Senior QA Engineer

We need a Senior QA Engineer who wants to take on the end-to-end testing on our new cloud platform encompassing multiple applications and APIs. The role is more than quality assurance, it is a critical piece to ensuring issues faced by our North American customers are rapidly resolved and proactively dealt with. 

Houston, TX

Altus Group, developers of ARGUS Software

<p>At Altus Group, developers&nbsp;of ARGUS Software, we break ground everyday with products that provide consistency, transparency, and efficiency into the financial and operational processes that drive the global world of commercial real estate. Our products were built exclusively for commercial real estate companies, incorporating best practices learned from over 25 years serving the industry and clients in over 60 countries. ARGUS Software&rsquo;s products have become the industry standard and provide the complete solution for managing and growing your commercial real estate portfolio. Thousands of users globally including leading owners, managers, financial institutions, brokerages and REITs trust ARGUS Software solutions to improve the visibility and flow of information throughout their critical business processes. These processes include asset management, asset valuation, portfolio management, budgeting, forecasting, reporting, lease management, collaboration and knowledge management.</p>

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Overview: <p dir="ltr"><strong>Who we are</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Altus Group is a leading provider of software, data solutions and independent advisory services to the global commercial real estate industry. Our businesses, Altus Analytics and Altus Expert Services, empower clients to analyse, gain market insight and recognise value on their real estate investments. Headquartered in Canada, we have approximately 2,300 employees around the world, with operations in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.</p> <p dir="ltr">Altus Analytics, the software and data solutions division of Altus Group, is driving an evolution in the commercial real estate industry by empowering clients and partners with industry standard software solutions, data products and technology enabled services.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>The opportunity</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">We need a Senior QA Engineer who wants to take on the end-to-end testing on our new cloud platform encompassing multiple applications and APIs. The role is more than quality assurance, it is a critical piece to ensuring issues faced by our North American customers are rapidly resolved and proactively dealt with. Our new Senior QA Engineer will be responsible for ensuring our new platform is scalable for high levels of traffic. You will identify, create and execute scalability tests for the platform.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Who you are</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">You are a Senior QA Engineer looking to join a rapidly growing organization where you can expand your skills into cloud technologies and gain hands on experience working across our multiple products with our global team. You are a self-driven leader who is passionate about quality products ensuring quick diagnosis of customer issues. You enjoy collaborating across teams to solve complex problems, drilling down to root causes.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>What&rsquo;s in it for you</strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>Knowledge and career development.</strong>&nbsp;We are passionate about technology and as the industry leaders in CRE Tech. You will expand your skills with AWS cloud technology, scalability testing and scalable infrastructures. As the Level 3 support person, you will have to debug and troubleshoot logging tools using sumo logic, app dynamics and other AWS tools.</li> <li><strong>Exposure.</strong>&nbsp;This is an opportunity to be part of rolling out a unique product that will support and positively impact our expansive customer base in North America.</li> </ul>
Responsibilities: <p dir="ltr"><strong>Here&rsquo;s what our Senior QA Engineer will do:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Solve. You will coordinate with multiple development teams for timely resolution of customer issues.</li> <li>Create and execute test cases. You will translate high level requirements into detailed test plans. You will design, and review test cases to ensure all requirements are fulfilled and fully functional.</li> <li>Test. You will test newly developed features as well as analyze all feature requirements and devise appropriate and thorough test plans.</li> <li>Collaborate. You will work closely with Developers, Business Analysts and other stakeholders to: <ul> <li>Understand current and proposed architecture and enhancements.</li> <li>Ask questions and challenge specs/acceptance criteria, to ensure clarity and completeness from a QA standpoint.</li> <li>Identify and resolve bugs. You will be the contact for the support and services team.</li> <li>Proactively participate in endorsement/sizing/sprint planning/retrospectives.</li> <li>Proactively raise relevant issues and risks to the team, and follow up as needed.</li> </ul> </li> <li>Introduce and adhere to high standards. You will embrace our development methodology and apply best practices. You will follow a process that accurately logs defects with appropriate artefacts.</li> <li>Be Agile. You will actively participate in weekly meetings; set and meet weekly sprint deliverables.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p dir="ltr"><strong>How do we know that&rsquo;s you? You are:</strong></p> <ul> <li>A university graduate. You have a Bachelor&rsquo;s degree in computer science or a related discipline. You have solid math skills and knowledge of financial concepts.</li> <li>An experienced Senior QA Engineer. You have experience testing web-based applications. Knowledge of AWS, API testing, and web services is a plus. You have expertise with Microsoft SQL Server or SQL Server Reporting Services and an understanding of software architecture. Software automation (Selenium) and coding skills (SQL, C#, JavaScript) are a bonus.</li> <li>An innovative problem-solver. You think creatively in testing commercial grade software. You have a high desire to learn rapidly and expand your skills and your contribution. You can quickly become an expert on our product(s).</li> <li>A logical thinker. You can build a picture of expected functionality, and find the holes. You are driven to understand &nbsp;the framework behind the software, how the components fit together, and the technical interdependencies. You have an understanding of what and how certain types of data can and does influence results.</li> <li>A leader. You are results-driven, with initiative and highly capable of meeting deadlines. You can motivate and support the work of junior team members. You thrive in a fast-paced environment. Experience leading remote teams is an asset.</li> <li>A strong communicator. You have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. You can build positive relationships with stakeholders, end users and members of a project team.</li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Altus Analytics is:</strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>Fast.</strong>&nbsp;We are responsive and fast, developing new solutions and features that meet the demands of our users. With the solid financial stability of our bigger parent-group, we can offer the best of both worlds - cool tech, great benefits, challenges and rewards.</li> <li><strong>First.</strong>&nbsp;We continuously innovate to stay ahead of our competitors. We set the standard for the PropTech industry.</li> <li><strong>Fun.</strong>&nbsp;From holiday parties to mid-winter hackathons, we know how to take a step back and relax with co-workers.</li> <li><strong>Future-focused.</strong>&nbsp;As an organisation, we are focused on growing our reach and our product offering. For anyone joining us, this means the chance to work on critical projects that will shape the success of our clients and grow your own career moving up to the next level, choosing to specialise or exploring different product teams.</li> </ul> <p dir="ltr">We thank you in advance for taking the time to learn more about what makes Altus a great place to grow your career and do some of your best work. Apply now, refer a friend or stay on top of what&rsquo;s new by following us on&nbsp;<a href="">LinkedIn</a>.</p> <p><span id="com.peopleclick.cp.fieldlabel.disclaimer" class="pc-rtg-legal">We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.</span></p>