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Software Development Engineer Tester IV​
Ref No.: 17-00513
Location: Colorado
Position Type:Contract
Software Development Engineer Tester IV​
Denver CO
7 Months

W2-contract

The Business 

The Global Resource Center is a distinct group within the Willis Towers Watson Data, Surveys and Technology business, providing operations and client delivery support across different practices: Global Data Services, HR Service Delivery, HR Technology and Organizational Surveys & Insights. The Global Resource Center is organized into four groups that enable us to leverage staff capacity and skills across multiple practices and offerings: Technology Development, Systems Configuration, Data Management and Production Support. 

The Role 

The senior level SDET serves as an integral member of a global Agile Product Development team to design, build, test and deliver Willis Towers Watson's technology products to our external or internal clients. This role works with Willis Towers Watson's proprietary and/or industry-leading systems and applications and ensures that these are designed and built according to agreed-upon technical specifications and quality standards. 


Key Accountabilities / Duties 
Excellence 
§ Create test scenarios from functional requirements and/or User Stories using the Gherkin format 
§ Execute manual test scenarios or "use cases” to determine the accuracy and usability of new products, product enhancements, or reports to meet the goals of the Agile Scrum team 
§ Convert manual tests into automated UI tests so they can be repeated for Regression testing 
§ Create automated tests against the API of the application 
§ Re-test defect fixes to ensure issues are resolved 
§ Participate in all Agile Scrum ceremonies: backlog grooming, sprint planning, daily stand-ups, sprint demos, and retrospectives 
§ Strong emphasis on Agile Scrum team collaboration; regularly evaluate team's and own process and product to identify and recommend opportunities for continuous improvement 

Clients 
§ Lead defect discussions and clearly articulate risks around different approaches under consideration to meet team goals 
§ Carefully document and report testing outcomes; report issues promptly 
Financial 
§ Provide estimates during sizing and sprint planning to help determine the level of effort necessary to thoroughly test the product, enhancement, or report 
§ Work towards continuous improvement in team velocity 
People 
§ Work closely with others in an Agile Scrum based team environment, including the Product Owner, Scrum Master, engineers, other QA's, and business stakeholders 
§ Assist peers with issue resolution and peer technical reviews when requested 
§ Provide informal feedback on team performance 

The Requirements 
 
Experience in an Agile environment is a huge plus. Must have strong technical skills (.NET, C#, development/QA, etc. and must have a "difference maker " mindset. Must be a self -starter and have good communication skills. Will be the only QA/Tester on the team.

§ 6-8 years of testing experience with at least 3 years of experience in white box testing 
§ Strong C# and ASP.NET programming experience 
§ Experience with SQL server 
§ Experience with JavaScript, Ajax, JQuery, CSS, DHTML, XML 
§ Experience with testing web applications that use Angular a plus 
§ Write, review, maintain, and run automated scripts written in C# 
§ Perform manual testing as needed to support usability testing within Sprint cycles 
§ Experience working with Visual Studio and knowledge of common Microsoft Windows APIs 
§ Experience working in Agile and associated practices such as automated unit testing, automated testing against Web Services and Web API, and continuous integration and delivery 
§ Knowledge of MVC architecture a plus 
§ Knowledge of writing automated tests in C# using the Selenium web driver 
§ Excellent communication skills 
§ Agile environment experience is a huge plus 
§ Self-starter attitude and ability to work well with ambiguity 
§ Detail oriented, strong analytical thinker, capable of recommending key automated testing decisions based on solid knowledge of the industry 

This position will be located at the Colorado Blvd. office location.