Quality Assurance Test Lead at Merchants Automotive Group, Inc. in Rosemont, Illinois

Posted in Health Care 23 days ago.

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Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Merchants Fleet is the fastest growing fleet management company in the country, with over 50,000 vehicles under management.  Our mission is to provide our clients with the most innovative fleet management experience nationally. We partner with our clients to optimize the mobility of their organization, through leasing, fleet services and customized solutions.  Through innovative thinking and specialized teams, Merchants elevates the fleet performance of its broad range of clients.

Merchants is an award-winning place to work with accolades including; Best & Brightest, Best Company to Work For 2015-2019, Great Place to Work and Coolest Company for Young Professionals.



Do you enjoy solving business challenges through innovative technology? Do you enjoy working on cutting-edge, massively scalable services technology in a fast-paced team environment? Do you love working on industry-defining projects that move the needle?

At Merchants Fleet, we strive to hire the best minds in technology to innovate and build things to benefit our employees and customers. The intense focus we have on our customers is a large reason we are the nation’s fastest growing fleet management company. Our Quality Assurance (QA) Test Lead uses cutting-edge technology to solve complex problems and get to see the impact of their work first-hand.

The challenges the QA Test Lead solves at Merchants Fleet are big and impact thousands of customers across the country. Our path forward is not always easy, so we are selective about who joins us on this journey. There is a specific kind of person who thrives on taking software development challenges at Merchants Fleet – someone who is excited by the idea of helping create new products, features, and services from scratch while in a fast-paced environment.

The QA Test Lead will participate in, and lead QA team members on, creating and executing test plans and test cases, enforce the use of best practices and standards, and leverage automation to drive reduction in manual test cases. The ideal candidate must be able to take full ownership of tasks, and coordinate QA team members and test case completion across multiple projects. This individual must possess a demonstrated ability to lead remote team members, perform within defined timelines, and drive deliverables to completion.

If you’re ready to ELEV8 your career, come join us on this journey, and help build the future with us!

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop project test plans and coordinate with business teams to create user acceptance testing test plans

  • Demonstrate flexibility and teamwork by volunteering to cover ad hoc testing requirements and backfilling for peers as necessary

  • Prioritize test scenarios, coordinate resources, and execute according to plan

  • Develop and document step-by-step test cases based on the software requirements outlined by system and business analysts

  • Partner with Scrum Masters and Product Owners to ensure complete and comprehensive test plans meet business needs for Go Live readiness

  • Identify test script candidates for automation of manual, repeatable, time intensive tasks

  • Provide reporting on test execution and defect tracking; escalate issues as needed

  • Develop and maintain testing standards, procedures, and guidelines to ensure consistent testing procedures

  • Partner with distributed teams, outside vendors, or offshore testing partners as required

  • Manage defect process for IT and Business teams, ensuring clear communication regarding progress and closure

  • Represent the Product Owner’s requirements, understand how they use the system, and map test case designs to end user scenarios in test plans and automation

  • Assist QA team with ongoing project and manual testing cycles

  • Assist with Green Zone (Release Window) smoke testing, leveraging automation and manual test executions; release windows are typically outside of normal work hours

  • Onboard and train new team members as necessary

Basic Qualifications:

  • In-depth understanding of, and experience with, testing applications in accordance with required functionality and non-functional quality attributes (e.g. Functionality, Usability, Availability, Performance)

  • Experience writing test strategies, plans, and test cases

  • 5 - 7 years of experience with testing execution and defect management, and 1-2 years with test automation

  • JavaScript, C#, MS SQL, TFS/Azure DevOps, MS Test Manager, Telerik Test Studio background, Selenium

  • Strong defect, issue logging, documentation, and tracking using Visual Studio or similar defect management tool set

  • Ability to conduct manual and automated testing

  • Understanding of basic Waterfall and Agile project management concepts

  • Proven creativity and initiatives resulting in test coverage and effectiveness

  • Strong oral and written communication skills across IT teams, management, and business partner levels in formal and informal settings

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills as well as the ability to decompose complex problems and perform root cause analysis

  • Functional knowledge of code merging, branching, and source control 

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, and an automated testing tool

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related field.