Houghton Mifflin Senior Quality Engineer - Strategy in Dublin, Ireland

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Date:Jul 26, 2017

Location:Dublin, L, IE, D02 R590

Company:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Job Requisition ID: 2541

We are seeking an experienced Senior Quality Engineering with strong automation skills to drive the Continuous Integration, test automation architecture, cross browser, devices and OS’s strategies and implementation for a number of small independent agile teams focused on delivering high quality software. The Sr. QE will be part of a highly experienced team – the QE Center of Excellence – that will provide expert support and practices for the Quality Engineers in the surrounding Scrum Teams

At HMH, we see quality as a shared responsibility and collective ownership in each Scrum team. We expect each team member to understand the business value of the software. As part of collective ownership of quality each Sr. QE will oversee the state of sanity of the CI process, execution and efficiency. Also the Sr. QE will be driving the automation effort for driving the test automation architecture towards an efficient, stable, fast running system.

As part of test automation process there are sometimes challenges in terms of testability of different features, test stability, tools set, reporting results, device testing, cross browser and OS’s approach as well as using top notch approaches for environments like Docker containers or VM’s. The Sr. QE is expected to support and guide the efficient implementation the above challenges

The Sr. QE will be working closely with the Quality Engineers in the scrum teams and provide expert knowledge, support and guidance.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Define, drive, implement and support continuous effort of Quality Engineers in each scrum team for:

  • Having a lean, efficient running Continuous Integration architecture in collaboration with the DevOps teams

  • Having an efficient test automation architecture that can cover all needed scenarios and minimize at maximum the need of manual testing

  • Implementing solutions for challenging automation scenarios

  • Driving the implementation of mobile, cross browser automation testing strategy and framework

  • The Sr. QE, as part of the QE Center of Excellence, will be the main technical driver for the best practices in QE Test Automation and CI

  • The Sr. QE will participate in training and mentoring other team members to help develop better automation and CI outcomes

  • Sr. QE research and analyze new testing and CI tools and test automation techniques. Review processes and tools to avoid pitfalls that could happen in the future, thus reducing overall project risk

Education & experience:

  • 5+ years of experience as a Sr. QE and Senior Test Automation Engineer and a bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field

  • A plus will be experience working with Agile Scrum teams including participation in the following: sprint planning, daily stand-up, sprint retrospective, sprint review, backlog grooming, review delivery readiness, etc.

  • Experience using automated testing tools like: Protractor, Selenium Web Driver, QTP/ALM, SoapUI, JMeter as well as backend testing

  • Experience using and configuring for CI a full stack of automated test for functional UI, performance and security testing

  • Good understanding of Object Oriented programming

  • Experience in implementing testing architecture for large scale distributed software platforms

  • Good understanding of Testing Frameworks and Test Design Patterns

  • Familiar with Release, Defects and Test Management tools

  • Experience with source control tools

  • Experience of working and implementing Continuous Integration environments

  • Experience in implementing device, cross browser and OS’s testing solutions

  • Testing Frameworks like: JUnit, TestNG

  • Test Design Patterns like: Page Object Model, Page Factory, Robot Framework

  • Release, Defects and Test Management tools like: JIRA, QC/ALM, TestRail, QA Complete, Test Lodge

  • Experience with source control tools like: Git, SVN, etc.

  • Experience of working within Continuous Integration environments using tools like: Jenkins, Bamboo, Teamcity etc.

  • Working knowledge of testing web services

  • Cloud device automation on platforms like Sauce Labs

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Detail orientated and ability to multi-task effectively

  • Quick learner and work efficiently and effectively independently and in a team environment

  • ISEB/ISTQB Certification

ABOUT US:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC) is a global learning company dedicated to changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. As a leading provider of pre-K–12 education content, services, and cutting-edge technology solutions across a variety of media, HMH enables learning in a changing landscape. HMH is uniquely positioned to create engaging and effective educational content and experiences from early childhood to beyond the classroom. HMH serves more than 50 million students in over 150 countries worldwide, while its award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles are enjoyed by readers throughout the world.For more information, visithttp://careers.hmhco.com

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is committed to a comprehensive policy of Equal Opportunities and we aim to create a workplace which provides for equal opportunities for all employees and potential employees.

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