Twin Cities Quality Assurance Association

IT QA Automation Engineer - MNIT

  • 12 Feb 2020 11:30 AM
    Message # 8742907
    Raja Gollamudi (Administrator)

    Job Summary

    As an IT QA Automation Engineer, you will provide professional knowledge and skills in the creation of 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. This position promotes appropriate automation testing methodologies while striving to ensure adherence to service levels and optimize application functional performance prior to deployment.


    This position is temporary and includes full state fringe benefits; it is anticipated to last up to two (2) years.

    ** This vacancy is being reposted. If you have previously applied, you do not need to apply again.


    Minimum Qualifications:

    Candidates must clearly demonstrate all of the following qualifications in their resume:

    This position requires a minimum of three (3) years of experience in performing IT quality assurance automation engineering.

    Experience must include:

    • Developing and executing automation test scripts.
    • Use of automation testing tools (e.g. Java Studio, Selenium, Sikuli, Rational Functional Tester, etc.).
    • Designing testing strategies, plans, and scripts.


    **Successful candidate must pass past-employer reference checks and a criminal history verification**

    It is the policy of the 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.**

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience with TestComplete or QTP automation testing tool.
    • Experience using Rational Functional Tester.
    • Experience with software development for large scale applications.
    • 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. 

    Application Details

    Why Work For Us

    The State of Minnesota IT Services offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, defined benefit pension plan, tax-deferred compensation plan (457), generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year. In addition, at the management’s discretion, Minnesota IT Services offers flexible work scheduling, telework options, mentorship opportunities, employee recognition and reward programs, and paid training and development. Join Minnesota IT Services now and stay for a career!

    How to Apply

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    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: 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 Mai N. Vang at or 651-201-1033.

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