Software Engineer - Test

Software Engineer - Test

3-6 years
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Job Description

Job Description

Software Engineer in Test
Chennai, India
The Opportunity:
Recently combined with Anthology, Blackboard offers the largest EdTech ecosystem on a global scale, supporting over 150 million users in 80 countries. The company's mission is to provide dynamic, data-informed experiences to the global education community so that learners and educators can achieve their goals.
We believe in the power of a truly diverse and inclusive workforce. As we expand globally, we are committed to making diversity, inclusion, and belonging a foundational part of not only our hiring practices but who we are as a company.
For more information about our company and career opportunities, please visit .
This role focuses on our Community Engagement platform. You'll help provide K-12 schools with reliably hosted and low-maintenance content management systems. This product allows parents access to a dashboard full of personalized student data and engages community members with news and upcoming events on a modern, mobile-friendly website. You'll continually enhance and support the ability for each school to maintain its own online presence.
As Software Engineer in Test, you will be a part of the team responsible for ensuring the highest possible quality of industry-leading SaaS products and web service platforms.
Specific responsibilities will include:
  • Collaborating technically with architects and product designers, contributing to the overall architectural vision of cloud service infrastructure in support of Blackboard's e-learning initiatives
  • Creating test designs, test processes, test cases and test data
  • Finalizing and documenting testing procedures
  • Developing and automating tests for software validation
  • Testing and proving that the software meets major architectural requirements
  • Proving for scalability and performance of a software
  • Ensuring the quality of the system as a whole
  • Detecting high quality bugs and helping developers with reproducing whenever needed
  • Evaluating the bug fixes with additional testing on impacted areas
  • Ensuring ZERO functional defect leakage to the production
  • Presenting test reports to management and suggesting software fixes
  • Collaborating in a cross-functional agile team to solve challenging technical problems with innovative solutions

The Candidate:
Required skills/qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field
  • At least 3 years of experience with testing on web applications
  • Proven work experience as a software test engineer on various types of testing on both front-end and back-end technologies, which includes but not-limited to functional, usability, compatibility, load, performance, and security testing
  • Strong automation skills on Python, JavaScript, TypeScript
  • Strong debugging and troubleshooting skills
  • Hands-on experience in any of the Test Automation frameworks like Selenium, Mocha, Jasmin, Karma, etc.
  • Hands-on experience in any of the Test management tools like HP ALM, PractiTest, Zephyr, TestRail, etc.
  • Experience participating in agile and fast-paced software development methodologies like XP or Scrum

Preferred skills/qualifications:
  • 3-4 years of experience with testing on web applications
  • Knowledge on Amazon Web Services
  • Experience in GIT version control (for automation scripts)
  • Knowledge in front end frameworks such as Angular or React
  • Knowledge of Microservices architecture

The Office:
We have an office in one of the biggest cultural, economic, and educational centers in South India: Chennai.
. Located on OMR, the IT corridor of South Chennai
. Easy access to Velachery, Thiruvanmiyur Railway station and bus stop
. Very close to Tidel Park, Ascendas, and SRP Tools - Holiday Inn
. Office provides lunch Tuesday - Thursday and evening snacks Monday - Friday
. Office is situated behind Hotel Turyaa on the 5th floor of Rayala Techno Park
. Fun Committee, Happy Fete Team, Food Committee, and Sports Committee ensures fun at work
. ISR Team actively engages employees in contributing to various local charities
. Option for remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic

This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time.
Blackboard is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, protected military/veteran status, or any other legally protected factor.

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