Proofpoint Software Development Engineer in Test in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Proofpoint's Security-Awareness-Training team is moving to a CI/CD model of developing and delivering software, and we are looking for people who can contribute to make that happen. The Junior Developer - Test Engineer tests all aspects of our various PSAT products. Candidates must be able to create, maintain and expand the existing automated regression suites to support ongoing Product Development for software releases. Additionally, they must be able to devise test cases from requirements, perform exploratory testing and write and execute automated regression tests. They must be able to work effectively within Agile teams, with developers and product owners, to decompose user stories/requirements and write automated tests at the Business logic, Contract, and User Interface levels. They must be able to handle multiple assignments and tasks simultaneously. They must be able to estimate the time and resources required for testing and demonstrate a proven ability to complete software testing effectively within the established schedules.
Your day to day
Analyze product requirements and develop test plans and test cases
Design and develop test automation scenarios to validate system interfaces and system integrations
Collaborate with developers to allocate testing between automated back-end, integration, and UI tests
Perform manual exploratory testing on new requirements, prior to writing automated integration tests, and maintaining them as regression tests
Work with developers to build quality in, and make sure new software goes out with the proper automated tests coverage
Evaluate unit test coverage to determine QA automation tests on new and current features
Identify and implement complex automation efforts, including refactoring of automation code where needed
Provide automation tests for Ops team to use in CICD quality gates
Utilize system tools to diagnose and fully document test failures, identifying the source of the failure and providing steps to reproduce
Review and reproduce product defects that are reported by customers before corrections are delivered for testing
Review and validate tests written by Developers and other QA members
Coordinate the testing done by others or assist in that coordination
Continuously identify process improvement opportunities
Provide technical support and mentoring to junior team members
Participate in Agile sprint planning, stand-ups and retrospective meetings
What you bring to the team
Five or more years of experience in Software QA
Three or more years of experience in Test Automation
BS in Computer Sciences or Information Technology, or equivalent experience
Must have strong Java skills, or very good skills and experience in another object-oriented language
Experienced in advanced code development, code review, and construction of automation frameworks
We are moving towards automated testing in an EKS/Docker environment and experience with these technologies is a plus
Experience collaborating with teams during the design and implementation phases to develop the best test approach incorporating the appropriate level of testing while understanding test coverage
Comprehensive knowledge of modern browsers, operating systems, and user interface testing techniques
Demonstrated ability to develop new technical skills; our technologies are moving at a rapid pace and you will need to move with them
Maintaining automated tests means debugging when they fail. You must be able to learn and understand the product architecture, and the test architecture
Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated experience working as part of a technical team
Test Lead experience is a plus
Excellent time management skills and strong attention to detail
As a customer focused and driven-to-win organization with leading edge products, there are many exciting reasons to join the Proofpoint team. We believe in hiring the best the brightest and cultivating a culture of collaboration and appreciation. As we continue to grow and expand globally, we understand that hiring the right people and treating them well is key to our success! We are a multi-national company with locations in 10 countries, with each location contributing to Proofpoint’s amazing culture!
If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!