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Automated Software Test Engineer

Company: Ellucian Inc
Location: Reston
Posted on: November 10, 2018

Job Description:

Description of Job Duties:

As an Ellucian Software Test Engineer on the Ellucian's Ethos Experience team, you'll utilize your expertise in developing and executing software tests in order to ensure quality or our next-generation student and administrative experience, focused on providing a grouping of capabilities design to provide cohesive and repeatable tools and functions to various solutions and content providers within the Ellucian community.

As a member of this Agile scrum team, this position is responsible for developing and executing software tests in order to ensure quality and consistency. You'll be challenged and learning new skills all the time while adopting new techniques and technologies as they emerge.

QA Software Test Engineer responsibilities include estimating, planning, developing test procedures, automated scripts, and conducting testing activities. You'll also ensure that quality issues and defects are appropriately identified, documented, tracked, and resolved in our defect tracking system. You'll work closely with the UI Standards team to resolve issues and recommend improvements in software and user interfaces. Additional responsibilities include the research and champion of new testing methods and technologies.Analyze product requirements and testing needs to create and execute a comprehensive test strategy, including both functional and technical/system-level testing
Actively participate in software requirements, design, and code reviews to provide early and continuous quality feedback
Experience with testing graphical user interfaces
Idenify and develop manual and automated test scripts for various types of testing including: Acceptance, Usability, Functional, Visual and Regression
Setting up and maintain test environments
Execute/analyze test cases and communicate results
Help troubleshoot and verify bugs and errors reported
Write code to automate regression tests
Update test scripts based on bugs and changes/upgrades to the application
Work with team members to find the cause of defects
Continually improve test processes and practices based on inspection/adaption of previous iterations
Work effectively with members of the project team to ensure project success and champion high quality throughout the project
Proactively seek ways to incorporate new/creative ideas and methodologies into testing efforts by keeping abreast of current methodologies, technologies and tools
Strong knowledge of software QA methodologies, tools, and processes






Company Information
Ellucian is the world's leading provider of software, services and insight to higher education. Ellucian helps the higher education community-students, faculty, and staff-achieve their goals more efficiently, effectively, and with reduced risk. Ellucian's comprehensive suite of software solutions includes student information systems (SIS), finance and HR systems, recruiting and retention systems, among other offerings. With more than 1,500 institutions subscribing to Ellucian's cloud services and SaaS offerings, the company is one of the largest providers of cloud-based solutions. Ellucian also supports the higher education community with a range of professional services, such as application software implementation, training, education, and management consulting. More than 2,400 institutions in 40 countries rely on Ellucian to help enable the mission of higher education.

Keywords: Ellucian Inc, Reston , Automated Software Test Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , Reston, Virginia

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