• Sr Software QA Automation Analyst/Engineer

    Job Locations US-OH-Columbus
    Requisition ID 2019-4064
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    The Brand that Gets You to What’s Next

    Express is the vibrant, confident lifestyle brand for ambitious people, providing the latest fashion for style-obsessed men and women since 1980. Our mission is to provide inspiration and confidence through fashion to help people get to what's next in their day, and their lives. With more than 600 retail and outlet stores throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Latin America, and a best-in-class online/mobile shopping experience at www.express.com, Express brings city-inspired style to customers across the globe.

     

    A Workplace To Match

    We think you'll like it here. 

    We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, generous associate discount, and casual work environment. Working at Express is much more than the 9 to 5. It is an opportunity to connect and engage with some of the smartest individuals in the fashion business doing work they are passionate aboutThis is the Express Life and we’re always looking for talented leaders at all levels to join our team; if this sounds like you, we'd love to chat!

    Responsibilities

     

    The Senior Software QA Automation Analyst/Engineer is a senior hands-on technical role with responsibility for designing, developing, executing and maintain a suite of automated testing scripts for testing various retail systems.This role also will provide technical leadership and strategic direction for our automated functional and performance test scripts. The ideal candidate is someone with experience as an engineer or developer who can present a high-level automation test design to our business users then execute that plan by writing the scripts based on that design. They are considered a functional test automation subject matter expert and go to for the Express IT department.  This position will work closely with Business Analysts/Product Managers to understand the requirements, development teams to understand application implementation and the Quality Assurance team to leverage the manual test cases and test data they have in place.  The Senior QA Automation Analyst stays current with all industry standards for open source performance testing tools and techniques. They will implement continuous process improvements to the scripts and the automation framework. They research new tools as needs change in the application architecture.  The role will with work closely with the performance engineer, other software developers, product owners, and business analysts to improve the automation test suites to ultimately increase our user’s satisfaction of reliability of our applications.

     

    Essential Qualifications

    • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or an equivalent combination of course work and job experience
    • Years of Experience:
      • 5-7 Years Quality Assurance experience
      • 3 - 5 working in software test automation at an expert level (QA Automation Test Lead or Senior QA Test Automation Engineer/Developer)
    • Experience executing functional automated tests and/or development efforts for a complex, high throughput system
    • Track record monitoring and analyzing system performance, isolating issues or bottlenecks that could impact reliability, performance and scalability
    • Hands on experience with functional test automation frameworks (Selenium, Appium, Sauce Labs, JMeter, BlazeMeter or similar)
    • Must possess the drive and passion for quality with the ability to inspire, excite and motivate other team members
    • Ability to work in an agile development environment, including test-driven development
    • Must possess outstanding verbal and written communication skills, and be able to work with others at all levels, effective at working with geographically remote and culturally diverse teams
    • Ability and willingness to learn new technologies
    • Helps scope engagement by providing detailed development time estimates
    • Perform engineering tasks with little direction or supervision
    • Ability to performance tune and troubleshoot medium to large scale web applications
    • Proficiency with various languages, databases, operating systems, scripting languages, and utilities
    • Strong knowledge of Software Design Patterns and Object Oriented Programming
    • Strong knowledge of database concepts, including data caching strategies
    • Strong knowledge of API concepts, including integrating with mobile solutions

     

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Knowledge of retail industry
    • Certified Software Quality Analyst: (CSQA), ISTQB Advanced Level Test Automation Engineer or similar certification is a plus

     

    Closing

    As an equal opportunity employer, Express does not discriminate in hiring or terms and conditions of employment on the basis of any federal, state, or locally protected class.  Express only hires individuals authorized for employment in the United States.

     

     

    Notification to AgenciesPlease note that Express does not accept unsolicited resumes or calls from third-party recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement and approval from HR to submit resumes for a specific requisition, Express will not consider or approve payment to any third-parties for hires made.

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