Consulting and Staffing Services

QA Engineer

Location: Schenectady

Salary: 80-95K

*** Facets experience a huge plus but not required***


Be a part of the transformation team. Work for a company that is a nationally-recognized. Assist in transforming the organization through Cloud Computing, Agile Delivery, and DevOps.

This position is a critical part of this transformation.  As a member of a Scrum team, this role is primarily responsible for that ensuring quality products are delivered to the organization. The candidate will work with a cross-functional team to understand business requirements and break them into user stories, develop test plans, test cases and execute test scenarios to ensure we are delivering high quality code.  The ideal candidate is a highly motivated, self-starter who is passionate about quality assurance and can work effectively in an agile environment to ensure commitments are met.  This role will works with the Scrum team to promote quality, innovative, and scalable solutions.

The role includes but is not limited to the following

Leverage DevOps concepts that promote good quality and automation practices

Create detailed, comprehensive, well-structured test cases that are automatable.

Create system or business process flow diagrams.

Utilize structured query language (SQL) for data mining and data seeding purposes.

Identify critical path regression scenarios.

Conduct root cause analysis and participate in debugging activities.

Participates in release/sprint planning activities and daily stand-up meetings.

Participates in user story creation, backlog refinement scrum ceremonies ensuring appropriate test acceptance criteria, test cases, and test plans are in place.

Provide story points estimates for quality deliverable portion of a user story.

Provide task estimations for quality tasks.

Accountable for regular status updates to all assigned sprint tasks during daily stand-up meetings


Minimum Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field/relevant work experience.

Minimum Experience

Minimum of 1 year experience working as quality engineer preferred

1-3 years’ experience working in an agile environment preferred

Experience in DevOps preferred.

One or more of the following preferred:  SQL, T-SQL, .NET, C#,  Android/iOS, Xamarin, Angular, SSIS, SSRS, SSAS

Required Skills

Ability to problem solve and implement solutions

Understanding of the software development lifecycle (SDLC).

Understanding of testing methodologies, techniques and tools.

Highly self-motivated with the ability and dedication to meeting aggressive deadlines while ensuring quality delivery.

Capable of writing test cases, executing test cases and bug tracking.

Understanding of automation tools and automated test capabilities.

Ability to understand and embrace our SDLC, business processes, and strategy.

Understanding of Agile Development Methodology (SCRUM)

Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical team members and customers.