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Quality Assurance Engineer (Higher Ed)


PowerSchool | Higher Education | Austin, TX

The Quality Assurance Engineer, under the general direction of the Lead and/or Manager, Quality Assurance Engineering, is responsible for working within an Agile framework and collaborating with other team members to deliver compelling, high quality solutions via integrative sprint commitments and periodic release vehicles.  This is with our Higher Ed department, PeopleAdmin, a PowerSchool Company.  Must have experience in Ruby on Rails

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Within an Agile framework, collaborate with other team members to deliver compelling, high quality

solutions via iterative sprint commitments and periodic release vehicles

  • Research and internalize proposed software requirements, functional designs and technical designs
  • Develop and implement test strategies and test plans that result in effective identification of software defects
  • Design, create and execute effective automation tests using Capybara, including creation of necessary test data
  • Communicate and present test artifacts such as test plans, test cases and test results; aid in theinterpretation of test results
  • Perform verification of software defect fixes to ensure they resolve the stated problem
  • Follow sound problem-solving methodologies to identify, troubleshoot and properly document software defects
  • Perform maintenance on existing test ware and implement incremental improvements
  • Identify, quantify and communicate software risks and produce comprehensive mitigation strategies
  • Uphold existing quality assurance and test standards and processes and be a champion in driving further improvements
  • Produce accurate estimates for the time needed to execute on assigned projects and tasks
  • Other duties as assigned
Skills & Requirements

Qualifications include:

  • 3-5 years’ professional experience
  •  Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or equivalent degree or experience required
  • Ability to program in Ruby/Rails Rspec Capybara
  • Problem solving, troubleshooting and analytical skills
  • Understanding of MySQL and PostgreSQL in order to manipulate and validate test data
  • Understanding of XML, JSON, JavaScript
  • Understanding API testing and mobile testing
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong time management skills
  • Ability to work both individually and in a team environment
  • Exposure to Selenium automation tool preferred