QA Engineer Kansas City, MO

GENERAL DESCRIPTION & RESPONSIBILITIES

The QA Engineer supports the development, testing and deployment of applications across several cross functional teams. This role is responsible for the technical implementation of all aspects of the application lifecycle. This includes the administration and customization of all aspects of Team Foundation Server. Support and build out pre-production server solutions. Branch planning and configuration management. Development of test automation and test harnesses.  Develop automated builds and deployments to support code promotion and production releases.

  • Build and deployment management
  • Quality assurance
  • Change management

PLACEMENT CRITERIA & REQUIREMENTS

  • Strong understanding and experience (2+ years) with Team Foundation Server
    • Source Control
      • Branch plans
      • Code merging and promotion
      • Shelvesets, changesets, labels
    • Build Management
      • Customizing build process templates
      • Build controllers, build agents, tags, triggered builds, etc.
      • Deployment (Web Deploy, Azure SDK, drop folders, etc.)
    • Testing 
      • Microsoft Test Manager
      • Test automation
      • Coded UI, Selenium, Unit tests 
    • Task Management
      • Work item customization (fields, states, workflow)
      • Project and Project Collection administration 
  • Experience (2+ years) with development in the Microsoft tech stack:
  • C#
  • WCF 
  • SQL Server
  • ASP.NET MVC

Preferred Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related Computer Engineering field or
  • Microsoft Certification (MCSA Web Developer, MCSD Application Lifecycle Management)

VALOREM EXPECTATIONS

These are the traits that we hold in the same regard for all employees, also viewed as performance indicators.  Each employee should uphold these attributes as a part of their employment with Valorem.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

  • All employees are expected to exhibit exemplary customer service skills, to all people, regardless of level inside or outside of the company 
  • Written and verbal communication skills should be professional, concise and effective

Collaboration and Teamwork

  • Build alliances to solve problems and achieve objectives by sharing knowledge and information
  • Work cooperatively and respectively with co-workers
  • Strong collaboration skills, works well with ambiguity, works well across roles and groups
  • Openly and actively participates in the direction of our Company
  • Exercise confidentiality concerning the affairs of the business

Personal Ownership and Responsibility 

  • “Own” your work – take initiative, be proactive, anticipate and complete projects in a comprehensive manner while still remembering the details
  • Be here to enhance and promote Valorem  
  • Exhibit a willingness to learn, willingness to problem solve and willingness to step in to help others 
  • Creativity, capacity and a conviction to innovate and deliver best-in-class solutions

Customer Focus

  • Always put the clients’ needs first, thinking proactively from their vantage point, not your own
  • Follow through with all client expectations and accountabilities Time Management and Productivity
  • Meet your timelines and goals 
  • When you say you are going to do something, it is your responsibility to perform within the timeframe

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

While performing the duties of this position the employee is regularly required to sit and talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and drive or ride in a motor vehicle.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 lbs.  Must have the ability to travel, sometimes with short notice.

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