Lead Quality Engineer at Discover
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This position offers the opportunity to work in the new and fast growing Digital Checkout Services space where you will get to work with next generation tools and technologies and drive quality from the start with strong emphasis on Automation, Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery.
We are seeking Lead Quality Engineers who would be primarily responsible for test script creation and execution along with building the test plan and approach. They would work in collaboration with the test data engineer to determine the data approach for testing
- Drive for quality control, ensure quality is built in from the start using test first principals such as BDD
- Prepare the Test Plan and approach of testing
- In collaboration with the Quality Architect, evaluate the functional requirements and build/maintain the automated testing framework
- Design and execute the automation scripts including evaluating and reporting of results to scrum teams and quality engineering leadership
- Liaising with business analysts, product owners, tech leads, quality architecture and other stakeholders in establishing acceptance criteria
- Estimate testing effort and ensure timely delivery of project milestones
- Assist and provide recommendations of software testing tools for enhanced and robust testing framework
- Adhere to all processes and procedures for quality engineering as per established standards defined by the organization
- Assist in the timely resolution of quality engineering challenges at the team level providing guidance, training, technical support and where necessary mentoring individuals
- Sends the status report (Daily, Weekly, etc.) to the Test Manager. Reviews reports prepared by Testers.
- Prepares the agendas for meetings, for example, weekly team meeting etc. Frequent status-checks meetings with the team, communicates by means of chat/emails etc. Tracks and reports upon testing activities, including testing results, test case coverage, required resources, defects discovered, and their status, performance baselines, etc. Attends the regular test-team meetings.
- Leads, guides, and monitors the analysis, design, implementation, and execution of the test cases, test procedures, and test suites. Ensures content and structure of all testing documents/artifacts is documented and maintained. Assigns tasks to all testing team members and ensures that all of them have sufficient work in the project. Acts as the single point of contact between Development and Testers for iterations, testing, and deployment activities. Reviews System, Integration, and User Acceptance Tests prepared by testers. Ensures proper configuration management of the test artifacts produced and traceability of the tests to the requirements. Recognizes when test automation is appropriate and, if it is, plan the effort, select the tools, and ensure training of the team. As test execution approaches, makes sure the test environment is put into place before test execution and managed during test execution. Schedules the tests for execution and then monitors, measures, controls, and reports on the test progress, the product quality status, and the test results, adapting the test plan and compensating as needed to adjust to evolving conditions.
- Plans, monitors, and controls the testing activities and tasks. Provides input into the estimation of the testing effort. Prepares the software test plan. Analyzes requirements during the requirements analysis phase of projects. Keeps track of the requirements from the project and manages Change of Scope (COS). Schedules the project effort in conjunction with the PMO. Checks for timely delivery of project milestones. Arranges the hardware and software requirement for the test setup. Escalates the issues about project requirements (Software, Hardware, Resources) to the Project Manager/Test Manager. Identifies training requirements and forwards it to the Project Manager (Technical and Soft skills). Documents, implements, monitors, and enforces all processes and procedures for testing as per established standards defined by the organization.
At a minimum, here’s what we need from you:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field
- 4+ years leading software testing teams utilizing Agile delivery methods.
- In lieu of degree, 6+ years of experience eading software testing teams utilizing Agile delivery methods within the Payments industry
- ISTQB Foundation
If we had our say, we’d also look for:
- 2+ years leading software testing teams utilizing Agile delivery methods
- 2+ years of Test Automation experience
- Hands on Java/Ruby/Python experience (at least intermediate level)
- ATDD or BDD experience, ideally with Cucumber but other frameworks like Jbehave is also considered
- Experience of test planning, execution and maintenance of automated test suites at the System Integration test level
- Testing experience background with Cards and Payments domain
- Hands on experience in building test automation frameworks
- Experience with Restful APIs, JSON, XML etc
- Experience with Github
- Experience of setting up and maintaining CI/CD pipeline and working in a DevOps heavy environment
- ISTQB certification
- Solid understanding of Distributed application infrastructure
- Experience of supporting and working with cross-functional teams in a dynamic environment
- Self-motivated, Team motivator and Team player
- Applied knowledge of SAFe
- Experience performing root cause analysis on internal and external data and processes to answer specific business questions and identify opportunities for improvement
The same way we treat our employees is how we treat all applicants – with respect. Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer (EEO is the law). We thrive on diversity & inclusion. You will be treated fairly throughout our recruiting process and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status in consideration for a career at Discover.