Quality Automation Engineer
SAVVIS Inc. - St. Louis, MO

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Savvis Culture:
Savvis, which merged with CenturyLink in July 2011, is an outsourcing provider of managed computing and network infrastructure for IT applications. By outsourcing to Savvis, enterprises can focus on their core business while Savvis ensures the quality of their IT infrastructure. Leading IT organizations around the world have selected Savvis to help them improve their service levels, reduce capital expense and deal with the rising costs of bandwidth, energy, real estate, staff and expertise. As a pioneer in utility computing, Savvis understands and harnesses the latest advances in technology such as virtualization, cloud computing and support process automation.

We are a dedicated global team of analysts, software engineers, and quality assurance professionals who are looking for exceptional talent. We are looking for individuals with a can-do attitude who are able to adapt to a changing environment. Savvis is undergoing an agile transformation. This will require critical thinking skills as it relates to testing software that is “emergent”. As a member of the Test Services team, we look for you to help transform our QA function into a highly agile team focused on testing automation in a Scrum environment.

Essential Duties:
Responsible for working with the project team to define the scope for testing within the context of each sprint / delivery

Clearly communicate to relevant parties related to status of testing activities

Comprehend user stories to understand task items per story in the context of all levels of testing (unit, functional, integration, and regression)

Assist key business users (product owners) with backlog creation and grooming

Strengthen the presence of our department as an Agile Center of Excellence

Perform ad hoc / exploratory testing methodically to ensure system is working as expected by end user

Track testing progress and defects via JIRA / Greenhopper

Responsible for authoring automated test suites.

Front end GUI via Java and Selenium Webdriver (Not Selenium IDE) / Sikuli

Service layer testing using Java and Junit

Backend SOAP XML using SOAP UI

Please Note: The QA Automation Engineer will author Java code (automation is not record and playback)

Ensure proper documentation related to testing deliverables and lessons learned

Participate in the process to continually enhance best practices for quality assurance

Required Skills:
Good experience coding in Java (Perl and C# are a plus but not required)

Excellent technical acumen and ability to learn new software quickly

Enthusiastic and fun individual with an attitude of team empowerment

Deep interest & curiosity for learning new things and doing things better

Experience with testing in an Agile environment

Good communication skills

Strong knowledge of traditional testing methodologies and how it applies exploratory testing in an Agile environment

Knowledge of test driven development and the virtues of unit testing

Education / Experience:
4 year bachelor’s degree, ideally in a technical discipline, or 5 years of experience in a technical industry as a quality assurance professional

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