Automation Engineer (JavaScript) – 1 year Contract, $80.00 per hour

Our client located in the heart of Boston’s Seaport area is a publicly traded global leader in the energy software market!  They are in need of hiring an Automation Engineer / SDET for a 1 year contract assignment (potential extensions).  

The Software Engineer in Test will be focusing on developing automated tests for their software. You will use your knowledge of testing and testability to influence software design, promote proper engineering practices, testability, and other advanced quality concepts within our AWS cloud based product suite.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the team’s test effort from planning and organization to execution and delivery. Develop effective test strategies
  • Write moderately complex code to test systems
  • Work with team members to keep testing at the forefront of our SDLC
  • Demonstrate intuition and knowledge about how to find unanticipated behaviors through exploratory testing, apply this knowledge with measurable result to improve the product's quality, and translate these newly discovered behaviors into automated tests
  • Drive further adoption of unit/integration/system testing using cucumber and selenium, metrics to monitor code coverage, bug prevention strategies, and other quality measures
  • As an active member of our Agile teams, partner with Software Developers, Product Managers, and other Test Engineers to identify the components of the system to be automated
  • Participate in ongoing process improvement efforts
  • Mentor other team members

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • BS/BA in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology, or a related field, or equivalent years of experience in quality assurance
  • 5+ years of experience in software testing and quality assurance
  • 2+ years of solid JavaScript OR TypeScript coding skills for automation
  • 2+ years using AWS technologies
  • 2+ years in an Agile environment
  • Familiarity working in a cloud based CI/CD environment
  • Demonstrated ability to create a successful application automation test suites that are sustainable and extensive
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills; commitment to delivering great software and releasing it quickly, efficiently and with increasing quality
  • Ability to work independently, as well as within a team
  • Good written and oral communication skills
     

Desired Qualifications, NOT REQUIRED:

  • Jenkins
  • Docker
  • Test automation frameworks ie: Cucumber, FitNesse, TestNG, and Selenium
  • Scripting /programming languages like Angular or Node

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