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Software Quality Assurance Specialist

Who we are: EnergyCAP, Inc. is an award-winning software company focused on helping our employees to develop their talents, achieve their goals, enjoy their work, and maintain work/life balance through the ROSTER Employee Success Program. Situated in Happy Valley near The Pennsylvania State University, we offer one of the best benefits packages in the area, including 100% paid family medical, dental, and vision insurance; 25 paid days off per year; retirement plan with employer match; professional coaching; and more. Our core values are: product leadership, operational excellence, customer intimacy, and good stewardship.

We're looking for a Quality Assurance Specialist, who will ensure that EnergyCAP's software meets business requirements and expectations for quality. Our ideal candidate:

Will be this type of person:

  • Able to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of an Agile Team
  • Organized, logical, methodical and precise in work habits 
  • High achiever and self-starter who is responsible for deliverables and works with others to make sure that assignments are completed in a timely manner
  • Diplomatic communicator who can challenge when needed
  • Innovates and brings new ideas about testing practices
  • Resourceful ¬– able to track down answers through self-discovery and collaboration with others
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment with deadlines 

Will have these skills and experience:

  • Able to perform manual and automated testing on an enterprise-class web application
  • Comfortable creating and implementing testing strategies that include cross-browser testing (different browser types and versions)
  • Can create and maintain manual test plans and suites of tests
  • Ability to create automated testing scripts with technologies like Selenium
  • Version Control experience, preferably Git
  • Solid understanding of object oriented programming, design, and debugging skills
  • Familiar with load/performance testing techniques and technologies
  • Familiar with developing/using RESTful application services
  • Familiar with Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment concepts and practices
  • Previous experience working with relational databases
  • Bachelor’s degree in technical related field (preferred)
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience performing Quality Assurance activities (preferred)

Will achieve these results:

  • Develop and maintain QA activities and processes for all EnergyCAP software and reports through an Agile-based work environment
  • Ensure that EnergyCAP’s software releases satisfy documented business requirements and expected user experience through both manual and automated testing
  • Well-organized and documented test conditions that test both business functionality and quality
  • Meet critical software release deadlines while not sacrificing the quality of the product
  • Cross-browser validation of EnergyCAP software

Will do these types of things:

  • Manage QA lifecycle of EnergyCAP applications in close partnership with the development team to ensure the best end-to-end testing coverage within given time and access to current technology
  • Participate in product design reviews to provide input on functional requirements, product designs, schedules, or potential problems
  • Develop and implement automated test practices for both web applications and RESTful web services
  • Design scenarios and scripts that specifically address: database impacts, software scenarios, regression testing, negative testing, error or bug retests, and usability
  • Document software defects, using a bug tracking system
  • Act as expert of Quality Assurance testing tool, assisting with and managing usage of all testing tools and software

Travel and Work: This position reports to the Vice President of Software Development and is based in State College, PA. This position is not expected to travel, but may be asked if the occasion warrants. Occasionally this position will be asked to support software deployments outside core business hours.

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