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Senior Software Quality Automation Engineer

Pittsburgh, PA | Fully Remote

Posted: 09/11/2023 Job Category: QA Job Number: 6813

Job Description

OpenArc - Empowering Your Career. As a leading IT staffing firm, we are dedicated to connecting talented professionals with your ideal opportunities. We are currently seeking a qualified Senior Software Quality Engineer to join our client’s organization and contribute to their ongoing success. 


Job summary

The Senior Software Quality Engineer will focus on leading and advancing the QA engineering practice by implementing effective and high-quality software testing solutions, applying testing methodologies, principles, and processes, defining, and implementing key metrics to manage and assess the testing process including test execution and defect resolution. As a member of the QE team, you will make testing an integral part of the development process and contribute to the quality level and improvement of our web applications and micro-services. 


  • Lead complex software quality initiatives, and monitor, review and provide feedback to all team members; provide project status to stakeholders
  • Participate in software quality control and validation processes throughout development, code review, and/or execution of test plan/cases/scripts
  • Work as an Agile team member participating in backlog grooming, sprint planning and story estimation
  • Report quality metrics to evaluate the product, and create plans to achieve continuous improvement
  • Build comprehensive test plans to track the execution of tests across multiple project teams; record and track defects to closure using Jira to effectively communicate concise details
  • Review and contribute to specifications and acceptance criteria for all functionality during the design phase and throughout the CI/CD process
  • Conduct root cause analysis and postmortems to identify deficiencies, and define and implement corrective and preventive actions


  • Experience in a software quality engineering testing role across a variety of platforms and applications 
  • Strong knowledge of QA strategies and methodologies (smoke, regression, functional, and non-functional testing)
  • Experience working on an Agile team
  • Solid knowledge of CI/CD processes and related tools such as GitLab
  • Experience designing, developing, and implementing test automation solutions
  • Expertise and demonstrated proficiency in programming and scripting languages
  • Experience with UI automation tools and frameworks like Selenium, Protractor and Cucumber
  • Experience with API test automation with tools and frameworks such as Postman, Newman and REST Assured
  • Knowledge of Xray Test Management for Jira
  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment across multiple locations and time zones
  • Methodical, detail-oriented, efficient, organized, highly productive and a true self-starter
  • Strong desire to learn and take ownership of results
  • Strong English verbal and written communication and documentation skills, with both technical and non-technical information
  • Understanding of software and database development and network architecture
  • Solid knowledge of SDLC and SQA methodologies and practices
  • Proven problem solving and critical thinking skills and the ability to develop creative solutions
  • Champion good test and quality practices throughout the product life cycle

At OpenArc, we prioritize your career success and strive to build exceptional technical teams for our clients. By understanding your experience and aspirations, we ensure to present you with rewarding and fulfilling opportunities. 


As an employee of OpenArc and our clients, you will be eligible to participate in a comprehensive benefits package.

OpenArc is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

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