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PwC Test Automation - Senior Associate in San Jose, California

Specialty/Competency: Platform Engineering & Architecture

Industry/Sector: Not Applicable

Time Type: Full time

Travel Requirements: Up to 40%

A career in our Quality Management and Testing practice, within Application and Emerging Technology services, will provide you with a unique opportunity to help our clients identify and prioritise emerging technologies that can help solve their business problems. We help clients design approaches to integrate new technologies, skills, and processes so they can get the most out of their technology investment and drive business results and innovation.

Our team helps organisations with enterprise wide quality management and testing of Information Technology solutions to improve quality, reduce compliance challenges, and lower delivery risk. As part of our team, you’ll help with testing management, strategy development, execution, and data analysis to enhance our clients enterprise technology.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Senior Associate, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Use feedback and reflection to develop self awareness, personal strengths and address development areas.

  • Delegate to others to provide stretch opportunities, coaching them to deliver results.

  • Demonstrate critical thinking and the ability to bring order to unstructured problems.

  • Use a broad range of tools and techniques to extract insights from current industry or sector trends.

  • Review your work and that of others for quality, accuracy and relevance.

  • Know how and when to use tools available for a given situation and can explain the reasons for this choice.

  • Seek and embrace opportunities which give exposure to different situations, environments and perspectives.

  • Use straightforward communication, in a structured way, when influencing and connecting with others.

  • Able to read situations and modify behavior to build quality relationships.

  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

Job Requirements and Preferences :

Basic Qualifications :

Minimum Degree Required :

Bachelor Degree

Required Fields of Study :

Computer Engineering, Computer and Information Science, Engineering, Engineering and Business, Information Technology, Management Information Systems

Minimum Years of Experience :

4 year(s)

Preferred Qualifications :

Preferred Knowledge/Skills :

Demonstrates thorough abilities and/or a proven record of success in testing enterprise level applications. This may include partnering or working closely with key vendors and service providers as well as technology team members to plan and manage a tool set that supports business needs and is in compliance with corporate and industry standards, including the following:

  • Working in different phases of testing;

  • Supporting testing tools and processes like MicroFocus UFT, Selenium, Cucumber, Qualitia, etc;

  • Understanding of Performance Testing tools;

  • Understanding of Behaviour driven frameworks;

  • Creating test reports, metrics, test plans and dashboards;

  • Understanding of SDLC/Agile Methodologies and DevOps;

  • Understanding of process analysis, defect management, and risk assessment/mitigation; and,

  • Working independently or in team oriented environments and meet deadlines.

Demonstrates thorough abilities and/or a proven record of success in supporting Quality Assurance and Testing-based engagements, which includes the following:

  • Assisting with assessments and appraising the maturity of existing test organizations against full life cycles of a defined Testing Methodology;

  • Helping to implement recommendations that lead clients to a higher level of maturity and improve efficiencies;

  • Assisting in engagements which may include Development Integration Testing (Component/Feature Testing), System Integration Testing (SIT), User Acceptance Testing (UAT) and Production Acceptance Testing (PAT), supporting responses for proposal documents and project teams for client engagements;

  • Helping to implement testing recommendations, organizational designs and other process recommendations;

  • Performing Quality Assurance and Testing-related work;

  • Providing technical and consulting support from Quality Assurance & Testing-related activities and functions; and,

  • Understanding of SDLC.

Demonstrates thorough abilities and/or a proven record of success with leading Quality & Assurance Testing engagements that provide clients with a program, methodology, tools and templates to capture and classify their application portfolios, analyze functional redundancies, assess performance considerations and calculate total cost of ownership, which includes thorough abilities to utilize the following:

  • Testing tools certification;

  • Possessing SDLC methodology certification (ITIL etc.);

  • Possessing Project Management (PMP) certification;

  • Performing Functional / System Testing;

  • Performing Test Plan reviews and developments;

  • Performing Test Script development;

  • Understanding of Quality Center and other testing tools and/or testing tool certifications; and,

  • Understanding of Automation of performance metrics and technologies that support this, including Microsoft Access, Microsoft SharePoint, and Program Assessment Rating tool.

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