QA Engineer - Software Tester in Tipperary

QA Engineer - Software Tester in Tipperary

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  • Salary:

    €65k per year

  • Contact:

    Zsofia Nemeth

  • Contact email:

    [email protected]

  • Contact phone:

    019 60 97 84

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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 I am looking for a Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET’s) for our client’ s Development portal and API Management products who will help them increase automation coverage and improve their existing automation frameworks. This includes identifying current gaps, if needed - designing a solution, and executing it. You should be familiar with Agile testing concepts and open-source test automation frameworks.

You will support engineers by designing and maintaining cutting-edge automation systems to ensure we deploy code with amazing quality and speed.

What you will be doing in the role:

  • Develop test automation plan by collaborating with the manual testing team using XRAY (Jira). Work on other non-functional quality attributes, like performance, reliability, and security.
  • Develop automated tests with the appropriate technologies. Currently, we are using open source test automation frameworks – Serenity, RestAssured, and Selenium as well as commercial solutions – GenRocket for test data generation. SDET’s will spend most of the time automating test scenarios for Product under test: Development portal and APIs exposed through Apigee solution.
  • Provide the Squad and all stakeholders with clear and real-time updates regarding test status, bug status, and overall quality about the product by monitoring failures, reporting bugs, analyzing & triaging automated tests running in the continuous Integration system.
  • Work side-by-side with the development team on testing in parallel and automating tests in our sprints.
  • Design and implement tools that improve efficiency in manual testing
  • Research new or better alternate automated testing tools.
  • Help maintain systems to monitor test stability and report stability issues back to engineers.
  • Keep a learning mindset - look for opportunities to continuously improve yourself, our products, and the practices that we use to build our products.

What you will need in the role:

  • A minimum of 4+ years of experience in writing reliable and maintainable automated tests.
  • An eagle-eye for test coverage gaps, false positives or negatives and proficiency in black box, functional, and user flow testing techniques.
  • Experience working in Agile / SCRUM delivery methodology.
  • The ability to write and understand code - preferably in Java and JavaScript for the test automation framework.
  • Experience with software development tools (IDE, debugger, git, JIRA, Jenkins, etc).
  • Professional-level programming skills (regex processing, class design, Map data structure, etc.), particularly in Java and/or JavaScript.
  • Novice-level shell scripting skills (commands like grep, cut, sed, sort, wget, etc.).
  • Knowledge of Serenity BDD test framework, (Cucumber, Selenium, RestAssured).
  • Familiarity with Behavior Driven Development approach and Gherkin language.
  • Familiarity with JSON objects, SQL queries, data structures, log file analysis, etc.
  • Familiarity with Swagger and Open API Specifications.
  • Knowledge of building mocks with WireMock.
  • The passion to build tools that will enable the engineering team to write tests more easily.
  • The trait of constantly looking for better solutions to bring down automation flakiness and increase automation reliability, thinking ahead and building for future changes in an ever-changing mobile ecosystem.
  • Desire to automate everything and reduce the time required to manually test our products.
  • The willingness to work with other teams such as engineering, manual QA, product and release teams.
  • Bachelor's degree or above in Computer Science or other engineering discipline, or equivalent work experience.

The company will provide you with:

  • Competitive salary and benefit package.

The Next Step for you:

Should this position be of interest to you please forward your CV to Zsofia Nemeth from Next Generation Recruitment or alternatively call on the main line on +353 1 6629120.

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