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Quality Assurance Software Engineer (New York City)

Bazaarvoice  |  posted over 4 years ago

FullTime | New York, New York


Description:

Location: New York City, NY
United States
Description: About Bazaarvoice:
Bazaarvoice, a leading social software company, helps clients bring the voice of the customer to the center of business strategy. With nearly 2,000 clients globally, including over half of the Internet Retailer 500 list of the world?s largest retailers, over 20 percent of the Fortune 500, and over one-third of the Fortune 100 brands, Bazaarvoice helps clients like Best Buy, Costco, Dell, Macy's, P&G, Panasonic, QVC, Travelocity, and USAA to create social outlets on their brand websites and Facebook pages where customers can engage in conversations. These conversations can be syndicated across Bazaarvoice?s global network of client websites and mobile devices, making the user-generated content that digital consumers trust accessible at multiple points of purchase. Through Bazaarvoice, brands can also connect directly with consumers on retail sites to answer questions and respond to reviews written about their products. The Bazaarvoice technology platform allows clients to leverage social data derived from online word of mouth to increase sales, acquire new customers, improve marketing effectiveness, enhance consumer engagement across channels, increase success of new product launches, improve existing products and services, effectively scale customer support, and decrease product returns. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Bazaarvoice has offices in Amsterdam, London, Munich, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Stockholm, and Sydney. For more information, visit www.bazaarvoice.com, read the blog at www.bazaarvoice.com/blog, and follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/bazaarvoice.
Who We Want:
The Quality Assurance Software Engineer?s tasks will be focused on testing all aspects of a SOA based web application. Under general direction, debugs complex software components through the use of systematic tests to develop, apply and maintain quality standards for company products. Maintains documentation of test results to assist in debugging and modification of software. Analyzes test results to certify existing functionality and integrations and recommends corrective action upon failures. Works directly with development engineers to resolve problems. Designs, codes and executes automated test scripts. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Prepares reports and documentation updates. May take part in researching best practices, new tools and technology. Testing will include functional, integration, regression and sanity testing. Heavy emphasis will be placed on automation. This task may include automation strategy, automation framework creation, and automation maintenance. Thus, a strong background in automation execution and development is required.


Essential Functions:
Analyze requirements and stories from business partners
Develop effective test cases to ensure that the system functionality meets the requirements
Measure and report the progress and success of testing efforts
Create automated tests and maintain automated test scripts/code
Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills
Demonstrate the ability to be self-motivated and show initiative to take on tasks
Ability to take on duties in unfamiliar territory
Manage business context and pressures around quality and time to market

Skills and Experience Necessary for the Role:
Required Skills:
Extensive experience in API, Restful and/or UI test automation tools (e.g., Selenium, GWT)
Experience working with various data stores, including document based and RDBMS
Good interpersonal and organizational skills
Experience with XML, JSON, and other markup languages
Experience coding in JAVA or another OO language
Desired Skills
Experience with SQL and/or other database technologies
Experience with mobile web testing
Experience with performance testing
Education:

Bachelor?s degree or equivalent in Computer Science or related Engineering discipline, preferred

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