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Test Engineer

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This individual should be self-motivated, creative and proactive, to work successfully in a fast-paced environment including multiple platforms and architectures, diverse technologies and lab environments. The individual will work closely with developers, project managers, network engineers and other stakeholders throughout the SDLC, executing test iterations, tracking / reporting results, troubleshooting and coordinating defect resolution. The individual should have a strong understanding of SDLC processes and the QA lifecycle and methodology.

This is a long term, open-ended contract opportunity through Aquent with our technology client in Boise.

Responsibilities: 

  • Interact with product management, project management and development teams to develop a strong understanding of the project and testing objectives
  • Develop manual test cases and suites for features to be executed in the current and future product cycles
  • Thorough test execution with an end to end philosophy
  • Identify, repair and update existing test cases, including automated, for new products in development
  • Use existing tools and techniques to execute test cases and build/script new tools for performing testing/validation function
  • Streamline test suites to eliminate duplication
  • Automate test cases where possible.  Execute and then analyze automation test results
  • Participate in troubleshooting and triaging of issues with different teams to drive towards root cause identification and resolution
  • Reproduce customer escalations and create defects or develop new test cases if necessary
  • Execute test cases when necessary
  • Assist in training of new Test Technicians
  • Manage workflow to meet test requirements and schedule milestones within Sprint timelines
  • Configure and troubleshoot software test installations spanning multiple servers or workstations
  • Document, track and escalate issues as appropriate, using appropriate system of record (ALM, JIRA)
  • Flexibility in schedule when coordination is required with other remote teams
  • Cross train in other process areas to ensure backup coverage
  • Document project specific processes for backup or for knowledge base
  • Involved in Agile and SCRUM Methodology processes
  • Attendance and participation at project specific and Aquent team meetings (PMTs, Sprint Planning/Retrospectives, Stand-Ups)

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