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Sr IT Quality Assurance Engineer

Date:  Sep 12, 2021
Job ID:  1827

Bothell, WA, US, 98011

Puget Sound Energy is looking to grow our community with top talented individuals like you!  With our rapidly growing, award winning energy efficiency programs, our pathway to an exciting and innovative future is now.


PSE's IT Project Management Office team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Sr IT Quality Assurance Engineer position!

Job Description

Are you passionate about quality and testing?  Do you want to be in a role where you can influence quality throughout the lifecycle, as well as, providing a key qualitative assessment of project delivery readiness? 


The IT Shared Services Test Engineering team is looking for a talented and technical focused Test Engineer to join our team.


This role is key towards providing superior quality and test services across a diverse and vibrant Enterprise landscape (infrastructure, products, and technologies). Your technical and testing expertise are critical towards ensuring quality solution delivery across the Enterprise.  In this role, you can make a difference each and every day!

Job Responsibilities

  • As a test lead, develops and executes complex test strategies and plans across multiple departments, technologies, platforms, ensuring successful project delivery.
  • Communicates regularly with business and IT development teams to define test plans, schedules, processes and cases.
  • Translates complex system requirements and specifications into test requirements.
  • Develops and executes test cases and collaborates in automating of test scripts.
  • Participates in the development and adoption of enterprise quality standards, processes, tools and methodologies.
  • Identifies test environment requirements, including data sources (extraction, creation, manipulation), files and tables.
  • Influence quality throughout the entire application life cycle, applying test discipline and engineering best practices (SAP, agile, CI/CD, automation, cloud, mobile) to improve quality and drive towards building quality into the development process.
  • Provides budget and timeline information.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field.
  • 5+ years of directly relevant experience in Quality Assurance or Quality Engineering, including several years of systems and integration testing experience across department-wide or enterprise-wide applications.
  • Detailed understanding and experience: 5+ years of hands-on testing systems experience (HP QC and PC) across operational and corporate functional areas.
  • Experienced in test automation design, development and execution concepts across different testing cycles.
  • Experience with ERP, client-service and mobile testing.
  • Working knowledge of black box and white box testing, and a strong understanding of and experience with SQA methodologies, techniques and approaches.
  • Must have demonstrated advanced specialist knowledge and expertise in more than one technical area.
  • Experience with SQL.
  • Very detail-oriented and sensitive to how the details work within a whole system.
  • Comprehensive understanding of QA methodologies and how to adapt them to the specific needs of PSE’s organization and products.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to work independently to develop and implement operational programs.
  • Strong desire to deliver an excellent customer experience.
  • Track record of building and maintaining excellent working relationships with peers.
  • Ability to manage small to medium projects: organized, independent, and results-oriented.
  • Good scripting skills and experience.
  • Ability to facilitate interactive test script development and regression testing sessions.
  • Highly developed interpersonal, written and verbal skills with an ability to express complex technical concepts in business terms. Excellent technical writing and system documentation skills.
  • Must be a “team player” able to work with management in developing and implementing new processes and enabling systems. Able to work with end user groups to define testing solutions.
  • Proactive, self-motivated with the ability to motivate others and a customer-focused service attitude.
  • Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to meet objectives and effectively multi-task.
  • Ability to work with all levels of the organization, both technical and non-technical.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with SAP or Data/ETL Testing.
  • Experience with mobile testing, mobile test platforms and automation.
  • Experience with performance or automated testing techniques and frameworks with preference to experience with Tricentis Tosca/LiveCompare, Selenium, or Neotys/NeoLoad.
  • Experience working with agile methodologies, applying principles and concepts to improve efficiency, productivity and quality

Additional Information

Families and businesses depend on PSE to provide the energy they need to pursue their dreams. Our steadfast commitment to serving Washington communities with safe, dependable and efficient energy started in 1873. Today we're building the Northwest's energy future through efforts like our award winning energy efficiency programs and our leadership in renewable energy.


At PSE we value and respect our employees and provide them opportunities to excel. We offer an expansive pay package that includes competitive compensation, annual goals-based incentive bonuses, comprehensive benefits, 401(K), a company paid retirement pension plan, and an employee assistance and wellness program.


Puget Sound Energy is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status or presence of a disability that with or without reasonable accommodation does not prevent performance of the essential functions of the job, or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law.


Should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources Staffing department at jobs@pse.com or 425-462-3017.

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