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Test Automation Developer II/Sr.

Company: The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT)
Location: Austin
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Are you an ERCOT Employee? If so please log in to Workday to apply.AT ERCOT, our diverse and dynamic work environment provides a platform on which employees can work together to build the future of the Texas power grid and wholesale market utilizing the latest technologies and resources. It is an exciting time as ERCOT transforms to meet the needs of our partners and our state. We encourage you to join our talented, dedicated workforce to develop world-class solutions for today and tomorrow's energy challenges while learning new skills and growing your career.ERCOT is committed to fostering diversity and inclusion at all levels of our company. It is the cornerstone of our corporate values of accountability, leadership, innovation, trust, and expertise. We accept and celebrate those that join us and recognize that individuals with a wide variety of talents, ideas, and experiences propel the innovation that drives our success. A diverse and inclusive workforce strengthens us and allows for a collaborative environment to solve the challenges that face our industry today and in the future.ERCOT offers the flexibility to work both in and out of the office within the state of Texas, providing our employees with an enhanced work life balance.As a member of our collaborative IT team, you will encounter cutting edge technology systems and solutions that run the electric power grid and wholesale markets within the state of Texas. You will use your creativity and technical expertise to implement industry leading IT solutions that will help shape the future of the global electric utility industry.JOB SUMMARYDevelops and supports system testing strategies, creates test plans, and maintains communication with management, peers, project teams and other stakeholders. Executes, facilitates and organizes testing activities in support of all testing requirements related to on-cycle, off-cycle and exception releases. This includes preparing all test data and test environment requests and actively managing those requests through completion. Selects and employs suitable processes and procedures that ensure the efficient, effective, and thorough testing of systems with input from business teams, development, and IT Support. Leads efforts with input from the business team and others to provide Project Management (PM) with estimates of testing efforts and testing resources. Creates testing timelines for projects, including milestones, and provides daily updates to the project team of progress against timeline.JOB DUTIESUnderstands and applies principles, theories and concepts related to the profession and ERCOT's culture.Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.Impact is generally limited to specific assignments or projects.May respond to inquiries and/or provide assistance and/or guidance to lower level workers.ADDITIONAL JOB DUTIESLevel 2This position supports the automation of smoke, regression, integration and security test for ERCOT projects as assignedWorks independently and with the guidance of Testing Architect to develop a comprehensive automation suite per application area per the overall ERCOT Test Automation FrameworkResponsible for validating business processes, procedures, systems integration and web services in order to design full suite of automation scriptsPosition will design, create, and manage integration test projects against large enterprise class systemsMust have knowledge and experience with software Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) practices, including common test design techniquesMust have knowledge of general software development (SDLC) practicesExperience with Object Orientated Programming an experience supporting web-based applications and supporting technologies preferredExperience with Java-based web application frameworks is a plusPosition will work with advanced concepts surrounding web services and web applicationsPosition will develop automated functional tests for ERCOT applicationsMust have the ability to use one of various scripting languagesMust be able to work with GUI object recognition and customizationAbility to work well with a teamFamiliarity with common source control systems and configuration managementFamiliarity with advanced concepts surrounding XML, SQL Server and Oracle RDBMSFamiliarity with Agile development methodologiesFamiliarity with general software development (SDLC) practicesProven ability to deliver quality results in a busy and dynamic business focused environmentExcellent oral and written communication skillsLevel Senior - Above +Works on the most complex testing issues where analysis of situations requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Has the ability to resolve complex issues in creative and effective waysMakes independent decisions except in instances of unusually complex business scenariosDemonstrates skills as a subject matter expertExperience (All Levels)Progressively responsible experience in a test automation developer role requiredDemonstrated experience in test framework design and development requiredExperience with Java, C# / C++, VB or Python requiredExperience with Micro Focus Unified functional Test (UFT) and ALMExperience with advanced concepts surrounding XML, PLSQL and Oracle RDBMSExperience with Java-based web application frameworks preferredExperience with planning, deployment and maintenance of Selenium grid infrastructuresStrong object oriented coding and mentoring skills requiredCoding experience with automated test frameworks, tools, services requiredAbility to effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions requiredExcellent communication, collaboration, reporting, analytical and problem solving skills requiredExperience with Object Orientated Programming an experience supporting web-based applications, web services and supporting technologies preferredFamiliarity with common source control systems and configuration managementFamiliarity with Agile development methodologiesEXPERIENCELevel II Requirements: Requires minimum 2 years related work experience in excess of degree requirementsSenior Level Requirements: Requires minimum 5 years related work experience in excess of degree requirementsEDUCATIONBachelor's Degree : Computer Science, MIS or related field (Required)or a combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge to a major in such fields is requiredThere is one position available. Level will be determined by candidate's level of experience.The foregoing description reflects the minimum qualifications and the essential functions of the position that must be performed proficiently with or without reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities. It is not an exhaustive list of the duties expected to be performed, and management may, at its discretion, revise or require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned. This job description is not intended to create a contract of employment with ERCOT. Both ERCOT and the employee may exercise their employment-at-will rights at any time.#LI-Remote, #LI-JM1Are you an ERCOT Employee? If so please log in to Workday to apply.

Keywords: The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), Austin , Test Automation Developer II/Sr., IT / Software / Systems , Austin, Texas

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