Senior Quality Assurance Automation Engineer – Remote

 SemanticBits - Company site
 June 15, 2022
 United States
SemanticBits is a leading company specializing in the design and development of digital health services for the federal government. The work we do is just as unique as the culture we’ve created, which is built around some of the most talented IT professionals in the country. We deliver our work using Agile methodologies to help the government solve their most technically challenging problems. The systems we develop are used to improve the quality of healthcare delivered to millions of people and revolutionize the healthcare industry on a nationwide scale. 
SemanticBits is a remote-first employer and has been named a Top Workplace in 2021.  Our corporate culture is built upon our mission-driven work, to help the government improve healthcare for patients and reduce cost.  We value bringing individuals that are experts in their disciplines, highly communicative, and self-motivated to own their work. Technology and domain experts work side-by-side in highly dynamic teams that have all the roles necessary to deliver high quality digital services.  In addition, critical to our success is forming teams of highly diverse individuals passionate about making a difference. This diversity and inclusion permeates every level of SemanticBits. 
As a government contractor, SemanticBits requires that candidates must be able to obtain a Public Trust clearance and show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain a religious or medical exemption.
SemanticBits is looking for an experienced Senior level QA engineer with 7+ years of experience testing web-based applications. This position will have a heavy focus on converting manual test plans to automated tests and developing and maintaining new automated tests for our current test suites built on Cypress, Mocha, and Chai. Ability to understand complex systems and data both from the user perspective and technology perspective and independently investigate problems. Automated and manual testing experience on web-based applications is required.  Experience with integrating automated testing into CI/CD processes is preferred. This position is open to a senior-level to principal professional depending on experience.
SemanticBits is a mission-driven company which works side by side with our US government clients to articulate a vision for success, and then make it happen. We know success doesn’t happen by accident. It takes the right team of people, working together on the right solutions for the customer. We are looking for a seasoned Software Test Engineer who will be a key driver to make this happen.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the leadership team on a large, complex program involving numerous, integrated software products
  • Define and maintain test plans and test specifications for functional and automated regression, and performance testing
  • Ensure the overall quality of all aspects complex software system, including data, APIs, and web application
  • Identify gaps in test approach, strategize on a plan to fill the gaps, and then execute that plan
  • Design and maintain automated test scripts covering fundamental front and backend functions in the application
  • Practice TDD within the application development team
  • Work with IT Developers to improve automated testing where possible
  • Work with developers and other automation engineers to create and maintain automation frameworks
  • Create and manage defects through the product life cycle
  • Generate test reports and traceability matrices
  • Translate high-level business requirements into test scenarios
  • Work closely with engineering teams to discuss risk and risk mitigation 
  • Shaping the overall QA process through application of best practices and new approaches to testing workflow
  • Required Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of experience in a software testing role
  • Hands-on experience with different types of testing (System, Regression, Smoke, Performance, Load, etc.)
  • Experience building automation frameworks from scratch in Cypress, Mocha, Chai
  • Knowledge of SQL/NoSQL database concepts preferred and testing of ETLs
  • Hands-on experience testing and debugging web-based software including use of in-browser development tools
  • Hands-on experience with API testing tool such as Postman, Insomnia or Paw
  • Hands-on experience with front end automation tools such as Cypress, Selenium, NightwatchJS, Puppeteer, or Playwright
  • Experience in micro-services based Architecture and messaging protocols preferred
  • Solid understanding of Software Configuration Management concepts and methodologies
  • Proficient in at least one source control tool (Git)
  • Experience with Load, Stress, and Performance testing with tools such as Artillery.io Locust.io, Jmeter or Goose
  • Experience with DevOps processes and setting up local environments with tools such as Docker, Kubernetes, and Jenkins.
  • Experience with Agile development methodologies and tools (i.e. JIRA/Confluence)
  • Strong critical thinking, attention to detail, and analytical skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently on a fully remote basis
  • Candidate must reside in the United States
  • Bachelor’s degree (Computer Science strongly preferred) and a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience
  • Flexible and willing to accept a change in priorities as necessary
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree with a minimum of 3 years experience (Bachelor’s degree required)
  • Web Accessibility (508) experience
  • Experience working in the healthcare industry
  • Federal Government contracting work experience
  • Prior experience working remotely full-time
  • Physical and emotional requirements for the job:

  • This position is to be performed remotely from an individual’s home office and involves sedentary work. Employees in this role can be expected to exert up to 10 pounds of force on occasion in order to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move standard electronic equipment. Employees are expected to make decisions in a timely manner and display emotional intelligence during occasional stressful situations.
  • Benefits:
    Competitive salary
    Stipend for work station set up
    Four weeks of PTO
    Eleven paid holidays
    One floating holiday
    Comprehensive health benefits (medical with HSA option, dental, and vision)
    Employer HSA contribution
    401k retirement plan with matching benefit
    100% paid short-term and long-term disability
    100% paid life insurance
    Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
    Three weeks parental leave
    Casual working environment
    Flexible working hours
    SemanticBits, LLC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are also a veteran-friendly employer.
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