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National Grid Senior Software Quality Engineer, Technical Delivery in Waltham, Massachusetts

About us

Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are there when people need us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. The pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us in an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry.

To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business.

Job Purpose

We are hiring a Senior Quality Engineer for one of our critical business units to drive & be a leader in one or more key functions of QE.

Key Accountabilities

  • Be responsible for driving the Software Quality Engineering efforts across unit, module, system and user acceptance testing

  • As a potential leader, provide expert oversight, mentoring team members and leading quality initiatives in large development efforts. Experienced in effectively delegating work

  • Be a catalyst to develop ONE team mindset across geographically distributed QE

  • Be responsible for designing and implementing test framework including automation in a fast-paced Agile development environment using the latest software development and test methodologies.

  • Work with multiple teams, define QA tasks with priorities, and help team members to fulfill them.

  • Represent QA teams and participate in planning and execution using agile methodologies such as SCRUM and serve as a key driver to improve product quality.

  • Work with Product Line Leaders (PLLs) to understand product requirements & vision.

  • Participate in all sprint activities including, daily scrums, grooming/sizing, planning, requirements gathering, story writing, and solution design sessions

Interpersonal- Experience Required

  • Demonstrate valued business partner capabilities and behaviors in all interactions with colleagues, vendors and business stakeholders.

  • Self-directed and motivated.

  • Possession of excellent interpersonal, team, and relationship-building skills.

Qualifications

  • 8+ years of experience in software/quality engineering

  • Have strong mindset of solution provider, capability to derive big picture and deep understanding of application solution & design.

  • Have an open mindset & worked in team culture of offshore/onshore and vendor partner model

  • Awareness of transformation i.e. Agile/Digital/DevOps journey

  • Should have good knowledge on SQL, Oracle and must have hands on experience querying database

  • Experience with Jira or similar tool for managing defects, test cases and reports

  • Experience with using test management tools such as HP ALM, X-ray including writing and executing test scripts

  • Experience in automation tools like Selenium, Rest Assured, and Appium

More Information

This position has a career path which provides for advancement opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. Internal candidates will be assessed and provided offers against the minimum qualifications of this role and their individual experience.

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

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