Blackstone Technology Group QA Engineer in Colorado Springs, Colorado

QA EngineerBlackstone Technology Group, an award winning technology consulting andstaffing firm, is seeking a QA Engineer to join our client's team and workas a DIRECT HIRE to our client in Colorado Springs, CO or New York.Our client is building a team of world-class software engineers tocommercialize big data technology developed within a hedge fund. They are awell-funded spin-off with offices in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and NewYork City, New York.They are a small crew with big goals, and are in the process of growingtheir core team. This is your opportunity to get in on the ground floor and toinfluence the firm's direction. They believe that a small team of elite developers is far better than an armyof average developers. They only hire the best, and reward accordingly.Responsibilities:Develop test automation plan by collaborating with the manual testing teamusing Zephyr (jira). Work on other non-functional quality attributes,like performance, reliability, and securityDevelop automated tests with the appropriate technologies.Provide the stakeholders with clear and real-time updates regarding teststatus, bug status, and overall quality about the product by monitoringfailures, reporting bugs, analyzing & triaging automated tests runningin the continuous Integration systemWork side-by-side with the development team on testing in parallel andautomating tests in our sprintsDesign and implement tools that improve efficiency in manual testingResearch new or better alternate automated testing toolsHelp maintain systems to monitor test stability and report stability issuesback to engineersKeep a learning mindset - look for opportunities to continuously improveRequirements:A minimum of 3+ years of experience in writing reliable and maintainableautomated testsExperience working on the Java platform and a very good understanding of thetest automation ecosystemThe ability to write and understand code - preferably in Java.Experience with software development tools (git, JIRA, etc)Shell scripting skillsThe passion to build tools that will enable the engineering team to writetests more easilyDesire to automate everything and reduce the time required to manually testour productsThe willingness to work with other teams such as engineering, manual QA,product and release teamsBachelor's degree or above in Computer Science or other engineering disciplineBlackstone Staffing Services is a division of Blackstone Technology Group, aglobal IT services and solutions firm that implements digital transformationsolutions across commercial industry verticals and the US Federal Government.Blackstone's global staff augmentation practice was founded in 1998.Blackstone Staffing Services has offices in San Francisco, Denver,Houston, Colorado Springs, and Washington, DC. We specialize in ITstaffing and place both technical and creative talent across a variety ofindustries and sectors.EOE of Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabilities