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Staff Quality Assurance Engineer

  • GE Oil & Gas
  • Experienced
  • Posted 5/8/2017 3:33:15 PM
  • 2900599
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: Oil & Gas Digital
Location(s): United States; California; San Ramon


About Us:

GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

At GE Digital, we are creating technology and solutions to enable social, mobile, analytical and cloud capabilities for the Industrial Internet. The Industrial Internet is an open, global network that connects people, data and machines. It’s about making infrastructure more intelligent and advancing the industries critical to the world we live in. At GE, we believe it’s about the future of industry—energy, healthcare, transportation, manufacturing. It’s about making the world work better. GE is transforming itself to become the world's premier digital industrial company, executing critical outcomes for our customers. Explore how you can drive greater asset reliability, lower operating costs, reduce risk and accelerate operational performance with our Predix platform and software solutions.

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Role Summary:
You are responsible for test creation, testing a large module or a large component and designing a feature, set of features, or whole feature area. You will work independently and contribute to the immediate team and to other teams across business. You will lead software quality engineering discussions in a limited manner and mentors other junior quality engineers.

Essential Responsibilities:

In this role, you will:

  • Own large sized tasks or small projects and delivers QE artifacts. Manages deliverables and mentors junior team members.
  • Contribute in driving initiatives such as defining coding standards and processes to ensure quality code is produced.
  • Appropriately reuse existing code wherever possible; drives same behaviors across team while coaching other developers to improve their code quality.
  • Develop and enhance the test infrastructure and continuous integration framework used across teams at the COE.
  • Determine testing best practices and principals and promotes them across the organization.
  • Be an expert in developing and executing maintainable automation tests for acceptance, functional, and regression test cases.
  • Be skilled at developing code for other developers to learn from.
  • Be skilled in integrating project testing with continuous-integration process.
  • Work with fellow team members to diagnose bugs and formulate solutions.
  • Provide functional and technical expertise in bug fixes.
  • Act as an expert in the quality engineering, manages test plans and testing methodology for software projects.
  • Uses test automation techniques (data driven, pairwise, mocking, test hooks) that fit the problem space. Understands designing and coding for testability to produce quality code with the lowest cost.

    Qualifications/Requirements:

    Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • A minimum of 8 years of professional experience in Software Quality Testing OR Master’s degree with 6 years of experience OR PhD with 3 years of experience in designing and implementing Software Quality testing with expertise in product validation and test automation
  • GE Leadership Program Graduates will get credit towards relevant work experience, commensurate to the program they have completed

    Eligibility Requirements:

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job.
  • Must be willing to travel (~5% of the time)
  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in San Ramon, CA

    Desired Characteristics:
  • Extensive experience in defining and leading both front end and backend automated testing
  • Experience in Performance benchmarking techniques
  • Experience in validating Analytics.

    Technical Expertise:

  • Extensive experience and ability to write Java code and shell scripting for the purposes of testing solution code (e.g., white-box testing).
  • Experience testing micro services and web services (SOAP/REST; Throughput, Performance under Load, etc.)
  • Proficient in setting up software testing framework and developing automated test suites for web applications using tools such as Selenium.
  • Experience working with virtual machines (VMs) as part of a test/integration infrastructure
  • Experience in cloud computing, distributed systems, object oriented design, relational and NoSQL databases, REST APIs, asynchronous programming, and micro-services architecture.
  • Strong knowledge of Object Oriented Analysis and Design, Software Design Patterns and Java coding principle
  • Strong knowledge in core data structures and algorithms concepts and design patterns
  • Experience working with GIT, Maven, Cloud Foundry
  • Strong technical skills in front end as well as backend technologies
  • Experience working in Linux/Unix and Windows environments.
  • Experience working with virtual machines (VMs) as part of a test/performance infrastructure
  • Experience in load testing frameworks like LoadRunner/JMeter
  • Excellent RCA and debugging capabilities.
  • Strong understanding and experience in agile methodologies such as Extreme Programming, Scrum, Kanban, BDD/TDD, pair programing, continuous integration/delivery.
  • Experience with establishing Performance KPIs at both component and system level.
  • Exposure to cloud foundry infrastructure
  • Experience with issue-tracking and agile project management systems such as Jira, GreenHopper, Confluence, Rally, etc.

    Business Acumen:

  • Strong problem solving abilities and capable of articulating specific technical topics or assignments
  • Experience in building scalable and highly available distributed systems
  • Expert in breaking down problems and estimate time for development tasks
  • Evangelizes how our technology solves customer problems from a technology and business perspective

    Leadership:

  • Demonstrates clarity of thinking to work through limited information and vague problem definitions
  • Influences through others; builds direct and "behind the scenes" support for ideas
  • Proactively identifies and removes project obstacles or barriers on behalf of the team
  • Shares knowledge, power, and credit, establishing trust, credibility, and goodwill

    Personal Attributes:

  • Able to work under minimal supervision
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interface with senior leadership with confidence and clarity
  • Able to work well with global teams, including time-zone flexibility
  • Skilled in providing oversight and mentoring team members. Shows ability to effectively delegate work.

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    Locations: United States; California; San Ramon

    GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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