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Software Quality Engineer (Senior to Lead experience wanted!)

Location:Dresher, PA
Level:Full Time
Category: Information Technology


Individuals in this role will have demonstrated success building and leading a functional and technical QA team with a strong sense of quality ownership. This role demands highly developed tactical and strategic skills as the Senior QA Engineer is expected to participate actively in the continual improvement efforts of the Ascensus SDLC.

Primary Responsibilities

• An ideal  Senior Quality Engineer  should be capable of leading a group of diverse  team of Quality Analysts and testers  , ability to handle a challenging  fast paced environment with a  desire and passion to work at the forefront of technology

•  Be the senior member in the QA team for multiple project releases with multiple dependencies, acting as a liaison  with IT teams to ensure  delivery of high quality product

• Should be able to effectively plan, define test Strategy, provide QA estimates, provide test management  and  Test Reporting throughout the Testing cycle

• Should be able to create and modify automated scripts in the proprietary framework for Ascensus(Hybrid between Selenium Java and Python based Robot framework)

• Enhance the Python based framework by creating and modifying functions

• Should be able to understand the technical details of the product(s) and assist Development team in trouble shooting issues.

• Should be able to analyze quality of the product  before rolling  to Customers by analyzing  and validating Defect leakages

• Coaching and mentoring of other team members

Technical Requirements

• At least  8+ years of IT QA  experience with no less than 5 years of scripting experience    delivering successful products in agile/ iterative / waterfall environment

• Strong Manual testing proficiency using  Quality assurance Test Engineering techniques, methodologies and best practices leveraging  any test management tools such as HP quality Center, TFS, MTM

• Strong Automated Test tool proficiency with Practical experience on any  Automation framework/ scripting  like  UFT/ QTP, Selenium  using Python, Java  Script or any other open source automation technologies

• Experience  working with performance Engineers  or Performance tools such as JMeter

• At least 5 years experience working with Database testing techniques using  SQL server/ Sybase  and strong understanding of database schemas

• Understanding of Object oriented Concepts, Web Application UI model,  HTTP, XML, basic understanding  of Dynamic web applications, API/ Service Layer  and experience with White box, gray box, black box test development

• Networking – Advanced Knowledge of networking components and infrastructure.  Should be able to demonstrate the knowledge of System Architecture  and mentor the team 

• Hands on knowledge of any Object Oriented Programming Language.

Non-Technical Skills:

• Motivated to contribute and do what it takes to get things done as well as motivate others

• Experience in leading a team effort with a collaborative team of diverse associates

• Think Strategically and big and  should always be a vocal leader

• Challenge developers on design and BA’s on requirements that are vague and cannot be tested.

• Possess organizational skills and have ability to set, track, and meet deadlines for themselves and team members, achieve and maintain expected productivity levels. Be able to provide regular, concise QA team status reports.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills with clear, concise technical writing style

• Excellent listening, presentation and interpersonal skills;

• Problem Solving/Analytical Skills - Critical thinking and the ability to lead as part of a problem-solving group

• Ability to prioritize and be responsible for the execution of project tasks in a high pressure environment

• Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and department initiatives

• Ability to set and manage others to follow procedures

• Ability and Willingness to learn quickly

• Ability to work independently as well as in teams

• Understand own strengths and weaknesses, has professional standards with regard to attendance, personal accountability, and integrity


• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or Business related field and  8+  years of equivalent work experience

• 5+ years requirements/scripting/IT experience

• 2+ years in a senior role in a QA department

• 3+ years working in an Agile environment

Ascensus is a place to have a career, not just a job. As the largest US independent retirement and college savings services provider, we put our focus on people.  Our culture is guided by sound principles, is committed to high standards, operates with transparency, and welcomes diversity. When you join our team, you get to go to work every day knowing that you help over 6 million Americans save for retirement and college.


Ascensus is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, citizenship, sex, marital or veteran status, disability or handicap, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Ascensus also takes affirmative action to employ, and advance in employment, qualified women, minorities, and covered veterans. Ascensus also makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state laws


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What makes any career at Ascensus so rewarding?

  • Collaborative, idea-sharing environment
  • Professional development
    • In-house training
    • Tuition reimbursement
  • Generous reward programs
  • Paid time off (additional purchase plan)
  • Medical, dental & vision benefits
  • Health savings account (employer contribution up to $1,100)
  • 401(k) & 529 match programs
  • Volunteer/charitable-giving programs
  • Business casual dress
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