The QA Automation Analyst I role is to write manual and automated test scripts, perform test execution, and track defects using the defined QA tools, processes, and methodology. The Automation Analyst I will apply proven analytical and problem-solving skills to automate QA processes and test scripts in order to maximize the benefit of business investments in initiatives.
Adhere to Patterson standards for business and departmental requirements, objectives, and specifications.
Collaborate with software/systems personnel in application testing, such as system, unit, regression, load, and acceptance testing methods
Participate in new and sustained Software Development Projects
Maintain test scripts based off QA documentation that can be reviewed and utilized for other Automation resources
Create and execute test scripts using existing documentation and minimal hands-on direction, this will lead into writing basic scripts
Create dynamic and ever-evolving automation scripts that are repeatable and executable by everyone on the QA Team
Perform issue tracking, reporting and resolution of issues found during testing
Participate in research, evaluation and implementation of automated testing tools.
Provide regular status as directed throughout the release cycle to management & other team members
Perform any other job duties as assigned by management
Communication: Builds positive relationships, uses tact in sensitive situations; listens well to various points of view; relates well to others at all levels. Understands the importance of relationships to ensure team success; demonstrates compassion and understanding; open to other view points in the interest of achieving best possible outcomes.
Self-Management: Ability to prioritize time and tasks with little direction in order to complete work on schedule; organized and efficient; ability to bring order to complex and competing demands.
Action Orientation: Takes initiative and action with a drive to achieve and be successful; seeks out challenging situations; encourages others with positive and energetic support and enthusiasm.
Technical Expertise: Maintains technically relevant skills and demonstrates the ability to apply technical skills in solving business/technical problems.
Interpersonal Effectiveness: Builds rapport quickly and easily; perceptive and adapts to situations, adjusting comments, emotional responses and non-verbal behaviors accordingly in order to demonstrate respect for the thoughts and feelings of others; remains authentic.
Flexibility: Easily adapts to new methods and procedures; assists others; embrace disruptions as opportunities for improvement; responds to change initiatives with positive outlook and energy.
Associate's degree with emphasis on Computer Science, IT, Software Engineering, or related field or equivalent education or software experience
2+ Years of experience in quality assurance/development
Knowledge of database or web technologies such as SQL, XML, HTML and sufficient understanding of web applications.
Experience with Azure Table Storage is a plus
Ability to exercise best judgment when identifying the severity of issues
A Quality Assurance or Automation certification is a plus
Knowledge of and commitment to the quality of Patterson Products
Willingness to accept accountability and lead with integrity
Excellent verbal and written communication with both technical and non-technical people
Professional attitude and respect for processes and procedures
Experience with Azure DevOps and Visual Studio
Comprehensive understanding of software test methodologies including white box, black box, functional, unit, feature, regression, integration, performance and scalability.
Experience of developing data driven manual tests.
Experience in creating automated test scripts using Coded UI or any scripting tool
Test Script Creation experience beyond record/playback
Good understanding of coding methods and best practices
Experience using source code management system
Experience with Microsoft Test Manager and Lab Management
Knowledge of SDLC and Software Development methodologies
Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
Ability to effectively prioritize tasks in a high-pressure environment
Self-motivation and drive, with keen attention to detail
Proven analytical and complex problem-solving abilities
Ability to quickly comprehend data/information in order to generate new ideas
An innovative approach to learning and implementing new trends and ideas
Dedication to internal and external customers
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Patterson Companies, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.