Overview:

The Test Engineer will be empowered to be an advocate for change to continue to grow and morph the team to be as capable and efficient as possible. The role will design, implement, and execute test automation for the GlobalPost applications and services as well as diagnose, troubleshoot, identify, and document defects. This role reports to the Manager, Release.

 

Responsibilities:

Primary Objectives: 

  1. Implement and execute test automation for the GlobalPost applications and services.
  2. Own and maintain existing automation tools, scripts, and suites.
  3. Create detail documentation for existing and new automation endeavors.
  4. Effectively read, review, and understand the Product and Technical Specs to define automation and test strategies.
  5. Execute test plan through automated tools, performances testing, or manual testing.
  6. Diagnose, troubleshoot, identify and document defects.
  7. Lead Strategic initiatives to drive the community of Automation tools into the future.

Essential Position Duties (typical monthly, weekly, daily tasks):

  1. Implement and execute test automation for the GlobalPost applications and services.
  • Collaborate with QA Server team to help design, implement and execute test automation for the backend stamps.com services (web services).
  • Develop test automation tools in ReadyAPI, Postman and not yet identified UI Automation tools.
  • Design, develop, execute and analyze results from existing functional / load / performance automation.
  • Identify gaps in the current automation test coverage and future implementation.
  1. Own and maintain existing automation scripts for testing the backend stamps.com services (web services).
  • Support SoapUI automation needs from the QA Analysts.
  • Analyze and debug issues / gaps with existing automation tools.
  • Create documentation for new and existing automation tools.
  1. Create detail documentation for existing and new automation endeavors.
  • Allow for a broader audience to use the tools.
  • Articulate/share information about the automation tools, scripts.
  1. Effectively read, review, and understand the Product and Technical Specs to define automation and test strategies.
  • Work closely with development, product and other team experts to gain a clear understanding of requirements.
  • Scrutinize the Product and Technical Specs by asking the right questions, challenging the design, and identifying any QA concerns.
  • Analyze new automation efforts.
  • Develop an automation strategy including effort scope and timeline
  • Utilize testing methodologies such as white/black box, integration, system, regression, etc.
  1. Execute test plan through automated tools, performances testing, or manual testing.
  • Run existing or new test automation scripts as needed, and analyze/report results.
  • Build and integrate complex database queries to retrieve crucial data from DB for validation.
  • Maintain QA environment, from ensuring the environment is up-to-date to deploying builds.
  • Integrate QA in the CI/CD Pipeline.
  1. Diagnose, troubleshoot, identify and document defects.
  • Troubleshoot and test environmental issues as necessary.
  • Track requests through multiple server applications/interfaces and follow backend service logs.
  • Communicate defects found with reliable steps to reproduce and appropriate severity and priority.

Qualifications

Required Education and/or Experience:                                                              

  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent years of relative work experience.
  • Five or more (5+) years of Back-end (web services) testing experience.
  • Experience with SoapUI, ReadyAPI, Groovy/JAVA
  • Experience with Jenkins setup and configuration.
  • Experience creating automated scripts using SoapUI/ReadyAPI/Postman.
  • Hands-on experience with Web services testing and multi-tier web service applications.
  • Hands on experience with AWS is preferred.

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Exceptional communication skills with demonstrated success in delivering results.
  • Strong understanding of constructing/executing SQL queries.
  • Understanding in Load / Performance testing.
  • Solid grasp of testing best practices.
  • Strong understanding of the SDLC.
  • Knowledge of a range of testing methodologies: functional, regression and integration testing using automated approaches – with a focus on Back-end (web service) testing.

Computer/Software/Application Proficiency:                                                   

  • SoapUI/ReadyAPI/Postman
  • SQL Server
  • MS SQL IIS Manager
  • GitHub
  • Jenkins
  • Windows Server
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