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Willis Towers Watson

Test Automation Engineer (Midshift)

The Role

This is a QA Engineer position that will be responsible for the quality, risk mitigation and successful testing of all web, mobile and desktop applications included in the Health and Benefits business portfolio. Responsibilities include:

  • Conducting comprehensive manual and automated functional and UAT testing on all applications, data, files, reports, models, databases, etc. in order to ensure consistent and optimal quality before and after applications are released
  • Conducting effective load/performance testing using Visual Studio and/or other tools.  Provide clear documentation on the steps of the testing and results gathered
  • Performing infrastructure testing, including support of hardware and software upgrades, security patches, and assess their impact on the broad application portfolio
  • Creating test documentation for assigned projects including test planning documentation, test cases/scripts/scenarios and test summary reports where applicable.  Ensure effective execution of the test plans in order to meet the quality objectives and the stakeholder’s expectations
  • Analyzing, verifying and validating the accuracy of all deliverables, testing procedures and processes, ensuring a consistent and optimal level of quality
  • Participates in reviews of requirements, application functional and user specifications and software lifecycle documentation as it pertains to testing
  • Understands and applies current software test methodologies
  • Developing effective professional relationships with project managers, development staff, and team leads and corporate technology teams (as needed)
  • Records, reports and tracks issues/defects to accurately depict the status of the application under test, including providing test status reports and acting as the point of contact for issue tracking and updates
  • Supports continuous development of test process improvements and advanced testing procedures

The Requirements

  • 5+ years’ experience working on a QA/Test team with at least 2+ years’ experience with automated testing tools (Selenium, QTP, etc)
  • Experience in both manual and automated testing with heavy concentration on application testing support
  • Experience with performance and load testing tools, especially with Visual Studio and JMeter.  Experience in performance testing for a wide range of application environments and protocols is a plus.
  • Experience with API testing tools like Postman and/or other tools
  • General database knowledge, including the use of SQL queries.  
  • Advanced SQL query experience is a plus
  • Experience in testing reporting tools like PowerBI
  • Strong knowledge of the software development lifecycle, roles, and work in an agile environment is considered a plus
  • Knowledge and understanding to support all QA functional areas including Functional, Regression, Integration, Security and GUI Testing and familiarity with Unit & User Acceptance Testing to occasionally assist in those areas
  • Proven abilities to work under pressure with strict deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience in creating, writing and executing test plans, test cases and test scripts
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong troubleshooting skills with the ability to systematically analyze new and existing software functionality
  • Working knowledge of software issue/defect lifecycle and ability to document, communicate and work with development team through reproducing, retesting and closure
  • Strong organizational and time management skills to be able to handle multiple concurrent projects and tasks effectively
  • Candidate must be self-motivated and self-starter, possessing a strong sense of ownership of all responsibilities including follow-up and follow-through on all projects
  • Ability to perform well and be productive both individually as well as in a team setting

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