**NOTE: This position is temporary and includes full state fringe benefits; the position is anticipated to last up to two (2) years.
As an IT Senior QA Automation Engineer, you will provide professional knowledge, skills, and leadership in the creation of advanced automated smoke and functional testing solutions for application software and systems. This role includes skills, activities, practices, tools, and deliverables applied at every phase of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) which ensures that a software solution will be designed, implemented, and operationally supported to meet the specified functional requirements. You will be relied upon to promote and continually improve appropriate automation testing methodologies while striving to ensure adherence to service levels and optimize application functional performance prior to deployment.
Candidates must clearly demonstrate all of the following qualifications in their resume:
This position requires a minimum of four (4) years of experience in a test automation engineer role.
Experience must include:
- Developing and executing automation test scripts.
-Use of TestComplete automation testing tool
- Use of other automation testing tools (e.g. Java, Visual Studio, Selenium, Sikuli, Rational Functional Tester, etc.)
- Designing test strategies, plans, and scripts.
A Master's degree in Information Technology or a related field may substitute for three years of experience, related Bachelor's degree may substitute for two years, or related Associate's degree may substitute for one year.
**Successful candidate must pass past-employer reference checks and a criminal history verification.**
It is the policy of Minnesota IT Services that all employees submit to a background investigation prior to employment. The background check may consist of the following components:
SEMA4 Records Check (applies to current and past state employees only)
Criminal History Check
Employment Reference Check
Social Security and Address Verification
**Minnesota IT Services will not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US. **
Experience using Rational Functional Tester.
Experience creating an automation framework.
Experience with software development for large scale applications and/or leading automation testing initiatives for large scale implementation.
Experience with multiple programming languages and software development technologies such as JAVA, .NET, Python, SQL, 3gl, 4gl, object-oriented languages
Experience in process management using industry standard software development methodologies.
Knowledge of open source automation testing tools (SoapUI) and/or mobile testing techniques.
Ability to communicate clearly, present complex information to users in a comprehensive style, and translate technical and system information for non-technical stakeholders.
Click “Apply” at the bottom of this link. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637.
For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.
To be considered for any Veteran’s Status, you MUST indicate this on your application.
RECENTLY SEPARATED VETERANS (RSV): Effective July 1, 2009, legislation provides that the top five RSV applicants who apply and meet the qualifications for a vacancy shall be granted an interview. To qualify, you must meet the following: 1) have separated under honorable conditions from any branch of the armed forces of the United States; 2) have served on active duty for 181 consecutive days or more or for the full period ordered to active duty or have separated by reason of disability incurred while serving on active duty; 3) be a United States citizen or resident alien; and 4) have served in active military service at any time on or after September 11, 2001, as shown on your DD-214 form. To be considered under this legislation, you must: 1) meet all Minimum Qualifications identified in this posting; 2) meet all of the above RSV criteria; and 3) submit a copy of your DD-214 form by the closing date to: MNIT.Recruitment@state.mn.us. Failure to submit your DD-214 form will affect your consideration for an interview under this legislation.
If you have questions about the position, contact Rachel Dopson at email@example.com.
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