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Test Engineer

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Date Posted: Tuesday, January 16th, 2024
Job Location: Portland, OR
Pay Rate: Market
Employment Type: Contract
Job Duration: 10 - 12 months
Required Skills: Analysis, Automated, CMM, Database, Development, Diagnostic, Genetic, Linux, Manager, Management, Networking, Project, Project Management, Python, QA, QA Testing, Scripts, Specification, Testing, VMware, Windows

Job Description:

Senior Windows Test Engineer in Portland, OR


Conducts analysis and quality-control tests to ensure that software meets or exceeds specified standards and end-user requirements.

Principal Accountabilities:

*Works with business and development teams to clarify requirements to ensure testability

*Drafts, revises, and maintains test plans, test cases, and automated test scripts

*Executes test procedures according to software requirements specifications

*Logs defects and makes recommendations to address defects

*Documents, evaluates and researches test results

*Retests software corrections to ensure problems are resolved

*Documents evolution of testing procedures for future replication

*May conduct performance and scalability testing.


*Works on the highest level of problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in depth evaluation of various factors.

*Interacts and leads discussions with other testing members, manager, development team, project management, business partners and external vendors/suppliers.

*Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.


*Performs estimation efforts on the most complex projects and tracks progress.

*Plans, conducts and manages assignments, generally involving large, high budget projects and/or involving multiple projects.

*Obtains detailed specification from business users and development to ascertain specific output information requirements.

*Prepares detailed plans for managing cross-testing team dependencies.

*Serves as the testing consultant to managers in the IT organization and functional user groups.

*Mentors team members on all aspects of testing concepts.

*Works with other testing teams to develop integrated methodologies for testing end to-end transactions

Knowledge and Skills

*Possesses and applies knowledge of IT principles and practices.

*Applies knowledge to analyze and develop solutions to highly complex problems.

*Proven ability to work with cross-functional teams to meet business needs.

*Varied knowledge of database, development, system engineering, and networking concepts.

*Advanced knowledge of testing.

*Demonstrated ability to lead large projects or offer highly complex testing solutions.

*Advanced understanding of CMM guidelines.

*Expert diagnostic and problem solving skills.


*8+ years of professional experience (8 years directly related to I/T or functional area) or equivalent combination of education/experience.

We are seeking experienced Windows Software Test Engineers for our Development Test Team. The successful candidate will be a bright, resourceful test engineer possessing the ability to work in all aspects of system-wide testing. The candidate must be a team player who is able to design, configure and execute complex test plans and test cases mimicking real world customer environments. Candidate must be a highly motivated self-starter who can work well independently and who can interface well with developers, customer support and documentation groups.


- Develop Test Plans and test cases for new functionality that encompass all aspects of QA test phases.

- Develop, review and improve existing test plans to improve functional coverage, gaps in prior testing and regressions

- Execute manual testing and automated testing utilizing industry standard tools

- Track and communicate testing status

- Report, track and verify defects found in testing


- Recent experience testing Windows 2012 system or enterprise software products

- Strong Windows 2012 administration skills

- At least 5 years experience in QA testing

- Knowledgeable in industry standard tools

- Well versed in QA test methodologies

- Working Knowledge of iSCSI or FC SAN technology

- Experience in networking and/or clustered storage

- Working knowledge of VMWare and Linux

- Comfortable in a scripting language (python preferred)

- Excellent verbal and written communications skills

For more than 25 years, Randstad Technologies has been connecting companies around the world to customized technology solutions that meet and surpass objectives. We combine our deep industry expertise with our broad range of full-service capabilities – recruitment, consulting, projects, outsourcing – to deliver the right fit to our clients and candidates. From recruitment to technology solutions aimed at protecting and maximizing the value of technology investments, we power our clients' success – and drive our candidates' growth.

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