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Software QA Engineer/Tester At Backstop Solutions Group LLC

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Job Description

Job Description:

Join a growing team of passionate, self-motivated, talented, and creative people with big ideas about the future of software for the investment industry. Backstop is a Chicago based company that makes web-based software applications for hedge funds and the people who invest in them. Over the last few years, we have grown considerably, won several awards, and built a lot of great software. Backstoppers take our customers and our service very seriously, but pride ourselves on not taking ourselves too seriously in the process.

Are you a tester who likes to code? We want your help to find the weak spots in our software with automation testing so that we can make it even better. You will be regularly programming automated tests in many different areas within our software.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for maintaining quality of software and testing lifecycle by performing manual and automated testing
  • Design, maintain, create test cases and other test deliverables
  • Ability to design, debug, maintain, and write test automation code
  • Document defects, reproduce them and communicate about issues.
  • Identify, execute and support continuous improvement of the testing process. Maintain testing standards
  • Maintain and produce various testing related metrics
  • Implement automated processes to track failure and success over time in order to help identify high-impact issues, maintain effective test code, and prevent deployment of code of unacceptable quality
  • Expand our tests to ensure end-to-end coverage.
  • Build tools to help us test more efficiently.
  • Design UI tests to be run in parallel across multiple browsers (Chrome, IE, and FF).
  • Participate in agile planning, estimation, backlog grooming and delivery process
  • Working with developers on test-driven development.
  • May require working and coordinating with offshore team

Required Experience:
  • 3+ years of software testing experience
  • Strong knowledge of testing methodologies, QA best practices, and SDLC
  • 2+ years of test automation experience in software
  • Proficient in programming with either Java or Scala
  • Experience working with Java Script frameworks
  • Experience working with Python is plus
  • Experience working with unit testing frameworks like Junit and/or Karma/Jasmin
  • Experience with e2e testing frameworks such as Selenium and/or Protractor
  • Experience or working knowledge of using Gatling for performance testing is plus
  • Experience working with REST API automation
  • Strong understanding of CI/CD concepts and experience building or working with CI/CD pipelines to include test automation and test management
  • Experience with Agile Methodologies like Scrum or Kanban
  • Experience managing tasks and defects using Jira
  • Experience working with test management and visualization tools
  • Good eye for detail, being able to spot inconsistencies and other 'wrong things'
  • Strong communication skills
  • Self-starter who thrives in an independent, fast-paced environment

Keyword: Software QA Engineer/Tester
From: Backstop Solutions Group LLC