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LEAD SOFTWARE TEST ENGINEER

LEAD SOFTWARE TEST ENGINEER

Brand (Portal) 
Viacom
Job Locations 
US-NY-New York
iCIMS ID 
2017-7066
Company (PS) 
Viacom International Services

Overview and Responsibilities

Viacom is looking for a passionate, self-motivated software test engineer to handle all aspects of testing (functional, performance, load, security, etc) across a large multiplatform environment.  This individual will be partnering with various teams (product, engineering, and quality) by assisting with the development of processes and tools that allow the organization to excel in its continuous software development initiatives.  As code is being delivered multiple times per day, test coverage and automation is crucial in allowing product to deliver quick to market while maintaining the high level of quality our consumers deserve across our many diverse platforms.

 

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide technical quality leadership and guidance to the projects and resources that are assigned by implementing testing best practices
  • Work on product/project teams developing test plans, test cases and test execution
  • Partner with software engineering to design and develop tools and to assist in continuous development initiatives
  • Conduct technical assessment of process and teams
  • Perform load / performance testing where applicable
  • Work alongside and mentor other test engineers to continuously improve process and provide input into our internal training bootcamps
  • Contribute to and help maintain the testing framework for various types of testing (functional, load/performance, security) on multiple platforms (web, iOS/Android, emerging platforms)
  • Operate in an agile software delivery methodology focused on testing new features within an iteration and providing near immediate feedback to engineers through test automation
  • Perform exploratory testing where necessary in addition to regression testing
  • Effectively communicate complex and/or difficult information to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment supporting many products on varied release cycles

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business or a related discipline
  • Strong knowledge of software quality practices and ability to learn & adopt emerging concepts
  • Strong software development and technical architecture skills
  • Strong object oriented programming background and a passion for scalability, reliability and reusable code
  • Experience with C#, PHP, Java, Javascript,
  • Experience with Unix/Linux
  • Experience with version control systems (svn, git, stash)
  • Experience with test tools (Selenium, Webdriver, Junit, TestNG, Appium, Android UiAutomator, iOS UiAutomation)
  • Proficient with continuous development tools and build tools (Jenkins, Bamboo, etc)
  • Experience with performance testing tools (jMeter, LoadRunner, etc)
  • Experience with Agile testing methodologies
  • Experience with web video playback, encoding, live stream and similar concepts
  • Knowledge of proxy tools (Charles, Fiddler, Httpwatch)
  • Technical/working knowledge of information technology concepts, local and wide area networks, content delivery networks, database theory, and solid understanding on caching strategies
  • Self starter who can work independently
  • The ideal candidate should have a background in software engineering and is seasoned in software quality best practices. Additionally the candidate should have:
    • 5+ years of designing and working with test automation frameworks and developing automated test scripts (web, mobile & emerging technologies) specifically object oriented frameworks
    • 5+ years of understanding and working experience with online advertising
    • 5+ years working and testing with various online research and analytics tools
    • 3+ years working with and leading offshore resources

Additional Qualifications

  • TDD and BDD experience a plus
  • Experience with online streaming video experiences (web, mobile & emerging technologies) a plus