• Software Engineer I in Test

    Job Locations US-IA-Iowa City
    Posted Date 5 days ago(8/9/2018 6:01 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Information Technology (Development)
    No Travel Required
  • Overview

    ACT is a nonprofit organization helping people achieve educational and workplace success.  Our programs are designed to boost lifelong learning in schools and workplaces around the world. Whether it's guiding students along their learning paths, enabling companies to develop their workforce, fostering parent, teacher, and counselor understanding of student progress, guiding job seekers toward career success, or informing policymakers about education and workforce issues. ACT is passionate about making a difference in all we do.


    Learn more about working at ACT at act.org!


    The Software Engineer in Test is responsible for writing code using various developer tools to create automated tests and automation frameworks to support ACT’s next generation applications. Tools used to develop include Java and/or Python, integrating with Bitbucket for source control, Jenkins for builds, and Docker for virtualization within AWS and utilizing the ROBOT, Jmeter, and Blazemeter frameworks in a continuous integration deployment model. This role will participate in the Agile process and ensure product quality, robustness, scalability, and consistency.


    Typical work-related activities include:

    • Develop by using, creating, maintaining, and enhancing automated tests with reusable components that can be leveraged by multiple teams for standard automation tasks
    • Collaborate with Scrum team to support all testing activities such as test case creation, test execution, and troubleshooting defects; and leveraging static code analysis tools while considering product scalability, reliability, consistency, and performance as well as support of production monitoring
    • Proactively own end-to-end development related to testing activities related to Scrum team execution, including planning test execution needs across Sprints
    • Actively participate in grooming user stories, Sprint demos, and daily Scrums to help establish a Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) approach
    • Recommend changes to ensure quality and performance standards



    Minimum Qualifications



    • Bachelor’s degree in a related area, preferably in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics or Information Systems
    • Or equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired


    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:



    • Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies quickly and effectively
    • Understanding of RESTful API’s
    • Understanding of relational or no-SQL databases (MongoDB, Raven)
    • Ability to use JSON and/or XML
    • Ability to work as part of a Scrum team, following SAFe agile practices
    • Strong communication and collaboration skills
    • Ability to own all testing activities related to Scrum team execution
    • Results-oriented and able to work across the organization
    • Should be comfortable working in a rapidly transforming organization



    • Knowledge of Java or Python
    • Working knowledge of Agile development
    • Knowledge of version control such as Git
    • Understanding of how to integrate code into automated deployment pipelines
    • Knowledge of test automation frameworks such as Robot
    • Understanding of performance testing frameworks such as Jmeter and Blazemeter
    • Knowledge of static code analysis tools such as SonarQube, HPFortify, and Crucible
    • Knowledge of production monitoring solutions such as NewRelic, Tivoli, App Dynamics, SCOM, and synthetic transaction scripting



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