QA Deployment Specialist

QA Deployment Specialist


Engineering & Technical



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Job Description:

Our client is a leader in secure, complex communication software solutions.

They are seeking a QA Deployment Specialist to join their team on a permanent basis. The QA Deployment Specialist will be responsible for deploying new software builds to many test environments daily. This is a full time position including salary, bonus, benefits, overtime banking and profit sharing. The successful candidate will be expected to work shifts from 6:00am-2:00pm two to three days a week for a six week cycle one to two times a year. Otherwise it is standard day hours.

Tasks and Responsibilities

· Follow a  Build Promotion Model

·       Ensure that builds are installed while we sleep

·       Execute  an automated Build Verification Test (BVT) against the new builds; the BVT is written by the Core Automation Team

·       Triage  failures in the BVT

·       Assess the suitability of each build for deployment on other domains

·       Deploy suitable builds to other domains as appropriate

·       Runs supported upgrades tests

·       Install hot fixes, hot fix bundles and hot fix roll-ups; verify the install instructions are accurate

·       Test new deployment and upgrade procedures; iterate through revisions

·       Work with the infrastructure team to manage ESXi snapshots as needed

·       Work with other members of the test team to:

o prioritize areas for the soak test

o give feedback on feature testing shortfalls

o diagnose failures  

·       Identify defects and manage those defects through the bug tracking system

·       Partner with development team members to reproduce scenarios and identify root cause

·       Participate in regression testing

Skills and Experience Requirements

·       University or College diploma

·       Prefer 3 years experience as a Software Quality Assurance professional

·       Eligible for Secret security clearance, potentially Top Secret

·       Well organized

·       Fantastic communication skills in the English language

·       Enjoys the big picture  

·       Affinity for or experience with VMWare, Kubernetes, Helm

·       Experience with Jenkins

·       Strong technical skills in Windows and Linux

·       Excellent troubleshooting experience

·       Understands code and can edit / extend as needed