Sr. QA Automation Engineer/backend (NY)

New York, NY

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Avenue Code is the leading software consultancy focused on delivering end-to-end development solutions for digital transformation across every vertical. We’re privately held, profitable, and have been on a solid growth trajectory since day one. We care deeply about our clients, our partners, and our people. We prefer the word ‘partner’ over ‘vendor’, and our investment in professional relationships is a reflection of that philosophy. We pride ourselves on our technical acumen, our collaborative problem-solving ability, and the warm professionalism of our teams.

About the opportunity:

We have an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated Quality Engineer to support testing of weekly creative releases, and validation of software products using a mix of manual and automated testing.

We are looking for a candidate who will be able to develop and execute automation test cases from start to finish, maintain documentation of results and work closely with development team to resolve discrepancies. A successful candidate must have a passion for technology, be a problem solver, and have a desire to improve our software's usability and functionality.

Essential job functions include: 

  • Develop, execute, and maintain automation test scripts
  • Develops strategies for improving test processes and recommends to management
  • Researches new testing tools and techniques and/or develops new testing tools and methodologies as appropriate
  • Log, manage, and retest defects in bug tracking system
  • Work with developers to provide additional research and debugging of issues when more information is needed to resolve problems
  • Demonstrates a broad understanding of the applications and technical architectures
  • Understand and compose feature specifications and create test suits for all product components focusing on UI and usability across multiple devices (desktop & mobile)
  • Stays abreast of industry best practices
  • Regular, dependable attendance and punctuality

Required Qualifications/Experience: 

  • BA / BS in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field
  • 3+ years of professional experience as Quality Assurance Analyst / Automation Engineer
  • Retail / e-commerce experience preferred
  • Experience with testing on tablet and mobile devices
  • Experience in Agile SDLC, Continuous Integration, and Continuous Deployment is a plus
  • Has experience with structuring the automation testing plans on multiple projects and technology platforms, estimating schedules, resources and dependencies. (Preferred but not mandatory)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-starting, self-motivated, independent and proactive
  • Ability to operate effectively both independently as well as within a team
  • Possesses and applies a comprehensive knowledge of technical skills, principles, practices and procedures of automation testing methodologies and a solid record of planning, designing and conducting an automation review and inspection

Required Technical skills:

  • Automation scripting:
  • 2+ years of experience with Java programming language
  • Experience with automation frameworks Cucumber & Selenium WebDriver
  • Experience working in a team-oriented environment, determining areas
  • Familiarity with fundamentals of Object Oriented Programming
  • Familiarity with basics of web development (HTML/CSS/JS/Jquery) a bonus
  • Knowledge of SoapUI for testing services is a plus
  • Experience with continuous integration tools (e.g. Jenkins)
  • Experience with Git VCS
  • Experience writing and executing SQL queries

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