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Software Engineer in Test in Cary, NC at Volt

Date Posted: 4/2/2019

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Cary, NC
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  • Duration:
    24 weeks
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  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
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Job Description

Volt is looking for a Software Engineer in Test (SDET) for our client in he Raleigh, NC area.

Position Summary:  The Software Engineer in Test (SDET) is responsible for developing, implementing, and sustaining complex test automation using Agile automation techniques and tools. This person will implement provide for automated testing and monitoring solutions in a continuous integration environment by working closely with developers, architects, & subject matter experts. The Software Engineer in Test will be accountable for the overall quality and stability of supported systems. Additionally, he/she will ensure a seamless transition from QA and Staging environments to production. The SDET will be working within the Quality Assurance department supporting the development teams with their QA activities.  The SDET will also work on quality initiatives as directed by the QA Manager.  The SDET responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Design, code and maintain automated scripts, functions/function libraries, database verification, and data-driven tests
  • Work with development teams to reduce manual/repetitive tasks and assist with writing test automation cases
  • Plan, drive and contribute to the development and continued improvements to the automation framework(s) with the goal of building smoke, regression, continuous integration test coverage, functional testing, reducing testing time and improving defect identification
  • Follow best practices when developing automation code including comment documentation, maintainability, and data-driven development
  • Create test plans and prioritize testing work based on business requirements for each sprint
  • Provide accurate estimates for user stories and automation test plans for each sprint
  • Document, track, and report on product defects
  • Participate in requirement reviews and design spec reviews to contribute quality requirements and ensure testability
  • Participate in automation and manual test plan reviews and code reviews
  • Troubleshoot environmental set-up issues related to automation
  • Responsible for working with Operations to manage and support the Test Environment & QA Toolsets
  • Keep current with quality testing, trends, techniques, tools and processes
  • Evangelizing quality processes and best practices to improve and measure the quality of products delivered to customers
  • Working with QA Manager and Application Architects on strategic initiatives
  • Recommending continuous process improvement ideas to QA Manager and Product teams


  • Design and implement automated test frameworks to support development team application test automation
  • Develop and execute automated tests using new & existing frameworks and tools
  • Develop test plans including recommended test approach, test environment requirements, and data strategies
  • Participate in Agile planning activities, such as user story creation, point estimation, & related defects
  • Collaborate and provide feedback on user story details related to clarifying requirements, testability, acceptance criteria
  • Collaborate with business/customer representative/SME in determining acceptance criteria for user stories
  • Coach other team members to develop automation code with standard coding practices and reusable libraries
  • Log defects following appropriate QA practices
  • Disseminate QA summary reports as needed (e.g. Pre-imp)
  • Provide regular status updates to project team on QA progress
  • Provide regular status updates to QA Manager regarding progress.
  • Responsible for guiding team to drive automation of all test automation candidates
  • Work closely with product team to identify and resolve issues and suggest streamlining defect process within the product development lifecycle
  • Create and maintain standard coding documentation
  • Works with QA Manager to define a working automation model for individual product(s) as well as integrated product(s) and enterprise services
  • Work with Operations to manage and address issues with the supported QA Environment.
  • Responsible for creation and maintenance of test Frameworks.
  • Audits QA artifact procedures as directed
  • Recommend strategic ideas and suggestions to the QA Manager for consideration and inclusion
  • Create and/or set up test environments and test data
  • Audits QA validation and verification procedures as directed
  • Ensure application meets documented requirements using defined quality processes and best practices
  • Works with QA Manager on enhancing test artifact procedures


  • Ability to lead multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to explain concepts with technical and non-technical staff
  • Work efficiently within assigned project schedules
  • Work effectively with all co-workers; team player
  • Communicate effectively and in a professional manner
  • Exhibit ability to learn complex business functions with limited guidance
  • 7+ years - Java
  • 3+ years - Selenium WebDriver with Java
  • 3+ years - SQL
  • 3+ years - SOAP & REST Webservices Testing (SOAP UI or alternate tool)
  • 3+ years of Non-functional Test Experience
  • 3+ years of experience using versioning software like TFS, git.
  • 2+ years of experience with full software development life cycle and software engineering best practices.
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and technologies in a highly multi-tasked environment.
  • Must be self-motivated and results driven, with attention to detail
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent field desired
  • 7+ years in a development role
  • 3+ years’ experience with automated test tools
  • Remain abreast of current technologies and take initiative to acquire additional knowledge to prepare for additional responsibilities
  • Demonstrated understanding of SDLC and QA processes and best practices in accordance with Agile/SCRUM practices
  • Exhibit ability to learn complex business functions

Volt is an equal opportunity employer