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Software Development Test Engineer III

Company: Cofense
Location: Leesburg
Posted on: July 12, 2019

Job Description:

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

* Support all of the Agile teams for a product line as an advocate for quality and the customer experience

* Own automated test coverage for one or more product(s) your product team is responsible for

* Provide status updates and feedback to your team and manager

* Learn, understand, and maintain manual and automated testing policies and other QA documentation

* Assist QA leadership with establishing and enforcing department policies and procedures

* Assist less senior team members with learning/complying with policies

* Create and maintain automated test cases and suites against web applications and services, using ruby and possibly Java and/or .NET, delegating to less senior SDETs as needed

* Implement test case automation for test cases as identified by manual and automated test engineers, maintaining test automation to a standard of coverage

* Spend up to 10% of your time also assisting with manual testing activities as needed

* Perform very complex quality assurance/automated testing activities as needed

* Work with manual test engineers to identify test cases to automate and prioritize the automation work backlog

* Provision and maintain virtual machines for testing and perform other QA DevOps tasks as needed

* Lead efforts to build and improve QA tools and infrastructure

* Contribute to and validate acceptance criteria

* Contribute to story work estimates and sprint commitments

* Represent your product's QA team(s) with the larger product team

* Mentor and review the work of less senior SDETs

* As needed, assist with reviewing merge requests and other development work performed by development engineers

* Act as a subject matter expert for test automation and possibly some development tools/principles

* Communicate and demonstrate Cofense's values and principles

* Additional duties as assigned

The above statements are neither intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job described, nor are they intended to be a listing of all of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the job. This job description is not a contract of employment, either express or implied. Employment with Cofense will be voluntarily entered into and your employment is considered at will. Cofense reserves the right to alter the job description at any time without notice.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

* Willing to learn new development languages, tools, and techniques

* Self-motivated

* Proficient at written and verbal communication, with English fluency in both

* Able, as needed, to execute, report on, create, and maintain manual test cases

* Familiar with testing using recent Windows and Apple operating systems

* Familiar with testing web applications with popular web browsers (in particular, Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Firefox)

* Familiar with using and maintaining local and remote virtual machines for testing

* Familiar with both black box and white box testing

* Familiar with browser and platform compatibility testing

* Familiar with JavaScript testing issues

* Familiar using SQL with MySQL and/or PostgreSQL

* Familiar with command-line tools under Linux, OS X, and/or Windows

* Familiar with (when relevant):

* Ruby: rvm, bundler, cucumber, rspec, FactoryGirl, and Selenium

* Java: maven, cucumber, mockito/spock, and Selenium

* .NET: specflow, nspec, and Selenium

* Familiar with using git for working with repositories, including branching and merging

* At least somewhat familiar with load and performance testing and/or testing for and at scale

* At least somewhat familiar with Jenkins, Docker, and/or BrowserStack (or similar products/services)

* Familiar with using issue tracking tools, especially JIRA, to manage work and report defects

* Familiar with working on products through their release in an Agile/Scrum environment

* Familiar with using system and/or interface design documentation

* Able to deal with features with poor, outdated, or no design documentation

* Able to work, with minimal supervision, on a distributed team, escalating issues as necessary

* Willing to mentor other SDETs and QA engineers on development and test automation

* Willing (if not happy!) to travel occasionally for team meetings and events (especially if you're remote)

* Are a self-starter and a team player

* Are detail-oriented

* Understand the risks and opportunities offered by automated testing

* Have previously worked on geographically distributed/remote teams

* Will deal with ambiguity and change

* Can take a task from information gathering to deployment and maintenance

* Can take ownership of tasks and testing efforts as needed

* Can mentor and supervise less experienced QA engineers

* Will help your team document and make tradeoffs between quality and business needs

* Are eager to learn, understand, and apply new things

* View the developer/QA engineer relationship as collaborative, not adversarial

* Like to work with people, not just computers

* Are comfortable coloring outside the lines of your role (and comfortable with your teammates doing the same)

* Are interested in and stay on top of industry trends

Education and/or Experience:

* 6 or more years of relevant professional work experience writing automated tests in ruby and java and will probably have additional experience with manual testing. Internships or professional jobs held as a student count towards this experience.

* 6 or more years of experience in automated software testing in ruby and preferably one or more of Java and .NET, preferably with web applications and tools

* Have experience with:

* testing involving e-mail

* security testing

* Bachelor's degree is preferred

* Have experience with customer service

* Have contributed to the quality assurance/software engineering industry in some way: attended conferences, wrote papers, supported/have contributed to open source projects

Location:

* Telecommute (United States Only)

Cofense is committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis [protected class] including, but not limited to: veteran status, uniform service member status, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other protected class under federal, state, or local law.

Keywords: Cofense, Leesburg , Software Development Test Engineer III, IT / Software / Systems , Leesburg, Virginia

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