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Sr. Scientific Workflow QA/Test Engineer
Ref No.: 17-01633
Location: Redwood City, California
Position Type:Contract
Start Date / End Date: 12/11/2017 to 06/10/2018
SR. SCIENTIFIC WORKFLOW QA/TEST ENGINEER
REDWOOD CITY, CA


Required Skills:
This role is within the Discovery IT group and will partner RWC business sponsors and other internal IT service teams to plan, build and run strategic IT capabilities in support of RWC scientific workflows.
  • Strong ability to plan, create, automate and execute test plans and test cases in a fast-paced, challenging, mixed internal scientific workflow applications and COTS product environment.
  • Skilled in a variety of languages, frameworks, and tools for front-end test, API test verification and automation, such as Java, JavaScript, Selenium, Junit (or similar), Cucumber BDD framework and reporting tools (extent reports or similar).
  • Perform web, API, functional, regression, and end-to-end testing – automated and manual as needed.
  • Demonstrate ability to write and/or modify SQL queries to perform database validations.
  • Demonstrate ability to build, maintain code repositories and test case management tools preferably using Team foundation Server (TFS).
  • Identify, document, and track all software defects to closure and implement process improvements.
  • Firm understanding of quality engineering and Agile/Scrum practices, processed and techniques.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills are required.
  • Ability to work independently and as a key contributor in a distributed team environment.
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to think outside the box to come up with innovative ideas.
  • Experience with Jenkins and/or Amazon Web Service (AWS) as a platform.
  • Detail-oriented, with high attention to detail and ability to work on and coordinate multiple project assignments.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and support a dynamic culture of innovation and continuous improvement in a highly matrixed environment.
  • BS/MS in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology or other related technical degree or equivalent experience.
  • 8+ years' professional Information Technology experience.
  • Experience in Biopharmaceutical industry, particularly in drug discovery area, is a plus.

Project Description:
The Senior QA Engineer in Discovery IT is accountable for Build and Run support of local IT capabilities and systems.
  • As the senior QA Engineer, you'll be working in an agile team to ensure quality deliverables for our internal scientific workflow applications and various COTS application integrations.
  • You will create detailed and well-structures test plans and test cases, and automate test cases where possible.
  • You will need to be collaborative and influential with developers, IT Business partners, Business analyst and other cross functional groups to ensure quality issues and defects are appropriately identified, tracked, and resolved.
  • You will serve as a customer advocate by helping to drive the software development process towards quality centric methodologies.
  • Create and document test plans, test data, test cases, and automated scripts to ensure functional coverage and quality for APIs, web applications, client-server, and mobile web applications.
  • Implement tools and techniques supporting robust automation for web applications and services, and running test suites.
  • Work with team to reduce error rates and perform root cause analysis of errors/trends.

This 6+ month position starts ASAP.

Please E-MAIL your resume (attachment to email) with rate and availability to Cheryl: cambrose@alphaconsulting.com

ALPHA'S REQUIREMENT #17-01633
MUST BE ELIGIBLE TO WORK IN THE U.S. AS AN HOURLY W2 EMPLOYEE