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SOFTWARE TEST ENGINEER

SOFTWARE TEST ENGINEER

Brand (Portal) 
Viacom
Job Locations 
US-NY-New York
iCIMS ID 
2017-7069
Company (PS) 
Viacom International Services

Overview and Responsibilities

The Multiplatform Engineering organization, responsible for building and supporting Viacom's public facing, award winning mobile apps and Web sites around the world for leading brands in popular culture such as MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, and BET, is looking for an experienced software test engineer.  If you love to solve problems creatively, can work well in a team environment, are interested in helping to building the best software, and want to always be learning, then we want to hear from you.

 

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:

  • Work on product/project teams developing test plans, test cases and automation scripts
  • 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
  • Partner with software engineering to design and develop tools and to assist in continuous development initiatives
  • Perform load / performance testing where applicable
  • Perform exploratory testing where necessary in addition to automation
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Be flexible and willing to learn both independently and with other team members

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 in *NIX operating systems
  • 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 working with cloud based architectures and tools (AWS, Microsoft, Google)
  • Experience with Agile testing methodologies
  • 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:
    • 3+ years experience within a test engineering role working in an agile environment
    • 3+ years of developing test automation scripts using object oriented frameworks in Selenium, Appium, Webdriver
    • 3+ years experience with at least one of popular programming languages (Java, C#, PHP, JavaScript, Ruby, Python). Experience in Java strongly preferred
    • 3+ years experience testing and automation of API’s
    • 3+ years experience of performance and load testing
    • 3+ years of website testing experience
    • 2+ years of mobile testing experience (with Android & iOS)
    • 2+ years of understanding and working experience with online advertising
    • 2+ years working and testing with various online research and analytics tools
    • 2+ years working with offshore resources

Additional Qualifications

  • TDD and BDD experience a plus
  • Web video playback, encoding, live stream and similar concepts a plus
  • Experience working with online streaming video experiences (web, mobile & emerging technologies) a plus

  • Experience in the Media/Entertainment industry a plus