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Sr Software Quality Test Engineer

  • GE Transportation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 2/1/2017 4:20:50 PM
  • 2490323
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
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Location(s): United States ; Illinois; Chicago


About Us:
As a division of General Electric Company, GE Transportation is a global technology leader and supplier to the railroad, mining, marine, stationary power, and drilling industries. We drive change and progress — by rail and across oceans. We go farther and dig deeper, with advanced technology that connects people, data and machines, so resources can be gathered, goods can be transported and economies can thrive. GE Transportation is headquartered in Chicago, IL, and employs approximately 12,000 employees worldwide. Learn more about GE Transportation today!

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Role Summary:
The Lead Test Engineer will demonstrate leadership in communicating business goals, programs, and processes for an area or business segment. In this role, you will utilize your experience or expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives for self and others, and have the ability to effect short-term and some long-term business goals.

Essential Responsibilities:
In addition, you will:

  • Own medium-sized quality engineering tasks; and deliver while mentoring and helping team members
  • Make technology choices at individual level and have the ability to analyze impact
  • Develop and execute maintainable automation tests for acceptance, functional, and regression test cases
  • Apply principles of SDLC and methodologies like Lean / Agile / XP, CI, Software and Product Security, Scalability, Documentation Practices, refactoring and Testing Techniques
  • Integrate project testing with continuous-integration process
  • Work with fellow team members to diagnose defects and formulate solutions
  • Provide expertise in the quality engineering, test planning and testing methodology for a software project


Qualifications/Requirements:
Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience OR Master’s degree with 3 years of professional experience
  • Minimum of 3 years of working knowledge in automation framework

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. GE may agree to sponsor an individual for an employment visa now or in the future if there is a shortage of individuals with particular skills

    Desired Characteristics:
    Technical Expertise:
    • Extensive experience in test automation, such as Selenium
    • Demonstrated experience and ability to write Java code for the purposes of testing solution code (e.g., white-box testing)
    • Experience testing web services (SOAP/REST; Throughput, Performance under Load, etc.)
    • Experience with issue-tracking and agile project management systems such as Confluence, Rally, etc.
    • Experience working in Linux / Unix and Windows environments
    • Experience working with virtual machines (VMs) as part of a test / integration infrastructure

    Business Acumen:
    • Demonstrates the initiative to explore alternate technology and approaches to solving problems
    • Skilled in breaking down problems, documenting problem statements and estimating efforts
    • Demonstrates awareness about competitors and industry trends
    • Has the ability to analyze impact of technology choices

    Leadership:
    • Ability to takes ownership of small and medium sized tasks and deliver while mentoring and helping team members
    • Ensures understanding of issues and presents clear rationale. Able to speak to mutual needs and win-win solutions. Uses two-way communication to influence outcomes and ongoing results
    • Identifies misalignments with goals, objectives, and work direction against the organizational strategy. Makes suggestions to course correct
    • Continuously measures deliverables of self and team against scheduled commitments. Effectively balances different, competing objectives

    Personal Attributes:
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Effective team building and problem solving abilities
    • Persists to completion, especially in the face of overwhelming odds and setbacks. Pushes self for results; pushes others for results through team spirit


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    Locations: United States ; Illinois; Chicago

    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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