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Software Engineer (Automation Engineer), Quality Analyst Team – Graduate / entry level

Job Summary


We are expanding our team so if you are a graduate that is eager to learn and has a forward-thinking approach, can demonstrate problem-solving skills and a true passion for innovation we would love to talk to you.


As a member of our team you will provide technical expertise to design and develop software components that test H&R Block business applications. You will work on the software development lifecycle of a product and you will have the opportunity to be a part of one of Irelands largest QA automation teams, working directly with Senior QA and Technology Managers and the Managing Director. We work as part of a global dynamic team collaborating with our colleagues in the U.S. and India daily. Within your first year, our team will have you trained up to utilize at least three QA automation tools and be coding in multiple languages


What you will be doing


  • You will use tools, languages, coding standards and best practice to develop the automated testing of product features and maintain year-over-year product functionality and improvements 
  • You will have good exposure to utilizing HP-ALM for requirements, test planning, test execution and Defect tracking
  • You will work closely with the QA, BA, build and development teams to understand complex business and functional requirements, providing direction in developing test criteria
  • You will execute end-to-end functional tests and utilize existing automated tests to test multiple H&R Block applications
  • You will address defects and solve problems with complex equipment or automation related issues and develop sound engineering solutions
  • You will lead investigations to adequately identify root cause and help implement corrective and preventative actions

You will need to have


  • A Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in Information Technology or related
  • IT experience that will include QA, Automated QA, systems analysis, and design with good experience in .Net (C#,, Java (J2EE) or VBScript programming
  • Experience in test script automation using tools such as in HP Quick Test Pro / Unified Functional Test, Selenium or Test Complete would be a benefit
  • Understanding of client/server and/or web development, data and process modeling of business requirements, relational database technology and all phases of the systems development life cycle
  • Proven decision-making, effective time management, planning and organization skills with the ability to successfully handle multiple tasks, projects, and priorities in a matrix-managed environment
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • It would be preferable if you had 6+ months experience in quality assurance or related IT development role and one or more active QA certifications, such as the ISTQB foundation

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