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Senior Software Test Engineer - Remote

SemanticBits · Sep 4th 2020

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Position Summary:

SemanticBits is a mission-driven company which works side by side with customers to articulate a vision for success, and then make it happen. We know success doesn't happen by accident. It takes the right team of people, working together on the right solutions for the customer. We are looking for a seasoned Software Test Engineer who will be a key driver to make this happen.

SemanticBits is looking for a Quality Assurance Engineer/Tester with 7+ years of experience testing web-based applications and 3+ years leading test teams. This position will have a heavy focus on developing an automated framework for our current test suites. Our application will be developed using modern JavaScript technology for the front-end (React or Angular) and the back-end (NodeJS). Automated and manual experience testing and validating web interfaces and API based on these technologies is preferred. Experience with integrating automated testing into CI/CD processes is required. This position is open to a senior-level to principal professional depending on experience.


  • Work closely with the leadership team on a large, complex program involving numerous, integrated software products

  • Define and maintain test plans and test specifications for functional and automated regression, and performance testing

  • Ensure the overall quality of all aspects complex software system, including data, APIs, and web application

  • Identify gaps in test approach, strategize on a plan to fill the gaps, and then execute that plan

  • Design and maintain automated test scripts covering fundamental front and backend functions in the application

  • Work with IT Developers to improve automated testing where possible

  • Create manual test cases and validation of automation failures

  • Create and manage defects through the product life cycle

  • Generate test reports and traceability matrices

  • Translate high-level business requirements into test scenarios

  • Assist in keeping application specifications accurate and up to date

  • Perform service-level testing on an as-needed basis

  • Work closely with engineering teams to discuss risk and risk mitigation

  • Shaping the overall QA process through application of best practices and new approaches to testing workflow


  • 7+ years of experience in a software testing role

  • Hands-on experience with different types of testing (System, Regression, Smoke, Performance, Load, etc.)

  • UNIX experience preferred

  • Knowledge of relational database concepts and good SQL skills preferred

  • Hands-on experience with database management software (MySQL, Robo 3T)

  • Hands-on experience testing and debugging web-based software including use of in-browser development tools

  • Hands-on experience with API testing tool such as Postman, Insomnia or Paw

  • Hands-on experience with front end automation tools such as Cypress or Selenium

  • Experience in micro-services based Architecture and messaging protocols preferred

  • Solid understanding of Software Configuration Management concepts and methodologies

  • Proficient in at least one source control tool (Git)

  • Proficient in at least one issue tracking tool (JIRA)

  • Proficient in at least one test management tool (TestRail, Quality Center)

  • Experience with Load, Stress, and Performance testing

  • Experience with Agile development methodologies and tools

  • Strong critical thinking, attention to detail, and analytical skills

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to work independently

  • Candidate must reside in the United States

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science strongly preferred and a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience or a Master’s degree with a minimum of 3 years experience

  • Flexible and willing to accept a change in priorities as necessary

Nice to Have:

  • Experience working in the healthcare industry

  • Federal Government contracting work experience

  • Prior experience working remotely full-time

Physical and emotional requirements for the job:

This position is to be performed remotely from an individual’s home office and involves sedentary work. Employees in this role can be expected to exert up to 10 pounds of force on occasion in order to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move standard electronic equipment. Employees are expected to make decisions in a timely manner and display emotional intelligence during occasional stressful situations.

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