Senior Software Test Engineer

Req#: 1136
Location: St. Paul, MN/hybrid
Hiring Manager: Lead Software Test Engineer

West Academic is the leading provider of casebooks, study aids and other legal education materials in the US in both print and digital media formats. West Academic provides its products under the West Academic, Foundation Press and Gilbert imprints as well as the Adaptibar brand. We are a growth oriented organization, dedicated to providing our customers with the best available legal education materials. We are looking for people to help us transform the legal education industry by bringing new technology and products to market.

We have a current opening for a Sr SW Test Engineer to join our Technology Team.  This role will be part of the team who develops and tests our products.

Job Responsibilities

  • Design, develop, and deliver programs to test software on cutting edge and growing platforms in C#/ASP/.NET
  • Design and code test frameworks for web application components using HTML/HTML5, XHTML, Javascript and AJAX
  • Design and code mock clients and mock services to test server based software with REST and other XML-based technologies
  • Develop and maintain test documentation
  • Provide frequent test result analysis communications to the business and development teams
  • Collaborate with architects and lead software engineers on design decisions and direction for web application requirements
  • Mentor less senior personnel
  • Contribute to requirement and design reviews with business partners and other engineers
  • Facilitate and fulfill tasks as a member of an agile team, using agile practices (e.g. peer reviews and paired programming, Test Driven Development, daily stand up meetings)
  • Oversee and drive integration tests for server- and client-side web applications using open source testing frameworks like Selenium
  • Investigate and resolve issues in development, test and production environments

Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related software technology field, or demonstrated job experience equating to a Bachelors Degree
  • 3+ years software development related experience
  • 1 year experience in the following technologies to research, evaluate, develop and test using:
    • C#/.NET based application development
    • XML parsing using Java or C#/.NET
    • IDE & Enterprise Source Code Control tools (e.g. MS Visual Studio & Azure DevOps)
    • Relational database (e.g. SQL Server)DHTML/XHTML/HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, Ajax and CSS
    • DHTML/XHTML/HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, Ajax and CSS 
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • C#/.NET
  • AJAX, JavaScript
  • Web Services, REST, SOAP
  • Azure DevOps, Azure Test Plans, Azure Pipelines and Releases
  • Automated test tools, including: Selenium,MS Test, MS Coded UI


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