Job Description :
IKCON TECHNOLOGIES INC delivers exceptional IT services and solutions that provide clients with definite edge over competitors and promoting highest standards of quality. We are currently looking for a [AUTOMATION QA ENGINEER ] with one of our clients in [CHICAGO], [IL]. If you are actively looking for opportunities, please send us your updated resume with your contact details.







JOB TITLE


AUTOMATION QA ENGINEER




CITY


CHICAGO




STATE


IL




TAX TERMS


W2




EXPERIENCE


9+ Years




INTERVIEW MODE


Telephonic/ Skype







“U.S. Citizens and those authorized to work in the U.S. are encouraged to apply.”

Required

Responsibilities


Assists in the timely resolution of quality/test challenges at the team level, providing guidance, training, technical support, and where necessary, mentoring individuals.
Consolidates feature test strategies to report test progress and test results.
Sends the status report (Daily, Weekly, etc to the Test Manager. Reviews reports prepared by Testers.
Prepares the agendas for meetings, for example, weekly QA team meeting etc. Frequent status-checks meetings with the team, communicates by means of chat/emails etc. Tracks and reports upon testing activities, including testing results, test case coverage, required resources, defects discovered, and their status, performance baselines, etc. Attends the regular test-team meetings.
Ensures content and structure of all testing documents/artifacts is documented and maintained.
Ensures proper configuration management of the test artifacts produced and traceability of the tests to the requirements.
Recognizes when test automation is appropriate and, if it is, plan the effort, select the tools, and ensure training of the team.
As test execution approaches, makes sure the test environment is put into place before test execution and managed during test execution. Schedules the tests for execution and then monitors, measures, controls, and reports on the test progress, the product quality status, and the test results, adapting the test plan and compensating as needed to adjust to evolving conditions.
Provides input into the estimation of the testing effort. Prepares the software test plan. Analyzes requirements during the requirements analysis phase of projects.
Provides guidance on preparation of the software test plan, if needed Keeps track of the requirements from the project and manages Change of Scope (COS Schedules the project effort in conjunction with the PMO. Checks for timely delivery of project milestones.
Arranges the hardware and software requirement for the test setup. Escalates the issues about project requirements (Software, Hardware, Resources) Release Engineer/QA Manager to the Project Manager/Test Manager.
Identifies training requirements and forwards it to the Project Manager Release Engineer/QA Manager(Technical and Soft skills Documents, implements, monitors, and enforces all processes and procedures for testing as per established standards defined by the organization.




Minimum Qualifications


Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology or related field




Preferred Qualifications


4+ years of experience in leading software testing teams, utilizing Agile delivery methods within the Payments industry
ISTQB Intermediate Test Manager
Previous experience Coaching and Mentoring Teams on Testing/Quality Engineering process in a SAFe Agile environment, improving Quality.
Previous experience presenting services to leadership and stakeholders.
SME level in Defect Management and Defect Metrics, Automated and Manual Testing Best Practices, and leading teams.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Previous auditing experience or experience with Advisory Boards.
Jenkins, GitHub, Nexus, Chef, Ansible, Hygieia
Horton Works, Spark, Storm, Kafka, Rabbit, Oracle
PCF, Linux, AWS, VMware
Angular, Gulp, Node, JavaScript, Selenium, Protractor, WireMock
Cucumber, Java, JUnit
CI/CD Pipeline Automation using Jenkins








MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s Degree or master’s degree in the field of Computer Science or Information Systems or a related field.