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Software Quality Assurance Engineer

Company: Silverchair
Location: Charlottesville
Posted on: May 5, 2020

Job Description:

The Opportunity

The Software Quality Assurance Engineer uses analytical methods to test and assure the quality of our web applications. SQA engineers prepare testing and reporting documentation throughout the software development life cycle and demonstrate a deep knowledge of software quality assurance methodology and tools. This position works with team members to ensure developed functionality is fit for purpose and meets client requirements. As part of an agile team, the SQA engineer reviews customer requirements, design and functional specifications, and prepares test documentation.

What We Do

Silverchair is a product development partner to the Scientific, Technical and Medical scholarly and professional publishing industries. What that really means is we use and create advanced technologies to connect doctors, scientists, and researchers to the information they need to keep up with cutting edge research, diagnose complex conditions, or survey the literature within thousands of topic areas. Silverchair facilitates this activity by developing incredibly dynamic online tools and applications.

How We Do It

Over the last 25 years, we have learned a lot from both failures and successes. We maintain a progressive mindset and aim to create the knowledge products of the future and we expect the same mindset from our carefully selected team of professionals be progressive, be excellent, and learn constantly.

What You Will Be Doing

Develop expertise in the features/product areas owned by your team and use that expertise to advocate on behalf of the customer/end user and for overall quality. This involves working closely with project teams to review requirements/design for testability and develop a test approach

Perform functional testing and regression testing of application features, with a focus on writing detailed feedback/bugs for effective defect resolution

Develop and maintain automated tests using a commercial test automation suite

Use JIRA to log and track application defects, verify that the corresponding defect fixes perform correctly and ensure that any other features impacted by the code change are regression tested

Participate in continuous improvement of testing processes and procedures by analyzing reported bugs and then assessing test coverage and project execution around these areas

Perform additional tasks as needed to meet the needs of the team and department, and to support Silverchair's business needs.

What You Need To Bring

Qualified candidates will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, as exemplified by clear bug/issue explanations, documentation of knowledge and effective intra- and inter-group communications. Strong candidates will have the ability to motivate people, instill accountability, and achieve results. Impeccable organizational and time management skills are necessary, and successful SQA engineers have the ability to learn and adapt quickly in a dynamic environment that is team-oriented and fast-paced.

It Would Be Great If You Had Experience In

Bachelors Degree with at least 2+ years of experience, lesser degrees must be accompanied by additional equivalent software testing experience

Degrees in a related technical discipline or Software testing certifications are preferred

Experience building and executing automated tests using commercial automation tools

Experience testing responsive websites on Android and iOS devices

Demonstrated skills writing Transact-SQL to effectively create and modify test data and verify results within databases, particularly Microsoft SQL Server

An understanding of XML and JSON

Have worked on complex functional testing projects that require a deep understanding of the application logic and dependencies

Have worked on publicly released software

Solid understanding of object-oriented programming and automation testing using .NET, SQL, SML and Selenium

Experience with Agile development methodologies such as Scrum

Expertise with Selenium and/or JMeter

An understanding of distributed version control systems, specifically Mercurial

Keywords: Silverchair, Charlottesville , Software Quality Assurance Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , Charlottesville, Virginia

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