Test Automation Engineer

Location: Minneapolis, MN
Date Posted: 03-14-2018
NorthShore Resources has a Contract opportunity for Test Automation Engineer in Minneapolis, MN!

The Test Automation Engineer will lead an effort to automate public safety testing for a wide array of applications and integrations. Testing involves middleware systems providing data transactions exchanges between public safety agencies at the local, county and state level. 
The ideal candidate will mentor other QA staff in the best practices and use of the tools for automation.
The ability to pass a Level 3 Background check is required for this position.

  • Automating current application and integration testing using Parasoft SOATest
  • Leading process improvement efforts to ensure test automation is promoted and applied effectively in collaboration with QA group
  • Apply, develop and communicate quality assurance standards, techniques and procedures
  • Mentor others within the QA team regarding test automation
  • Participate in Agile/Scrum ceremonies and supports process improvements
  • Regular and customary use of independent discretion and judgment
  • Collaborate with other teams to manage internal and external timelines and deliverables
  • Works with the HJIP team to develop software applications from inception through completion
  • Define high level test plans, creates test cases and executes them (manual and automated) for functional, integration, system and regression testing
  • Write complex SQL queries to verify data flow between multiple components and systems
  • Investigate and analyzes test results to find out root causes of failures by debugging system, application and server logs
  • Conduct root cause analyses and process improvements to drive defect prevention
  • Communicate project status and plans and anticipates delays and obstacles
Required Skills/Experience:
  • 5+ years of experience in a QA role with a strong understanding of Automation and Quality Assurance Best Practices
  • Three or more years of automated testing experience with Parasoft SOAtest
  • Prior experience in a dynamic, Agile-Scrum environment
  • Hands-on experience with:
  • Test repository tool experience
  • Web UI
  • Coded UI
  • GUI
  • Services Automation
  • SQL
  • Prior experience mentoring in a QA role
  • Proven analytical and testing skills
  • Understanding of different testing methodologies and their proper application
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills with the ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical staff members
  • Effectively estimate work accurately and produce deliverables on time
 The following skills are highly preferred:
  • Two or more years of IBM MQ Broker experience
  • Two or more years of XML experience
Project Deliverables: 
  • Develop automated test scripts to validate system functionality.
  • Define QA scope, effort, and test environment needs
  • Execute testing of middleware applications
  • Mentor other QA analysts in uses and potential of SOATest
  • Execute test cases involving test data when needed on prioritized projects
  • Provide weekly status updates to lead with estimated time to complete remaining work
Why work for NorthShore Resources?
NorthShore Resources is a Minneapolis-based IT consulting firm, whose focus is to provide superior quality and unparalleled customer service in all aspects of our business. We offer great local jobs to local people, allowing us to build solid, long-term relationships with our clients and consultants.
While working as a consultant for NorthShore Resources, you’ll receive benefits such as medical, dental, and 401(k) with company matching. You’ll also receive one of the best benefits an employer can offer – support! Our staff is here to help you every step of the way, ensuring that all of your questions are answered and that you’re placed on a path to success.
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