QA Automation Engineer
XAP Corporation - Culver City, CA

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XAP Corporation the industry leader in developing and providing students and adults with the online tools to explore careers and explore plan and apply to colleges and universities is seeking a QA Automation Engineer to join their Culver City team The company pioneered the development of the electronic college application the electronic transcript and Internetbased student management systems enabling students to apply to college online The Position Reporting to the Manager of Quality Assurance the Quality Assurance Automation Engineer develops and establishes quality assurance standards procedures and measures to ensure that business requirements are testable and verifiable as identified by the product manager This professional will also write test plans test scripts and automation roadmaps for tracking defects and fixes Heshe will work as a member of the Quality Assurance team that will provide technical leadership improve tools and processes to maximize efficiency business investments and meet deadlines The Responsibilities Agile and customerfocused (both internal and external) Quality Assurance is critical to maintaining XAP’s position as a market leader While not allinclusive specific responsibilities in this role include Reproduce and validate expected behavior of all production defects found Create verify and close defects for new feature development on the defect tracking system Plan create maintain and execute test plans test cases automated test scripts and project plans based on the analysis of business requirements and technical specifications Document track and communicate test results to product management and client services teams Perform functional system and regression testing for all feature development on testing staging and production environments Analyze current coding practices and processes and recommend strategies conducive to improve testability of the code Working with analysts team members and stakeholders create automation roadmaps for software applications communicate test progress test results and other relevant information Work independently with minimal supervision and provide leadership and mentoring to associated Quality Assurance Analysts Cultivates and disseminates knowledge of Quality Assurance and best practices Participates on planning testing and coordinating enduser reviews and UAT for modified new software applications Multitask between concurrent projects as needed Work effectively with a remote development team as needed Work with product management to understand product direction Must show significant experience in the following Relational databases and SQL AgileSCRUM Defect tracking systems Software development life cycle Defect life cycle Testing Methodologies Testing Strategies Test plans and Test case creation Black box testing Crossbrowser testing Release management Team Foundation Server The Essentials Education Bachelor’s degree in a computer – related field andor five (5) years of equivalent experience in computer science programming or Web development is required Experience The ideal candidate should possess 57 years of experience in the testing of software products Working knowledge of the creation and maintenance of traceability matrices Work flow process and process improvement Proactively take on work in a fast changing environment The following experience would also be beneficial Knowledge of Agile software development methodology Strong experience with automation tools and automation framework such as Selenium and JMeter Working experience on 508 compliance Experience on career explorationeducation software a plus Experience providing technical mentoring to other associates Qualities and Attributes The professional on this role must possess a “can do” attitude and the ability to analyze data logically and exercise sound judgment in defining evaluating and solving difficult administrative organizational technical or operational problems where solutions may be of a precedentestablishing nature Heshe will also possess excellent oral and written communication skills to present technical information to both business and technology teams with clarity and precision Individual must be comfortable to work in high pressure situations and maintain confidentiality when appropriate Job Type This is an exempt position The Company Helping people change their lives for the better is what gets us up in the morning and helps us sleep at night We are privileged to provide a range of online tools that help students and adults explore plan and take action on career and educational plans and lead to achievable and fulfilling life goals Our experience has taught us the best outcomes start with selfawareness of interests skills and abilities that then grow into career and educational aspirations with the plans to reach them We have found that when this is done right it turns a daunting task into a lifechanging moment And in that moment we strive to help people reach farther than they ever thought possible by discovering educational and career options they had no idea were possible for them This potential can be found in every tool we offer We believe that everyone deserves the right to reach farther regardless of age gender cultural background geography or financial means and that unlocking information and insight is the most powerful way to level the playing field When it comes to helping people reach farther our goal is to ensure no one does more to help them than XAP To learn more about XAP Corporation please visit our website at wwwxapcom See Job Description