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Principal Quality Engineer

NBCUniversal, New York, New York

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Level: Manager (Supervisor)


The Principal Quality Engineer will be a member of NBCUniversal’s Ad Sales Technology organization located in New York, NY. This role will be responsible for independently leading and performing testing for various Ad Sales applications, with a focus on automation. The Principal Quality Engineer will define the testing strategy, coordinate testing activities, ensure environment set up, prepare and execute testing and communicate status for functional, system, end-to-end, user acceptance and performance testing. The Principal Quality Engineer will be responsible for hands-on testing as well as leading testers.
SPECIFIC DUTIES WILL INCLUDE:
  • Conducts testing across multiple projects, determining the appropriate automation strategy and resourcing for each
  • Establishes automation frameworks that improves quality, drives down cycle time, increases coverage and integrates with the Dev Ops pipeline
  • Works alongside team members, performing hands-on testing, programming, scripting and debugging
  • Effectively delegates responsibilities to team members, mentors and provides them with repeatable processes, and verifies the quality of their work
  • Utilizes metrics to measure accomplishments and monitors progress, ensuring defects are quickly communicated and projects are completed on-time
  • Communicates progress and the impact of solutions in technical terms to technology partners and in business terms to Ad Sales business partners
  • Provides expertise and support for test and operational problems to determine presence and scope of potential defects
  • Establishes a reputation as a technical expert, keeping current with new technologies, developing innovative technical ideas and generating proposals
  • Works with product to learn business objectives, engineering to understand architecture and align test strategy, and operations on environments and deployments


•Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or other technical discipline.
•Minimum 4 years experience with formalized software testing experience with an emphasis on automation
•Hands-on experience building automation frameworks and utilizing frameworks such as Selenium WebDriver, Cucumber, Serenity, TestNG and JUnit, with fluent Java coding skills.
•Experience automating testing for both front-end applications and back-end services, including integrations (e.g., REST APIs, SOAP)
•Strong knowledge of and experience with relational databases, data structures and SQL.
•Understanding of and experience testing in cloud environments, particularly AWS
•Experience integrating tests into a CI/CD pipeline with tools like Jenkins
•Willingness to work overtime and on weekends when necessary and depending on project needs

•Experience within a media company
•Excellent written and verbal communications; effective interpersonal skills; strong formal presentation abilities.
•Experience with performance and/or security testing

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