We are in looking for a strong Agile Quality Engineer to join our team. The successful candidate will join an existing Agile Development team building and improving on an exciting product portfolio within a dynamic and energetic team.
This position suits someone who can hit the ground running, form good working relationships quickly and add value by introducing best practice design and techniques learned elsewhere.
The successful candidate will be able to know when to stand their ground, and when to let things be . While the whole team is responsible for quality, it is the QAE who will guide those efforts to ensure Quality throughout the product development lifecycle.
Serve as a member of an agile team that drives user story analysis and elaboration, designs and develops software applications, and tests and builds automation tools.
Analyse and decompose a complicated software system and design a strategy to test this system.
Utilize best-of-breed technologies to build a layered, component-based, service-oriented testing architecture over existing American Express technologies
Development of Automation and Testing in a CI / CD environment.
Work with Engineers to drive improvements in code quality via manual and automated Testing.
Develop Test Plans, Strategies and scheduling of test activity.
Create and execute Test cases / scripts at any level as required (Unit, Integration, Component Integration, System Integration, Exploratory).
Maintain organization of Test case suites (BVT / Regression / Targeted Regression).
Validate and report on test results for software quality improvement.
Coordinate Quality at Every Step Involved in the review of the user story backlog and requirements specifications for completeness and weaknesses in function, performance, reliability, scalability, testability, usability, and security and compliance testing, and provides recommendations.
Work with Product Owners to prioritize features, maintain documentation and known issues.
Provides guidance and subject matter expertise to engineers on testing and Quality Assurance (QA) methodologies and processes.
Reviews progress and makes recommendations for areas of opportunities / improvements for automation & tool usage.
Looks beyond the obvious for continuous improvement opportunities.
Identify and illuminate risks to the whole team when identified at any stage of planning or development.
Coordinate with other QAEs in the platform to ensure cross contamination of changes does not have an adverse effect on the platform.
Coordinate with other QAEs to ensure a consistent messaging across the platform as it relates to Quality.
Must be a hands on person
Demonstrable coding skills in Selenium is a must
Demonstrable coding skills in OATS or UFT is a must
Strong programming skills in Java or Python is necessary
Working knowledge on rest-assured API test automation and BDD / Cucumber
Demonstrable experience in automation of Oracle Application 12.1.3 / 12.2.9 and preferably handled script transition from 12.1.3 to 12.2.9
Should have prior experience of Automation framework development for UI and API testing
5-8 years of equivalent experience in related disciplines
Experience working at a product company, representing the customer, and functionally validating products
Experience working in high-performing development teams using agile methodologies and tools
Knowledge of developing trends and emerging standards in relevant fields
Academic Background :
Bachelors degree in Computer Science / Engineering or 5-8 years of equivalent experience in related disciplines
Functional Skills / Capabilities :
Demonstrated technical capabilities and ability to work collaboratively and effectively with a range of stakeholders
Technical Skills / Capabilities :
Proven record of whitebox and blackbox testing capabilities in an enterprise setting is a plus
Expertise in validating complex, high performing and distributed technologies on UNIX and
Windows based infrastructure
Thorough understanding of testing and automation capabilities such as mocking frameworks, JUNIT, TESTNG,
Jenkins, maven, Git, Stash, JIRA
Should have implemented or worked on Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery
Thorough understanding of JSON, Web Services Technologies
Exposure to NO SQL, and SQL capabilities is a plus
Experience in Cucumber or BDD framework is a plus
Knowledge of Platforms :
Windows / Unix
Exposure to cloud platforms such as AWS / GCP is a plus
American Express is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability status, age, or any other status protected by law.
Offer of employment with American Express is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background verification check, subject to applicable laws and regulations.