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Elsevier’s Patient Engagement solutions and technology engage, educate and empower patients by giving them quick access to trusted evidence-based information, delivered in interactive and patient-friendly ways. This turns patients into active participants in their healthcare, not only while they’re with their care team but, more importantly, at home where most of their care will take place. 

Reporting to the Director of Software Engineering, we now require a talented, Quality Test Engineer to work in mixed (technical, design, testing, business etc.) development squads/teams of 4-6 people employing Agile delivery methodologies. 

The successful candidate will work within the squad model focused on ensuring the quality, stability, and reliability of the delivered applications.  Each Squad has full autonomy regarding how it goes about delivering its long and short-term goals, ensuring both alignment and autonomy. In addition, we will look to the Quality Test Engineer to aid in the implementation of the test strategy, and to plan and execute effective and efficient performance and automation testing. 

This is an important role within Elsevier and the successful applicant’s contribution will ultimately be transformative to the business.


Key Accountabilities:


  • Develop and execute manual and automated testing for assigned projects to successfully and consistently enable delivery of high-quality software products and services on time, on budget, and to specification.
  • Interact with Product Management and Engineering teams to plan testing for delivery of products and enhancements and to assure products meet product requirements and quality standards.
  • Maintain flexibility to react quickly to changes in priorities or circumstances to meet the needs of the business.
  • Work with QA/Testing staff, product managers, development leads, and subject matter experts to plan and execute automated and performance tests.
  • Report issues and results, researching and identifying root causes as appropriate, documenting accordingly.
  • Ensure that testing addresses requirements as agreed with other stakeholders.
  • Research available tools and participate in initiatives to implement those that will cost-effectively enhance testing capabilities and product quality.
  • Identify opportunities to apply existing automation or other tools to meet testing needs.
  • Research and identify root causes of performance issues.
  • Maintain awareness of the state of the industry and evaluate emerging trends/developments that may benefit the organization.
  • Cooperate in the enhancement of the methodologies employed for test planning and execution, defect tracking, and metric and status reporting.
  • Participate in continuous improvement initiatives and implementation of best practices.
  • Maintain framework for record retention in order to support internal and external IT audits.
  • Work across teams to enhance quality assurance/testing and help to develop/execute performance and automation testing throughout the business as appropriate.
  • Identify areas for improvement and, with leadership, peers, or others, implement initiatives improving overall capability and efficiency.
  • Ensure results of root cause analyses are addressed.
  • All other job duties as assigned.

Experience, Technical Skills & Education:

  • Strong understanding of QA methodologies.
  • 3+ years experience developing automated tests with Java (preferred) or C# and Selenium.
  • Experience developing and executing performance and automation testing for large scale projects.
  • Experience working on lean/agile delivery teams.
  • Experience with HL7, SQL, Jira, and Zephyr preferred.
  • Experience with source control tools - Git (preferred) and TFS.
  • Experience with Cloud platforms (especially AWS) preferred.
  • Experience with build and release management tools preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of the software development process.
  • Strong knowledge of process improvement.
  • Understanding of industry trends.
  • Ability to identify and implement continuous improvement practices.
  • Strong research skills (tools/root cause analysis).
  • Good oral and written communication.
  • High attention to detail.

Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. We help researchers make new discoveries, collaborate with their colleagues, and give them the knowledge they need to find funding. We help governments and universities evaluate and improve their research strategies. We help doctors save lives, providing insight for physicians to find the right clinical answers, and we support nurses and other healthcare professionals throughout their careers. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, more than 35,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. 

Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professionals and business customers across industries. Elsevier employs over 7,000 people in more than 70 offices worldwide. We are an employer of choice, attracting and developing talented and creative people who thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment. We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package as well as a real opportunity for career growth in a growing organization. Elsevier is an equal opportunity employer: qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, disability status, protected veteran status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. If a qualified individual with a disability or disabled veteran needs a reasonable accommodation to use or access our online system, that individual should please contact 1.877.734.1938 or accommodations@relx.com.

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