QA Engineer - API Automation

Position Summary:
The QA Automation Engineer will be responsible for the design, development, and support of the Automation framework for API Layer for enterprise system.  She/he will report directly to the Director, Software Development. 
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • knowledge of Java-based automation framework development technologies and concepts.
  • Strong understanding of web, mobile applications, enterprise system design and rich media applications.
  • Work closely with the development teams to ensure that requirements and implementations are understood clearly in order to design accurate and comprehensive test cases.
  • Code the test cases using Java technologies (mentioned in the Technical Skills) following industry standards.
  • Participate in scrum meetings to help keep the automation FW in sync with development activities – Streaming Media Services.
  • Document all test plans and release validation procedures.
  • Work directly with Development, product and IT Ops on all phases of SDLC.
  • Knowledge of industry-standard and best practices
  • Good understanding of cloud based applications and application deployment
  • Ability to learn and stay up to date on new technologies and trends
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and reliably deliver work of the highest standards on time
Minimum Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science preferred, but will consider related field
  • 3+ years of experience with QA automation and load testing cloud based applications
  • Strong understanding of web applications, databases and rich media applications
Technical Skills:
  • Strong development skills using core Java.
  • Strong development skills using Jmeter scripts
  • Good working knowledge of Jenkins, TeamCity, Build/deployment plans, test plan scheduling.
  • Understanding of threading, concurrency and scalability concepts.
  • Good understanding of web services, RESTful interfaces, XML, JSON
  • Good understanding of XML schemata and documents, validation and parsing
  • Knowledge with cloud computing platforms, like Amazon Web Services or Azure preferred
  • Experience with Linux, Windows, NGINX and Tomcat servers
  • Experience/Knowledge with maven, Github, and issue tracking tools (JIRA a plus)
  • Knowledge/experience with Akamai Live Streaming, CDN, and EdgeComputing platforms preferred

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