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Software Test Engineer


General Electric
Location: Edinburgh
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Software Engineering
Category: Software Jobs
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Role Summary:
The software test engineer is responsible for creation, execution and maintenance of the product test solution. They shall use industry standard test tools to develop manual and automated tests in a variety of programming languages. They will work in a multi-disciplined team to uncover and debug problems at the earliest stage of development.

Essential Responsibilities:
* Be an active participant in the definition of the product test strategy.
* Create test solutions appropriate to the product needs.
* Derive testable requirements and scenarios from customer requirements documentation and Agile user stories.
* Create and run manual tests.
* Create, maintain and execute automated tests.
* Develop and maintain regression tests for production code.
* Create and maintain test environments and perform compatibility testing.
* Be responsible for ensuring an audit trail for all test activities.
* Be the voice of the customer during product development discussions.
* Keep up-to-date on current test technologies and processes.
* Apply principles of SDLC and methodologies like Lean/Agile/XP, CI, Software and Product Security, Scalability, Documentation Practices, refactoring and Testing Techniques.

Qualifications/Requirements:
* Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) or equivalent
* Proven experience/understanding of developing test solutions.
* Experienced in writing / executing test cases on large scale multi-platform systems.
* Proven understanding of the various testing techniques (Black, White, Grey, Performance, Load, and Security).
* Hands-on working knowledge of any standard Linux shell-scripting language
* Working knowledge of any major Linux distribution
* Working knowledge of Windows Server 2008 R2, 2012 R2 or 2016, and Windows 7, 8.x or 10.
* Working knowledge of Ethernet protocol (IEEE 802.3), including VLANs (IEEE 802.1Q), and IP layer, including protocols (UDP/TCP), and their analysis using tools such as Wireshark
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Desired Characteristics:
The following skills / experience are desirable but not necessarily essential:

* Working knowledge of (Embedded) Linux administration, with focus on network administration, and Linux scripting languages (at least one of {bash, perl, python})
* Working knowledge of any of the following protocols: IEEE C37.118 2005 / 2011, DNP3, MODBUS, IEC
* Experience with Cucumber / Cucumber-JVM
* Familiarity with power engineering concepts / electricity transmission and distribution grids
* Familiarity with WAMS concepts and synchrophasor measurements
* Experience with virtualization platforms
* Experience with test automation platforms and frameworks.

About Us:
GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Locations: United Kingdom; Edinburgh
Role Summary:
The software test engineer is responsible for creation, execution and maintenance of the product test solution. They shall use industry standard test tools to develop manual and automated tests in a variety of programming languages. They will work in a multi-disciplined team to uncover and debug problems at the earliest stage of development.

Essential Responsibilities:
* Be an active participant in the definition of the product test strategy.
* Create test solutions appropriate to the product needs.
* Derive testable requirements and scenarios from customer requirements documentation and Agile user stories.
* Create and run manual tests.
* Create, maintain and execute automated tests.
* Develop and maintain regression tests for production code.
* Create and maintain test environments and perform compatibility testing.
* Be responsible for ensuring an audit trail for all test activities.
* Be the voice of the customer during product development discussions.
* Keep up-to-date on current test technologies and processes.
* Apply principles of SDLC and methodologies like Lean/Agile/XP, CI, Software and Product Security, Scalability, Documentation Practices, refactoring and Testing Techniques.

Qualifications/Requirements:
* Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) or equivalent
* Proven experience/understanding of developing test solutions.
* Experienced in writing / executing test cases on large scale multi-platform systems.
* Proven understanding of the various testing techniques (Black, White, Grey, Performance, Load, and Security).
* Hands-on working knowledge of any standard Linux shell-scripting language
* Working knowledge of any major Linux distribution
* Working knowledge of Windows Server 2008 R2, 2012 R2 or 2016, and Windows 7, 8.x or 10.
* Working knowledge of Ethernet protocol (IEEE 802.3), including VLANs (IEEE 802.1Q), and IP layer, including protocols (UDP/TCP), and their analysis using tools such as Wireshark
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Desired Characteristics:
The following skills / experience are desirable but not necessarily essential:

* Working knowledge of (Embedded) Linux administration, with focus on network administration, and Linux scripting languages (at least one of {bash, perl, python})
* Working knowledge of any of the following protocols: IEEE C37.118 2005 / 2011, DNP3, MODBUS, IEC
* Experience with Cucumber / Cucumber-JVM
* Familiarity with power engineering concepts / electricity transmission and distribution grids
* Familiarity with WAMS concepts and synchrophasor measurements
* Experience with virtualization platforms
* Experience with test automation platforms and frameworks.

About Us:
GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Locations: United Kingdom; Edinburgh
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