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Automation Test Engineer

Company: Simmons Foods
Location: Canehill
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

*Remote Opportunity*

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
Responsibilities include identifying, designing and delivering automated solutions for software quality assurance and IT processes/services. You'll work closely with our IT product team, infrastructure and client services groups on identifying and prioritizing opportunities for software-based automation.

ESSENTIAL POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES
Software Quality Assurance Automation -- Partner with IT Product teams to help develop an automated regression testing repository for Tier 1 business applications. You'll focus on understanding & prioritizing testing automation of critical functions in the software (3rd party and custom developed) to reduce the risk of service interruptions due to software quality issues.
Automated Testing Tools -- Partner with infrastructure teams to identify, implement and administer automation tools. Develop processes and systems that will facilitate the development and management of an automation capability at Simmons.
Modernize IT Processes. You'll work across IT Product, Infrastructure, Client Services, Networking and Technology Operations teams to identify opportunities to implement automation across the department. Automate cloud compute/storage provisioning, contribute to CI/CD pipelines and more in this role.
Educate & Mentor. Serves the IT organization broadly as a thought leader around automation concepts and opportunities. Scale our automation capabilities through others by identifying appropriate skill sets in team members and providing guidance/assistance in delivering
Participates as a member of the Team. Participates in the ongoing development, communication and implementation of team concepts, programs and policies; coordinates work to ensure best practices with all team members. Attends appropriate team meetings. As a member of the Team, fosters strong cohesiveness regarding all major issues; e.g., direction, annual plan, budget, policy changes, etc. Accepts responsibility to quickly identify any areas that lack cohesiveness, bringing them to the attention of the team leader and working with the team in a supportive manner to resolve issues and actively look for ways, and reinforce actions needed, to achieve synergy possible within the larger organization.
Performs other duties as necessary in support of business objectives: This position description is intended to guide the activities of the person in this position and is not intended to limit the thinking and creativity of the person as to the work of this function nor is it intended that this describe all the work that may be required of the person in this position.
Physical Activities: Enters and locates information on a computer. Visually verifies information, often in small print. Communicates with Customers, Vendors, or Employees via telephone, in person, and/or electronic mail. May present information to small or large groups. Must be able to work in various temperatures. Move about in an office or manufacturing environment and surrounding property. May travel via car or plane to various work locations.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): As required by visiting the facility.
Travel: Approximately 10-15% travel, including travel to Simmons facilities, one to two offsite classes or conferences per year, and to Simmons offices. Must currently possess or have the ability to obtain a passport.
Technical Experience: 5+ years of experience in Software Development, IT Quality Assurance, Robotics Process Automation or in a similar role.
Industry Experience: Preference for food processing organization.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree in Information Services, Computer Science, Computer Systems Engineering or related degree or 4 years equivalent experience.
Preferred Education: MS degree in Information Services, Computer Science, Computer Systems Engineering or related degree.

Keywords: Simmons Foods, Fayetteville , Automation Test Engineer, Engineering , Canehill, Arkansas

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