Test Engineer - API

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  • Location:

    Charlotte

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Job ref:

    344327

  • Published:

    21 days ago

  • Duration:

    12+

  • Expiration date:

    09/30/2021

  • Start date:

    ASAP

Job Summary:

Signature Consultants is seeking a Test Engineer - API for an opportunity with a client located in Charlotte, NC.


Responsibilities:

  • Implement shift-left test disciplines and practices within sprint teams that align to the organizational goals as we modernize the current platform
  • Assist the Digital Channel Technology organization to build and implement a world-class test framework that tightly integrates with our CI/CD pipeline to fully automate release and delivery processes
  • Collaborate with API developers and DevOps engineers and provide constant feedback to continuously improve test strategy
  • Assess the platform and assist with selection of appropriate unit, component, and system integration test automation tools and frameworks that enable automated build and deployment routines
  • Assist with defining approach for each phase of testing; unit, component, and system integration; while maximizing code and test coverage
  • Review technical specifications and program code with an emphasis on testability to ensure clean code development: readability, changeability, extensibility and maintainability
  • Analyze the business requirements and assist technical leads and Product Owners with defining the acceptance criteria for the features that are being developed
  • Work closely with the Product team to understand their expectations of how a feature would function
  • Decompose user stories/requirements to identify what tests need to be created and automated across the full solution stack; business logic, contract, journey, accessibility, visual, performance
  • Perform testing responsibilities within the agile team including writing and executing test cases, identifying, logging, and triaging defects
  • Work in tandem with the developers to automate tests for the full solution stack; business logic, contract, journey, accessibility, pen, visual, and performance
  • Work with the development and operations teams to debug testing failures and implement solutions to fix reoccurring issues
  • Actively monitor post-release metrics to identify any defects that leaked into production
  • Continuously improve test bed and write tests that expose the defect before any fix is attempted
  • Evaluate existing testing methodologies and suggest new techniques that will help deliver high-quality features faster
  • Improve, maintain, standardize, and execute automated testing across the full solution stack
  • Maintain a solid understanding of QA workflows and test automation best practices
  • Maintain proficiency in application and use of systems, tools, and processes


Qualifications:

  • 5+ years experience developing automated tests for APIs (REST, SOAP)
  • 5+ years experience decomposing user stories/requirements to create manual and automated tests in an Agile environment
  • Required BS/MS in Computer Science, Engineering, or related subject
  • Required proficiency in developing automated API and services tests (REST, SOAP) using market tools such as REST-assured, Postman, SoapUI
  • Required proficiency in computer science fundamentals using object-oriented design and data structures
  • Preferred experience in automating API test using Swagger Hub
  • Preferred experience working in AWS
  • Preferred proficiency writing code in Java
  • Preferred knowledge of Restful API development
  • Preferred experience automating tests for the full solution stack (unit, business logic, contract, usability, functional, performance)
  • Preferred experience in testing consumer banking applications
  • Extensive, in-depth knowledge of web application and service development and the corresponding industry standard test automation tools with demonstrated experience in test framework design and development
  • Extensive knowledge of creating and leveraging mocks, stubs, and virtual services to fulfill test automation requirements
  • Extensive knowledge of White Box Testing practices
  • Extensive knowledge of software engineering best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control, build and release processes, continuous integration and continuous deployment concepts (CI & CD), and test suite development and maintenance
  • Experienced with the following technologies: Bitbucket, GIT, Jenkins, Maven, Docker, uDeploy.· Working knowledge of Automated Test-Driven Development (ATDD) or Test Driven Development (TDD)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Enthusiastic and energetic with an inherent curiosity to break code

About Signature Consultants, LLC

Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Signature Consultants was established in 1997 with a singular focus: to provide clients and consultants with superior staffing solutions. For the ninth consecutive year, Signature was voted as one of the "Best Staffing Firms to Work For" and is now the 14th largest IT staffing firm in the United States (source: Staffing Industry Analysts). With 28 locations throughout North America, Signature annually deploys thousands of consultants to support, run, and manage their clients' technology needs. Signature offers IT staffing, consulting, managed solutions, and direct placement services. For more information on the company, please visit www.sigconsult.com. Signature Consultants is the parent company to Hunter Hollis and Madison Gunn.

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