Ultimate Software - Santa Clara, CA

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This is the opportunity for the right Senior Quality Assurance expert (also known as SDET in the industry) with a talent and passion for coding, to join Ultimate Software’s award-winning development and testing team in Ft Lauderdale, FL. As a Software Quality Assurance Test Engineer you will be working together with some of the most highly skilled Software Architects in the software development business to create incredibly high quality software for our customers.

Ultimate is ranked #20 in FORTUNE's 100 'Best Places to Work For in 2014’. Ultimate is the top ranked cloud provider as well as the only HCM provider on the list. This is the third year in a row we have been listed on FORTUNE’s list. We were ranked #9 in 2013 and #25 in 2012. This helps explain why Ultimate Software is able to attract the country’s top talent—we pride ourselves on treating our entire team so well, they never want to leave!

Primary Responsibilities:

Work in a cutting edge agile software development environment as a Senior Software Quality Assurance Test Engineer ensuring the quality of the architecture of our Enterprise software application
Gain a technical and functional understanding of our product architecture and as a Software Quality Assurance Test Engineer, become part of our ongoing feature and enhancement development effort
Communicate with product analyst in creating acceptance tests as part of the requirements, and execute those tests manually, as well as automate them
Manage the scrum team's test case inventory and work with other members of the QA team
Write automated tests at the unit, services/integration, and UI layers, using C#, MBUnit, Fitnesse, and many more of the software automation tools including your own
Provide technical guidance, when needed to other members of Quality Assurance, Software Engineering, Product Management and Product Support
Work proactively with members of an Agile software development and quality assurance team to find and fix defects in our product architecture
Produce and maintain test coverage reports for functional and automation coverage
Analyze defects/test results and be able to deduct the chain of events leading to a failure to enhance software quality
Provide feedback on how to improve our product solutions, tools and other technical software features
Participate in the constant improvement of our Test Automation, and Continuous Integration practices
Write SQL code as part of data setup, as well as to verify test results in manual and automated testing
Communicate critical issues and status updates in a timely manner to scrum team and other software test engineers


Minimum 3 years of experience with QA methodologies and software testing
Working knowledge of software test case design techniques like boundary value, decision table, pairwise, state transition, use case testing
Ability to write intermediate SQL code and test the software
Ability to write and test code in an object-oriented language, such as C#, Java, Ruby, C++, VB.Net
Understand quality assurance methodologies and the principles of software design
Experience developing and executing test plans and QA in C#, Java, Ruby, C++, VB.Net
Self-motivated team player with strong problem solving and quality assurance skills
Strong initiative to improve processes, tools, methodologies, and overall quality of the product
Any Agile Software Development experience such as Kanban, Scrum, Test First Development, Test Driven Development, Extreme Programming
Experience using automated testing tools like xUnit, Selenium, FitNesse, Mercury QTP, Loadrunner, Watir, Watin, Fit and/or other test automation tools
Knowledge of white box testing techniques like basis path using cyclomatic complexity, control flow and data flow a plus
Experience developing your own testing tools to facilitate testing and QA a plus
A degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, IT or related field is a plus

Travel Requirement: No more than 15% Travel