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Senior Software Test Engineer/QA Lead- Anacortes & Lynnwood, WA

You will work as a senior test engineer and possibly lead a software test team for one or more products.  The team is responsible for all software testing and writing internal support-documentation.

 Positions in Anacortes and Lynnwood, WA.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Manage day-to-day work of test team ensuring products are tested well.
  • Coach and participate directly, at a senior-level, in the work the team does.
    • Participate in requirements and design reviews, ensuring details are clear.
    • Collaborate with product managers and developers to estimate and organize work.
    • Plan testing to ensure good coverage of impacted/higher-risk product areas.
    • Run tests (manual and automated), record results, track defects and test fixes.
    • Supply documentation and training for Client Services.
    • Release software to Client Services.
    • Provide troubleshooting support when issues are escalated from the field.
    • Create test automation.
  • Maintain high-expectations of quality and productivity for the team.
  • Ensure consideration of risk and cost-benefit for all work the team does.
  • Report on testing progress.
  • Provide feedback on team members, so management can hold team performance reviews and set goals.
  • Mentor team in testing skills, technical skills, and testing best practices. Ensure departmental best practices are followed.
  • Directly contribute to process improvements that make the department more efficient and effective.

Who Are We Looking For:

  • Highly organized.
  • Senior-level testing, technical, leadership and ideally, automation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.

What Experience You’ll Need to Have:

  • Innate test and troubleshooting skills. Enough years of experience to understand testing best practices and effectively mentor team in these areas.
  • Leadership experience or skills.
  • Solid working knowledge in Windows operating systems, networking, and SQL OR solid working knowledge of Linux, networking, MySQL and MMM for MySQL.

What Education You'll Need to Have:

2 or 4-year degree or equivalent experience.

What Experience Would Be Beneficial:

  • Formal test training.
  • Agile software development lifecycle experience.
  • Coding experience, degree, or experience writing software test automation. 

Please note the following items before submitting your resume and cover letter:

  • This position is in-house only.
  • Please submit your cover letter and resume in PDF format. Thank you!
  • Relocation assistance available.
  • Smith Technologies is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Follows the Federal Guidelines for a Drug-Free Work Environment.
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