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Senior Quality Assurance Analyst

Company: The Sherwin-Williams Company
Location: Cleveland
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Here, we believe there's not one path to success, we believe in careers that grow with you. Whoever you are or wherever you come from in the world, there's a place for you at Sherwin Williams. We provide you with the opportunity to explore your curiosity and drive us forward. We'll give you the space to share your strengths and we want you to show us what you can do. You can innovate, grow and discover in a place where you can thrive and Let Your Colors Show! Sherwin-Williams values the unique talents and abilities from all backgrounds and characteristics. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply, including individuals with disabilities and Protected Veterans. The Senior Automation Quality Assurance Analyst, in conjunction with team members, will develop and implement quality assurance standards and measures within the organization. This role is responsible for writing test plans, creating and executing both functional and automated tests, for tracking defects and fixes and reporting the progress of each. The Analyst will apply proven analytical and problem-solving skills to help validate IT processes through careful testing in order to maximize the benefit of business investments in IT initiatives.Essential FunctionsStrategy & Planning

  • Promote, foster and proactively implement the use of quality assurance best practices and standards on a daily basis.
  • Create and maintain efficient automated scripts that utilize clean code and best practice coding standards.
  • Mentor and train Developers, QA Associates and other team members on best practices and industry standards.
  • Work with and support the Software Quality Engineers to implement and maintain an automated test framework.Acquisition & Deployment
    • Take on a lead role for the QA effort which includes, but is not limited to: creating test plans, writing test cases, performing functional and exploratory testing, effectively communicating statuses, and coordinating meetings.
    • Manage the requests of customers for the creation of manual and automated testing.
    • Work with cross functional team members to define and understand functional & non-functional requirements and capture business requirements through behavior driven test scripts.Operational Management
      • Manage and maintain efficiencies in the automated script execution and script development through the implementation of automation best practices.
      • Develop and maintain the suite of automated functional tests supporting code releases.
      • Support the TAG implementations and testing activities with the automation and execution of key business processes.
      • Oversee and delegate work to QA Associates and Professional Apprentices, as needed.Incidental Functions
        • Assist with projects as required to contribute to efficiency and effectiveness of the work.
        • Conduct research into new technologies, including tools, components, and frameworks.
        • Attend management meetings on behalf of team.
        • Participate in hiring activities and fulfilling affirmative action obligations and ensuring compliance with the equal employee opportunity policy.
        • Some travel, up to 5%, may be required.
        • Work outside the standard office 7.5-hour workday may be required.Position RequirementsFormal Education & Certification
          • Bachelor's degree (or foreign equivalent) in a Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Information Technology field of study (e.g., Information Technology, Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, Computer Systems Management, Mathematics) or equivalent experience. Knowledge & Experience
            • 5+ years of IT experience.
            • 5+ years of work experience in the area of Software Quality Assurance.
            • 4+ years of experience in automation tools and technologies using Java, Selenium Webdriver, TestNg or equivalent testing tools.
            • 3+ years of experience working with test management tools with HP ALM, and/or JIRA.
            • Proficient in testing software manually; including but not limited to experience-based, context, exploratory, and scenario testing.
            • Experience applying testing skills: test plan and test case formulation, report creation, defect tracking, business requirement/system specification analysis.
            • Demonstrated knowledge and experience using various testing methodologies.
            • Experience with Jenkins, continuous Integration and data driven framework preferred.
            • Experience with enterprise Order Management Systems (OMS) and enterprise CMS platforms preferred.
            • Exposure to SQL preferred.
            • Exposure to version control or continuous integration systems preferred.Personal Attributes
              • Strong written and oral communications skills.
              • Proven ability and initiative to learn and research new concepts, ideas, and technologies quickly.
              • Advanced systems/process orientation with demonstrated analytical thinking, organization skills and problem-solving skills.
              • Ability to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
              • Ability to quickly pick up new tools and technologies.
              • Willingness and ability to train and teach others.
              • Ability to facilitate meetings and follow up with resulting action items.
              • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
              • Strong presentation and interpersonal skills.
              • Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment, and to lead and influence cross-organizationally with and without direct authority.
              • Strong commitment to inclusion and diversity
              • Ability to effectively move forward on tasks even with ambiguous or changing requirements.Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status now or in the future.Sherwin-Williams is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, pregnancy, genetic information, creed, marital status or any other consideration prohibited by law or by contract. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, Sherwin-Williams requests state and local employment services delivery systems to provide priority referral of Protected Veterans.

Keywords: The Sherwin-Williams Company, Cleveland , Senior Quality Assurance Analyst, Professions , Cleveland, Ohio

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