Software Quality Assurance Engineer

Location: 
Malta Europe, Middle East and AfricaMalta
HID Global
2021-09-20
Job Type: 
Full-time
Functional Area: 
Information Technology
Job Level: 
Mid-Senior Level

Software Quality Assurance Engineer

As a Software Quality Assurance Engineer within SQuADS the applicant will be responsible for testing solutions (internal, and 3rd party) ensuring fit for use, and fit for purpose. They will need to liaise with the Software Development (SD) function, DevOps, and third parties as required. Work is independent and collaborative in nature, providing regular updates to management on progress.

 

The individual will:

  • Accomplish straightforward tasks without direction.
  • Create test plans/scripts from use cases, user stories, functional specifications.
  • Test to make sure products are fit for purpose (meets required functionality, compliance, and capacity) and is fit for use from a usability perspective.
  • Investigate and clearly articulate the problem definitions when bugs/issues found.
  • Liaise with other functions such as SD team.
  • Create training material such as videos and user guides.
  • Provide training to end users, and knowledge sharing internally.
  • Lead Operational Acceptance Testing, Site Acceptance Testing, User Acceptance Testing, and finally Customer Acceptance Testing.
  • Provide Tier1 early life support for operator related issues post go-live.

 

Education and/or Experience          

  • Higher level education in software engineering or computer science, or have equivalent experience (minimum two years of experience)

 

Highly desirable IT skills are:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Basic knowledge of SQL and/or Oracle scripting is desirable; 
  • Experience with at least two test/bug-logging tools, the others can be picked up gained through exposure on-the-job, and more formal training as required for each project, such as

 

  • Azure DevOps
  • AutoIT
  • MT Test
  • Jmeter
  • LINQPad
  • ANTS Memory Profiler
  • Postman
  • Selenium
  • Unified Functional Testing
  • Visual Studio
  • Visual Studio Code
  • Jenkins.

 

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Employee works primarily in an office environment, within a well ventilated area, and is exposed to moderate noise levels.
  • Travel and fieldwork (possibly up to 30% post covid), including some international travel as required. Therefore, employee must possess, or be able to acquire a valid passport.

 

Highly desirable skills:

  • Experience creating test plans/scripts from use cases, user stories, and functional specifications
  • Experience performing software/system testing and creating test reports
  • Understands the benefit of documentation, and knowledge sharing
  • Able to self organise workload to ensure products are delivered in line with agreed schedules
  • Able to change direction with ease to overcome and to adapt to changing priorities and problems as they arise
  • Identifies changes to software and hardware solutions, and associated business processes to deliver measurable improvements
  • Diligent with an analytical mind
  • Able to work as an effective member of small team and work effectively on own.

 

Language Skills                   

  • Ability to effectively communicate in the English language, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to read and interpret technical journals, specifications, international technical standards, etc.