Criterion Systems, Inc.

Senior Test Automation Engineer

Job Locations US
ID
2022-2155
Category
Information Technology
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

At Criterion Systems, we developed a different kind of business—a company whose real value is a reputation for excellence built upon the collective skills, talents, perspectives, and backgrounds of its people. By accepting a position with Criterion Systems, you will join a group of professionals with a collaborative mindset where we share ideas and foster professional development to accomplish our goals. In addition to our great culture, we also offer competitive compensation and benefit packages, company-sponsored team building events, and advancement opportunities. To find out more about how Criterion can help you take your career to the next level please visit our website: www.criterion-sys.com


Criterion Systems, Inc., is seeking a Senior Test Automation Engineer to support a USDA contract based in Ft Collins. Colorado.  The contract supports a variety of customers with DEVOPS, DEVSECOPS, and Architecture support.

 

Evaluate, recommend, and implement automated test tools and strategies. Design, implement, and conduct test and evaluation procedures to ensure system requirements are met. Develop, maintain, and upgrade automated test scripts and architectures for application products. Write, implement, and report status for system test cases for testing. Analyze test cases and provide regular progress reports. Serve as subject matter specialist providing testing know-how for the support of user requirements of complex to highly complex software/hardware applications. Direct and/or participate in all phases of risk management assessments and software/hardware development with emphasis on analysis of user requirements, test design and test tools selection.

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will support USDA Applications for Operations and Maintenance work and enhancements and Nextgen application modernization efforts. The ideal candidate should possess the following skills:

  • Self-motivated and professional in demeanor with proven success as a development lead in an Agile environment delivering new applications, new releases and emergency code fixes, as required.  Ability to successfully mentor other team members creating a position team environment.
  • Proven ability to interface successfully with the customer/client to drive high customer satisfaction and a positive team environment. This includes excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and the ability to navigate challenging situations with nuance and skill.
  • Evaluate, recommend, and implement automated test tools and strategies.
  • Design, implement, and conduct test and evaluation procedures to ensure system requirements are met.
  • Develop, maintain, and upgrade automated test scripts and architectures for application products.
  • Write, implement, and report status for system test cases for testing.
  • Analyze test cases and provide regular progress reports.
  • Serve as subject matter specialist providing testing know-how for the support of user requirements of complex to highly complex software/hardware applications.
  • Direct and/or participate in all phases of risk management assessments and software/hardware development with emphasis on analysis of user requirements, test design and test tools selection.
  • Collaborate with the development team including but not limited to Product Owners, Test Automation Engineers, Software Engineers, Database Engineers and Scrum Masters
  • Analyze the given business requirements and software designs, identify all possible scenarios, and develop a test plan to ensure quality.
  • Create test data, conduct manual test execution, and prepare test automation scripts including adding and updating existing regression tests
  • Identify defects, log, track until resolution
  • Provide realistic estimations for testing effort required to test functionality.
  • Actively participate in all Agile Ceremonies that contribute to the overall quality of the product.
  • Perform peer-to-peer Code Reviews on the test automation check-ins by their team.
  • Develop common test classes and methods for reusability, and update regression test suites to reduce execution time
  • Responsible for quality assurance activities related to Release certification.
  • Prepare Release Notes and Release Regression
  • Lead by example and ensure test team members are available to support Production Cases for their respective team during emergency and critical cases.
  • Responsible for overall quality of the product and the process involved to plan/groom the in-depth functionalities of the product.

Qualifications

  • US Citizenship
  • Ability to receive public trust security clearance
  • Bachelor’s degree or demonstrated 8-10 years’ recent equivalent experience, Master’s degree with 6-8 years recent equivalent experience, or PHD with 3-6 years recent equivalent experience be used in lieu of degree.
  • Eight (8) + years of experience gathering requirements and documenting requirements for software applications.
  • Understanding of Testing lifecycle, Test Design methodologies, Test Execution, and Defect Tracking and ability to define a feature based targeted regression
  • Excellent communication, problem solving aptitude and demonstrates group presentation skills
  • Strategic, analytical, and innovative thinking to address all aspects of custom software testing along with being adaptable to competing demands and be accountable.

Criterion Systems, Inc. and its subsidiaries are committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination at all levels of our organization.  We believe in treating all applicants and employees fairly and make employment decisions without regard to any individual’s protected status:  race, ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, sex/gender, gender identify/gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and mental disability, marital/parental status, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions), age, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit https://careers-criterion-sys.icims.com/.

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