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The UW Graduate School has an outstanding opportunity open for a Temporary Test Engineer. This is a 6-month, benefits eligible role.
This position analyzes and develops test plans and tools to maintain quality assurance of enterprise level computer programs managed by the Computing and Information Resources (CAIR) Division of the Graduate School. Many of these programs are used by students, faculty and staff in support of graduate education, both inside and outside the University of Washington (UW) and at other institutions. In many cases, the test engineer has full project level authority over quality assurance leading the test plan for the rest of the team.
The testing position requires understanding of complex business rule logic from users ranging from deans to administrative staff and will work on testing applications to ensure that data is kept secure and private as mandated by UW Internal Audit. The test engineer is responsible for assuring the quality of information systems that provide innovative and efficient solutions to user requirements through the creation, management, and running test plans along with creating reusable test tools and scripts. The test engineer leads testing without excessive supervision.
This position directly impacts the Graduate School’s ability to use technology to better serve its student, faculty and staff constituents through the development and maintenance of information systems supporting graduate education administration at all three UW campuses. The Graduate School CAIR Division partners with University of Washington Information Technology (UW-IT) on mission critical enterprise systems, and this position provides key leadership within CAIR. Systems include MyGradProgram with over 2,500 central and departmental users and thousands of student users, the online graduate application process used by over 30,000 applicants per year, UW-IT departments across the UW campus that access the graduate web services, and to hundreds of users in over 50 major universities using the National Name Exchange.
Duties & Responsibilities
•Understand and analyze requirements to help in developing a test plan •Test current products and identify deficiencies •Suggest solutions to identified product problems •Train other team members in testing tools and processes •Understand the flow of code and how it interacts with different components •Review and develop an understanding of project documents, customer demands, and product objectives to create and execute test cases •Investigate customer problems referred to you by the technical support team, testing bugs, and creating and managing bug reports •Research testing tools, methodologies, and trends and upgrade existing practices and processes •Plan, create and manage the overall Quality Planning strategy including quality on product release •Identify quality assurance process bottlenecks and suggest actions for improvement •Identify key KPIs for product quality •Setting up, maintaining, and performing test automation frameworks on multiple application platforms and building test scenarios and acceptance tests •Evaluating web interfaces for W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines compliance
•Experience with Microsoft Azure Platform •Experience with Microsoft Azure DevOps •The ability to recognize risks and errors in an application •Good time management and organizational skills •A passion for testing, development, and design.
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter, and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.
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