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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Software Development
Sr Automation Engineer
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Apertus Partners | Fort Collins, CO
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Job Description

In immediate need of a motivated self-starter who is interested in contributing to our overall QA capabilities and enjoys collaborating with a team of developers, business analysts and data modelers. We are seeking a candidate that has at least 8 years of experience in a QA position and an expert UFT automation tester.

Under general direction, the candidate carries out procedures to ensure that all information systems, products and services meet organization standards and end-user requirements. Performs and leads tests of software to ensure proper operation and freedom from defects. May create test data for applications. Documents and works to resolve all complex problems. Reports progress on problem resolution to management. Devises improvements to current procedures and develops models of possible future configurations. Acts as information resource about assigned areas to technical writers and other Quality Assurance Analysts. Performs complex workflow analysis and recommends quality improvements. Frequently reports to a Quality Assurance Manager.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Experience in UFT (functional automation testing tool) and automation frameworks
  • Experience in HP ALM Test Management tool
  • Experience in HP LoadRunner performance testing tool
  • Experience in SQL
  • Experience in SOAPui
  • Experience in black box manual testing
  • Experience in testing web applications
  • Proven experience developing test cases from requirements/design and user stories with acceptance criteria
  • Experience in test planning (including sample data planning), test scheduling, and test evaluation
  • Experience in identifying the manual tests for automation and developing automation scripts
  • Experience in managing tests using HP ALM
  • Experience in creating performance scripts using LoadRunner and analyze the results and point out the bottlenecks
  • Experience in creating SQL queries for data validations
  • Perform manual functional, system, regression, and integration testing
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task under tight deadlines and report status
  • Must have at least 4 years of hands-on testing experience

Excellent knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Ability to identify the automation framework
  • Ability to identify automation test candidate and develop automation scripts
  • Ability to writer SQL queries for data validations
  • Ability to develop performance test scripts and summarize the bottlenecks of the systems
  • Ability to manage tests (manual, and automated) using HP ALM
  • Ability to use and update testing results in a the task management system (such as Jira, Confluence)
  • Ability to write manual test cases
  • Proven ability to perform manual testing
  • Ability to document testing procedures

Knowledge of the following areas a plus, but not required

  • Agile development and scrum principles
  • Working knowledge of unit testing frameworks (Junit, etc.)
  • Experience using data driven tests to validate API calls
  • Experience with web services (XML, SOAP, REST), Java and SFTP a plus
  • Experience in white box testing

Clearance: Must be able to obtain a Federal Government Position of Trust

Full-time Required experience:

  • Automation frameworks: 3 years
  • SQL: 3 years
  • UFT (functional automation testing tool): 4 years
  • Hands-on testing: 4 years


Applicants must be eligible to work in the specified location