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Senior QA Software Engineer

  • Who We Want:

    A Senior QA Engineer at Bazaarvoice is an engineer with the primary responsibility of writing test frameworks and tools to test our products.  It is a unique and challenging role that provides the right candidate an opportunity to combine the “building” skills of software design engineering with the “breaking” skills of the software test engineering discipline. You will be primarily focused on writing automation code that verifies the quality of our products and interdependent services at a scale only matched by a small number of companies today. We want someone with the technical skills to debug code, automate tasks, and implement new tools and frameworks across a highly complex ecosystem.  We also want an SDET with the soft skills needed to interact with all members of our organization both technical and non-technical as an advocate for quality and change.

    If you’re passionate about software quality, a highly technical problem solver, enjoy thinking outside the box, and thrive in a collaborative environment we would love to talk more about how you can help drive quality at Bazaarvoice.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Be the quality leader to whom other engineers will look, from product/feature inception to release and support.
    • Read and write code clean code in a software development language.
    • Build and extend scalable automated test frameworks and test suites across multiple dependent technologies & services.
    • Perform manual testing to prepare for and validate scenarios needed for automation coverage.
    • Participate in design and code reviews.
    • Develop and maintain test cases and plans in a Unix environment.
    • Partner with developers to investigate, evaluate and resolve bugs.
    • Collaborating closely with dev and business teams to communicate impacts and understand risk.
    • Experience in developing automated tests for Web or Mobile applications, and RESTful APIs
    • Experience in working across multiple QA methodologies and processes
    • Experience in creating tests in Java, JavaScript or equivalent
    • Familiarity with git, GitHub, and Unix-based command-line
    • Experience in Python or other scripting language
    • Experience in creating or maintaining automation in a Continuous Integration environment
    • Experience in writing test plans and test cases in an end-to-end and full-stack testing environment
    • Experience in working in an Agile/Scrum environment
    • Previous experience with Jira or any other issues tracking software (e.g. Bugzilla, Gnats, etc.)
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Experience in NodeJS and knowledge of React is a plus
    • Experience with performance testing and mobile web testing a plus
    • Experience in Selenium Web Driver
    • Familiarity with Relational Databases / SQL
    • Experience with AWS
    • Familiarity with browser developer tools and proxy software, such as Charles Proxy

    Essential Criteria:

    • Experience in developing automated tests for Web or Mobile applications, and RESTful APIs
    • Experience in working across multiple QA methodologies and processes
    • Experience in creating tests in Java, JavaScript or equivalent
    • Familiarity with git, GitHub, and Unix-based command-line
    • Experience in Python or other scripting language
    • Experience in creating or maintaining automation in a Continuous Integration environment
    • Experience in writing test plans and test cases in an end-to-end and full-stack testing environment
    • Experience in working in an Agile/Scrum environment
    • Previous experience with Jira or any other issues tracking software (e.g. Bugzilla, Gnats, etc.)
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

    Desirable Criteria:

    • Experience in NodeJS and knowledge of React is a plus
    • Experience with performance testing and mobile web testing a plus
    • Experience in Selenium Web Driver
    • Familiarity with Relational Databases / SQL
    • Experience with AWS
    • Familiarity with browser developer tools and proxy software, such as Charles Proxy

    Our Employee Value Proposition:

    BV’s Impact on the Market:

    We are shaping the way people shop, putting the shopper experience at the heart of everything we do.  We partner with the world’s largest brands and our network’s impact is comparable to Facebook, LinkedIn and Google.  If you shop or research online, it’s very likely that you’ve already interacted with Bazaarvoice. With market leading technology, shopper data that spans over a million shoppers and a billion shopper interactions a month, our future is limitless.

    What this means in R&D:

    Working on something real that people use on a daily basis in an environment that celebrates engineering, has been and continues to be a key factor in the success of Bazaarvoice. There are very few opportunities in the market that allow you be part of a company that delivers products that are used by millions of people every day.

    Professional Learning, Growth and Impact:

    You can grow your career, your skills and professional experiences by working across a breadth of business initiatives, different global regions and innovative solutions. You have the opportunity to see tangible results from your direct contributions and build your own brand at Bazaarvoice.  With new products and markets on the horizon, there has never been a more exciting time to be at Bazaarvoice.

    What this means in R&D:

    It is clear that managers want what’s best for both the company and people. Here in Bazaarvoice there is a wealth of knowledge among the teams that is shared in a collaborative, productive way. Getting to work at our scale with the level of autonomy given, is rare. You are encouraged regularly to be the best version of your professional self at work. You are in charge of your own learning but given the space and time to own it completely. We don’t just say it- we mean it!

    Great People:

    You will work with and help recruit bright, experienced, passionate and humble colleagues that bring diverse perspectives on a daily basis.  We are open minded, respectful and transparent.

    What this means in R&D:

    There are no ego’s here in R&D. You are surrounded by smart people who build world class software but who never forget to have fun whilst they do it. Working in an environment where you work together to share knowledge and skills is vital in helping you within your career as an engineer. Both colleagues and managers don’t just give support but focus on listening.  

    Culture:

    You will be part of a vibrant culture where we celebrate, we collaborate, and we come together generously to elevate one another & our community. We promote open dialogue at all levels and are generous with our time and ideas.

    What this means in R&D:

    In R&D, we don’t look for a culture ‘fit’ but for a culture add! The atmosphere, not only among teammates, but across the wider engineering department (and beyond!) makes coming to work a pleasure. Working as part of engineering, you are guaranteed to work with bright, smart people who will always have something else to bring to the table.

    Commitment to diversity and inclusion

    Bazaarvoice provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all team members and applicants according to their experience, talent, and qualifications for the job without regard to race, colour, national origin, religion, age, disability, sex (including pregnancy, gender stereotyping, and marital status), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military/veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law in every location in which the company has facilities. Bazaarvoice believes that diversity and an inclusive company culture are key drivers of creativity, innovation and performance. Furthermore, a diverse workforce and the maintenance of an atmosphere that welcomes versatile perspectives will enhance our ability to fulfil our vision of creating the world’s smartest network of consumers, brands, and retailers.

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