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QA Automation Engineer
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University of Chicago | Chicago, IL
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About the UnitThe University of Chicago Booth School of Business is the second-oldest school in the U.S. and second to none when it comes to influencing business education and business practices. Since 1898, the school has produced ideas and leaders that shape the world of business. Their rigorous, discipline-based approach to business education transforms students into confident, effective, respected business leaders prepared to face the toughest challenges. Chicago Booth has the finest set of facilities of any business school in the world. Each of the four campuses (two in Chicago, one in London, and one in Hong Kong) reflects the architectural traditions of its environs while offering a state-of-the-art learning environment. Chicago Booth is proud to claim: -an unmatched faculty. -degree and open enrollment programs offered on three continents. -a global body of nearly 50,000 accomplished alumni. - strong and growing corporate relationships that provide a wealth of lifelong career opportunities. As part of the world-renowned University of Chicago, Chicago Booth shares the University's core values that shape the distinctive intellectual culture. At Booth, they constantly question and test ideas, and seek proof. This extraordinarily effective approach to business leads to new ideas and innovative solutions. Seven of the Booth faculty members have won Nobel Prizes for these ideas - the first business school to achieve this accomplishment. For more information about the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, please visit: http://www.chicagobooth.edu/

Job Information

Job Summary:

The QA Automation Engineer drives Quality Assurance and Automation in a project team capacity with responsibility for quality planning, design, implementation, testing, reporting, and metrics for both manual and automated testing. This position will work with Quality Analysts to deliver higher quality software and improve processes in support of test automation. This position will work alongside application developers to understand and analyze the system, create and maintain automated testing frameworks, and code and document integration test cases.


* Maintain and enhance QC Automation Framework using latest technologies/approaches keeping in mind scalability, ease of implementation and parallel execution.
* Set test automation standards, review the existing framework for adherence.
* Document the test automation framework.
* Analyze new features; estimate and develop the automation testing strategy; design, implement and execute the automated tests.
* Create and maintain automated testing artifacts.
* Champion automation methodologies.
* Provide accurate, clear and concise testing status updates across multiple projects.
* Escalate issues to Project Manager and Quality Assurance Manager as needed in a clear, concise and timely manner. Consistently identify solutions to issues.
* Identify, communicate and provide solutions to issues that impact project schedules.
* Contribute to process improvements in an Agile environment.
* Integrate QC Automation with other existing tools such as JIRA and TestRail.
* Maintain and enhance Automation Framework
* Build credibility, authority and trust. Promote transparency.
* Manage expectations and deliverables within the Agile framework.

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience or Certifications:


* Bachelor's degree required. Major in computer science, data science/analytics, software engineering, or finance preferred.


* At least two years of test-automation experience required.
* At least one year of experience with the following technologies/tools is required:
* .NET/C# development
* Objected-Oriented development
* Automating API testing
* Developing automated UI testing using Selenium Web Driver
* Load testing experience using a variety of tools, including utilizing Visual Studio Web Tests
* Microsoft Azure DevOps/VSTS
* Solid understanding of the Gherkin syntax
* Unit Test Frameworks such as NUnit or xUnit.net

* Experience working with developers, QA/QC analysts, project managers, end-users and product owners required.
* Experience working on high-functioning teams in Agile software development environments required.
* Experience working in a cross-functional, teamwork-oriented environment required.
* Experience with the following technologies/tools/skills is strongly preferred:
* Code Coverage technologies and related tools.
* Relational databases and running SQL statements.
* Performing load testing on database-centric applications.
* Business-Driven Development (BDD) solutions.
* Capturing Web request and network traffic utilizing tools such as Fiddler and Wireshark.
* Creating a user-friendly process for other testers to utilize the automated testing framework.
* Application Performance Management (APM) services such as Azure Application Insights.
* Scripting languages that support automation tasks (e.g. PowerShell, Python).
* Creating an automated testing framework from the ground up for Web applications .
* Infrastructure tools used to support automated testing frameworks (Azure IaaS and PaaS/Dockers/Kubernetes/Selenium Grid).

* Experience designing a user interface for interacting with the automated testing framework preferred.

Technical Knowledge or Skills:

* Proficiency in documenting, interpreting and correlating metrics from automated testing and load testing results required.
* Ability to clearly communicate test results and issues to the development team required.
* Familiarity with JSON and XML required.
* Familiarity with BDD binding tools such as SpecFlow/Cucumber required.
* Strong knowledge of QA concepts and deep experience in test design, debugging, and execution required.
* Demonstrated ability to interface equally well with both business and technical personnel required.
* Ability to participate and assist the development team in root-cause analysis is preferred.
* Demonstrated ability to work effectively with both business staff (e.g. end-users and project managers) and technical staff (e.g. developers and quality analysts) required.
* Familiarity with financial data preferred.
* Excellent verbal and written English communication and inter-personal skills, including the ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical staff and users/partners, required.
* Demonstrated ability to pay meticulous attention to detail required.
* Demonstrated problem solving skills required.

Required Documents:

* Resume
* Cover letter

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.

Benefit EligibilityYes

Pay FrequencyMonthly

Pay RangeDepends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours37.5


Job is Exempt?Yes

Drug Test Required?No

Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the job?No

Health Screen Required?No

Posting Date2019-02-07-08:00

Remove from Posting On or Before2019-08-07-07:00

Posting Statement:

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

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About University of Chicago

Founded by oil magnate John D. Rockefeller, the University of Chicago is a private, nondenominational institution of higher learning. Scientists at the University are working at the cutting edge of virtually every field of science, from cosmological astrophysics to molecular genetics and from high-energy particle physics to psychoneuroimmunology. Seventy-nine recipients of the Nobel Prize have been researchers, students or faculty members at the University at some point in their careers.