Sr. Software QA Automation Engineer - Remote

Location US-TN-Franklin
Job ID
2021-26284
# of Openings
2
Job Category
Software Development

 

General – Green Earth – Safer World

At UL, we know why we come to work.

Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely!

What you’ll learn & achieve:

The Software QA Engineer will be responsible for managing our testing environments, developing and enhancing our test libraries, and maintaining documentation of test results to assist in debugging and modification of software. A balance of strong technical testing experience along with excellent communication and team interaction skills will be key to the success of this role.

The candidate will work closely with other QA team members as well as development leads, developers, technical writers, and Product Owners on the Scrum teams within an Agile software development environment to ensure we consistently release quality products to our customers. This position requires a highly motivated individual comfortable with a fast-paced dynamic environment. The candidate must be an enthusiastic self-starter with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple concurrent projects.

The ideal candidate will be hands-on, innovative, insightful and proficient in Development and QA methodologies, best practices and tools. We are looking for a candidate who can not only formulate and implement a testing strategy but also advocate and drive highly effective QA practices. We are looking for a true team player who has a great attitude, leads by example, and is not afraid to seek out help within their team and across other teams when necessary.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop effective, reusable and maintainable automated test scripts to achieve maximum code coverage
  • Collaborate with your scrum team to determine the best methods to use to test the acceptance criteria in sprint stories (unit, API, UI, Performance, etc.)
  • Ensure that automation scripts function well across all supported browsers and platforms
  • Design, develop, execute automation scripts and analyze automation test results
  • Review automated tests of peers and provide suggestions to improve the quality and efficiency of the tests
  • Help define, implement and maintain automation strategies that enable the team to perform more thorough regression testing of existing functionality, earlier in the release cycle
  • Participate and provide input in requirement and technical design review meetings
  • Monitor issues identified during testing and mitigate/escalate issues as necessary
  • Perform manual testing of test cases as and when needed
  • Stay up to date on general knowledge of software architecture; understanding component and application breakdown and interaction

What makes you a great fit:

Education
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field 


Required Skills

  • 5+ years’ experience using various testing tools and methods used in web based applications
  • Experience in the writing, executing, and maintenance of automated test scripts
  • Proven experience in applying automated testing tools in a number of successful software projects
  • Proven knowledge and understanding of industry standard quality assurance methodologies, standards, and best practices
  • Desire and ability to learn new technologies and techniques as they emerge
  • Proactive work ethic with the ability to deliver results and meet challenging deadlines
  • Exceptional organizational, time management and project management skills
  • Knowledge of: UI, Middle Tier and Database development/QA
  • Strong analytical and diagnostic skills with a pro-active approach
  • Capable of writing test utilities
  • Thorough understanding of the development lifecycle and exposure to various SDLCs, especially Agile
  • Strong understanding of various hardware, operating systems and database platforms
  • Experience with SQL and database testing
  • Excellent communication skills (written, oral, presentations)

"Nice to have" skills/experience:

  • Experience within healthcare related industry
  • Experience working within distributed teams
  • Experience testing on various mobile devices
  • Experience with performance testing tools and strategies

 

UL has COVID-19 protocols and policies in place to ensure the safety of our employees, customers and clients. Effective November 1, 2021, the company mandates that employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment (except where prohibited by law), subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.

What you’ll experience working at UL:

  • Mission: For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new. Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 125 years and is deeply engrained in everything we do.   
  • People: Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL. We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best.   
  • Interesting work: Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers create. We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles, you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.   
  • Grow & Achieve: We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles.   
  • Total Rewards: Total Rewards: All employees at UL are eligible for bonus compensation. UL offers a generous 401k matching structure of up to 5% of eligible pay. Additionally, we invest an additional 4% into your retirement saving fund after your first year of continuous employment. We provide Healthcare Reimbursement Accounts and Health Savings Accounts that UL contributes to twice per year! Depending on your role, you can work with your manager on flexible working arrangements. We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation, holiday, sick and volunteer time off.

Learn More:

Working at UL is an exciting journey that twists and turns daily. We thrive in the twists and revel in the turns. This is our every day. This is our normal.  

 

Curious? To learn more about us and the work we do, visit UL.com. 

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