Senior QA Engineer
Posted by Thuriha C (@thuriha)
Ensure that our software products are of the highest quality by utilizing manual and automated testing techniques, excellent communication, and logical reasoning skills.
Roles & Responsibilities:
Test Strategy and Planning:
- Design, develop, and implement comprehensive test strategies and plans.
- Collaborate with product managers and developers to understand product requirements and define appropriate test scenarios.
Test Development and Execution:
- Develop detailed, comprehensive, and well-structured test cases.
- Execute manual test cases and analyze results.
- Set up, maintain, and operate test automation frameworks.
- Detect and report software defects using a bug tracking system, and work with the development team to troubleshoot, debug, and resolve them.
- Review and analyze the effectiveness and efficiency of existing systems and develop strategies for improving or further leveraging these systems.
- Research new testing tools, methodologies, and best practices and share findings with the team.
Collaboration & Communication:
- Clearly and concisely report defects and other testing outcomes to developers and other stakeholders.
- Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure seamless integration and quality throughout the software development lifecycle.
- Facilitate and participate in QA reviews and updates to ensure consistency and compliance with standards.
Documentation & Reporting:
- Maintain detailed documentation of test cases, test scripts, and test outcomes.
- Produce regular reports on test status, anomalies, risks, and validation results.
Mentoring & Coaching:
- Assist junior QA team members and offer guidance as needed.
- Share knowledge on advanced testing techniques, tools, and best practices.
- Stay updated with the latest industry trends, tools, and technologies in QA testing.
- Attend training and workshops to continually improve your QA skills.
Required Skills & Qualifications:
- 1-3 years of experience in a similar role in a software services environment.
- Proficient in manual testing techniques, including black box, white box, and grey box testing.
- Experience in setting up and using automation testing tools such as Selenium, JUnit, TestNG, etc.
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
- Strong logical reasoning and problem-solving skills.
- Familiarity with bug tracking tools like Azure DevOps, JIRA, etc.
- Knowledge of software development lifecycle (SDLC) and agile methodologies.
- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field.
- Certifications in Quality Assurance, such as ISTQB or CSTE.
- Experience with continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) tools like Jenkins or Travis CI.
- Familiarity with code versioning tools like Git.
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