Job Description :
Role: Automation QA
Duration: Long Term
Location: Westchester, PA / St. Petersburg, FL

Job Description:
Mandate Tools: Cucumber, Protractor, JavaScript/TypeScript, BDD, Selenium
Key Areas to focus:
o 60% UI Automation (Cucumber, Protractor, JavaScript/TypeScript, BDD, Selenium)
o 40 % Web Services Automation (Any like SoapUI Pro Groovy, Postman or newman)
o Agile
Position Summary
The Senior Software Quality Analyst is responsible for developing manual and automated test cases for system level (e.g., UI) and subsystem level (e.g., API – services layer) verification. The Senior Software Quality Analyst is also responsible for maintaining and executing test automation assets, communicating execution results, and opening defects found through manual and automated testing.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Design and build test automation components according to documented standards and established frameworks.
Identify and set up test environment configuration necessary to support test execution;
Establish and implement approach for managing test data.
Extend verification points to ensure function point failures are not repeated.
Extend test automation frameworks in support of varying test strategies.
Perform execution of automated and manual test cases and report on results.
Maintain test automation assets/library.
Automate manual test cases.
Verify automation defects through analysis to confirm application failure or maintenance required on automation assets.
Report clear concise defects discovered through test automation and escalate where appropriate.
Provide input to overall test strategy/plan.
Analyzing functional requirements for completeness, correctness and clarity to drive test plan and strategies;
Analyzing opportunities for automation of test execution, results analysis, test data creation and environment configuration;
Identification of test environment configuration necessary to support test execution;
Analyzes for opportunities to increase testing efficiencies in development deliverables;
Identification of root cause for test failures.
Works within the project team and test team to address issues and report status;
Works with the Developers to collaborate on deliveries to test environments and debugging of results.
Coordinates manual and automated test execution with other team members.
To analyzing functional requirements and system design to determine test strategy/plan for both manual and automated testing approach.
To develop manual and automated test cases based upon test strategy and test coverage;
To help develop test tools and techniques based upon the test strategy and coverage; Extend test automation frameworks to support test strategy.
To work with Developers on defining deliverables based upon test strategy;
To execute test cases and analyze failures for root cause;
To contribute to the continuous improvement of the test execution and analysis of results.
Decision making opportunities in the areas of functional test coverage, metrics analysis and quality assessment.
Evaluation/selection of appropriate tests, testing methods, etc., leveraging technical expertise to make independent decisions.
Specific Job Knowledge
Proven experience in developing test scripts in manual and automated test environments;
Proven experience with manual and automated test execution including scheduling, monitoring, and troubleshooting;
Responsibilities require analysis of variety of complex options, and ability to make independent decisions on unique or varied matters
Experience and success with the use of test automation tools;
Broad knowledge of hardware and software platforms (Windows, Unix, Linux, mainframe);
Fundamental programming knowledge (e.g., organized, structured, commented code);
Experience with Configuration Management principles and tools;
Proven experience with Test Management and Defect Management Tool usage and configuration;
Demonstrated understanding of Quality Control and Quality Assurance;
Demonstrated problem-solving and analytical skills. Good troubleshooting skills. Strong attention to detail required;
Experience with complex products desired;
Identification, development and utilization of metrics for decision support;
Mentoring skills and experience.
Ability to analyze business requirements and overall system design to drive test strategies.
Technical Skills - Java, Selenium (with Cucumber on top of it with protractor wrapper – more for a BDD testing approach in DevOps setting [CICD]), GIT/SVN, JIRA/Rally, Jenkins/TeamCity, SoapUI/Postman, Cucumber, Gherkin, ALM/Bugzilla, SQL. The individual should be very hands-on in automation with good/strong experience in Java.