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API Test Lead at Spectrum

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full Time
Location: Greenwood Village, Colorado





Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY

The Web Test Lead will be responsible for executing, and reporting on automated and manual back end, API, and middleware web application service layer testing. Specifically, their efforts will be focused on driving efficient and sustainable automated back end testing for supporting service layer architechture for customer facing web portal and applications. The Back End Test Lead is responsible for designing, developing, and executing quality service testing processes, strategies, test plans, and test cases that verify software functionality, conformance to acceptance criteria, and feature design. They actively look for efficiency improvements to, but not limited to: process, workflow, technology stack, and team collaboration across multiple projects. As a leader and point of technical, and senior, reference of a group of testers across multiple Agile teams, the Back End Test Lead will provide mentoring and advice to Back End Test team members. This candidate will accurately & concisely report progress on goals on an as requested basis. The Back End Test Lead possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, works on projects of high complexity within one or more development environments, oversees multiple programs/systems as a project team lead, is considered a subject matter expert for API and Service Layer testing, and upholds efficiency and script standards. The preferred candidate will be proficient in: API testing methodologies, Service layer performance/load testing, SQL/noSQL/etc, scripting languages, Service Virtualization concepts and implementations, and CI/CD or DevOps testing principles.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Providing Back End architectural direction and leadership, mentoring and technical guidance to Back End Test team members

Defines and tracks quality assurance metrics such as defects, defect counts, test results and test status for back end testing efforts

Defining, improving, and/or upholding in-place automated back end testing best practices, script standards, processes, and procedures.

Provide succinct and accurate documentation of issues.

Delivers quality process training to technical staff and acts as an internal quality consultant to advise or influence business or technical partners

Ensures quality standards, procedures and methodologies are being followed

Document and implement test strategies, plans, processes and standards

Utilize, maintain and improve back end testing execution, metrics tracking, and systems

Involved in the design, development, documentation, and maintenance of automated back end test cases and other test artifacts, including test data and data verification.

Ensure that appropriate API testing tools are selected and applied optimally

Review the architecture and designs of API systems and features, and actively engage with Business Analysts and Developers/Engineers to ensure the soundness of proposed solutions, and their Requirements and Acceptance Criteria

Create and maintain configuration notes for the testing environments, both functional and non functional (e.g. performance testing) environments.

Provide recommendations to application stakeholders and leadership teams on fitness of releases for production deployments for functional and performance requirements

Actively participate in Sprint Planning and Retrospectives, ensuring the voice, recommendations and concerns of the test team is professionally and purposefully represented.

Lead, guide, and mentor back end testers

Collaborates with technical staff to learn and understand software problems.

Ensures that validated deliverables meet functional and design specifications and requirements.

Analyzes and resolves automation related problems by coordinating with team to diagnose and fix issues.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Strong communicator (written and verbal): ability to read, write, speak and understand English
Ability to focus on deadlines and deliverables
Self starter, self motivated, driven individual
Ability to analyze and assist in resolving defects
Ability to work well with shifting priorities
Ability to work with cross-functional team of internal and external resources located onshore and nearshore
Keen attention to detail
Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook)
Display professional, positive, and approachable attitude/demeanor and discretion
Critical thinker, ability to negotiate with key stakeholders and maintain positive attitude
Strong organizational skills
Good understanding of quality assurance process, tools and methodologies
Understanding of database schemas and querying tools
Strong understanding of the AGILE software development life cycle
Creative solving of technical problems to ensure the ability to translate technical requirements into test plans
Ability to lead a team of other testers
Ability to track multiple test efforts simultaneously and to be able to synthesize the results in fast paced environment
Proficient in using Parasoft SOAtest and GIT
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Working knowledge of Jira Agile
Knowledge of the HP ALM test case repository application
Selenium, Java, AWS, and/or Maven experience is a plus
Knowledge of CI/CD or DevOps practies, implementations, and execution is a preferred
Expertise in at least one scripting language (Groovy, Jython, Javascript, etc) is required
Experience testing service layer APIs, middleware, and back end systems is required
Experience working with an Agile development team is required

Education
BA/BS in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related field or equivalent work experience

Related Work Experience
5+ years relevant API development or testing
Experienced with modular design and testing approach

WORKING CONDITIONS
Office environment

EOE Race/Sex/Vet/Disability
Charter is an equal opportunity employer that complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO Is the Law poster: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf
Charter is committed to diversity, and values the ways in which we are different.

The Spectrum brand is powered and innovated by Charter Communications. Charter Communications reaffirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities for employment and advancement to qualified employees and applicants. Individuals will be considered for positions for which they meet the minimum qualifications and are able to perform without regard to race, color, gender, age, religion, disability, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, current unemployment status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.
Charter Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Veteran/Disability
Charter Communications will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable laws, including local ordinances.