Quality Engineering: Test Specialist - Trilliant

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Quality Engineering: Test Specialist

Location Cary (Raleigh-Durham, NC)

Position Type Full Time/Regular

Trilliant® empowers the energy industry with the only purpose-built communications platform that enables utilities and cities to securely and reliably deploy any application – on one powerful network. With the most field-proven, globally compliant solution in the market, Trilliant empowers you by connecting the world of things™. We empower our employees to deliver on our commitment to our customers by encouraging passion, accountability, confidence, and energy for excellence. We invest in our people and provide opportunities for employees to grow themselves, their career, and our business.

Our Quality Engineering (QE) team is looking for a QE-Test Specialist in the Product Development organization. The role requires a dynamic agile engineering mindset, patience and persistence to solve complex problems, ability to get things done quickly but thoughtfully, and strong engineering skills.

The testing function within QE works closely with product development and provides verification and validation on Trilliant products, solutions and services to ensure a high-quality customer experience, to protect and grow the Trilliant brand and to reduce the cost of support. In contrast to traditional QA organizations, our QE-testing function operates as an engineering discipline within the overall engineering and networks organization with the charter to design, develop and execute tests with a continuous focus on automation.

While the QE-testing function supports developers as they write unit tests, the primary focus for QE- testing is on test validation and customer delivery readiness across software, firmware and hardware, covering functional and non-functional characteristics of products and solutions. The scope for QE- includes Functional, Contract/SLA, Performance, Security and tests that reflect E2E customer usage and deliver differentiated customer experience.

Essential Functions
  • Apply agile engineering best practices to analyze customer usage scenarios, focus on test design and support the quality engineering group’s commitment to driving continuous quality
  • Develop tests and support development of products and solutions using automation, test-driven development, continuous integration and other comparable practices to iterative development and incremental delivery
  • In an Agile and DevOps environment, you move between diverse tasks with cooperation and persistence, helping to bring out the best in those around you
  • Build your tests day-to-day like a start-up – collaboratively, incrementally and iteratively – but with the security and resources of roadmaps, plans and tools
  • Collaborate in a deeply cross functional way with developers, designers, product manager and support Roll up your sleeves and put your heads together to brainstorm requirements for feature tests, end-to-end tests and ideate solutions for thorny issues
  • Release to pre-production (and potentially even production) early and often – you won’t be working on a product for a year before it sees the light of day; we believe in working through validated marketable (deployable) increments
  • Get to know your customers’ usage scenarios for products and solutions and support the process of providing assurance to the product manager and system integration teams
  • Test and learn – You are empowered to identify problems and improvement opportunities, formulate hypotheses, and experiment with solutions
  • Work with a talented, passionate, mission-driven and energized team who values your input and your
Education  & Certification
  • Bachelor’s in Computer Science or equivalent required; Masters desired
  • CSM, SAFe Agilist, ISTQB certification desired
Position Requirements
  • Employment Experience: 6-8 years
  • 6+ years of experience in designing, executing and improving product and solution focused automated tests in a DevOps centric continuous integration / continuous delivery (CI/CD) tooling and automation infrastructure
  • End to end solution testing in a lab environment (both device and software)
  • Ability to deploy an application on virtual Execution and validation of deployment runbooks/scripts
  • Backend testing (database and server-side)
  • Experience in web services automation using Java, REST API tool, XML/HTTPS
  • Strong experience with Junit, with JAXB, ActiveMQ, Hibernate, Maven, and SQL
  • Experience in testing non-functional characteristics covering security, usability, load, performance and availability
  • Experience using Zephyr, Jira, Confluence, Crucible, Concordion, BDD/ Cucumber or other comparable tools
  • Ability to learn quickly and balance multiple testing activities across product lines
  • Experience with some or all of the following CI/CD tooling:
    • Ansible, Sauce Labs, Selenium, Git, Docker, Nexus, Jenkins, UrbancodeEnergy and passion to learn about emerging technologies and find opportunities to apply them on the job
  • Experience in a multi-platform environment, including cloud technology
  • Experience with software engineering, development and infrastructure automation
  • Ability to identify issues, support and provide real time solutions for them
  • Strong technical aptitude and ability to logically analyze and creatively solve complex issues both collaboratively and independently
  • Demonstrated understanding of industry standards, technologies, methodologies and best practices
  • Experience with applying Lean principles, Agile practices and working in a DevOps environment
  • Strong communication skills accompanied by effective influencing and collaboration skills
  • Background and experience in networks, telecommunication or device integration (hardware- firmware-software) is highly desired but not required
  • Experience with wireless technologies (mesh, cellular, and network management)

To apply for this position, please send your resume to careers@trilliant.com.  Please include the title of the position in the subject line.