Sr. QA Engineer
Austin , Texas
August 26, 2017
Company Description
Common Purpose, Uncommon Opportunity. Everyone at Visa works with one goal in mind - making sure that Visa is the best way to pay and be paid, for everyone everywhere. This is our global vision and the common purpose that unites the entire Visa team. As a global payments technology company, tech is at the heart of what we do: Our VisaNet network processes over 13,000 transactions per second for people and businesses around the world, enabling them to use digital currency instead of cash and checks. We are also global advocates for financial inclusion, working with partners around the world to help those who lack access to financial services join the global economy. Visa's sponsorships, including the Olympics and FIFA™ World Cup, celebrate teamwork, diversity, and excellence throughout the world. If you have a passion to make a difference in the lives of people around the world, Visa offers an uncommon opportunity to build a strong, thriving career. Visa is fueled by our team of talented employees who continuously raise the bar on delivering the convenience and security of digital currency to people all over the world. Join our team and find out how Visa is everywhere you want to be.

Job Description
Visa operates the world's largest retail electronic payments network and is one of the most recognized global financial services brands. Visa facilitates global commerce through the transfer of value and information among financial institutions, merchants, consumers, businesses and government entities.

We offer a range of branded payment product platforms, which our financial institution clients use to develop and offer credit, charge, deferred debit, prepaid and cash access programs to cardholders. Visa's card platforms provide consumers, businesses, merchants and government entities with a secure, convenient and reliable way to pay and be paid in 170 countries and territories.

The Corporate Information Technology, Revenue and Pricing Systems Organization, enables Visa's revenue growth through flexible pricing engines and global revenue platforms built on next-generation technologies. This includes managing system requirements, evaluating cutting-edge technologies, design, development, integration, quality assurance, implementation and maintenance of corporate revenue applications.

The QA Engineer position within the team is an individual contributor role based in our Austin office and will focus on application quality assurance and test automation. The successful candidate is expected to be the Java EE subject matter expert within the Core Billing DevOps team. The selected candidate will be fully responsible for testing and quality assurance of billing applications built on Java EE technologies. Candidate must be flexible and willing to switch tasks based on team's needs.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Test planning and Test strategy development using industry best practices 
  • Develop test automation of test plans, scenarios and scripts, and manage test artifacts/deliverables. 
  • Develop plans, schedules, metrics, data needs and scenarios for end to end integration testing including areas such as database impacts, software scenarios, or usability 
  • Perform quality assurance testing inclusive of unit, systems, integration and regression testing, and support the development of automated test scripts to be used to automate regression testing. 
  • Manage QA environments and perform application deployment and troubleshooting. 
  • Work with project managers to provide QA estimates, schedule planning and providing status updates 
  • Support agile ceremonies: sprint planning, daily stand ups, sprint review and sprint retrospective. 
  • Provide technical insights to support release planning, including user stories breakdown, tasks assignment, and backlog grooming, through elicitation and clarifications of user stories and requirements with business stakeholders and communication of IT dependencies. 
  • Log software defects in the Visa standard defect tracking tool (JIRA/ClearQuest) and work with development team on defect resolution 
  • Participate in design reviews to provide input on functional requirements, product designs, schedules, or potential problems 
  • Participate in code reviews with team members. 
  • Provide support to User Acceptance Testing in terms of data set up and support activities.
  • Perform walkthrough of QA test results with finance business partners 
  • Developing new tools and processes to ensure quality goals are met 
  • Work collaboratively with other QA teams for integration testing activities

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering or relevant field required 
  • 2 to 4 years hands on experience developing and testing complex Web Applications integrated with backend Database DB2 utilizing Java, Spring, Hibernate, Struts, JavaScript, CSS and experience with unit test and quality assurance test automation with such tools as Selenium, and/or Cucumber, Ruby. 
  • Strong knowledge of database query tools and able to write and run complex queries in DB2 database for data validation 
  • Knowledge of UNIX and shell scripts 
  • Knowledge of test management tools such as HP ALM (Application Lifecycle Management), clearquest and JIRA 
  • Strong interpersonal, facilitation, and leadership skills along with effective communication (both written and verbal) skills and the ability to present complex ideas in a clear, concise way. 
  • Ability to work in a complex organization to determine business and customer needs, providing the best solution to meet those needs 
  • Candidate must be able to proficiently multi-task and be able to work independently or in a team environment. 
  • In-depth knowledge of software development life cycle required. 
  • Familiarity with web services standards and related technologies (XML, SOAP, etc.) 
  • Technical Web Development experience using Java is a plus

Additional Information
Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of Article 49 of the San Francisco Police Code.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

A little about us:
As a global company at the forefront of the electronic payments industry, Visa is a dynamic organization.

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