Software Test Engineer

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Software Test Engineers work with dedicated product teams to ensure that our products deliver against our customers’ unmet needs. They function as ambassadors of quality within the team instilling a testing mindset to improve the overall quality and team velocity. They are responsible for ensuring our software functions the way it is intended by creating automated testing plans and strategy, creating and executing various forms of automated testing, coaching software engineers, and Associate Software Test Engineers to create and execute various forms of automated testing, and solving complex issues. They work side by side with software engineers to improve overall software quality and recommend opportunities for improvement.

 

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During the first six months, you will:

  • Work with Product Analysts to create thorough testing plans and strategy for automated testing
  • Utilize, extend and create new automated testing frameworks
  • Perform exploratory testing on the product to understand its testing challenges
  • Create various forms of automated testing, of medium to high complexity
  • Coach software engineers and Associate Software Test Engineers to create various forms of automated testing. Help the team identify and use appropriate methods of testing.
  • Exercise manual and automated security tests in order to find gaps in security coverage
  • Solve complex testing issues
  • Monitor state of quality, raising awareness and resolution of gaps in quality
  • Drive the team and organization toward implementing and maintaining Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery pipeline
  • Actively participate in sharing knowledge, including strong participation in Community of Practice discussions

Required Experience:

  • 3+ years of experience in testing software
  • Demonstrated experience building tests from scratch without an existing framework
  • Working knowledge of an object-oriented language (preferably C#)
  • Working knowledge of client-side web technologies (HTML, CSS, and JavaScript)
  • Experience writing SQL queries including joins
  • Experience testing consumer-facing web applications
  • Deep knowledge of software testing best practices in an agile environment
  • Knowledge of the fundamental concepts of Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery

 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • AccessDatabases
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • OracleDatabases

Location

Our office has modern workspaces, a cafe, and a gym. But since we're a talent-anywhere company, you may find our team members all over Chicagoland.

What are Paylocity Perks + Benefits

Paylocity Benefits Overview

Our commitment to hiring the best and brightest employees with a “talent anywhere” strategy means that no matter where you’re located around the country, you can be a part of our growing tech department

• Enjoy an attitude of trust to work remotely, manage your own schedule and be productive
• Work in small, cross-functional product-oriented teams
• Showcase development progress in two-week sprints with strong executive involvement
• Embrace the freedom to innovate, voice opinions and share new ideas

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
We have a talent anywhere culture, where employees can work anywhere in the US and/or work from one of three US offices located in Illinois, Florida, and Idaho
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program, Cross-department program, Leadership mentoring.
Online course subscriptions available
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