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Software Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer

Posted on Nov 26, 2018 by Affinity Executive Search

Columbia, SC 29201
Research & Development
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Expert in industry standard best practices on SaaS testing. This is a highly technical position and candidate must have current technical experience to qualify. Focus will be on backend of systems, performance testing, automation, and data warehouse. Will work on large and complex systems for multiple customers across multiple platforms.

The following duty statements are illustrative of essential functions of the job and do not include other non-essential or marginal duties that may be required.

* Works in partnership with architects, developers, analysts, business users, and customers to test software and environment functionality and accelerated resolution of any issues. Expert on BDD and TDD
* High-Level experience with Selenium Web-driver, general coding, working on the command line with git and Linux, working within a code repository, databases, servers, CI, and DevOps.
* High-Level experience on Migration, Implementation, and Production support experience
* Extensive knowledge on backend systems, component, 3rd party integration, reading and understanding complex technical documents.
* Preference given to candidate who has data warehouse experience. Knowledge of ERD, SQL server 2012 or higher, testing experience with database fields, dimensions, excellent querying skills, can read/understand backend schema for reports.
* Preferred performance testing experience (both application and environment performance).
* Preferred experience working with Kubernetes and docker container systems.
* Leads testing activities across multiple and complex projects including manual and automated testing. Expert at testing time estimation.
* Mentors less experienced staff in in QA process or technical knowledge transfer.
* Communicates any critical test areas for system testing, identifies risk and actively plans to mitigate any risk.
* Recommends opportunities for productivity and process improvements.
* Highly experienced with Agile & Scrum method.
* Advanced skills in the following (or similar apps): Bumble, JMeter, RDBMS, SQL, XML, Bitbucket (or Git), .Net, Java, Confluence, JIRA, SharePoint, Microsoft TFS, Kube, and Docker.
* Full comprehension of programming. Proficient knowledge of working at the server, code, and database levels.
* Advanced knowledge and experience in all phases SDLC.
* Proficient Automation testing experience needed. Ability to write, edit, maintain, and code review.

Leads organization wide testing improvement efforts, presenting statuses and results to senior leadership. Develops intricate test matrices and test plans for large and complex systems. Executes tests on new or modified software programs to verify that programs function according to user requirements and meet business and industry standards. Works closely with Project Team to determine conditions under which tests are to be conducted and sequences and phases of test operations. Prepares testing results reports documenting findings.

**Must have Selenium experience** // Other helpful experience --white box, gray box, black box, migration, systems, database, coding, git, Linux, .net, performance, security, automation, regression, production support, TDD, BDD, A-TDD, architecture, reports, implementation, and SQL.


* Must have Selenium experience -- without Selenium, it is a show-stopper!
* Exceptional commitment to quality and a thorough approach to work.
* Active and attentive listening skills.
* Proficient Critical & analytical thinking.
* Superior deductive & inductive reasoning skills.
* Passion for puzzles. Advanced complex problem recognition and expert at solving.
* Ability to perform in a leadership role for managing large projects.
* Ability and willingness to work in a team setting or independently.

* High integrity for outstanding attention to details.
* Self-awareness of good time management skills.
* Excellent grammatical and math skills.
* Excellent written and oral communication skills.


* ISTQB Foundation, Advanced or Expert Level Certification and/or Bachelors Degree in Information Technology or Computer Science plus 8+ years of experience. Degree may be substituted with an additional four years of applicable experience.

* Insurance industry experience is preferred.

* Strong MS Office applications skills required, particularly Excel.

* Highly Skilled Agile & Waterfall methodology experience required.

* Advanced experience with test management tools such as Selenium IDE, Selenium WebDriver, and/or Microsoft Test Manager.

* Advanced knowledge of testing requirements, standards and variety quality methodologies

* Advanced skills in the following: JMeter, HTML, CSS, Java, JSON, Wiki, RDBMS, SQL, XML, Bitbucket, .Net, Ruby, JIRA, SharePoint, and Microsoft TFS.

* Full comprehension of programming. Proficient knowledge of working at the server, code, and database levels.

* Advanced knowledge and experience in all phases SDLC.

* Proficient Automation testing experience required. Ability to write, edit, maintain, and code review.

* Expert understanding and application of the structure and content of the English Language to include the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

* Strong math, algebra, and statistics skills.

* Preferred experience utilizing insurance transaction systems.


* Employment and/or education verification
* Criminal
* Credit
* Drug testing


* Work is generally confined to a standard office environment.
* Availability to work during off-hours and weekends as required.


* Spends approximately 90% of the time sitting and 10% of time either standing or walking.
* On rare occasions, there may be need to move or lift light hardware.
* Constant use of eye, hand and finger coordination enabling the use of automated office machinery.
* Visual capacity enabling constant use of computer equipment.
* Oral and auditory capacity enabling interpersonal communications as well as through automated devices such as the telephone.

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