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Advanced Quality Engineer

Company Name: Kroger General Office
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: 88

Line of Business: Digital Technology

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Position Summary

Lead and support quality assurance programs and processes in alignment with QA strategy and deliverables in an Agile/Scrum environment with minimal guidance. Responsible for providing feedback and coaching on artifacts developed during requirements and analysis phase within client projects; authoring test cases/scripts; and performing test execution. Demonstrate the company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.

Essential Job Functions

  • Guide testing efforts involving coaching, mentoring, code reviews, and contributing to improvements to frameworks, tools, processes and best practices
  • Provide oversight to ensure automation test suites are well maintained and operational
  • Provide accurate estimates for QA efforts including test case design/scripting, test data management, execution and defect correction
  • Understand Kroger's core quality metrics and how to utilize them to foster quality improvement
  • Design, develop, analyze, document and support CoE activities that drive continuous improvement across the organization
  • Manage quality assurance and testing projects, schedules, tasks and deliverables
  • Communicate quality issues and recommendations to improve quality to senior level management
  • Consult with technical development leads on feature designs to ensure product testability and identify coverage gaps in existing test tools or technologies
  • Develop and maintain software quality dashboards aligned with committed software quality SLAs and KPIs
  • Automate test cases and functional libraries using open source and commercial tools
  • Lead and coach CI/CD and SDLC/TDLC concepts: code review best practices, code coverage analysis, continuous test and delivery
  • Consult on automation tools/techniques, feasibility/implementation, process improvements and maintenance plans
  • Drive creative and innovative technical concepts to automate workflows from ideation to operational tools, designed with the capability to be reusable, maintainable and efficient
  • Support complex systems with significant integration points, external Third-Party systems through RESTful, and other protocol APIs and multi-step authorization factors
  • Develop and/or recommend tools to assist test engineers in test planning, execution and reporting
  • Exhibit strong stakeholder relationship, interpersonal, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Must be able to perform the essential job functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Minimum Position Qualifications

  • 8+ years of experience in a QA and software testing position
  • 5+ years of experience leading QA Process improvements
  • 5+ years of experience developing and executing automated test scripts
  • 5+ years of experience working with automated test frameworks and runners
  • 3+ years of experience with test case management and tools
  • 3+ years of experience utilizing risk-based testing techniques
  • 1 year of experience using SQL or other query methods to validate data changes in the database
  • Any proven experience with defect management and tools
  • Any proven experience managing test environments and data
  • Any experience with continuous integration tools
  • Any experience working in an Agile/Scrum environment
  • Experience mentoring and coaching others (remote & onsite)
  • Desired Previous Experience/Education

  • Any experience with automated testing in a cloud environment
  • Any experience working in environments utilizing the OKR work process
  • Any experience with creating and using test data management tools
  • Familiarity with NoSQL Databases
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related information technology field
  • Education Level: None
    Required Certifications/Licenses: None
    Position Type: Full-Time 
    Shift(s): [[mfield4]]


    Jobs at Kroger: At Kroger, we hire people who have a passion for helping others and who want to build a relationship with our Customers. No matter what stage of your career, you can build your future at Kroger. We look for people who want more, aspire to be more and work hard to achieve their goals. Our focus on keeping the Customer first is what makes us successful. As the largest traditional grocery chain in the U.S. and one of the world's largest retailers, we employee nearly half a million Associates across 35 states. We offer many opportunities not only in our stores, but in Manufacturing, Logistics, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, and many other fields.


    Company Overview: Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve over 11 million customers daily through a seamless shopping experience under a variety of banner names.  At The Kroger Co., we are Fresh for Everyone™ and dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit®.  We are committed to creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.  Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.


     Posting Notes:  OH || Cincinnati || 1014 Vine Street || 45202 || Kroger General Office || [[mfield2]] || Kroger Technology/Digital || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None 

    Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

    Job Segment: Quality Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Engineer, Quality Assurance, Engineering, Quality, Technology

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