • Develops guidelines and best practices to ensure test plans and timelines are aligned with project/program milestones.
  • Defines and ensures adherence with entry and exit criteria according to Kaiser testing standards.
  • Reviews project status and milestones reports, provides justification for and first-level authorization for exceptions and waivers, and meets with IT and business stakeholders to address contingency plans, as appropriate.
  • Generates scheduled reports (e.g., test execution, defects, ad hoc reports) and provides daily test execution metrics to IT teams and management, as appropriate.
  • Initiates and evaluates required business process improvements in order to achieve business results and appropriate solutions for customers.

  • Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum four (4) years experience working with automation testing frameworks, including Minimum two (2) years in framework creation and maintenance.
  • Minimum four (4) years experience in software or systems programming and/or scripting.
  • Minimum two (2) years SQA experience working across multiple IT domains or business units in a corporate setting.
  • Minimum two (2) years in a leadership role working with technical teams.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, CIS, or related field and Minimum eight (8) years experience in SQA, software testing or related field. Additional equivalent work experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three (3) years experience working with Web Services technologies for system or software testing.

  • Two (2) years of work experience in a role requiring interaction with senior leadership (e.g., Director level and above)
  • Four (4) years experience working on project(s) involving the implementation of software development life cycle(s) (SDLC).
  • Three (3) years experience writing technical documentation in a software testing or quality assurance environment.
  • Three (3) years experience working with IT vendors.

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