IT Quality Engineer in Atlanta, GA at Voya

Date Posted: 8/6/2018

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The Quality Engineer provides technical leadership from a quality perspective, infusing quality delivery through all phases of the software and technology delivery lifecycle.   A QE is responsible to maintain the quality management systems, resolves issues and supports continuous quality improvement.    


RESPONSIBILITIES

A software quality assurance engineer must have strong skills in a variety of categories: software engineering and technology, strong verbal and written communication skills, problems solving, reasoning and logic, and practical skills like exceptional documentation and time management.  For example:


  • Development of test strategies and test plans
  • Creation of architectural and technical implementation documents for quality planning and execution, identifying risks and proposing corrective actions.
  • Responsible for continuous integration & quality control for all projects.
  • Validation of test environment & data, notating gaps and proposing solutions
  • Development of effective software and platform quality and risk control processes
  • Spearhead automation strategy and integrate software test tools with software build environments
  • Maintain an awareness of the future of the QA practice and pull in industry best practices into the Voya QA practice
  • Interact with programmers, project managers, technical writers and business leaders to collect all information necessary to implement a quality management strategy

    QA Technical Skills

  • Thorough understanding of software development life cycles (i.e. waterfall, agile, test driven development, etc.)
  • Collaborate with development, infrastructure and security teams
  • Ability to work independently and In team-based environment
  • Ability to communicate with technical and non-technical staff
  • Develop standards and procedures to determine software quality and release readiness
  • Drive innovation and streamline overall testing process

  • Development Technical Skills

  • Involvement with development teams, architects early in the life cycle to identify the dependencies on architecture, design, coding standards, deployment environment and deployment methodologies
  • Perform code reviews and quality document review
  • Design & deploy code
  • Monitor builds delivered by the development team
  • Support during code deployment
    • Provide assistance or trouble shooting of any issues during CI/CD activities.
    • Identify industry best practices & provide suggestions/recommendations on CI/CD activities
    • Instuitionalize Continuous Integration, Deployment and Continuous
    • Delivery as best-practices across all projects/portfolios for keeping application deployable at any point or even pushing main codebase automatically into production whenever new changes are brought into it.
  • Work alongside developer and help in fixing low priority defects
  • Develop medium/ low priority user stories
  • Creation of unit test cases for the user stories developed

  • Background

  • A bachelor’s or master's degree in technology, computer science, or engineering
  • Extensive experience demonstrating a thorough understanding of software QA methodologies, tools, and processes
  • Working experience in software development and/or infrastructure delivery
  • Knowledge of the current trends and latest advancements in software quality
  • 10+ years software engineering and quality assurance experience 
  • Financial Services industry experience a plus
  • Interpret technical and business objectives and challenges
  • Perform and document risk analysis
  • Research and implement new quality tools, technologies, and testing processes 
  • Solid understanding of QA testing environments:  needs and strategy
  • Identify, isolate and track test issues throughout the software development life cycle
  • Experienced with DevOps tools and methodologies
  • Create master test strategy and test plans documents, document test cases
  • Perform manual and automated testing as needed 
  • Ability to code automated tests
  • Ability to analyze test results and formulate action plans
  • Experience with agile development methodology 
  • Experience with digital application testing strategy needs
  • Experience with source code analysis tools to drive quality within the development phase

Critical Skills
At Voya, we have identified the following critical skills which are key to success in our culture: 

  • Customer Focused: Passionate drive to delight our customers and offer unique solutions that deliver on their expectations.
  • Critical Thinking: Thoughtful process of analyzing data and problem solving data to reach a well-reasoned solution.
  • Team Mentality: Partnering effectively to drive our culture and execute on our common goals. 
  • Business Acumen: Appreciation and understanding of the financial services industry in order to make sound business decisions. 
  • Learning Agility: Openness to new ways of thinking and acquiring new skills to retain a competitive advantage.

Learn more about Critical Skills.

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