Software Quality Assurance Engineer

Title: Software Quality Assurance Lead
Location: San Ramon, CA
12 month contract, $ 60.75 an hour
(Possible for temp-to-hire)
MUST HAVE strong hands-on Java coding skills and it should be proven by writing code during the interview
Job Overview:
1 year contract (possible hire)
You are responsible for test creation, testing a large module or a large component and designing a feature, set of features, or whole feature area. You will work independently and contribute to the immediate team and to other teams across business. You will lead quality engineering discussions in a limited manner and mentors other junior quality engineers.
Essential Responsibilities:
In this role, you will:
o Own large sized tasks or small projects and delivers Quality Engineer artifacts. Manages deliverables and mentors junior team members.
o Contribute in driving initiatives such as defining coding standards and processes to ensure quality code is produced.
o Appropriately reuse existing code wherever possible; drives same behaviors across team while coaching other developers to improve their code quality.
o Develop and enhance the test infrastructure and continuous integration framework used across teams at the COE.
o Determine testing best practices and principals and promotes them across the organization.
o Be an expert in developing and executing maintainable automation tests for acceptance, functional, and regression test cases.
o Be skilled at developing code for other developers to learn from.
o Be skilled in integrating project testing with continuous-integration process.
o Work with fellow team members to diagnose bugs and formulate solutions.
o Provide functional and technical expertise in bug fixes.
o Act as an expert in the quality engineering, manages test plans and testing methodology for software projects.
o Uses test automation techniques (data driven, pairwise, mocking, test hooks) that fit the problem space. Understands designing and coding for testability to produce quality code with the lowest cost.
o Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering from an accredited institute
o Minimum 8 years of experience in software QA or development, preferably in Life Science, Healthcare industries.
o Expert in black box testing
o Minimum 5 years of experience with Test Frameworks such as Selenium, Cucumber, JBehave
o Minimum 3 years of coding experience with C# or Java
o Experience with Jira, Rally, VS, ALM, Perforce, VMware, MS SQLServer, Oracle, MySQL
o Demonstrated ability to write/read Java code, JAVA programming
o Experience in building scalable and highly available distributed systems
o Expert in breaking down problems and estimate time for development tasks
Non-technical skills:
o Able to work under minimal supervision
o Encourages input from all members of the team
o High energy, results driven person with strong interpersonal skills
o Excellent communication skills and the ability to interface with senior leadership with confidence and clarity
o Able to energize teams through inclusiveness and connection with people
o Able to work well with global teams, including time-zone flexibility
o Skilled in providing oversight and mentoring team members.
o Shows ability to effectively delegate work.
o Builds loyalty and commitment

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