Randstad Sr. IT System Test Engineer in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Sr. IT System Test Engineer
location:Colorado Springs, CO
salary:$45 - $55 per hour
date posted:Monday, January 7, 2019
industry:Finance and Insurance
Sr. IT System Test Engineer
IT System Test Engineer
In this contractor assignment, you will support general testing activities, including test automation support for one of our platforms. We have a mix of applications hosted on and across mainframe and client/server technologies. Work may include general testing activities and test automation support for multi-platform projects from 100-1000 hrs., small-scale projects from 50-500 hrs., and production problem fixes from 20-100 hrs.This role requires strong development and testing skills and expertise to drive the evolution of the test automation frameworks.
Knowledge and Experience Expected:
Basic knowledge of computer coding/programming languages and software development concepts
Basic knowledge of common testing methods, terminology and industry practices
Basic knowledge of data structures, data management practices, system interaction patterns and interfaces
location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
job type: Contract
salary: $45 - 55 per hour
work hours: 8am to 5pm
education: No Degree Required
What is the ratio of UI-based apps to services-based apps?
5% UI-based apps
What % of time will be spent on general testing vs test automation?
40% - General testing activitieso 20% design test plans, 20% post elevate verification, 60% regression test maintenance
60% - Test automation supporto 70% enhancements, 30% new development
Work experience requirements include:
Service Management Teams deal with a very dynamic and fluid set of work and prioritizations. The system test engineer must be flexible to respond to these ever-changing conditions.
Possess knowledge and understanding of subsystems and interfaces, and possesses a basic understanding of vendor software integrations and interactions.
Good organization skills with the ability to work on multiple projects and/or assignment simultaneously using a variety of SDLC (e.g. Agile, Waterfall, ITIL Incident/Problem Management Processes).
Must be able to work under general supervision in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines and changing priorities. Attention to detail.
Based on business needs, may perform as both System Test Engineer and Quality Assurance Analyst for a project.
Interprets and manipulates computer program's or system's components with assistance.
Interacts closely with peers and business customers in the system analysis process and helps to gather requirements that facilitate system testing.
Identifies and makes recommendations to address typical testability challenges.
Participates in requirements reviews, design reviews, systems analysis and testing review discussions. Follows the established Test Strategy and risk analysis to guide testing efforts for assigned work.
Provides status and results of testing activities.
Testing: Familiarity with software testing techniques (unit, integration, system, user acceptance, etc.) required
Experience in developing or maintaining automation frameworks and scripts
Working knowledge of Visual Studio
Programming experience with C#
Programming:o Windows C# & .NET a plus. IBM Mainframe (COBOL/CICS/JCL)o JSONo Object-oriented design and development experience
Web Services: Web API and WCF experience (or other SOAP and/or REST-based service experience)
Database: SQL Server, DB2 experience and Relational database experience
Testing: Test automation experience
Bachelor's Degree in an Information Technology discipline or related field of study (e.g., Computer Science, Software Engineering, MIS) and a minimum four years of related work experience designing, programming, testing and supporting software programs and applications.
In lieu of a degree, a minimum of six years related work experience designing, programming, testing and supporting software programs or applications may be accepted.
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