NY – Quality Engineer

10+ years of experience in Quality Assurance

• Analytical competence, which supports Test creation
o Strong knowledge of eReader and similar education technology applications, as well as the Scholastic eReading platform, supporting processes and test strategy
o Active Participation in determining acceptance criteria of new features as well as changes
o Determine appropriate test strategy for changes
o Determine impact to test suite – need for new tests, maintenance to current tests etc.
o Determine test data requirements for new tests

• Technical competence, which supports Test Implementation
o Experience with Acceptance Driven Development (ATDD) or Behavior Driven Development (BDD) approaches to developing and testing software
o Experience with Cucumber/Gherkin language to specify scenarios, or alternate tools in the same space such as Behat, Watir etc.
o Knowledge of Java programming as applied to implementing automated tests with REST services, Selenium, Databases etc.
o Familiar with relational databases (e.g. Oracle, MySQL etc.), as well as NoSQL databases (e.g. MongoDB, Cassandra etc.)
o Familiar with modern version control systems such as Git, BitBucket or similar
o Familiar with leveraging Continuous Integration tools such as Jenkins to setup tests to execute on schedule, on demand or true CI (e.g. chained to code commits)
o Familiar with using tools such as SumoLogic, Loggly or other logging tools to correlate defects against other events of interest
o Familiar with Fiddler, Charles, Postman, REST-Client, SOAP UI or similar tools to independently test REST end points to correlate and isolate defect causes
o Able to review code changes at a high level, understand unit test coverage and design automated tests that complement developer unit tests

• Other competence, which supports Quality
o Strong adherent to Agile principles in letter as well as in spirit. Knows and follows Agile convention, but importantly internalizes the Agile spirit
o Strong communicator – able to work closely with counterparts in a cross-functional, Agile team setting, to understand product needs and implement the right automated tests
o Understands the importance of data insofar as to analyze reported issues, inform severity of defects, inform the priority of tests
o Understands the importance of metrics in the modern software organization and supports the automated generation of such metrics as an outcome of normal work. Observes patterns in the metrics and takes appropriate action
o Understands the importance of performance of software and is able to interface with performance test teams to highlight and resolve performance problems in applications