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Senior Quality Assurance Engineer

Experienced

PowerSchool | R&D | Bengaluru, Karnataka

Description:

  • Within an Agile framework, lead other team members to deliver compelling, high quality solutions via iterative sprint commitments in on aggressive release cycles.
  • Uphold existing quality assurance standards and processes, and be a champion in driving further improvements.  This includes the creation and documentation of QA standards and best practices that can be leveraged by the entire QA organization.
  • Mentor junior staff on sound QA and testing methodologies, as well as sound business principles such as time and project management, communication skills.
  • Research and internalize proposed software requirements, functional designs, and technical designs, as well as participate in meetings to clarify and refine requirements and designs.
  • Develop and implement test strategies and test plans.    
  • Create high level manual test cases, followed by creation and execution of automated test cases. This includes the creation of necessary test data.      
  • Perform manual testing to ensure the software meets stated requirements & designs, and has a positive user experience.  This may include black box, white box, positive, negative, boundary, stress, integration, exploratory, usability, system, platform, or regression testing methodologies.
  • Perform verification on 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.
  • Produce accurate estimates for the time needed to execute on assigned projects and tasks.
  • All other responsibilities, as assigned by management.  
Skills & Requirements

Requirements

  • 4 year+ degree or higher in Computer Science, Information Systems, or equivalent degree 
  • 5+ years of experience as a Sr. Quality Assurance Engineer
  • Knowledge and passion for Software Quality Assurance & Testing methodologies
  • Expert knowledge of automated UI testing methodologies and toolsets
  • Expert knowledge of automated load testing methodologies and toolsets
  • Knowledge of Source Code Management methodologies (SVN, Git)
  • A passion for improvement of existing processes and tools

 

  • Experience mentoring junior staff on QA and testing methodologies
  • Expert understanding of Agile & Lean SDLC methodologies
  • Experience with Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery methodologies and toolsets
  • Expert knowledge of SQL, and intermediate knowledge of Oracle
  • Experience with Windows and MAC client and server operating systems
  • Experience working in the Microsoft and .NET technology stack
  • Exceptional problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional time management skills
  • Demonstrate an ability to thrive as both an individual contributor and as a team contributor
  • Demonstrate motivation, innovation and a dramatic willingness toward excellence
  • Must be able to travel 5% of the time