Staples Principle QA Engineer in Framingham, Massachusetts

Position Summary: Staples, one of the world’s top 5 Internet retailers, is seeking a Principle Software Engineer to work within our Merchandising systems. You will join a team tasked with working with both the business and technical teams to innovate and deliver new features and enhancements for the Staples Merchandising and E-Commerce platforms. You will be challenged to deliver business driving capabilities in an agile development methodology leveraging some of the latest technologies.

Primary Responsibilities/Skills: • Drive problem definitions, refinements, and decisions throughout the product and software development lifecycles. • Lead the QA team interaction with internal and external users to triage, reproduce and describe issues encountered with product during all lifecycle stages. • Work with Product Owners and Development Leads to triage bugs and manage the bug backlog using JIRA. Negotiate with team members to determine which bugs will be addressed/fixed as part of a sprint iteration. • Work closely with PMO, Development and Product Management teams to ensure release schedule through scope control, test design validation and pragmatic, results oriented technical decisions. • Demonstrated technical expertise with interfaces and experience with SQL and stored procedures. • Develop automation test suites using industry leading tools. • Review and audit all existing automation built internally and by onshore/offshore providers (code quality, architecture, frameworks, tools, test case steps and verification points, etc.) • Make recommendations on how existing automation needs to be altered to meet standards required by best practices and the team. • Assist with maintenance efforts for current automation based upon upcoming projects/releases. • Provide a high level of customer service to our business partners and stakeholders. • Gather, analyze and communicate test results to project team members and management. • Identify and drive process improvement efforts.

Qualifications: Basic: • Proficient in one or more software methodologies, eg: Waterfall, Agile and Scrum • Understanding of QA methodologies, verification, and validation processes • 5 to 7 years of hands on experience testing web applications • Experience testing the front-end with HTML, CSS, JavaScript • PL/ SQL experience working with industry-leading database technologies e.g. DB2, Oracle. • Experience in developing automation using Selenium. • Manual and automated testing of web components using Selenium • Strong problem solving and analytical skills; ability to analyze complex technical problems • Ability to multi-task, shift gears quickly, work independently and collaboratively, adapt easily to shifting priorities, process changes, and schedule changes • Excellent verbal and written communications; ability to explain system issues clearly and concisely and establish effective working relationships • Proven focus on identifying opportunities for process improvement and driving implementation of those improvements • Established track record building productive relationships across technical disciplines and with business partners, including the ability to influence others and advocate change • Solid understanding and experience with unit testing frameworks such as Junit or TestNG • Familiarity with Confluence, a document management tool • Bachelors in Computer Science and 7 years (or Masters in Computer Science and 5 years) of proven QA automation experience. Master’s degree is a plus.

Additional Information: Staples is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.


Job: *Technology

Title: Principle QA Engineer

Location: MA-Framingham

Requisition ID: 1016419