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Senior Test Engineer

  • GE Power
  • Experienced
  • Posted 10/27/2017 11:10:52 AM
  • 2997879
  • Job Function: Services
  • Business Segment: Power Grid Solutions
Location(s): Romania; Bucharest

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.

Role Summary:
Responsible for product support testing on GRID Software Solutions for the Support business.
In this role, develop, conduct, document, and manage continuous engineering test functions to ensure that supported product releases and patches meet GRID quality assurance [QA] standards.

Essential Responsibilities:
[a] develop and maintain detailed QA test plans which specify the configuration and deployment of software environments used in testing;
[b] carry out structured and unstructured testing in accordance with software test plans, either directly or via supervised staff;
[c] coordinate and manage defect tracking and reporting to meet customer and internal service level agreements.
Through test execution, efficiently isolate issues, document steps to reproduce, monitor resolution progress, and verify fixes as needed. Manage testing infrastructure, process, and coordination, including leading, training, and mentoring less-experienced QA engineers. Maintain process/procedure documents, perform system administration for Support testing infrastructure, and provide metrics relevant to service delivery. Reports to Support manager responsible for back-office technical infrastructure and services. Interface with multiple business areas to provide effective and responsive service.

Served as Test Engineer and System & Applications Integrator with focus of on Software Quality Assurance and Security.
Coordinate product testing activities for GRID Software Solution within Support.
Manage continuous engineering test functions: test plans, test environments, defect tracking and reporting. Test methodologies / categories may include regressions, reliability, stress, performance and / or deployment.
Manage and maintain Support product testing environments.
Prepare and deliver periodic test reports summarizing test plans, test environments, and test outcomes for GRID software performance in relation to operating system vendor [Microsoft, & Red Hat] or other 3rd Party product security patch updates and other scenarios as needed per business requirements.
Coordinate and communicate product testing activities with internal clients, including the following: provide test schedules, research vendor patch release and security information as needed, participate in testing team meetings, distribute reports and other testing collateral for review and publication, and provide summary metrics to drive continuous improvement in testing process.
Maintain and update process/procedure documents to reflect changes in scope, approach, methodology, technology, etc. Lead / train / mentor less-experienced QA engineers.
Perform various system administration tasks related to Support test infrastructure.
Interface with multiple business areas to provide effective, responsive service.
Interface with internal customers on specific projects or technical issues.
Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs Global Support Operations.

Requires two [2] or more years of software testing experience, with at least four [4] years of computer engineering / technical experience or equivalent.
Good understanding of software development, test and release processes with a firm grounding in effective quality assurance methodology, and a proven ability to quickly assess application functionality and to create and execute effective test cases.
Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to draft professional procedures, reports, and memos. Ability to communicate product testing process and procedures to technical and non-technical staff, customers, and partners.
Knowledge of Windows and Linux System Administration. Requires demonstrated experience installing and configuring Windows operating systems including Windows 7, Windows 10, Windows 2008, Windows 2012, Windows 2016. and Red Hat Linux 6, and 7 operating systems.
Knowledge of RDBMS: Microsoft SQL SRV and Oracle Databases
Experience with virtual infrastructure as such as VMware technologies
Knowledge of networking protocols and security
Knowledge of programming and scripting in Perl/PowerShell/VBScript
Previous experience on SCADA applications or other energy management system are a great plus.

Desired Characteristics:
Requires strong organizational skills to maintain orderly workflow and materials for requests.
Ability to prioritize work assignments and shift work efforts based on the needs of the department or business goals.
Ability to work independently and be self-motivated.
Ability to work effectively in a team environment and maintain a positive attitude.
Demonstrates a high degree of personal and professional integrity.
Ability to occasionally work non-standard hours to accommodate business needs.
Travel to US or international locations in needed.

Locations: Romania; Bucharest

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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