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Lead QA Engineer

Thomson Reuters Technology Development 1/9/2018 11:05:00 AM London, United Kingdom
Job Description

Position Title: Senior Software Development Engineer in Test/Lead Automation Engineer

Location: 5 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London UK

Business Unit:

Thomson Reuters Legal Enterprise Solutions consists of the Thomson Reuters Elite and Serengeti businesses and is a leading developer of integrated information solutions for legal firms, professional services firms, and corporations worldwide.

Thomson Reuters Elite is a premier provider of financial and practice management systems to the legal industry and to other professional services markets, including marketing services, and management and IT services. Elite develops proven software solutions and delivers expert professional services that help customers enhance their core business competencies and sharpen their strategic focus. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Elite maintains offices worldwide. More than 60% of AmLaw 100 and Global 100 law firms rely on Elite solutions to manage their business.

Serengeti Law, a Thomson Reuters company, is a leading provider of legal workflow solutions to corporate legal departments worldwide. Serengeti Tracker is a SaaS application and is the No. 1 ranked matter management and e-billing system among corporations and firms, providing the data and analytic tools to enable legal departments to efficiently track, control, manage, analyze, and report on legal activities worldwide.

Role Summary:

We are looking for a Lead Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) to join the Thomson Reuters Elite – MatterSphere legal case management technology team focused on all aspects of the application. The ideal candidate will have broad experience with Microsoft Technologies including Visual Studio and Microsoft Testing Technologies and a strong understanding of the .Net framework. Microsoft Office Testing is an advantage. The individual should have strong understanding of web technology and have extensive experience in web application testing through automation. The individual should have strong programming skills with .Net and C#, and working knowledge of SQL as the duties will include framework development, test module library development, automation utility development, test plan, test strategy, test script development, test status reporting as well as knowledge with Microsoft’s test management systems and TFS as the source code and project management tool. You will be working closely with a US team and an offshore team.

Major Responsibilities / Accountabilities:

  • Lead the agile team on QA/automation initiatives
  • Mentor and manage junior QA/SDET members and advice business technically
  • Work with management to prioritize QA/automation initiatives for the team

Key Relationships:

  • Reporting to SDET Manager
  • Work with development and test (both manual and SDETs) onshore and off.
  • Work with product owners

Technical /Professional Skills & Competencies:

Essential Skills:

  • Experience in apply technical expertise to build, maintain, and expand test automation frameworks and coverage
  • Solid experience in organizing the development and maintenance of test strategies, test plan, test cases, and reports
  • Experience testing applications developed in C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET, JavaScript, Jquery, Linq, QCF, XML preferred
  • Experience in reviews test scripts and provide guidance and best practices
  • Experience in managing large scale test cases and test scripts using test management tools
  • Experience in working on non-UI testing frameworks: API, web services, REST and SOAP, back-end testing, test data management, mocking, etc
  • Experience filing bugs and tracking/driving issues to closure. Ability to write effective reproducible test scenarios.
  • Experience in executing performance and load tests, analyzing results and identifying bottlenecks preferred.
  • Experience testing applications implemented with Silverlight and WPF preferred.
  • Experience writing SQL queries preferred
  • Experience with Agile/Scrum methodologies
  • Experience with tools: Visual Studio, MSTest, SQL Server, Microsoft Test Manager or Test Hub preferred.
  • Experience with testing financial applications, particularly accounting applications a plus.
  • Thorough understanding of the software development lifecycle.
  • Good debugging skills. 
  • Experience with VCS, Issue tracking and Continuous Integration Systems. We currently use TFS for all of these.
  • Demonstrates an eagerness to obtain domain knowledge in order to effectively leverage technical qualifications.
  • Understanding of organization’s development platform and languages.
  • Ability to understand technical issues.
  • Self-motivated and capable of managing multiple priorities and tasks as delegated.
  • Team-player with the ability to work within a collaborative environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work with diverse personality types.
  • Ability to coach the team to reach their highest potential.
  • Creative and efficient in proposing solutions to complex, time-critical problems.
  • Collaborative in driving decisions.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a high attention to detail.
  • Occasional evening and weekend work to meet deadlines.
  • Sitting for extended periods of time.
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and to handle other computer components.
  • Physically able to participate in training sessions, presentations, and meetings.
  • Some travel may be required for the purpose of meeting onshore teams in another office

Desired Skills:

  • QA Experience (in organizing the development and maintenance of test strategies, test plan, test cases, reports, and metrics)
  • Automation Experience (expand test automation frameworks and coverage).  Candidate must have programming experience
  • Experience with the Microsoft stack (C#, Visual Studio, MSTest, SQL Server, Microsoft Test Manager or Test Hub preferred.)

Education/ Certifications:

  • Four-year college diploma or university degree in information technology, computer science, or similar, and/or equivalent work experience.

At Thomson Reuters, we believe what we do matters. We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our business and our customers. As a team, we believe in winning as one - collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences. With more than 45,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Making this happen is a dynamic, evolving process, and we count on each employee to be a catalyst in driving our performance - and their own.

As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under country or local law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

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Req #: JREQ094627
Locations: London-United Kingdom
Job Function: Technology Development
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