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

Do you want to work on a meaningful and impactful project and make a difference?  Smith Technologies builds world-class software and we would like your help.  Our applications serve millions of users in life-changing ways.  Your attention to detail, love of solving technical challenges, helping people grow, and desire to be part of a passionate team of testers would make you a great fit as a Senior Software Test Engineer/QA Lead!

A look at what you would be doing:

  • Manage day-to-day work of test team.
  • 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, so management can hold team performance reviews and set goals.
  • Mentor team in testing skills, technical skills, and testing best practices.
  • Directly contribute to process improvements that make the department more efficient and effective.

Do you see yourself in these characteristics:

  • Highly organized.
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of people.
  • Exceptional team participation skills. 
  • Curiosity to learn and improve.
  • Strong since of ownership.
  • Foster a working environment where every team member is positioned for success.

What experience would make you successful:

  • 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.

Experience that 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 embraces diversity.  We follow the Federal Guidelines for a Drug-Free Work Environment.
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