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Sr QA Automation Engineer

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Date: Jan 14, 2019

Location: Pittsburgh, PA, US

Company: Nielsen

Sr QA Automation Engineer - 27367

Technology and Engineering - USA Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

The Senior Quality Assurance Automation Engineer is responsible for developing automation to support performing the functional, integration and system level test verification of Rhiza's products and solutions.  



  • Identifying areas of quality improvement.

  • Developing test strategies and test cases and/or procedures to support the automated software validation/verification needs of the software development organization.

  • Developing strategies and metrics for effective load, performance, and stress testing activities.

  • Developing automation of test infrastructure to support functional, integration, and system level testing to simulate clients’ use of the software.  This includes test setup, execution, and problem reporting and documentation.

  • Documenting, verifying and resolving defects identified during testing.

  • Proactively learning new applications and tools in support of testing efforts.

  • Maintaining consistency between multiple testing environments with respect to production.

  • Reproducing field problems and assisting support when needed.

  • Assisting with product specifications (e.g. wish list, future development, new ideas, etc).

  • Managing day-to-day tasks productively, without management direction

  • Assisting in manual and exploritative testing

  • Supporting scrum team and product ownership in release management



  • BS in Computer Science or other technical discipline, or the equivalent in work experience.

  • 5 or more years’ professional experience specifically including test automation development

  • Ability to extract use cases from functional requirements and client interaction and then author test cases from these use cases and build to suit.

  • Attention to detail along with the ability to communicate clearly, verbally, and in writing.

  • Experience with and understanding of Software QA methodologies (e.g. requirements analysis, test planning, functional testing, usability testing, performance testing, etc.).

  • Experience with software development projects resulting in successful product deliveries.

  • Experience with Javascript and Python unit testing and integration testing frameworks is ideal

  • Specific experience using protractor (or similar end-to-end testing tools) is ideal

  • Experience with data pipeline (ETL/ELT) validation is ideal



About Nielsen:

Nielsen N.V. (NYSE: NLSN) is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers Watch and Buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content — video, audio, and text — is consumed. The Buy segment offers consumer packaged goods manufacturers and retailers the industry’s only global view of retail performance measurement.


By integrating information from its Watch and Buy segments and other data sources, Nielsen provides its clients with both world-class measurement as well as analytics that help improve performance. Nielsen, an S&P 500 company, has operations in over 100 countries that cover more than 90 percent of the world’s population. For more information, visit


Nielsen is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status or any other protected class.


Job Type: Regular 

Primary Location:  PittsburghPennsylvania 

Travel:  No 

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

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