Balsam International is looking for Sr. Software QA Engineers who will be a part of the Quality Assurance team and will be working in an agile working environment.
You will be responsible for designing and documenting test cases based on business requirements, manual and automated test execution including the development of automated test scripts using Selenium WebDriver for Java.
You are also expected to contribute to test planning, test report documentation, and peer review sessions. You will also be involved in the continuous development of the test automation framework being used by the QA team as well as expanding the current framework to support business needs.
Main Responsibilities :
Lead a team of Software QA Testers and provide guidance for success in any given project or sub-project
Design and document BDD test cases based on given business requirements, acceptance criteria and / or wireframes
Collaborate with team members on mind mapping sessions to create mind maps that would be used for test case analysis
Participate in agile ceremonies such as daily scrum meetings, sprint planning, and sprint retrospectives with internal teams to identify blockers, requirement gaps, and possible process improvements.
Conduct peer review on quality assurance deliverables including mind maps, test cases, and other project documentation
Execute test cases and accurately document test results
Log clear and complete bug tickets (including summary, detailed steps to replicate, and screenshots or recordings)
Document test estimations, strategy, and scope in the test plan and coordinate it with the project team including the developers and stakeholders.
Assess testing scope and provide test estimations for regression testing or other testing-related tasks and create applicable test suites in Zephyr for JIRA.
Perform thorough regression tests, white or black box testing of new and existing functionalities.
Review and collate test execution results and provide daily and monthly (or as needed) updates on project-related tasks to stakeholders
Track quality assurance metrics, like defect densities and open defect counts.
Automate manual test scripts using Selenium and Cucumber for Java.
Conduct code reviews on teammates' pull requests.
Plan automated suites to support project teams during regression testing.
Stay up-to-date with the new testing tools and test strategies.
Collaborate with teammates to establish internal processes and best practices for Software Quality Assurance.
Propose and implement process improvements that could benefit not just the QA team, but the project team as well.
Collaborate remotely with cross-functional teams in the United State and the Philippines, and possibly India and / or Canada.
Other Responsibilities :
Create and maintain documentation for configurable components or any related functionalities as needed
Perform sanity testing during in production or live deployments and monitor deployment status
Provide Knowledge Transfers and guidance for team members to enable them to become a key contributor to testing efforts Participate in agile ceremonies like scrum meetings, sprint planning, project retrospectives and provide personal inputs and updates.
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or relevant industry is a plus.
Minimum of 3-5 years experience as a Software QA Engineer or similar role. Experience in leading projects is a plus
Experience writing test plans, test reports, and test cases.
Knowledge of software QA concepts and methodology.
Experience working as embedded QA exercising AGILE methodologies.
Experience working closely with Development and Business teams.
Experience in using Java, Selenium and Cucumber (or other similar technologies) is preferrable
Ability to communicate and collaborate within the team.
Must have a high proficiency in the English language. Excellent written English is required.
Must have strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Comfortable in working through a task via electronic means (email, chat and task management applications)
Location : The Sr. Software QA Engineer position is a remote working position for Balsam International Unlimited Philippine ROHQ in Manila.
Team members in the Philippines are located within Metro Manila, Cavite, Rizal, Bulacan or certain parts of Laguna only (Biñan, Cabuyao, Calamba, Los Baños, San Pedro and Santa Rosa).
Our must-haves :
Must be willing to attend occasional in-person meetings depending on the status of the pandemic. For 2021, all in-person gatherings in Balsam are suspended until further notice.
Must have a dedicated, functional laptop that meets the following specifications :
For Windows users :
OS : Windows 10 - 64 bit or higher
Processor : Intel Core i3 or better
RAM / Memory : 4GB or higher
Hard Drive : 500GB or higher
For Mac users :
Processor : 2GHz Intel Core i5
Memory : 8GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Start-up Disk : Macintosh HD
Graphics : Intel HD Graphics 4000 1536MB
Must have a back-up laptop or desktop for use, if primary laptop encounters issues.
Must have a fast, reliable DSL, Fiber, or Broadband connection (not mobile or broadband stick) as the primary internet connection with a minimum actual speed of 10MBPS .
Must have a back-up internet connection of the same speed, if primary connection becomes spotty.
Must have licensed MS Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel) including Outlook.
Note : An online assessment will also be part of the recruitment process.
Benefits & Perks :
SSS, Pag-ibig, Philhealth
13th Month Pay
Leaves (Maternity, Paternity, Solo Parent Leave, and Special Leave for Women)
Paid Time Off
Monthly Internet Subsidy
Paid Shutdown Week
Healthcare Coverage with Accident and Death Insurance (+2 dependents)
Continuous Learning and Professional Development Benefit
Employee Assistance Program (Mental Health Support including counseling and life skills trainings)
Annual Company Trip
Discretionary Annual Incentive Plan
Volunteer Time Off