Backend API Tester

Backend API Tester
Contract W2, Contract Independent, 6 to 9 months
Work from home not available Travel not required

Job Description

Our national telecommunications client is looking for a Backend Test Engineer to join a growing team who focus on all customer facing applications for the client.

Location: DTC

Duration: through Dec 2019 with option to extend


First priority for these testers will be API functional testing with a secondary focus on performance & load testing the back end as needed

JSON, Soap UI, CA Tech, or any other backend automation tooling

Custom scripting through Java and/or Groovy would be a huge plus (borderline required)

CI/CD (Jenkins)

Performance & Load testing of service layer applications

Requirements :

Has worked on an agile team. (Agile training is not enough)

Knows JIRA

Knows HP ALM

Knows Parasoft SOAtest, or related API testing tool. (see above)

Familiar with and can articulate different test methods & approaches as they pertain to service layer application testing

Can articulate the different parts of a test script, has written test scripts in a test case/script repository.

Understands the role and timing of regression testing on agile teams. Can at minimum talk about different approaches to regression

Communicates well verbally and written


The Backend Test Engineer will be an integrated into the day-to-day life and responsibilities of being an agile scrum team member. While primarily being a member of a centralized backend API test team, the day to day of the Backend Test Engineer will be with the scrum team to which they are assigned.

Responsibilities include: attending all scrum ceremonies, grooming backlog User Stories for both proper Requirements and Acceptance Criteria, generating test plans for new and updated features from targeted User Stories, testing & automating the scoped/groomed test cases or repairing broken ones, collaborating with dev counterparts to decipher issues/failures/defects while logging appropriately, performing/scoping performance & load testing needs on service applications, and updating JIRA, ALM, and their team/stakeholders appropriately on all issues/blockers/questions/etc.

The B.E Engineer will need to be proficient in translating user story requirements & acceptance criteria into tangible and easy to decipher test scripts using Parasoft SOAtest, modularize these tests to be scalable for automation and pipeline integration, debug service return codes + responses to determine if there is a product defect or script issue, and on occasion create custom scripted logic to meet the needs of their scripts data assertions and needs if not supported or scalable using out of the box functionality from the Parasoft SOAtest tool.

To discuss this job directly with one of our recruiters, please send your resume to:

Unison Systems Inc. is a full-service IT consulting firm that offers staffing, consulting, direct-hire recruiting and solutions delivery services. Core areas of service include: Software Engineering Data Management Project/Program Management Infrastructure & Support

Minimum Education Required: Bachelor

Years of Experience Required: At Least 3 Years

Expected Travel Time: None

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Dice Id : unison
Position Id : 4888
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