Software QA Engineer

Location
New York
Posted
Dec 12, 2013
Closes
Jan 11, 2014
Contact
Ms. Wendy Liem
Duration
Full Time
Thomson Reuters News Agency – Media Group is looking for a Test Engineer to join our expanding team of technical professionals. We are seeking an innovative tester that can help us significantly improve product quality and delivery to our customers.

Skills

- Specific knowledge and understanding of internet protocols and web technologies
- Specific knowledge and experience working with test automation tools and frameworks
- Ability to work with software developers and discuss technical issues in detail
- Specific knowledge and experience working with web services and RESTFUL APIs
- Specific knowledge and experience working with relational databases
- Specific working knowledge of performance and load testing tools
- Familiarity with Agile/Scrum development
- Familiarity with Source Control systems such as Git and SVN
- Ability to create effective test plans
- Ability to write effective test cases (manual and automated)
- Ability to understand business requirements and translate them in to tests

Responsibilities

- Work with technical and non-technical team members such as Product Managers, Project Managers, Software Developers, and Customer Service & Support to ensure quality outcome of all product deliverables
- Create, maintain, and execute system tests – both manually and automated
- Report deviations of quality to the Global Head of Product Quality
- Detect defects and create informative bug reports and effectively follow up on bug closure
- Advise the team on major issues to product quality
- Create test reports detailing all bugs and issues found in each test iteration
- Keep the QA systems updated with relevant data and configurations to ensure effective test coverage
- Must be able to work on more than one time sensitive project at a time
- Be proactive about testing, test coverage, and resolving issues

Traits and Attributes

- Ability to work in an environment with strict deadlines and delivery schedules
- Ability to prioritize and manage own work schedules consistent with team goals
- Ability to stick to agreed team commitments and commitments made to others
- Believes in high quality and willing to evangelize others
- Willing to challenge colleagues regarding improving quality
- Willing to push back on unreasonable requests
- Appropriately skeptical
- Excellent communication skills
- Healthy curiosity about testing all things technical
- Empathizes with customers first and foremost
- Understands when to seek help

Preferred

- More than 5 years of test engineering experience
- Current or former software developer who loves testing
- Current or former experience in electronic news and/or news delivery systems
- Experience with satellite technologies
- Experience in broadcast media

Please apply directly on our Thomson Reuters career page:

https://toc.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=NEW00003493

OR

Email your resume/application to john.clarke@thomsonreuters.com