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*Sr. QA Engineer* *Michigan* *10 month contract* *AUTOMATED TESTING, JAVA, AGILE, SOAPUI* The *Intermediate Java skills for use with automation practices* is key, even though it is listed and preferred, and solid Java/Agile development environment experience is required. This position requires solid experience with agile development and test *automation* within a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). This position will support automation efforts alongside exploratory test method implementation through the development, review, execution and maintenance of *automated tests* within a Continuous Integration (CI) environment. The Quality Assurance Automation Engineer must be self-motivated with strong troubleshooting skills. This individual will work closely with the Development, Architecture, Product Management and User Experience teams and will test site changes via *automated test cases* while working to validate and identify issues in the software. Providing quality leadership within assigned *agile* teams is imperative. He/she will assume responsibility for developing *automated tests* for stories while also tracking execution status, reporting on and tracking defects, as well as share in the overall responsibility for the quality of the public delivery systems. This position will report to the Quality Assurance Manager. Primary Responsibilities: • Design, build and maintain story based test *automation scripts* for a web application using an internal Domain Specific Language (DSL) tool and *SoapUI* Pro through business, functional, and technical expertise • Design, build and maintain automated load test scripts using Neustar’s BrowserMob load test tool • Perform story validation on assigned *agile* team • Perform exploratory testing tasks • Enhance automation frameworks based on project needs • Help to define *automation* best practices • Create training documentation as a part of regular sprint work • Interface with developers to ensure applications are designed to be ‘testable’ while ensuring tags, object id’s, component and page name standards are in place • Ensure that automation follows a consistent, maintainable, and extendable architecture • Run automation suites and evaluate results as builds are deployed to the test environment ensuring bug reports are submitted and tracked in accordance with unit procedures • Assist Quality Assurance Manager in monitoring of *test automation* progress and issue resolution • Provide *automation* metrics to management • Take ownership of QA initiatives and work closely with the Quality Assurance Manager to ensure completion of milestones • Serve as a QA project lead on assigned *agile* teams • Adhere to departmental and organizational standards for all test cases included in the regression suite • Trains QA staff on the use of *automation tools* and test execution • Write, update, and execute *automated test cases* from a range of inputs as needed: detailed requirements, high level designs, mock-ups, defects, or little to no specifications • Use commercial tools for creation and execution of test cases • Identify and clearly document errors and inconsistencies in the functionality, usability, and performance of the software using defect tracking tools • Clearly communicate test activities and results in oral and written methods for a diverse audience • Coordinate with the QA team and other units for testing releases • Provide project and task estimates for automated test efforts • Maintain and adopt common QA processes and practices across different product lines Required Qualifications: • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in software testing; 3 years in web testing; 3 years developing automated test scripts in a professional software development environment. • Minimum of 1 year working in an agile development environment • Awareness of industry automation standards • Working knowledge of web link validation tools • Working knowledge of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) automation methodologies including ReST • Working knowledge of debugging and root cause analysis • Strong technical documentation skills • Experience testing with different browsers and operating systems • Experience using defect tracking tools to log and report on defects • Superior attention to detail as well as strong verbal and written communication skills • Self starter, with strong analytical skills, who thrives on finding and resolving issues • Ability to prioritize multiple work assignments, perform well under pressure and to deadlines • Ability to work collaboratively with Development, Support and Project Management staff on resolution of issues • Team player willing to work closely with QA staff • Understanding of project management principles and practices Preferred Experience: • Intermediate Java skills for use with automation practices • Use of Amazon Web Services including the AWS Console • GitHub • JSON • Selenium Grid • Neustar (BrowserMob) • Cucumber • Sauce Labs • Jenkins CI • Cassandra database • SoapUI Pro • Firebug • XPath • JIRA • Zephyr Enterprise or Quality Center * Email is the best way to reach me* Thanks, Pramod.P iQuadra Information Services LLC 1700 Water Pl., Suite 315, Atlanta, GA 30339 e-mail :pram...@iquadra.com Website: www.iquadra.com This email is intended to be delivered only to the named addressee(s) and may contain information that is confidential, proprietary, or attorney-client privileged. 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