National Grid QA Test Engineer / Sr/Lead– GEB – IS in Waltham, Massachusetts

National Grid is an international Electric and Gas company and one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world. We are committed to be an innovative leader in energy management and to safeguarding our global environment.

We are at the heart of one of the greatest challenges facing our society, delivering clean energy to support our world long into the future. Every day we work with stakeholders to promote the development and implementation of sustainable, innovative and affordable energy solutions.

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_About the Position:_

We are currently looking for highly motivated individuals with QA/Testing skills who want to join a dynamic and fast paced organization going through major transformation. If you are someone who’s looking to bring innovation, contribute ideas and play a part in renewing the Information Services organization we want to hear from you/!/

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This role is an integral part of a major initiative to enable the US Gas business by improving how our employees serve our customers today and by creating the platform for tomorrow’s growth. As a member of the Testing team you will help embed the Testing strategies, standards, tools and methodologies by which the company delivers this and future business enablement programs.

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_Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to):_

  • Work collaboratively with scrum teams to deploy and operate our systems. Build, configure and maintain tools for manual and automated testing.

  • Assist software development teams by providing guidance and oversight of testing business processes and technical functionality.

  • Participate in developing and leading a QA/Testing CoP, including researching new tools and techniques for continual evolution of the QA/Testing practice.

  • Develop test plans, schedules, procedures and provide tools needed to meet testing requirements.

  • Develop and implement testing approaches and methodologies to ensure delivery of quality software.

  • Develop and deliver timely and accurate testing status reports and communicate results to various management levels within the organization.

  • Design, develop, maintain and execute automated test cases and scenarios based on the manual test cases developed by scrum teams.

  • Engage closely with scrum teams as QA governance to verify user story/epic acceptance criteria and test cases provide thorough positive and negative testing throughout the development lifecycle.

  • Coordinate End-to-End program testing and identify, document, and appropriately escalate defects found during execution of test cases/scenarios.

  • Work with the Product Owners and scrum teams to gain an understanding of products and features and provide leadership in designing test scenarios with focus on quality.

  • Ensure automated tests are written according to best practices such that crucial functional requirements are verified and tests remain valid as code evolves.

*Knowledge & Experience Required:*




_Personal Qualifications & Skills_:

  • BS in a relevant discipline or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

  • 3-5 years of quality experience with automation skills

  • Proven track record of successfully contributing to large scale programs.

  • Highly-developed written and verbal communication skills.

  • Proven collaboration, influencing and relationship building skills.

  • Ability to work within and across teams.

  • Ability to communicate to senior leadership team on overall program testing status; as that is the one area that we often find issue when it comes to testing.

_Technical Knowledge & Experience_:

  • 3-5 years working with integrated and/or automated testing tools.

  • Prefer experience with HP/Micro Focus ALM & UFT and Selenium.

  • 1-2 years of experience testing with mobile devices a plus.

  • Familiarity with Scaled Agile frameworks.

  • Experience working with scrum teams.

  • Coding or scripting experience in any language or product, including Excel.

  • Working knowledge of Agile Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodology.

  • Prefer experience with Jira and Confluence

  • Understanding of QA and testing principles that ensure user requirements are met through structured testing techniques.

This position is one of National Grid’s career path roles which provide for promotional opportunities within and across salary bands as you develop and evolve in the position by gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills.

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//National Grid is an equal opportunity employer thatvaluesa broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture ofinclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to bean affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.//

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Job: *Gas Enablement

Organization: *Information Services

Title: QA Test Engineer / Sr/Lead– GEB – IS

Location: MA-Waltham

Requisition ID: 20180591