Software Test Engineer Lead Mainframe Job at General Motors in Austin, TX
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In recent years, GM Information Technology has successfully executed the largest IT transformation in the history of the automotive industry, fully insourcing what once was a nearly completely outsourced IT function. Today GM IT is a dynamic and fast paced organization that designs, develops and maintains all IT infrastructure, applications and solutions enabling GM’s global operations. From designing and building the next generation of electric and other vehicles to developing a world-class GM experience for our dealers and customers, GM IT is driving real change in the most iconic automaker on the planet. Our team delivers unique enterprise-wide IT solutions in cutting-edge technologies such as mobility, telematics, mission-critical business systems, supercomputing, cloud, vehicle engineering and real-time computing. We offer challenging positions for passionate professionals looking to advance their careers and be a part of an IT organization focused on innovation, speed and business value.
About the Job:
The Test Lead’s role is to develop, establish and enforce quality standards and measures for the software development organization. Overseeing software test engineers, this individual will direct research and development of test cases in support of business processes and requirements over the course of software development lifecycles. You will lead the development, establishment, and enforcement of quality measures and testing standards for new, and/or improvements to existing applications throughout their development lifecycles.
Analyze data in order to find areas for growth
Build reports to track progress
Formulate strategies to increase productivity
Review processes in order to ensure that they align with current trends
Ensure that software quality measures comply with regulatory standards, industry standards, and accepted best practices
Build methodologies and processes for the collection and analysis of data for ensuring software quality
Direct the analysis of formal test results in order to discover and report any defects, errors, configuration issues, and interoperability flaws
Direct the analysis of documentation and technical specifications for any new application under deployment or consideration to determine its intended functionality
Develop change control processes, practices, and guidelines for new and existing technologies
Fully support and assist in maintaining the Release Management process while mentoring team members and peers on its use
Assist with identifying/selecting the best talent
Direct and prioritize work, managing performance and providing mentorship / coaching to team members
Manage the culture within their team, holds themselves and others accountable for demonstrating GMs values and cultural behaviors
Assist in the recruiting process
Additional Job Description
A bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline such as CS, CIS, or MIS
7 years relevant work experience as a Software Developer, Software Quality Engineer, or as an SDET (programmatically test the product, measure test coverage, develop the sustainable automation, drive testability and diagnostic ability into the product, while promoting best practices in quality areas)
Experience testing mainframe COBOL and/or PL1 applications
Experience programming using Java, Python and/or .NET
Experience with SQL
Familiarity with various software technologies, methodologies, and applied software engineering practices/standards such as OOP in an Agile development environment
Solid foundation in algorithms, data structures, object-oriented programming, and core Computer Science concepts
Experience with Team Foundation Server/Azure DevOps for requirements management, test management and build/release
Strong familiarity with Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment and Continuous Testing concepts
Strong verbal & written skills
Strong analytical skills
A master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems or Management Information Systems
Strong understanding of software testing methodologies and techniques
Demonstrated mastery with tools and languages such as SoapUI, Rest Assured, Selenium, Java SDK, Python and Groovy
Experience with GIT
Software and/or Test Automation Development experience in a CI/CD environment
Test automation experience including RESTful APIs/Services, Functional Testing, Performance Testing and Load Testing
Demonstrated ability to own, design, lead and implement test strategies for complex applications and deployment topologies
Experience with open-source test tools such as Robot Framework
Experience with test strategy and execution of Web, Mobile and Desktop systems
Can juggle testing of multiple projects with multiple development teams
*All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or protected veteran status.
**This position is available in Austin, Texas and Detroit, Michigan.
The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:
- Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;
- Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;
- Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;
- Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values;
- Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;
- Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.
General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers. We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities. GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statements
The policy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual’s age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status. Additionally, General Motors is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us at . In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.
About the Company
Company: General Motors
Company Location: Austin, TX