Oracle QA Analyst 4-ProdDev in El Segundo, California

Responsible for developing, applying and maintaining quality standards for company products with adherence to both internal and external standards. Develops and executes software test plans. Analyzes and writes test standards and procedures. Maintains documentation of test results. Analyzes test results and recommends corrective actions.

As a member of the technical/process QA division, you will design functional, integration and regression test plans, build and execute manual and automated tests and perform highly complex analysis for multiple products. Set cross-functional product testing standards. Analyze, evaluate and plan methods of approach and organize means to achieve solutions to complex problems.

Work is non-routine and very complex, involving the application of advanced technical/business skills in area of specialization. Leading contributor individually and as a team member, providing direction and mentoring to others. BS or MS degree or equivalent experience relevant to functional area. 7 years of software engineering or related experience.

Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.

QA Engineer 4

Oracle (NYSE:ORCL) is funding an ambitious initiative to accelerate cancer research. The Oracle Cancer Research Cloud (OCRC) will provide cancer researchers a private cloud and a shared data warehouse in which to conduct their research. The data warehouse will be prepopulated with large volumes of genomic data and other cancer related data. In return Oracle data scientists will curate and anonymize research data and add it to the data warehouse. This will expand the knowledge base available to other academic researchers, as well as pharmaceutical researchers, insurance companies and clinicians providing patient care. Our goal is to use our vast infrastructure to make research more efficient, but also to provide the means for all cancer clinicians to have access to the latest research so they can deliver the best available care to their patients.

Department Description:

We hire exceptional people and trust them to do their jobs with minimal oversight. Our team will be building the cloud infrastructure and populating the data warehouse from established data sources. Our data scientists use cutting edge techniques for data ingestion, curation and integration of all data related to cancer research and treatment. Our cloud team uses agile DevOps practices to build and manage the Cancer Research Cloud on the Oracle Bare Metal cloud infrastructure. Our application development and UI teams use Agile development practices to build the applications that will be used daily by research scientists, clinical oncologists and other user communities.

Position Overview:

The Cloud Architecture, Development and Operations team is looking for several experienced QA engineers who will be responsible for ensuring our products meet their objectives and satisfy all user acceptance criteria. We will be using a mix of web UI and micro-services backend technologies to deliver visually delightful and easy to use applications to our clients. Understanding Agile software development practices and security principles. Ability to work with product owners, user story developers and with the application or Dev/Ops engineers who implement the stories; and to review and validate their test plans. Ability to create and document test automation strategies and test harnesses. Experience working in an agile team is a requirement. Generalists with depth in multiple areas are highly desired. Coding and scripting abilities are desirable. Experience with core Oracle technologies is a significant plus. Experience working with scientists or in a medical industry/clinical setting is a plus.

Job Responsibilities:

QA team members will be responsible for ensuring quality and user acceptability for all OCRC applications. This enables the ability to work within an agile team framework and to focus on details while being aware of the bigger picture. The team may be geographically distributed, so strong teamwork is needed. The successful candidates will be expected to work alone, or with other team members to deliver projects from the team backlog. They will ensure reproducible testability of individual stories in the application backlog. Create test harnesses. Run/supervise testing automation for the CI/CD pipeline. Creativity is expected. Most of the workday will be project work but we will be required to respond to clients or other team members on an as-needed basis.

Candidate Profile:

Thrives in a dynamic, fast-paced and occasionally interrupt-driven environment

Self-directed, with the ability to break down tasks and deliver solid business outcomes

Good communication, teamwork and diplomacy skills

Understands and lives Agile development practices, particularly Scrum methodology

Able to read/interpret user stories and validate the test plan/exit criteria

Works with software developers or Dev/Ops engineers to ensure each function satisfies the exit criteria

Through test automation ensures that regression tests and integration tests are run for every build. Responsible for maintaining the integrity of the CI/CD pipeline

Experience with continuous integration/continuous deployment tools, Git, Jenkins etc.

Can do attitude

Top 3 skill sets / technologies in the ideal candidate:

  1. Firm diplomacy in dealing with product owners and application developers

  2. Testing strategies, tools and automation

  3. Version control, build systems, CI/CD etc

Job: *Product Development

Organization: *Oracle

Title: QA Analyst 4-ProdDev

Location: United States

Requisition ID: 17000HCO