• Test Automation Engineer, JMP

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  • Overview

    JMP is a desktop application that is used primarily by scientists and engineers for purposes of statistical and graphical exploration and discovery in their data. Users leverage powerful statistical and analytical capabilities in JMP to discover the unexpected. In its next major release, JMP is expanding into the area of client-server by offering a web application that customers can publish their JMP reports to. JMP Live is a brand-new offering for JMP, and we need engaged and enthusiastic staff to help make this new product a success. 


    JMP, a division of SAS, is looking for an experienced test automation engineer to work on JMP Live. In this role, you will have the opportunity to expand an existing automation framework which uses Selenium and Mocha. You will also work with the development team to create a new continuous integration build system that can support the development effort. You will also continue development for a mobile automation framework to validate our functionality on mobile devices. The ideal candidate should have in-depth knowledge of software development processes and tools with hands-on experience in developing automation frameworks. The person in this role will work closely with development, should expect to fully understand the architecture that JMP Live is built upon, and will be a significant contributor to identification and resolution of bugs in the software.



    You will have the opportunity to:

    • Build and maintain an automated test framework for a client/server application as well as standalone HTML5 pages.
    • Contribute to the creation of a new build system which will use continuous integration, link the testing framework into this new build system.
    • Identify test scenarios and implement automation around all scenarios.
    • Analyze test results to insure regression tests are successful, identify defects in the software, report issues, and verify defects have been fixed.
    • Interact directly with developers, work effectively in a fast-paced Agile environment.
    • Interact directly with customers at JMP conferences.
    • Serve as a liaison to testing teams in China or other countries, communicate status and directives.
    • Create reporting mechanisms to effectively communicate status and risks.
    • Affect the quality of software products by influencing the design and testability during development.
    • Keep current of the state-of-the-art technology, via on-the-job learning and access to SAS resources and training opportunities.


    Essential Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related quantitative field.
    • 5+ years of experience writing software applications, testing software, and/or general programming.
    • Experience in programming in JavaScript, debugging code, and identifying issues with code.
    • Experience in using Selenium with JavaScript for test automation across multiple browsers and involving various types of applications – Web Applications, Web Services, APIs.
    • Hands-on experience in design and implementation of automation infrastructure and tools.


    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Experience with Node.js, npm scripts, and Webpack.
    • Experience with Mocha, Jasmine, Jest or similar testing frameworks.
    • Experience with using REST APIs.
    • Working knowledge of both Windows and Mac operating systems, platforms, technologies.
    • Strong teamwork skills, ability to learn quickly, excellent written and verbal communication.
    • Ability to work independently and own projects from conception to release.
    • Perform complex tasks executing and modifying processes, plans and design when needed.
    • Solid understanding of software testing tools, methodologies and principles.
    • Strong passion towards building efficient processes and automation frameworks to increase software development productivity.


    Additional Preferences

    • Experience with Appium, Calabash or other mobile application testing tools.
    • Experience using Jenkins.
    • Experience in using Sauce Labs to scale up test execution.
    • Experience with testing and performance testing for cloud-based applications.


    Equivalent combination of education, training, and relevant experience may be consider


    SAS looks not only for the right skills, but also a fit to our core values. We seek colleagues who will contribute to the unique values that makes SAS such a great place to work. We look for the total candidate: technical skills, values fit, relationship skills, problem solvers, good communicators and, of course, innovators. Candidates must be ready to make an impact.


    Additional Information:

    To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status. SAS is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Read more: Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law. Also view the supplement EEO is the Law, and the notice Pay Transparency 


    Equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered in place of the above qualifications. The level of this position will be determined based on the applicant's education, skills and experience. Resumes may be considered in the order they are received. SAS employees performing certain job functions may require access to technology or software subject to export or import regulations. To comply with these regulations, SAS may obtain nationality or citizenship information from applicants for employment. SAS collects this information solely for trade law compliance purposes and does not use it to discriminate unfairly in the hiring process.


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