Job Description :
Role: Automation Analyst (Must have Ranorex)
Location (City/State): Issaquah, WA
Duration: 6+ Months

Description of position
The QA Automation Analyst will be instrumental in defining, documenting, implementing, and maintaining the automated test cases and framework for the client.
This person will work with the Design, Development, and Quality Assurance teams to define and document automated test case and framework requirements; analyze target applications/systems under test to derive effective automated test scenarios; develop automated test scripts and related framework; execute automated tests; report and analyze test results; and report discovered defects. This person must have a proven track record for implementing value-established methodologies in test automation frameworks, with “from the ground up” experience preferred.

Tasks and responsibilities
Responsible for providing accurate project estimates for assigned tasks as requested by the automation project lead.
Collaborate with IS development, database, architecture and business teams for identification of coherent and targeted automation framework and automated test script requirements.
Design and development of automation frameworks and associated test scripts using Ranorex, Parasoft SOA Test, and HP Quality Center/ALM.
Execute automated test scripts and report test results.
Ensure the completeness and accuracy of all documentation for assigned work products.
Mentor individuals on design and usage of completed deliverables to other QA Automation Analysts or members of the QA teams, with a successful handoff of test script execution and maintenance being the goal.
Submit weekly status reports highlighting progress, accomplishments, issues, and action items, to the Automation Team manager.
Responsible for keeping current on technology related to his/her area of focus. This will be accomplished through ongoing formal and informal training and reading industry information.

Required skills and abilities
Minimum of eight (8) years of progressive, hands-on software quality assurance experience, with a sound understanding of Quality processes and methodologies and their purpose and place within the SDLC.
Five or more (5+) years hands-on experience with scripting and executing automated tests required, with expertise in leveraging the diverse capabilities of C# and Ranorex. Comparable experience with IBM Rational Functional Tester, Segue/Borland SilkTest, Visual Studio Team Test, or equivalent may be considered. Proficiency in test script and framework component development with this core tool set is essential to success.
Understanding of object oriented design and programming concepts and principles.
T-SQL programming experience for test data management, configuration management and data validation from within test automation scripts. Experience working with relational databases including DB2 preferred, but equivalent experience will be considered.
Experience with web services testing. Experience using Parasoft SOATest a plus.
Five or more (5+) years’ experience developing and sustaining automated frameworks and scripts for automated functional testing in one or more of the following technology domains required: Windows 7, IBM iSeries with RUMBA, client-server/RDBMS with one or more of the following operating systems: Windows server, UNIX/AIX, .NET Desktop applications, and n-tier enterprise level ecommerce websites. Experience with enterprise web applications developed in IBM WebSphere technologies a significant plus.
Strong work ethic, positive attitude & excellent collaboration skills.
Demonstrable mentoring and training project, QA, and automation skills with both onsite/offsite team members.
Excellent Organizational skill with effective verbal and written communication skills.
Proven ability to work under pressure & effectively with various IS technical teams and with business groups with minimal supervision.
Excellent skills in all of the following areas: analysis and problem solving, good development practices, troubleshooting and maintenance.
Excellent collaboration skills with both onsite & offsite teams.
4-year degree in computer science or related technical field or equivalent work experience.

Recommended skills, abilities, and certifications
? Experience with multiple Retail business areas and systems