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Senior Quality Engineer

Phoenix, Arizona
Digital Commerce Technology

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Job Description

Focus Responsible for providing strategic guidance to development teams, driving quality deliverables through automation including tools, process, measurement, environment and data. Delivers and drives automation strategy. Defines and architects prototypes as a concrete representation of the product. Ensures linkage with infrastructure to ensure project connectivity. Reviews progress and makes recommendations for areas of opportunities/improvements for automation & tool usage. Continuously, aligns with project/application architects on test infrastructure. Serves as point of contact for escalation and issues. Is skilled in Continuous Deployment (CD) and Continuous Integration (CI) capabilities. Our Quality Engineers understand that “good enough” is never enough.  They strive for the highest levels of quality and the most efficient methods to achieve it.  They are experts in Automating test strategies, tooling, and Automating execution.
This position suits someone who can hit the ground running, form working relationships quickly and add value by introducing and implementing best test practices and techniques.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop Test Automation Strategies, Plans and Execution Artifacts with internal and external partners
  • Build and leverage a deep understanding of the products and Architectures across multiple teams
  • Partner with Senior Engineers and architects and analyze where Test Automation can be implemented and improved
  • Enhance existing Regression packs or create new Frameworks to ensure that Unit, Component and Integration tests with CD/CID are integrated
  • Work with Senior Engineers, Product Owners and Senior QA engineers to deliver target code quality
  • Ability to create quality metrics which can be reported to management. Identify patterns and opportunities from the metrics to drive innovation and improvement
  • Identify opportunities to adopt innovative testing technologies and techniques
  • Investigate New Open Source Technologies that could improve current frameworks and implement where appropriate
  • Focus on optimization and virtualization including developing strategy for automation and testing processes, tools and methodologies at the portfolio or for large/complex products


  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, computer engineering, or other technical discipline, or equivalent work experience required; advanced degree preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in Technology, with an emphasis on QA, and proven ability in writing test cases, running functional, automated, or performance tests, and managing defects
  • Solid Understanding of test-driven development, unit, component, functional, system integration, regression, GUI, web service, and browser compatibility testing
  • Experienced knowledge of platform delivery methodology (Agile, incl Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, Test Driven Development (TDD), Behavior Driven Development (BDD) and Waterfall)
  • Core knowledge of one or more of the following tools is required: Selenium Web Driver, Cucumber, Jersey, Karate, Rest Assured, LISA and J-Meter.
  • Ability to work with a number of Quality scanning tools, be able to baseline and measure on-going quality metrics, and display via Dashboards and to interpret the data to drive the changes needed
  • Any of the following test certifications - QAI, ASQ, IIST, ISEB, ISTQB - are a plus
  • Strong technical experience working one of more of the following areas : Mainframe, distributed, mobile development, programming in a number of languages a plus (Java, JavaScript etc)
  • Experienced knowledge of continuous integration (CI), continuous deployment(CD) and continuous testing (CT) capabilities, including tools such as Jenkins, ARA, Rally and/or JIRA, version control such as GIT or SVN and service virtualization
  • Leadership qualities, professional presence, extremely strong communication skills and ability to influence without direct authority
Employment eligibility to work with American Express in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for these positions.

ReqID: 18013027
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Aug 23, 2018, 7:41:40 AM
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