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SQA Software Test Technician - 18-00935
Ref No.: 18-00935
Location: Framingham, Massachusetts
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 04/17/2018
The client is seeking a talented Software Test Technician to join their group. You will be working with a team that has the tradition of creating the market leading speakers, home theater systems, and award-winning headset products. 

Position Overview: 

As an SQA Software Test Technician, you should demonstrate knowledge of quality assurance principals in the realm of primarily manual testing of software products designed around hardware platforms. 
In this role, partnering with Software Development, you will be required to manually execute test cases, and suggest future optimizations, perform exploratory testing in key features, and make enhancements to the existing test plans.
As you work within feature development teams you will be expected to identify, document, create and execute tests that verify the delivery of regression free, high-quality software. 

Detailed Responsibilities 
  • Develop own test plans based on system requirements (cloud and embedded) 
  • Communicate with 3rd parties to execute certification 
  • Execute existing test plans and capturing results 
  • Perform manual day-to-day smoke testing, analyze the results, and work with the development teams to quickly target and fix build & test failures 
Required Qualifications: 
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) to interface with product management, development, and customer support. 
  • 5+ years of experience with Software Quality Assurance methodologies, with knowledge of both Agile techniques 
  • Experience with API testing techniques 
  • Experience testing consumer audio hardware and/or embedded software products 
  • Knowledge of common networking protocols used in a home LAN environment (HTTP and Web-sockets) 
  • Ability to effectively multi-task and prioritize 
  • Experience testing interactivity of mobile applications (iOS and Android) controlling hardware products 
Highly Desirable Qualifications: 
  • Experience with Python is a plus 
  • Experience with building automation utilizing modern cloud technologies and tool chains (VMs, Docker, AWS, etc.) 
  • Experience managing Jenkins and creating workflows/jobs for continuous integration testing and deployments. This includes setting up automatic code pulls from git/svn, packaging it into containers, starting automated tests, and reporting results via dashboards 
  • Experience testing Wifi standards (802.11x, WPA2, etc.) and Bluetooth on hardware and software products 
  • Experience with the following cloud technologies: IoT, Cloud Watch, Kibana, etc 
  • Postman and Putty experience is highly desirable 
  • Experience using tools to troubleshoot networking issues (e.g., Wireshark)