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Staff Software Test Engineer(L2/L7,Perl/Python)

Bengaluru, KA
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The Staff Test Engineer is a test expert who establishes the overall quality, usability, and functionality of Test/QA applications, tools and automation across a variety of platforms. The role assists with the design of testable features; has mastery of the product and tactical view of technical direction and is working strategically and innovatively; recognized by peers as technical/functional expert on test methodology, techniques and practices; and may be considered a Test Architect but not necessarily part of Architecture job family.Principal ResponsibilitiesActs as a recognized local expert in estimating, designing, developing and executing test procedures and cases to verify the functionality, accuracy, and efficiency of complex developed or enhanced software applications for major projects, based on requirements relevant to automated test planning and creation for product and system testingActs as a recognized local expert in testing activities across the sub-disciplines of software and systems engineering, including requirement development, product design, software estimation, software design, software construction (coding), software test, software performance measurement, software product information creation and performing software maintenance; provides guidance to other engineering technical experts and management about functionality, efficacy and qualityAs a technical leader, drives product test strategy; analyzes and understands the environment, architecture, and interdependencies for major projects and defines approach and appropriate test methodologies and cases relative to applications being tested; oversees implementation of test methodology and practices, including the design, development and execution of reusable and maintainable automated scriptsOversees the design, installations, configuration and maintenance of the hardware and software test environmentReviews and provides feedback on test plans, test cases, and architecture/design of the product; leads testability effort across team (test/dev/pm) to drive higher level of product qualityDevelops and applies advanced state-of-the-art engineering and testing theories, methods, and research techniques in the investigation and solution of complex problems affecting a various testing methodologies of major projects; mentors experienced staff members on issues that may arise around automated/load testing and interfaces with cross-group teams to research and provide solutions regarding automated scriptsAnalyzes testing results and provides technical direction based on the outcomes of the test; acts as technical expert to Engineering in determining root cause of issuesEvaluates severity and scope of issues to guide prioritization for resolution by Engineering; provides expert design assistance to experienced staff members on technical aspects relating to testing, including functional specifications, design parameters, feature enhancements, and alternative solutionsProvides technical content to software defect tracking and regression updates and reports intended for various stakeholders through the entire project release; prepares and presents project status and technical reports to team members, developers, QA and Tech leadership, as well as business stakeholdersContributes to the requirement definition for and design of training relative to automation/load testing tools and methodologies; acts as an expert in technical updates to group and managementConducts independent research and plans and conducts projects or phases of projects; analyzes, evaluates, and plans methods of approach to solve problems central to an assigned research or programming project and the estimated resources for completionHas mastered all major sub-systems of Citrix products and is able to provide guidance to others; may be required to lead testing efforts of a highly complex projectParticipates in the development of Software Engineering and Test processes and procedures; determines how to incorporate broader test strategy into project workflow process and drives implementation throughout EngineeringProvide expert leadership regarding standards for the quality and timeliness of the work products (e.g. automated tests, test plans and cases); participates in setting goals for the highest integrity of technical work on significant concurrent projects; helps test management to determine test priorities and creates methods/ processes to meet goalsLeads development and maintenance of thorough and accurate documentation of work and communicates technical issues to Engineering leadership, Tech Leads and Project Managers and business stakeholdersFosters learning and growth for group members through advice, guidance and mentoring, and creates and/or delegates challenging assignments as appropriateCollaborates/influences engineers, and works with project managers through release of projects; is point-person to facilitate customer interaction (escalations, support, etc.)Keeps technically abreast of trends and advancements related to Citrix products incorporating these improvements into the overall testing process and anticipating their application in future projects; inspires others to increase technical knowledge and expertise through special projects, research, training and peer support.
Degree: M.Sc. (Science) | MCA/ PGDCA | ME/ M.Tech./ MS (Engg/ Sciences)

Additional Degree: BE/ B.Tech (Engineering) | B.Sc. (Science) | BCA (Computer Application)

Experience: 8-12


Application Programming | Database Administration (DBA) | Quality Assurance/Testing | Software Engineer
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