WATTS Quality Assurance Automation Engineer in Andover, Massachusetts
The Connected Solutions Shared Service (CS3) organization within Watts Water Technologies is responsible for the implementation, maintenance and development of connected systems for all Watts Water Technologies companies globally. The Quality Assurance Automation Engineer is an important role reporting to the Senior Manager, IoT Platform and will be responsible for taking ownership of our internal testing framework and additionally maintain and improve its capabilities to support Watts Smart & Connected Product Strategy.The primary objective of the Quality Assurance Automation Engineer is taking ownership of our internal test framework and additionally maintain and improve its capabilities. Responsible to design and develop performance tests, automated integration tests for connected products or solutions, execute tests, trouble-shoot defects, and working with individual development teams to resolve issues. This is an exciting opportunity to join a leading hard goods organization as we enter the world of connected products. Watts Water Technologies has been leading the water safety and conservation effort since 1874 and continue to invest in technology to move the needle.*This role can be based remotely from anywhere in the United States.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Develop, maintain, and support post-deployment automated AD B2B & B2C tests using a scalable framework.
Facilitate automated deployments in both QA, staging and production environments.
Maximize automation and minimize manual testing by utilizing modern software development best practices and cutting-edge testing frameworks.
Possess a 'Shift-Left' QA mentality where Quality is shared and owned at all SDLC stages.
Translate business requirements into functional and non-functional test cases for thorough coverage of features.
Identify test conditions, both positive and negative, from User Stories, Product Backlog Items, and other requirements documents.
Assist in testing and de-bugging during pre-deployment and post-deployment stages.
Coach team members on technical concepts and implementations.
Research, recommend, and implement tools for test automation.
Identify improvements opportunities (proactive and reactive)
Perform full stack integration testing within our continuous integration/ continuous testing/ continuous deployment pipeline.
Work with individual development teams to resolve issues identified.
May occasionally need to manage temporary contractors or 3rd party services related to Cloud Ops
Assists with special projects or other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, or related field desired.
- This position has no direct reports
5+ year experience designing, writing and performing test automation, integration, performance and scalability testing
Demonstrate strong knowledge in software quality testing principles, practices, and patterns
Excellent attention to detail and communication skills, both written and oral
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Understanding of the latest trends and their role in a commercial environment
Self-development skills to keep up to date with fast-changing trends
Experience with Azure IaaS/PaaS (App Service, Worker Roles, ServiceBus, Cloud Services)
Strong experience with RESTful API
Experience designing testing frameworks for large and complex platform services
Experience with Datalakes and Object Storage, InfluxDB or any time series database testing
Experience with App Insights or any other APM
Experience working with GitHub Actions, Containers, Dockers and Kubernetes
Experience with deployment automation
Some travel may be required (less than 10%)
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, talk, and/or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, sit, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include: close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Work in office environment or Work in a manufacturing environment
May occasionally be required to perform job duties outside the typical office setting.
*As required by the Americans Disabilities Act (ADA)
EMPLOYEE CORE COMPETENCIES:1. Collaborate Across Workgroup2. Initiate Positive Change3. Deliver High Quality Results4. Focus on the Customer
Develops Self & Others
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Watts Water family of companies designs, manufactures and commercializes high-quality, innovative products and solutions that promote the comfort and safety of people and the quality, conservation and control of water used in commercial, residential, industrial and municipal applications.
A $1.4 billion global company, listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) with presence in 3 regions and 17 countries.
Our extensive portfolio of products and leading brands range from highly technical to fast moving shelf goods and allows us to be present in the following categories: Plumbing & Flow Control, Water Quality & Conditioning, Drainage & Water Reuse, HVAC, and Municipal Waterworks. We strive to be the best long-term partner for installers, specifiers, distributors and OEM customers.
Plumbing, HVAC, Water Quality, and Gas
North Andover, MA, United States
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
About 5,000 employees