The primary purpose of the SQE Engineer is to assist in the development of the software quality engineering (SQE) test strategy and provide end-to-end quality assurance throughout the entire Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) for assigned IT initiatives. The SQE Engineer is also responsible for supporting the development of a formal GQS (Global Quality Services) Framework.
- Supports the development of a formal GQS (Global Quality Services) Framework by applying an understanding of company software testing methodologies, quality standards, and internal and external controls
- Stays current on industry trends and practices; promotes continuous improvement and makes recommendations for framework enhancements
- Supports gate assessments for various SDLC stages with guidance from senior team members as appropriate
- Assists in the development of the software quality engineering (SQE) test strategy for assigned IT initiatives by analyzing business and technology requirements to ensure testability and traceability
- Determines testing scope and approach; identifies, defines, mitigates issues, dependencies, and risks related to testing; verifies the validation of test data and environment requirements; ensures test plans and timelines are aligned with project/program milestones
- Provides end-to-end quality assurance throughout the entire Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) for assigned IT initiatives by developing and executing front- and/or back-end test cases and scenarios in accordance with the GQS framework and company testing methodology
- Tracks software quality metrics across testing phases (e.g., SIT, Performance, UAT, Automation, Production Validation)
- Assists in the management of the software defect life cycle; participates in root cause analysis of identified defects; enforces entry and exit criteria throughout the SDLC with guidance from senior team members as appropriate; identifies and escalates quality risks, issues, and conflicts throughout the SDLC; provides daily test execution metrics to IT teams and management as appropriate
- Assists in the development of software quality engineering (SQE) project plans with guidance from senior team members as appropriate by participating in the identification of project scope and level-of-effort (LOE) estimates
- Bachelor's Degree Computer Science, CIS, or related field
- 4+ years of experience in SQE or related field. Additional equivalent work experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.
- Requires an applied understanding of company software testing methodologies, quality standards, and internal and external controls.
- Must also adhere to Quality Management Office (QMO) practices, standards, and guidelines.
- Experience as an SDET, test automation engineer or developer
- Experience on an agile (SCRUM) team
- Master's Degree Computer Science, CIS, or related field
- Quality Assurance Institute (QAI) or American Society for Quality (ASQ) certification
- Institution of Electrical Engineering (IEEE), International Organization for Standardization (ISO), or Six Sigma certification
- 2+ years of experience in a leadership role with or without direct reports
- 3+ years of experience working in a large matrixed organization
- 3+ years of experience working with third party IT contractors
- 3+ years of IT experience in the retail industry
- 3+ years of experience working on project(s) involving the implementation of software development life cycle(s) (SDLC)
- 2+ years of experience writing technical documentation in a software testing or quality assurance environment
Lowe's Companies, Inc.
Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE- 50 home improvement company serving more than 18 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico. With fiscal year 2017 sales of $68.6 billion, Lowe's and its related businesses operate or service more than 2,390 home improvement and hardware stores and employ over 310,000 people. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe's supports the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. For more information, visit Lowes.com.